Please note: Recruitment for 2024 has now concluded. This page is in the process of being updated for 2025
About the Course
This programme is aimed at supporting individuals in their role as Site Supervisors of trainees registered on our other workforce development programmes delivered in collaboration with KCL.
In supporting the training needs of students registered on these government funded workforce programmes, there has been a clear need identified for Site Supervisors to be supported and trained to adequately oversee the work of trainees within all these various settings. The KCL Supervisors programme will help to extend the Supervisor’s knowledge and understanding of evidence-based practice and supervision models within CAMHS, community and school settings.
The programme represents a departure from discipline-based supervision to supporting the development of competencies in supervisors to enable the delivery of a range of models in their services aligned to the evidence base for low intensity interventions.
If you would like further information about the Supervision programme at King’s, please refer to our course brochure:
For more information about CYP-MH courses at KCL, please contact email@example.com.
For information about the Supervision programme based at UCL (Anna Freud Centre), please visit the AFC webpage.
How to apply
If you are interested in this training, you can read the information below and speak to your service manager about applying.
It is essential that you read the information below carefully prior to completing the application.
Please be sure to complete all the sections of the form with all relevant information (all questions with a red asterisk next to them are mandatory and you will not be able to submit without answering these).
You must submit a completed application form – we cannot process any incomplete applications.
To apply: click on the following link to apply to KCL online: https://apply.kcl.ac.uk/ (Please use either Google Chrome or Firefox as your browser. The application portal is not optimised for Internet Explorer).
For information on how to apply to KCL online, please refer to the application guidance:
The KCL application portal will open on the 31st of July 2023. The deadline for applications is Monday 20th November 2023.
Teaching for the Supervision course will start on Friday 19th of January 2024.
Qualification: Normally a minimum of a second class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a relevant academic subject ( e.g. Psychology, Education, Childhood development, Social Work etc), OR any subject with further training or experience in a relevant field ( e.g. Teaching/TA; Learning Support; HCA; Youth Work; Counselling etc)*
AND/OR a registerable professional qualification in a relevant subject ( e.g. medicine, psychology, social work ) from a UK university of overseas professional qualification of an equivalent standard.
Candidates will need to be experienced Mental Health professionals as evidenced by 2 years working therapeutically/ clinically within a CYP Mental Health Setting with children and young people with mental health difficulties. They must demonstrate experience of clinically delivering and supervising in the therapeutic approach for which they are applying. ( e.g .CBT).
In addition, there are additional entry requirements per Course/Modality. Please refer to the table below for details. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
Named site supervisor must be trained in CBT and must have at least 2 years supervisory experience. Supervisors should be BABCP accredited or accreditable (if they have had the above CBT training and supervisory experience, they should be BABCP accreditable). Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any specific queries about this. If a CBT supervisor is sourced externally for the trainee, line and case management should also be provided to the student at site to ensure clinical governance.
Systemic Family Practice Supervisor
Named site supervisor must be trained in Systemic Family Therapy and registered with UKCP with 3 years olst qualification experience. This supervision will be part of the student’s learning support and should be in addition to caseload management.
Parent Training Supervisor
Whilst it is desirable for supervisors to be IY trained, it is not essential. This supervision will be part of the student’s learning support and should be in addition to caseload management.
Child Wellbeing Practice Supervisor
Supervisors will need to be expereienced MH professionals/practitioners as evidenced by normally 2 or more years working therapeutically, clinically or consultatively within a CYP Mental Health setting, with children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties. It is essential that supervisors have experience of delivering CBT and are motivated to supervise this approach. This supervision will be part of the student’s learning support and should be in additon to caseload management. Please note that attending the Supervision course is essential for the BPS accreditation of CWP and EMHP practitioners.
Education Mental Health Practice Supervisor
Supervisors will need to be experienced MH professionals/practitioners as evidenced by normally 2 or more yeats working therapeutically, clinically or consultatively within a CYP Educational or Mental Health setting, with children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties. It is essential that supervisors have experience of delivering CBT and are motivated to supervise this approach. Ideally, they will also have experience of delivering mental health interventions in education settings. Please note that attending the Supervision course is essential for the BPS accreditation of CWP and EMHP practitioners.