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Coaching and mentoring have the potential to bring direct benefits to employees, organisations and stakeholders. For example, they can help leaders get the best out of employees improve performance help people through transition and change support people in times of personal challenge and resilience. Read more

Coaching and mentoring have the potential to bring direct benefits to employees, organisations and stakeholders. For example, they can • help leaders get the best out of employees • improve performance • help people through transition and change • support people in times of personal challenge and resilience. They can also contribute to a positive, proactive and open working culture.

About this course

This specialist part-time course is for

  • individuals who want to become capable, confident, professional and ethical coaches and mentors
  • HR, OD, change and strategic leaders and consultants seeking to introduce coaching and mentoring concepts, practices and schemes into their organisations to enable change and improve performance
  • developmental consultants or trainers seeking to develop their coach/mentor training skills and credentials
  • managers, executives and directors seeking to introduce coaching and mentoring into their own sphere of influence.

The postgraduate certificate stage introduces you to coaching and mentoring and the core practices needed to become an effective practitioner. You develop practical skills through coaching demonstrations and substantial coaching practice. You also reflect on your progress as a learner and practitioner, and are supported with reflective practice approaches and supervision.

The MSc stage enables you to become a ethical and critically reflexive practitioner, able to operate effectively as a coach or mentor in a range of different contexts. In addition, you gain the knowledge and skills to engage in research-based inquiry into the theory and practice of coaching and mentoring to enhance the range and depth of your coaching practice.

Course benefits

The postgraduate certificate stage is accredited by the EMCC at Senior Practitioner level. We are the only UK university to offer this.

The course is unique in the market in that it examines how a coach or mentor can best work with an individual in the context of their organisational system. We draw on theories and case studies, and examine individual and organisational psychology.

We help you develop your own practice as a coach or mentor. This involves examining our presence and approaches as well as commercial matters such as business development and networking.

The course is delivered by a team of nationally renowned tutors who are specialists in the field.

You have the opportunity to study emerging areas such as team coaching and applied practice.

We also provide one-to-one coaching supervision throughout the programme to help you reflect on your own personal development and gauge the effectiveness and ethics of your work.

Learning and assessment

During the course you examine and critically analyse coaching and mentoring theories and concepts. We adopt coaching as a learning style, which enhances learning and allows us to examine and reflect on different coaching approaches. You benefit from

  • facilitated group discussions and experiential activity
  • feedback on your skills practice
  • case studies and experiences from tutors
  • supervision groups for further practice and reflection, supported by a member of the tutor team
  • one-to-one coaching/mentoring supervision support
  • one-to-one supervision for the advanced practitioner inquiry module and MSc dissertation stage
  • membership of the coaching and mentoring research group (CMRU) which meets regularly to discuss research projects
  • support you to develop your own network of coachees/mentees.

Professional recognition

The Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring level is primarily focused on developing students' professional practice to meet the professional expectations of the EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) at Senior Practitioner level. Students successfully completing the Postgraduate Certificate will be entitled to a certificate confirming that they have completed a programme of training accredited by the EMCC at Senior Practitioner level.

Course structure

Part-time – typically eight months for the postgraduate certificate and two years for the MSc.

Modules are taught in four day blocks, with approximately eight weeks between each one.

Postgraduate certificate

For the Postgraduate Certificate you complete an induction day and the following four modules. You also complete 90 hours of off-workshop coaching/mentoring practice.

Modules:

  • Coaching and mentoring: skills
  • Coaching and mentoring: psychology
  • Coaching and mentoring: leadership and change
  • Coaching and mentoring: supervision

Postgraduate diploma

You complete an induction day and the following three modules:

  • Coaching and mentoring: scheme design and evaluation
  • Team coaching
  • Advanced practitioner inquiry

MSc

The dissertation provides an opportunity to undertake in-depth research into a topic of your own choice in the field of coaching and mentoring, supported by your research supervisor. You work at your own pace, meeting with your research supervisor by mutual agreement.

To prepare for this you also attend a half day dissertation workshop. 

Assessment

  • written assignment
  • skills practice by observation
  • MSc dissertation

Employability

This course prepares you to take on one of the following roles:

  • an external or internal executive or team coach
  • a consultant delivering coaching and mentoring schemes
  • a developmental consultant or trainer operating in this field
  • specialist in a particular area, such as medical general practitioner or specialist in dyslexia support, seeking to use coaching/mentoring to enhance your practice
  • academic in coaching, mentoring, organisational development or similar fields
  • leader using coaching and mentoring initiatives in their own organisations, for example commissioning coaching schemes and using coaching as a leadership style to enhance performance or enable change.

