This programme is a unique development in the field of golf coaching in seeks to develop you into a high quality coach through learning in a research led environment.
Taking the programme will develop your skills and understanding of new developments and theory in coaching and its allied areas and to integrate this knowledge into your own personal practice.
This programme is a unique development in the field of golf coaching in seeks to develop you into a high quality coach through learning in a research led environment. Taking the programme will develop your skills and understanding of new developments and theory in coaching and its allied areas and to integrate this knowledge into your own personal practice.
Breakdown of course
The programme consists of 3 taught modules that are taken part-time over one year. The modules are briefly outlined below.
For the academic year 2017-18 as follows:
Monday 18 September
Research Methods and Skills in Sport Coaching
The module will examine different research traditions and provide students with an opportunity to critique existing empirical material. Students will explore key theoretical issues such as interview techniques; designing of quantitative questionnaires; data analysis (both quantitative and qualitative) and the development and completion of ethics forms. Students will also examine the process of data collection; management; interpretation; analysis and presentation through the use of case studies.
Advanced Coaching Theory
In this module students will examine the principles of the reflective practice in coaching and how reflection can take on different forms. Students will be required to reflect upon their own coaching practice and this process will be used to critique the role of pedagogy in coaching practice. The module will introduce students to the holistic nature of coaching. Students will also explore the notion of expertise in coaching and how expertise in developed in both coaching and other domains.
This module introduces students to the concept of player and participant development from a multi-disciplinary standpoint (a bio-psycho-social approach). It analyses and evaluates the role of sports science within coaching and will critique existing models of player development. Students will be expected to critique the current theory and consider their own personal practice in this regard.
Students will engage with the multi-disciplinary nature of coaching and performance and will use player to data to produce an applied development strategy using case studies designed to develop an understanding of the difficulties involved in player development.
Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2018. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules after that date; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.
On this distance learning programme you will learn through an innovative blended delivery using both high quality online resources complemented with face to face discussion time with academics and leaders in the programme fields. You will be encouraged to develop your use of theory in practice, and to reflect upon your own personal coaching philosophy and development in light of new knowledge.
Information for PGA Professionals
The PGA, on behalf of the sport of golf, leads on the development of coach education and training. A full review of the existing coach education structure, following guidance from the quality standards of the UK Coaching Certificate, has lead to the establishment of a new, coach-centred education system that meets the needs of coaches and, ultimately, players.
This exciting and innovative pathway begins with the Level 1 and 2 coaching qualifications; progresses through the Foundation Degree in Professional Golf or the Applied Golf Management Studies Degree towards the PGA Level 3 qualification (incorporating the Advanced Certificate in Golf Coaching); leading through the Post Graduate Diploma in Coaching to the Level 4 qualification; with the potential to culminate in a full Masters Degree in coaching following completion of a relevant thesis.
The Advanced Certificate in Golf Coaching provides the under-pinning knowledge for the new Level 3 qualification, available from September 2011. For full details of the new Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Golf, the pathway towards this qualification, how existing PGA Members can access the qualifications and information on how, and where, the new qualification will be delivered, see the PGA Member Education website, http://www.pganationaltrainingacademy.org.uk
The distinctiveness and knowledge of the coaches graduating from the qualification will place them in the position to be a high performing coach in performance and participatory settings.
With placement opportunities available our MSc Career Guidance & Development qualifies you to work as a career guidance practitioner.
As a practitioner you will provide accurate and relevant advice on employment, education and training opportunities to an ever-widening client group.
Our course focuses on professional practice, personal reflection and critical analysis of practice. It also allows you to undertake research and work evaluation as part of your ongoing professional development.
The Postgraduate Diploma can include completion of the Qualification in Career Guidance and Development (QCGD) which is professionally accredited by the Career Development Institute UK.
98% overall student satisfaction - Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2017
The Certificate consists of three modules and the Diploma six. The core module is Reflective Guidance Practice. Additional modules include:
Postgraduate Diploma students learning on-campus undertake placements and practical experience, with opportunities to experience how career guidance practitioners operate in organisations and as training providers. If you are already working in the sector then you can study part-time or online.
You can take up to two years of further part-time study towards a Masters award.
Teaching and Assessment
Teaching and learning methods on our Career Guidance and Development course include:
The combination of theory, policy and practice means that you are able to put learning into practice as you study and reflect this in each of the summative assessment in each of your modules.
Practice-based learning opportunities means our course has a professional focus and enables you to engage in real world inquiry which is again reflected in the summative assessment in each module.
The Cass Full-time MBA course is a challenging 12-month journey combining intensive learning and practical application that will sharpen your performance and give you the clarity to design the next decisive phase of your career.
An engrossing mix of lectures, workshops, live projects and overseas ventures make for an exhilarating and hugely rewarding year. At the end of your MBA journey you will emerge more capable, confident and most importantly, sought after. The programme attracts exceptional students from across the world to take their education to the next level.
Located in the City of London with unparalleled links with international businesses, the Cass Business School Full-time MBA programme is one of the most highly respected and prestigious MBAs in the UK and Europe.
The MBA programme allows you to tailor your skills and learning around a Core General Management Programme. This will develop your core knowledge and skills in business and management giving you the base skill set to succeed for the remainder of the course.
