Diploma in Online Therapeutic Supervision (CPCAB accredited) 

Tutorial team includes:  Maria O’Brien / Olivia Djouadi / Suzie Mosson  and Visiting tutors.

This course seeks to provide knowledge of various models of supervision and explore how these can be skilfully used to inform the supervisory process both online and face to face.



Criteria for entry to the course: 

  • Diploma in Counselling
  • General Certificate in Online Counselling



  • Successful completion of Introduction to E-Counselling Skills, 16hour downloadable course. This can be found under the self-study tab on our website.
  • In some cases, previous Required Prior Learning may be considered for entry criteria.
  • Access to Online Supervisees (OLT may be able to help)
  • Online supervisor in place before the start of the course

Diploma dates for 2020 -2021


DatesGroup Meetings (compulsory) Hand in Date
Start date: 17th September 2020

10th December 2020 -13th January 2021 Christmas Break

End Date:24th March 2021
WeeklyPortfolio of Learning
21st April 2021

Diploma dates for 2021


DatesGroup Meetings (compulsory) Hand in Date
Start date: 14th January 2021

Break Easter 1st -21st April

End Date:23rd June 2021

First Essay due 20th April 2021
23rd June end of course

portfolio submission on the 21st July

Diploma dates for 2021 -2022


DatesGroup Meetings (compulsory) Hand in Date
Start date: 16th September 2021

9th December 2021 -13th January 2022 Christmas Break

End Date:23rd March 2022


First Essay due 29th December 2021
Portfolio of Learning
20th April 2022

Target group: Online counsellors and coaches who wish to provide, or already provide, online supervision for online counsellors

Aims:  This course aims to provide training which qualifies Therapeutic Practitioners and to offer online supervision. It will explore models and theories that developed for face-to-face supervision and also identify the differences between f2f and online supervision.

Throughout the course students develop specific models for online supervision based on their own experience, models and theories.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Model and supervise the professional online framework
  2. Model and supervise the skilled use of the online relationship
  3. Model and supervise the use of theory and research on diversity
  4. Model and supervise a user-centred approach to online work
  5. Model and supervise the skilled use of the self online
  6. Model and supervise the coherent use of theory, research and skills in the online context
  7. Model and supervise the self-reflective online practitioner


During the Diploma, you will receive a weekly email from the course tutor, which gives the tasks for the week, along with other course information. You will register weekly and complete a supervision task on the Campus, as well as contributing to discussion threads.

Mandatory teaching and learning sessions are currently a Friday morning.  Please let OLT know if this is not suitable as this is not laid in stone.  Where possible start times will be agreed with the group. 

You are additionally offered the opportunity to take part in group supervision with a qualified online supervisor.  Where possible this will be arranged on a day to suit the majority of participants.

These online sessions take place via a webcam platform.

You will also work with your own online supervisees, and while OLT will support you in finding supervisees, you should try to find your own. You will also need an external online supervisor of supervision.  Please check with OLT that the one you choose meets our criteria. 

The course is likely to take at least 10 hours per week.

For further information about the Diploma in Online Therapeutic Supervision, please look at the Brief Course Guide by clicking here.

If you have any questions please contact our administrator Jasmine Lamb, by clicking here.

If you would like to enrol for the course please complete an application form.

Secure your place by paying a Deposit

Fees for all our course can be found here.

One of the founders of OLT Anne Stokes edited a book on online supervision

cover Anne Stokes book

available here

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