As a graduate of the course you may choose to

  • stay in your current organisation
  • set up your own coaching/mentoring/consulting/training practice or join up with others
  • join a larger coaching firm as a permanent or associate member of staff
  • undertake further academic study
  • join a university as a staff member
  • take up a role with one of the professional bodies.


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On this part-time MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice course you will integrate your prior work and life experiences with the theoretical concepts underpinning coaching and mentoring. Read more

On this part-time MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice course you will integrate your prior work and life experiences with the theoretical concepts underpinning coaching and mentoring. You will expand your knowledge and understanding of theories and then relate that understanding to the skills and approaches necessary to develop professionally as a coach or mentor. This will help to inform your models and modes of practice and lead to interesting and useful research. With the support of a unique blend of tutor input and individual coach-supervisor support, you will apply your knowledge to a variety of working contexts.

As well as an internationally recognised qualification from Oxford Brookes University, you can also gain fast track ‘Professional Member’ entry to theAssociation of Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS)

This course is aimed at internal or external coaches, consultants, mentor co-ordinators, coaching psychologists, counsellors, managers, human resources development or leadership professionals from the voluntary, public and private sectors. It is not always necessary to have a degree, as long as you have an appropriate level of experience.

Why choose this course?

This practice-based course has several unique elements, each designed to enhance your learning experience:

  • It is delivered via a series of monthly study days held in Oxford (Wheatley Campus) plus regular online workshops and conferencing to support and extend your learning. Regular online workshops and discussions support the face-to-face sessions.
  • Approximately 50% of the programme is delivered online, allowing you to fit your studies around other commitments. The course is also available in Hong Kong at the HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education. For further details please visit their website.
  • The focus is on your personal and professional development as well as relevant organisational and psychological dimensions of coaching and mentoring.
  • Throughout the first year of study you have your own independent, professional coach-supervisor to support the development of your coaching or mentoring. In the second year of study you have an academic supervisor to guide you as you deepen your understanding and undertake a piece of research.

Course structure

This part-time course consists of seven modules of study amounting to 180 credits. You will study the certificate stage (three 20-credit modules), through to the diploma stage (three further 20-credit modules) and finally a master's dissertation (60 credits). Should you wish, you are able to step off the programme at the end of the certificate or diploma stages and graduate with that award.

Please see the course structure chart.

  • Coaching and Mentoring Practice Fundamentals
  • Transformational Learning and Adult Development
  • Psychotherapeutic Dimensions of Coaching and Mentoring

After successfully completing these three modules, you may leave the programme and graduate with a Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring Practice.

At the diploma stage, participants complete three further modules:

  • Advanced Coaching and Mentoring Practice

In addition, there are optional modules which fit your particular area of interest. You select two modules from the following:

  • Psychological Perspectives on the Self
  • Coaching and Mentoring in Organisations
  • Independent Study (may be work-based or theoretical)
  • Research in Coaching and Mentoring (compulsory for students completing the full MA)

After successfully completing these three modules, you may leave the programme and graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring Practice.Master's-level study consists of a 60-credit Dissertation module. It involves a piece of investigative research which focuses on a research problem of particular interest to you and is often work-based.

After successfully completing your dissertation, you will graduate with an MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice.

Teaching and learning

This programme is taught through a series of Friday or Saturday seminars and workshops (approximately one a month). We use a variety of teaching and learning methods designed to enable you to develop active learning techniques, reflect on practice and undertake independent research. You can choose Friday or Saturday as your preferred day of attendance.

Approximately 50% of the programme is delivered online in the Oxford Brookes virtual learning environment through which you can discuss, debate and support each other in your studies. You are encouraged to communicate electronically with your supervisor and tutors (eg by email, Skype, etc).

All teaching, learning and assessment activities draw on the professional backgrounds, experience and knowledge of all participants and encourage critical reflection. Teaching staff have research interests and expertise in coaching and mentoring and related fields. Visiting speakers from business and industry provide further input. You can attend events from the Oxford Brookes Coaching and Mentoring Society (OBCAMS), which meets monthly, and attracts outside speakers and presenters from all areas of coaching and mentoring.

Approach to assessment

All assessment is based on a variety of coursework assignments and a dissertation - there are no exams.

Specialist facilities

We're investing over £30m to create a modern teaching and learning facilities and creating a new home at Headington for the Oxford Brookes Business School.

