This Level 7 module, Supervision Theory and Practice has been designed for people who supervise students on placement from the B.A.(Hons. Social Care Practice and the B.A. (Hons.) Early Childhood Care and Education programmes in the Institute of Technology Sligo.
The 5 credit module will be delivered over three days, two consecutive days and the additional day 4 – 6 weeks later. This is to enable participants implement the theory and skills studied and to prepare for the assessment of the module.
Applicants must attend all three days and complete the assessment work in order to receive credits.
Supervision of staff has a direct benefit for service users and is now embedded into Legislation and Codes of Practice, for example in the Early Years Services Regulations (2016) Part 111 Management and Staff, require that all staff are provided with support and supervision and if necessary additional training. While under CORU, set up under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005, registered staff will be expected to keep a Portfolio demonstrating engagement in a number of continued professional development activities, one of which may be supervision.
While the aim of the course is to improve the placement experience for our students many participants reported that they were able to use the theory and skills developed in the supervision of staff.
In recognition of the efforts people put into the provision of placements we currently waive the €500 fee for this course.
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