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The MSc Career Coaching programme has been designed to reflect the growing interest in career coaching by individuals seeking to manage their career development more effectively; and by organisations who want to develop the talent and resilience of their staff. This level of interest is reflected in the progression pathway for talent management that features in the National Occupation Standards (NOS) for Career Development set by the Career Development Institute (CDI). The course will therefore appeal to UK and international students who are existing human service professionals who want to develop their career coaching skills; those who are considering entering the role; and existing career coaches who are seeking a course that is professionally accredited by the CDI (subject to approval).

The MSc Career Coaching with Professional Experience, is an extended full-time Masters programme with a substantive professional experience component. Within the professional experience modules, students have the option of undertaking an internship with a host organisation or, alternatively, campus-based professional experience. Internships are subject to a competitive application and selection process and the host organisation may include the University.

Internships may be paid or unpaid, and this will depend on what is being offered and agreed with the host organisation. Students who do not wish to undertake an internship or are not successful in securing an internship will undertake campus-based professional experience, which will deliver similar learning outcomes through supervised projects and activities designed to offer students the opportunity to integrate theory with an understanding of professional practice.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

The course has a number of innovatory features appealing to both home and international students. Firstly, its blended learning approach that takes advantage of the latest development in learning technologies can offer flexible routes for those wishing to combine work and study. Secondly, it will include international theories and models to ensure the course has global relevance. Thirdly, it can help prepare learners for working on a self-employed basis as well as operating as part of dynamic and changing organisations. In addition to providing learners the opportunity to develop employability skills and career prospects, the course should also develop sound and ethical practice in order to meet the demands of National Occupational Standards for Career Coaching (as featured in the ‘Talent Management’ career pathway established by the Career Development Institute).

The course is aimed at those wishing to develop or enhance their current career path, as well as those wishing to progress from an undergraduate degree, such as psychology, childhood and youth studies, social work, and social and healthcare management, into career coaching. The course content can be offered on a CPD basis to a range of professionals who are seeking to develop their talent management skills.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The core theme are:
-Theories of Career Coaching and Development
-Models of Career Coaching Interventions
-Applied Social Research for Professional Practice
-Consultancy and Coaching for Change
-Professional Practice and Personal Development
-International Models of Career Coaching
-Researching Career Opportunities
-Global Professional Practice
-Professional Practice Dissertation
-Additional six month internship opportunity

HOW WILL THIS COURSE ENHANCE MY CAREER PROSPECTS?

-Providing opportunity to Enhance and develop skills of existing employees, such as supervisors and managers, to further their continuing professional development.
-Offering the potential for professional accreditation (subject to approval) by the CDI.
-Developing learners’ employability and entrepreneurialism to enable them to take advantage of self-employment opportunities.

WORK PLACEMENTS

Within the professional experience modules, students have the option of undertaking an internship with a host organisation or, alternatively, campus-based professional experience. Internships are subject to a competitive application and selection process and the host organisation may include the University. Internships may be paid or unpaid, and this will depend on what is being offered and agreed with the host organisation. Students who do not wish to undertake an internship or are not successful in securing an internship will undertake campus-based professional experience, which will deliver similar learning outcomes through supervised projects and activities designed to offer students the opportunity to integrate theory with an understanding of professional practice.

GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME

To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Visit the Career Coaching - MSc page on the Coventry University website for more details!

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