Set to be complete in 2017, you'll see:

  • the Faculty of Business brought together in a modern, professional environment
  • 30 teaching rooms and a collaborative lecture theatre
  • a new Main Hall with soundproof wall, perfect for teaching and events like graduations
  • social learning spaces and a cafe
  • a new gateway into the Headington Campus.

Our library provides specialist business resources (both hard copy and via online access) to UK and overseas companies' annual reports, statistics on all aspects of business and management, a wide range of constantly updated key texts, and postgraduate MA, MBA, MSc and PhD theses.

Attendance pattern

The programme is taught through a series of Friday or Saturday seminars and workshops (approximately one a month).



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This course explores real-world applications of mentoring skills in various settings and helps you develop supportive relationships in your family, community or organisation. Read more
This course explores real-world applications of mentoring skills in various settings and helps you develop supportive relationships in your family, community or organisation.

You will examine the distinctions between mentoring and other helping practices including performance coaching and counselling.

Through a series of structured exercises and case studies, you will develop an understanding of the core skills and competencies necessary to the mentoring role. You will also explore the application of mentoring skills in various settings and consider the role of reflection in developing professional competence in the field.

Issues to be considered include: aims and objectives of mentoring schemes; the mentoring/mentee relationship; effective communication; contracting and time management; ethical issues and confidentiality; evaluation and review of mentoring outcomes.

This course is a 15 credit module and can also be studied at Level 4 (Introductory).

Course content

You will study six key areas:
-Aims and objectives of mentoring schemes
-The mentoring/mentee relationship
-Effective communication
-Contracting and time management
-Ethical issues and confidentiality
-Evaluation and review of mentoring outcomes

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Professional bodies like the ICF, EMCC and APECS recommend that practitioners in coaching and mentoring have a high quality qualification at master’s level. Read more
Professional bodies like the ICF, EMCC and APECS recommend that practitioners in coaching and mentoring have a high quality qualification at master’s level. It is essential for people wanting to become a coach/mentor, independent consultant, coaching/mentoring lead, scheme coordinator or executive consultant.

This programme is both research and practice informed and focuses on the latest skills, knowledge and techniques. It is supported by key authors in the field.

Course detail

The programme is designed to meet the needs of adult learners who wish to develop their knowledge of coaching and mentoring, and to develop key practical abilities.

Coaching and mentoring are underpinned by two important philosophies. First, ‘people are experts in their own life and work’ and second, ‘the solution lies within’. In practice this means that coaching and mentoring are processes which enable and facilitate independent thinking, autonomy and self- efficacy.

This programme creates an environment in which participants work collaboratively to share information and insights and to develop knowledge and skills in the tradition of the ‘coaching and mentoring way’.

Format

The course is run on a part-time basis and typically takes about one year to complete.

Modules

• Coaching & Mentoring Skills & Techniques
• Coaching & Mentoring Management & Leadership
• Designing & Operating Coaching & Mentoring Schemes

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please see the following link:
https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

Other sources of funding

Information on alternative sources of funding can be found here:
https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/student-services/money/funding-my-course/postgraduate-/postgraduate-funding-/

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Taught at our Riverside Campus in Chester, our Postgraduate Certificate is designed to provide individuals working in education and training opportunities to learn and develop their coaching and mentoring skills. Read more
Taught at our Riverside Campus in Chester, our Postgraduate Certificate is designed to provide individuals working in education and training opportunities to learn and develop their coaching and mentoring skills.

Why Study Coaching and Mentoring with us?

Our Coaching and Mentoring course combines both the theoretical and practical aspects of coaching and mentoring in educational settings. The course offers a stimulating yet enjoyable approach to coaching and mentoring regardless of your previous knowledge. Delivery will be by practitioners who are using these approaches in their daily work.

If you engage in the course you will:
- develop your critical thinking skills and become a reflective practitioner
- be able to articulate informed opinions with confidence
- become aware of theoretical frameworks and current political agendas
- become confident in the use of coaching and mentoring strategies.

What will I learn?

You will complete a series of modules designed to develop your understanding of coaching and mentoring. These include modules on the principles and practices of coaching and mentoring, developing knowledge through practice, and how to coordinate coaching and mentoring at organisational level.

How will I be taught?

Our course will be taught twice termly on Saturdays at the University’s Riverside Campus in Chester.

You will benefit from experienced tutors with practical experience in a range of education settings. This is supported by a range of printed and electronic resources. There are 18 contact hours and 182 hours’ independent study, i.e. 200 hours in total.

