The Society's Counselling Psychology Qualifications Board recognises the important role that practice and research supervisors play in a candidate's progression through the Qualification in Counselling Psychology (QCoP). As such, the Board wishes to enhance the guidance and support available to supervisors and have set up this webpage as a source of information for supervisors. If there is anything further that you would like to see on this webpage please contact Bethan Carley.
Regulations for the Society's Postgraduate Qualifications and Candidate Handbook for the QCoP
The Counselling Psychology Qualifications Board has produced a Handbook for Supervisors which it is hoped will offer greater support to those in roles supporting candidates through the QCoP.
In order to maximise the information that the Board can make available online, the QCoP Downloads have been split into separate webpages for new applicants and continuing candidates. Information relevant to both groups, such as the Candidate Handbook, Regulations, fees and Registrar updates can be found on the main Downloads page.
The documentation on these Downloads pages apply to all new enrolment applications. All currently enrolled candidates must abide by the latest Candidate Handbook and Regulations below.
If you have any queries regarding this or any other aspect of the QCoP, please do not hesitate to contact Bethan Carley.
Communication with your supervisee's Co-ordinating Supervisor (CS)
Both practice and research supervisors might need to be in contact with their supervisee's CS. Please ensure that you discuss with your supervisee and their CS how to best facilitate this contact.
Plan of Training Update
All candidates are required to submit an Updated Plan of Training by 1 July each year as a condition of enrolment and also to allow them to register for assessment by the deadline in the following November.
The Updated Plan of Training must be accompanied by a Practice Report from the trainee's approved practice supervisor (and, if applicable, a Research Supervisors Report). The same form (Practice Report Form) is used for both reports and can be downloaded from the QCoP Downloads webpage. These forms must be submitted as hard signed copy.
Submission deadline for assessed work
Your supervisee may approach you for support in preparing a piece of work for submission. In order to support your supervisee in this process, please familiarise yourself with the requirements and marking criteria for assessed work which can be found in the Candidate Handbook for the QCoP. Submission deadlines can be found on the Assessment Timetable.
Training event for supervisors
QCoP practice and research supervisors are invited to attend the annual CS and Supervisor workshop to find out more about the QCoP and the roles of those involved in supporting candidates through this independent route to training.
Regular updates from the Registrar
Practice and research supervisors receive a regular email from the Registrar updating them on various developments within the QCoP. Past updates can be accessed below for information. Please note that some of these updates may refer to the old term of Co-ordinator of Training, or CoT, rather than the new term of CS.
Below is a collection of questions often asked by CSs and supervisors. We hope you find this helpful. If there are any questions that you think it would be helpful to add to this document, please contact Bethan Carley.
Please contact Bethan Carley if you have any questions not answered above or on the QCoP Downloads webpage.
We would like candidates, CSs and supervisors to feel able to provide feedback about all aspects of the Qualification, as this may help to inform future reviews of the Candidate Handbook and Regulations. If you have any feedback or suggestions that you wish to offer, please feel welcome to submit these in writing to the Chair of the Counselling Psychology Qualifications Board care of the Society's Leicester office, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org putting "QCoP Feedback" in the subject box. Many thanks.