January 2023

Mentoring and Coaching in Education - PG Cert

Postgraduate, Postgraduate Certificate, January 2023

This Postgraduate Certificate addresses the career development needs of the broad spectrum of education professionals who wish to progress and develop their skills within the field of mentoring and coaching.

It’s key aim is to grow course members as purposeful and effective education practitioners who will make a positive difference to their work settings and wider society over the course of their working lives. It comprises two year-long modules; Introduction to Mentoring and Coaching and Advanced Mentoring and Coaching.

The programme is an experiential work-based learning programme and course members are expected to be able to draw on their experience in discussion sessions. They should be able to feed ideas from the course back into their practice to generate evidence of advancing professional practice. The development of course members as effective, reflective and questioning practitioners through this cycle of drawing on practice and feeding back into practice is vital to the course and enables colleagues to further develop their capacity to study and learn independently for the rest of their professional lives.

Our Postgraduate provision will be run online, with some face to face tutorials where required. The on-campus elements will vary depending on each tutor and will be discussed with students beforehand.

The course is undergoing academic revalidation during this academic year.

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Entry Requirements

An Honours degree in a relevant subject area from a UK university or an overseas university agreed by NARIC as equivalent and subject to IELTS and EU requirements. Consideration will be given to students with lower level qualifications who have a relevant range of professional experience. Professional experience that equates to degree level will be considered by the Course Co-ordinator. If some non-graduates are to be considered pre entry tasks will be considered and used at the co-ordinator’s discretion.

International Students
Newman University is not licenced by the UK Government to sponsor migrant students under the Student route and is therefore unable to accept applications from international students at present.

If you have any questions regarding entry onto this course please contact our friendly and helpful admissions team via our Admissions Enquiry Form

Course Fees

2022/23
Course fee UK Students – £2,000
N.B. A minimum of 60 credits are required to complete the post graduate certificate.

Course fees for 2023/24 are to be confirmed and will be available on publication by the University.

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Modules

Please be aware that, as with any course, there may be changes to the modules delivered, for information view our Changes to Programmes of Module Changes page.

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  1. The focus of this module is to offer students the opportunity to explore the basic definitions of coaching and mentoring within an educational setting. Students will critically reflect on and evaluate the impact of some of the approaches to coaching and mentoring have on the workforce in their own work setting. Students will be expected to reflect on their personal experiences and develop their critical stance which is underpinned by a theoretical debate. The module will assist teachers and others working in schools in the task of providing professional development on various levels.
  2. The focus of this module is to offer students the opportunity to compare definitions of coaching and mentoring within an educational setting. Students will show evidence of developing their critical reflection on professional practice and the impact of educational theory and research on professional development. Students will be expected to demonstrate in their assignment, evidence of skills development in relation to educational research and professional development. This module will guide students to reflect, consolidate and enhance their coaching and mentoring skills further. Students will be expected to offer critical reflection on their personal experiences and develop their critical stance which is underpinned by a theoretical debate. The module requires students to reflect critically on theory and practice from an ethical and professional standpoint, explore the implications for professional practice, and ultimately provide opportunities for applied learning and continuous professional development.