How will I be assessed?

Our module assessments are designed to focus on your own professional practice and development. Assessments include essays, portfolios of your own learning, academic posters and research based projects. This course is assessed by coursework only.

Postgraduate Visit Opportunities

If you are interested in this courses we have a number of opportunities to visit us and our campuses. To find out more about these options and to book a visit, please go to: https://www1.chester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/postgraduate-visit-opportunities

Request a Prospectus

If you would like to know more about the University please request a prospectus at: http://prospectus.chester.ac.uk/form.php

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Coaching and mentoring is now viewed as an essential part of a leader or manager's toolkit. Read more
Coaching and mentoring is now viewed as an essential part of a leader or manager's toolkit. Organisations increasingly need to improve and change, developing independent, questioning employees who seek feedback and growth and leaders need to be equipped with the skills to meet their team's development needs, while encouraging self-reliance and creative problem solving.

Our new Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management (Coaching and Mentoring) is designed to enhance and develop your knowledge and skills in this area, by giving you a critical understanding of some of the contemporary theory, practice and research in this field and then challenging you to demonstrate originality in the way you lead and manage your teams and organisations.

It will be of significant value to you, whether you are already working in a leadership or management position, or seeking to take your career along that path.

Key benefits

Learning from the Coaching and Mentoring UWE module can be accredited towards the ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring or the Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring. You will be required to undertake further assessment to gain the ILM qualification.

Course detail

The course has a strong practical bias, so the coaching and mentoring theories are taught in relation to the experiences of the participants on the programme. We use students' own case studies to enrich the classroom experience and encourage debate as well as drawing on the experiences of our tutors, who are all accomplished practitioners themselves.

You will develop the transferable skills that are vital to be a successful leader or manager today from creative problem solving, to understanding interpersonal dynamics at work, to leading with a strong sense of social responsibility. You will also develop valuable self-reflection skills that you can take with you, as you develop and progress as a successful leadership practitioner.

Modules

• Leading and Managing People
• Personal Mastery in Leadership
• Coaching and Mentoring
• Group Facilitation

Format

We use a range of different teaching styles and activities to maximise the impact of the learning on this course, including experiential activities, group exercises, tutor-led and student-led discussions, and reflective exercises.

You will have high levels of autonomy, and be encouraged to share your own experiences and ground your learning in the realities of the workplace.

We will challenge your existing perspectives, encourage creative thinking, and develop self-reflection skills and much of the material will have direct relevance to your career and lifelong learning.

Assessment

A range of assessments are used across the modules. All aim to test your ability to link the theory to current practice, and link in to your personal and professional development needs. Each assessment includes a self-reflective element, with a mix of essays, portfolio development, case study analysis and mini-presentations. You will have around six weeks to complete your assessments after the end of each module.

Careers / Further study

Once you have completed the Postgraduate Certificate, you may have the option of progressing on to a Diploma or Masters in Leadership and Management.

The PGCert in Leadership and Management (Coaching and Mentoring) at Bristol Business School will give you the broad-based skills, confidence and insights you need to firmly position yourself as a highly effective business leader or manager.

The course is suited to those already working at this level, who wish to consolidate their learning and keep abreast of the latest thinking in leadership and management. It is also suitable for those looking to build a management level career.

How to apply

Information on applications can be found at the following link: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/study/applyingtouwebristol/postgraduateapplications.aspx

Funding

- New Postgraduate Master's loans for 2016/17 academic year –

The government are introducing a master’s loan scheme, whereby master’s students under 60 can access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study. This is part of the government’s long-term commitment to enhance support for postgraduate study.

Scholarships and other sources of funding are also available.

More information can be found here: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/students/feesandfunding/fundingandscholarships/postgraduatefunding.aspx

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MA Education. Mentoring offers the opportunity to learn about and develop knowledge of current issues from a wide range of perspectives on education and focus your study towards your particular interest in Mentoring. Read more
MA Education: Mentoring offers the opportunity to learn about and develop knowledge of current issues from a wide range of perspectives on education and focus your study towards your particular interest in Mentoring.

Course detail

Our MA Education: Mentoring programme offers you the opportunity to learn about and develop your knowledge of current issues from a wide range of perspectives on education and to focus your study towards your particular interest in Mentoring.

