Short Courses for Professionals

Certificate for Practice Supervisors

This course is currently under accreditation and it is the only post qualifying course in social work in Cyprus.

It is designed to equip social work practitioners engaged in practice teaching and clinical supervision to develop the knowledge, values and skills necessary to competently execute the demands of the role.

It is intended to offer the programme to individuals who are employed as social workers and who wish to study part-time. The reflective design, delivery and assessment of the course will ensure that participants can simultaneously develop their competencies academically and experientially.

The content of the programme has been established to meet the requirements of the Social Work Programme for practice supervisors but also to offer the opportunity to professionals to develop skills for peer supervision in their agencies. The aim of this programme is to prepare recently qualified as well as experienced social workers for the task of supervision of social work students and equip them also for clinical supervision in their organisations.

This course offers a balance of structural theoretical inputs with experiential models of learning, self directed study and library study. Participants must be able to demonstrate through their supervision and practice teaching and in their completed written portfolio, knowledge and skill in planning, delivering and evaluating practice teaching sessions with supervisees, self-awareness, a capacity to be critically reflective, and a commitment to their own continuing professional development.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should be professionally qualified social workers with a recognized BSc or Diploma or MSW in Social Work. They will normally:

- Have a minimum of two years post qualifying experience in social work practice;

- License for practicing social work in Cyprus;

- A supporting reference from their manager (for employees).

- Good knowledge of English upon proof of evidence (Lower, Proficiency, TOEFL)

Desirable requirement:

- Have supervised at least for one year a social work student prior to application or have supervision experience within their work.