The Postgraduate Certificate Mentoring and Coaching (flexible) is an online course 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.
The course aims to:
- promote your learning through critical reflection on and research into your practice
- impact positively on your practice as mentor/coach and consequently on the learning of your mentees and the students they teach
- provide you with an enhanced understanding of the mentoring/coaching process in schools and colleges
- develop your ability to critically evaluate research evidence on mentoring/coaching
- develop your understanding of different research approaches to mentoring/coaching
This online course can be completed over one year part-time by web-based distance learning. You can start the course in January or July.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Mentoring and Coaching (flexible) comprises two 30-credit core modules. The duration of each module is 6 months. The course materials and activities are delivered online. They have been developed by experts in mentoring and coaching and inquiry based research as well as in developing and supporting online learning.
- The Nature and Practice of Mentoring and Coaching
- Practice-Based Inquiry
These 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.
Each module is assessed by a written assignment of 5,000 - 6,000 words (or equivalent). Each assignment is graded numerically. To complete the Postgraduate Certificate programme, a pass of 50 must be achieved in each assignment.
Online Course Materials and Support
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.