The Year One modules introduce the skills you need for Master’s level study and you will develop in-depth knowledge of a range of approaches and methods through which education is investigated. In Year Two there is a choice to adopt a local, national or global perspective. You might choose to study global changes and effects on education or contemporary educational issues and changes at national level, or you might have a specific ‘local’ issue you want to study. This ‘local’ issue might be something relevant to you and your employer if you are employed in a work setting, or it might be some aspect of your special interest in Mentoring that you choose to examine in more depth. In Year Three you will study the Dissertation/Major Project and the focus for this study will be on Mentoring. You will have a specific tutor who will supervise this work.

Format

We have designed the MA programmes to support you to engage proactively in education from a theoretical or practical approach, or a combination of the two.

We include creative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment and you are supported by a team of tutors who are active researchers. We have designed the programme to enable you to study with others who are interested in a wide range of educational issues; for example people working in primary, secondary, post-compulsory or higher education; libraries and archive professionals; people working in museum education; people with mentor roles; Early Years teachers, play workers or Children’s Centre managers.

The course engages you with current issues and debates in education, enabling you to gain critical awareness and understanding and to develop new insights. You will engage in research and advanced scholarship in the discipline and will develop as a self-directed, independent learner who is able to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively.

Modules

- Developing Criticality
- Methods of Enquiry
- Global Perspectives on Education
- Critical Contemporary Issues in Education in a National Context
- Local Independent Study/Project

In the third and final year of part-time study you will study either the Dissertation or Major Project:

Dissertation: Mentoring

This module is the culmination of the MA Education. It engages students in a substantial piece of research focused on a topic that is relevant to an educational context and manageable within the time and credit constraints of a Master’s dissertation. The focus and nature of the investigation will be agreed with your supervisor; for example it could be an investigation into developing the role of the learning mentor or an investigation into mentor support strategies for NQTs or the development of peer buddies in the playground.

Major Project: Mentoring

This module is the culmination of the MA Education. It engages students in a substantial piece of research investigation and artefact development on a topic relevant to an educational context and manageable within the time and credit constraints of a Master’s dissertation. The focus, nature of the investigation and intended output will be negotiated and agreed with your supervisor for example the written component could be an investigation into mentees perceptions of mentor support, together with artefacts including a dissemination strategy you have developed which may include a booklet and good practice guidelines for the setting.

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please see the following link:
https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

Other sources of funding

Information on alternative sources of funding can be found here:
https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/student-services/money/funding-my-course/postgraduate-/postgraduate-funding-/

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The Advanced Certificate Mentoring in Dental Practice is intended for dental professionals who wish to undertake the role of mentor in the dental environment. Read more
The Advanced Certificate Mentoring in Dental Practice is intended for dental professionals who wish to undertake the role of mentor in the dental environment. The aim of the course is to equip members of the dental team to fulfil the role of mentor with colleagues who require support to fulfil the requirements of professional practice in Dental care or who have been the subject of Fitness to Practice review.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Mentoring in Dental Practice is a double module (40 credits) at postgraduate level which combines: a one day access course “Supporting learning” for would be mentors who do not have a teaching qualification (not required for those who have a teaching qualification), a series of five day-long taught and interactive workshops spread over a 12 week period for all participants, a supportive programme of e-learning activities and resources.

The course will address issues including:
-Best practice in mentorship: reviewing theories and evidence
-Roles and boundaries in the mentoring relationship
-Causes of impaired performance and sources of support for mentors and mentees
-Advanced communication skills
-Legal, ethical and financial aspects of the mentoring relationship

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

The course will involve lectures, small group discussions, presentations by course participants and simulated mentoring activity using actors and therefore participants should be willing to engage fully with these diverse educational methods. The course will be taught by both subject specialists from the University and selected guest speakers.
-A case-based report of approximately 5000 words, allowing participants to critically examine the challenges of mentoring through a specific case study and demonstrating how they would address these challenges
-A presentation of a given aspect of mentoring to the course participants and assessors.
-A demonstration of effective mentorship skills in a simulated mentoring situation

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Our MA in School-Based Mentoring is a 2 year, part-time course for teachers with responsibility for mentoring trainee teachers in their schools. Read more

Course outline

Our MA in School-Based Mentoring is a 2 year, part-time course for teachers with responsibility for mentoring trainee teachers in their schools. The course assesses candidates against the National Standards for School-Based Mentors. The first year of the course (PGCert – 60 Master’s Credits) is deeply practical and includes the following:

1 day seminar at the University of Buckingham on the processes involved in mentoring a school-based PGCE trainee

