Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (TCSU-L6)

At a glance information

Qualification Number 500/8222/X
Guided Learning Hours 90 hours (minimum)
Total Qualification Time 328 hours
Credit value 33
Minimum age 19 years


There is currently no further progression route within CPCAB's qualifications.


This qualification is designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and competencies to provide clinical supervision for counselling practitioners. It is aimed at counsellors who have acquired sufficient client work experience to contemplate the move into a clinical supervision role.

Participants will need to:

  • have both supervisees and supervisory supervision
  • be working as counsellors under supervision.

This qualification is designed to lead to an employed or voluntary role as a clinical counselling supervisor in a counselling agency or in independent practice. Supervision is an on-going professional requirement for all practising counsellors and those with a recognised qualification are more likely to find employment.

Entry requirements

You must have completed either our Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory or their equivalents plus have at least one year's post-qualifying experience of supervised client work.

Alternatively, you must have completed our Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling or its equivalent and have at least two years' post-qualifying experience of supervised client work.

Read section 5 of the Specification for further information.


The qualification is eligible in England for Advanced Learner Loans (19+).

Candidates in England may also be able to access funding according to individual entitlement criteria (e.g. related to age and/or employment status and/or prior qualifications).

For more detailed see funding information.

Where to study

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Key documents

Candidate Guide Criteria Assessment sheet Tutor Guide Specification