The MBA has a large number of modules that will cover all areas of business and management.The links below act as a guide on how you will be spending your 12 months on the Cass Full-time MBA programme.
September - April
April - September
Throughout the year
Tailor your MBA: Electives
It's your Full-time MBA programme and we give you every opportunity to tailor its content through a wide choice of electives, a personal and professional development programme and one-to-one career coaching so that your MBA course takes you where you want to go not just after your MBA, but over the lifetime of your career.
Elective modules cover the following areas:
There are also several international modules available, including a UAE International Study Tour, China International Study Tour and Strategic Marketing in Action: Exploring Location Brands.
You will run two projects alongside the core and elective modules - one Strategy Project in the first half of the MBA programme, followed by a Business Mastery Project in the latter half. These challenging yet rewarding projects are integral to your MBA study.
Our London Full-time MBA course is fully accredited by:
Dedicated to your success
At the Career and Professional Development Centre our aim is to offer training and guidance in employability skills enabling you to make the most of your MBA and increase your chances in the jobs market. We will guide you on how to prepare and implement your strategy to achieve your own career objectives, whether you are progressing in your current career or changing direction.
The support we offer can be tailored to your individual needs and career objectives through our comprehensive range of lectures, workshops, personal advice and online resources. Our self-assessment sessions will help evaluate your strengths, motivations and values, and enable you to relate these to your career strategy.
The Cass Business School MBA is ranked in the top 3 for career progression in the UK and our Class of 2015 reported significant career impact three months after completion:
Not only will you gain invaluable business knowledge, key abilities and skills, but also have access to leading careers support and advice.
From the start of term you will work with a member of the Careers Team who will be available to support you throughout your time at Cass. In particular, they will help you focus on your job search strategy as well as providing you with expert CV, interview and networking advice. Industry specialists and career coaches are also available to help build a clear picture of your career options.
Cass Careers Online
Cass Careers Online (CCO) is your personal career management tool. With everything from booking events to job vacancies, you'll find invaluable assistance to aid every step of your career search.
CCO enables you to:
All Executive part-time, modular or EMBAs, in London and Dubai benefit from a suite of online resources on Cass Careers Online. These include careers advice videos, practice psychometric tests and job and networking sites specifically for MBAs
Professional Development Workshops
Our wide range of workshops gives you the chance to develop invaluable skills in a highly-focused, professional environment. Forming the backbone of any serious careers strategy, learn the secrets of maximising CV impact, how to impress at interviews, effective job search techniques and networking skills.
MBA Professional Development Week
Experiential learning is the process of making meaning from direct experience, and this week is dedicated to active experimentation and reflective observation.
The main event is held off campus and takes students away from a typical working or study environment. Over the course of this three day programme you will participate in a range of practical activities and challenging ‘learning metaphors’ which are used as a starting point to discuss skill traits, individual development themes and to receive feedback from trained facilitators and cohort peers.
This event provides the opportunity to explore leadership styles, the ability to create followership, examine examples of effective communication in challenging team contexts and to develop deeper insight regarding mental toughness and resilience.
This course will build on your practical coaching and mentoring skills, introduce related theory from associated fields and encourage you to analyse and reflect on theory and practice.
It is aimed at coaching and mentoring practitioners and those who have used coaching and mentoring skills as managers/leaders.
Studying the coaching and mentoring course will give you the knowledge and skills to become an effective professional coach and mentor. You will learn the underpinning theory of the key tools, techniques and models which are available will be encouraged to consider what may work best for you and your organisation. Evidence-based discussions and plenty of opportunities to put theory into practice will allow you to enhance your professional practice.
Coaching and mentoring is an increasingly popular discipline in the field of human resource development and is being recognised by many organisations as a more efficient and effective way of recognising and developing the potential of their employees.
The course seeks to strike an excellent balance between theory and practice and to show how they underpin and relate to each other.
On successful completion, this new PG Cert programme offers progression on to our Diploma or MA Coaching and Mentoring.
Previous students and external examiners have always given excellent feedback about the course content, the course delivery, the supportiveness of all tutors and the high quality blended learning support.
For example, previous students have mentioned the "excellent blend of teaching methods and delivery" and that "the Action Learning Sets work extremely well." External examiners consistently state that "there are a good mix of assessments and that the practical assessments are very appropriate for coaching and mentoring practitioners."
If you are coaching or mentoring at a management and/or senior, strategic, Executive level you are able to take the ILM (level 5) in Coaching and Mentoring and/or the ILM (level 7) in Executive Coaching and Mentoring at the same time as your Postgraduate Certificate/first year of the Masters in Coaching and Mentoring. (Students wishing to pursue either of these additional awards need to ensure they can gather the relevant experience and are required to pay a small administration fee).
Graduates of this course will be able to operate more effectively as a coach/mentor within their current role of manager, trainer, developer, organisational behaviour consultant or as a practitioner within the field of coaching and mentoring or a related profession. They can seek to develop their career further both within the coaching and mentoring field and/or within the management and leadership arena too.
Following successful completion of this postgraduate certificate, students can automatically progress onto the Diploma/MA in Coaching and Mentoring. If they wish, they can also apply for individual accreditation with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) at Practitioner level.
At the end of the course, you will be able to:
We have excellent partnerships with industry and strong links with professional bodies such as the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).The University is an ILM approved centre.