• Collection of evidence via eportfolio against the National Standards for Mentors
• 2 visits from a University Tutor to guide development and assess progress
• 2 written assignments

The second year of the course centres on the writing of a dissertation on school-based mentoring. This will involve:

• conducting a literature review (30 credits)
• a design and research project (30 credits)
• the writing of the final dissertation (60 credits)

Course content

The 1 day seminar at the University at the start of the year will cover:

• contemporary issues in coaching and mentoring
• how to conduct a literature review
• psychological principles in the practice of coaching and mentoring
• research methods and ethics academic writing

We welcome applications from school-based mentors overseeing the progress of a University of Buckingham PGCE trainee, as well as those mentoring a PGCE student from another university.


*This course is subject to formal approval

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The Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring (DCM) fosters excellence in professional practice by developing the capabilities needed to become a leader in the field. Read more

The Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring (DCM) fosters excellence in professional practice by developing the capabilities needed to become a leader in the field. You will be challenged to augment your existing expertise and to push the boundaries of your knowledge, in order to operate at the highest level, be confident in providing facilitation and consultancy, and be competent in researching the field.

This part-time programme is delivered by the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies and is aimed at experienced professionals seeking to extend their knowledge and understanding of coaching and mentoring. It has been designed to develop skills and confidence in providing facilitation and consultancy, as well as competence in research and evaluation. The programme integrates professional expertise and scholarly inquiry, culminating in doctoral research training and the design of original empirical research leading to completion of a doctoral thesis.

Why choose this course?

The Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring is the only one of its type in the UK. Its key features are:

  • Individual academic support from a team of expert researchers in the field. Staff have specific research interests and expertise in coaching and mentoring or related fields and visiting specialists provide further expert input. Assessment is through coursework assignments and a doctoral thesis, which is examined by traditional viva voce.
  • You will join a small, well-motivated group of like-minded students who will share your research journey. As a professional doctorate the programme is designed for experienced coaches or mentors seeking to deepen their knowledge and demonstrate commitment to the field. 
  • Training is given in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and most importantly the programme provides the support and opportunity to become an autonomous, published researcher. In this way you gain deeper, more critical insights into professional practices and concerns
  • Studies are facilitated by monthly workshops in Oxford, which continue throughout the duration of the doctorate. The programme is part-time (five years including study at master's level, or three years if you enter with credit from an existing master's). There are also online workshops and discussions which augment face-to-face workshops
  • Applicants would normally be expected to have a good honours degree, plus at least three years' experience in a related field. There is a 10% discount on the fee for alumni.

Course structure

During the first stage of the programme, which on a part-time basis normally takes three years to complete, you focus on the taught level 7 and level 8 components of the curriculum. Once this is successfully completed, you move to the second stage - the thesis. Normally this takes two years to complete part-time.This course is designed as a five-year, part-time programme (or three years with level 7 exemptions for existing master’s qualifications), and is delivered through monthly study days held in Oxford (approximately eight per year).

In addition there are regular online workshops and discussions to support learning at a distance. There is individual coaching and academic support: face-to-face, telephone and email as appropriate.

Teaching and learning

The DCM is cross-disciplinary in its approach. As well as focusing on your own professional development - through reflective practice and individual, peer and group learning activities - you also consider the pivotal organisational and psychological dimensions of coaching and mentoring in depth.

This programme is delivered through monthly seminars and study days held throughout the programme which candidates are required to attend. Progression will be dependent upon successfully completing assignments based on the methodological training carried out during these study days.

Approach to assessment

Assessment is through a variety of coursework assignments and a thesis, which is examined by traditional viva voce (oral examination).

Specialist facilities

We're investing over £30m to create modern teaching and learning facilities and creating a new home at Headington for the Business School.

Set to be complete in 2017, you'll see:

  • The Business School brought together in a modern, professional environment
  • 30 teaching rooms and a collaborative lecture theatre
  • A new Main Hall with soundproof wall, perfect for teaching and events like graduations
  • Social learning spaces and a cafe
  • A new gateway into the Headington Campus.

Our library provides specialist business resources (both hard copy and via online access) to UK and overseas companies' annual reports, statistics on all aspects of business and management, a wide range of constantly updated key texts, and postgraduate MA, MBA, MSc and PhD theses.

Teaching Location

If you are starting the course in September 2017 you are likely to experience all your teaching at the Headington Campus.

Attendance pattern

This course is designed as a five-year, part-time programme (or three years with level 7 or Masters level exemptions), delivered through monthly study days held in Oxford (approximately eight per year).



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This online course allows you to develop your professional skills in coaching and mentoring. It is designed for anyone in school or college who has experience of being mentored or coached as well as those who have experience of being mentors and coaches themselves. Read more
This online course allows you to develop your professional skills in coaching and mentoring. It is designed for anyone in school or college who has experience of being mentored or coached as well as those who have experience of being mentors and coaches themselves. You will need to want to develop a deeper understanding of the area and be in a position to further inquire into your own or other’s practice.

The course aims:-

• to provide a course that promotes your learning through critical reflection on and research into your practice
• to impact positively on your practice as mentor/coach and consequently on the learning of your mentees and the students they
teach
• to provide you with an enhanced understanding of the mentoring/coaching process in schools and colleges
• to develop your ability to critically evaluate research evidence on mentoring/coaching
• to develop your understanding of different research approaches to mentoring/coaching

Course Content

You will need to complete two 30-credit modules and associated assignments.

• The Nature and Practice of Mentoring and Coaching
• Planning Practice-Based inquiry

The duration of each module is 10-12 weeks.

Our online materials provide an interactive learning experience, and allow you to make decisions about which aspects of a module to work on when and at what pace. You will be encouraged to interact with other course participants, and the module units will involve group activities such as using blogs, wikis, and discussion boards. You will be in regular contact with tutors via email, chat, discussion boards and Skype.

The Mentoring and Coaching modules are part of the MA Education (flexible) and are designed so that you can choose to continue your studies to achieve a Masters Degree.

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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. Read more
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.

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.

The modules you would study are:

Developing your coaching and mentoring practice
Principles and theories in relation to coaching and mentoring
The Reflective Practitioner

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This hugely popular course is a versatile and enriching environment for a diverse range of professionals. To name a few, we’ve welcomed people from youth and community work, business, leadership and management, the armed forces and early years education backgrounds. Read more
This hugely popular course is a versatile and enriching environment for a diverse range of professionals. To name a few, we’ve welcomed people from youth and community work, business, leadership and management, the armed forces and early years education backgrounds. There are few roles in which this expertise can’t be put to good use.

Because of the diversity of students’ backgrounds, the course naturally allows participants to explore the principles of coaching and mentoring within a variety of settings, as well as applying new skills to their own role. The course’s general environment is dynamic and interactive, and students are encouraged throughout to share and explore ideas.

Through this course, students are equipped with transferable skills and theoretical perspectives in order to perfect good practice and move their careers in positive directions.

Following the programme, students might find themselves taking up mentoring roles with new colleagues, acting as subject mentors in initial teacher education, coaching colleagues in a range of settings, providing supervision for colleagues or even working freelance as an independent coach.

Modules

The PG Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring comprises of 2 modules, each worth 30 credits.
-Advanced Coaching & Mentoring
-Coaching & Mentoring in Practice

Career Opportunities

The skills and knowledge gained through undertaking this programme are transferable and relevant to anyone who is engaged in working with others in a developmental capacity. Whether you are looking to strengthen your leadership and management tool kit with a view to future promotion, wanting to progress in your existing role as a coach or mentor, or considering moving into the field of independent coaching, a post graduate (level 7) qualification will strengthen your CV.

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Develop your mentoring and coaching skills to enhance your career prospects and improve your personal effectiveness on this Advanced Educational Practice Masters programme at Liverpool John Moores University. Read more
Develop your mentoring and coaching skills to enhance your career prospects and improve your personal effectiveness on this Advanced Educational Practice Masters programme at Liverpool John Moores University.

•Part time course, completed over a year, offering an entry route to PgDip and Masters-level study
•Enjoy flexible course delivery and fit studying around your work commitments
•Follow a curriculum closely linked to your professional practice needs
•Experience excellent levels of support
•Look forward to enhanced personal and professional development including improvement of working practices and career progression through promotion
•This course will only run subject to minimum numbers

We recognise that our students are busy professionals and have taken this into account in the design of our programmes and assessments. Study on this programme is extremely flexible and you can opt to join the course on a full or part time basis, enabling you integrate your learning with your full time professional role.

University-based study includes taught sessions scheduled late afternoon (4pm to 6pm) and conference style days scheduled on occasional Saturdays.

A blended learning approach ensures you can usually study at a time to suit you and all modules are supported by online study resources with additional guidance available through face-to-face or virtual tutorials.
To keep on top of your study, you should be prepared to work between five and 10 hours per week (evenings and weekends). The practical applications of the course may involve the integration of study with your professional activity in school or college.
During your studies you will have access to LJMU learning resources including our libraries for independent study. You will be allocated a personal tutor to support your academic and professional development and will also receive guidance via email.

Taught sessions mostly take place at the IM Marsh campus, four miles outside Liverpool centre, although some sessions may take place in the city.

The IM Marsh campus has independent study spaces with IT facilities, a library with relevant stock and study spaces, access to student welfare and support, a gym and other sports facilities, a cafeteria and shop.

The campus library, open 8am to 11pm, houses the main collections linked to this course and you will also have access to LJMU's city centre Aldham Robarts and Avril Robarts libraries, which are open 24/7 during semesters.

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
Year 1

Mentoring in the Workplace (Core)

Supports the professional development of mentors in educational contexts, utilising the theoretical frameworks that underpin mentoring to explore practice in your own setting.

Developing Mentoring and Coaching (Core)

Explores established and emerging practice in effective mentoring and coaching within the professional context.

Developing Collaborative Coaching for Improvement (Core)

Investigates collaborative coaching within an organisational context using a learning community forum as a means for practitioners to engage peers in reflection, knowledge creation and evidence of impact.

Year 2
Researching Professional Practice (Core)
Provides an introduction to a range of research methods applicable to educational contexts, with a focus on practitioner enquiry, and how to develop a research project proposal and plan.

Approaches to Learning in the 21st Century (Optional)

Investigates teaching and learning through analysis of, engagement with and reflection on current educational theory, research, and practice in the context of your own professional setting.

Exploring Curriculum Change (Optional)

Explores key theoretical frameworks and concepts in curriculum models, drivers, innovation and the evaluation and curriculum change and their implications for professional practice.

Learning Through Assessment (Optional)
Provides a grounding in educational assessment practice in a time dominated by change and developing educational theories, policies and challenge.
Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (Optional)

Develops awareness of the impact social and emotional aspects of learning through engagement with current educational theory, research, policy and practice.

Developing the Role of the Subject Leader

Explores the characteristics of effective subject leadership to inform the organisation and management of learning in a range of professional settings.

Professional Development for Leadership (Optional)

Provides professional development for leadership and management through engagement with current educational theory, research, policy and practice and its application within your professional setting.

Year 3

Dissertation (Optional)

Involves the development and implementation of a major research project relevant to your subject area with the support of an experienced academic tutor.

Professional Inquiry (Optional)

Involves the development and implementation of several linked practice based research projects relevant to professional practice in your subject area with the support of an experienced academic tutor.

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.

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The Coaching and Mentoring for Teacher Development PGCert offers teachers, school leaders and other educators the means by which to investigate existing and potential coaching and mentoring practice in their own professional setting. Read more
The Coaching and Mentoring for Teacher Development PGCert offers teachers, school leaders and other educators the means by which to investigate existing and potential coaching and mentoring practice in their own professional setting. It makes links with national policy frameworks and research evidence.

This course draws on the expertise developed in the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching, which is based in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences. Course tutors are active researchers and all teach and supervise across a range of courses. This provides them with a wide knowledge base and a genuine concern for the challenges of educational contexts.

There are two modules; one based on investigating coaching and mentoring, and the other on improving it. The modules encourage you to develop quality approaches to meeting the demands of supporting others' professional development in their workplace.

The course also helps participants develop informed excellence in the role of coaches and mentors.

Coaching and mentoring are labels given to a range of approaches based on professional dialogue and collaboration. This course is therefore suitable for teachers and other educators - whether you are in the early stages of your career or taking significant responsibilities for educational excellence and actively supporting other professionals.

Module participants can come from across educational phases (early years to HE) and between educational sectors (schools, museums, colleges and universities, and educational consultancies). This diversity helps to create a dynamic and supportive learning environment in which you learn considerably from fellow participants as well as from the course leaders.

The course is led by Rachel Lofthouse, and co-tutored by David Leat.

Delivery

The two modules are taught over four Saturdays between October and March. Support sessions (which can be replaced by email support) run on two evenings. Teaching is fairly intense, and the learning from the modules extends into practical and reflective engagement with the workplace.

Modules can be combined with other Master's level credits (including the PGCE), to complete a full Masters with a dissertation.

It is also possible to study additional Master's-level modules, including a dissertation, in order to gain an MEd qualification.

If there are sufficient numbers of students in a school or cluster group, it is also possible to organise an out-posted group.

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