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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    City Centre Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to achieve their first coaching qualification. You may already be operating as an organisational or independent coach, a manager or technical professional wishing to learn how to use coaching in your day to day interactions and management of others; or a people development specialist looking to integrate coaching into your own or your organisation’s practice. We welcome applications from people at all stages of their career and it is not always necessary to have a degree, as long as you have an appropriate level of experience.

In the first module, Understanding Coaching, your learning will focus on developing your understanding of coaching as a process; appreciating the differences of coaching to mentoring/counselling and how coaching has emerged as a concept and professional practice.

Furthermore, you will develop your self-awareness, exploring your preferences and values to enable the development of your coaching identity and understanding of self as a coach. You will be introduced to coaching frameworks, with opportunities to practice implementing coaching techniques and experience being coached.

The second module, Psychological Approaches to Coaching, will develop your understanding of the psychological theories that underpin a range of coaching approaches, such as behavioural, cognitive and person centred coaching. You will research and share knowledge of appropriate tools and techniques that can be used in coaching and the implications of their use. You will gain greater insight into your own coaching identity and through this you will be able to select appropriate coaching approaches, tools and techniques; working towards your own integrated model of coaching practice. You will learn about neuroscience in coaching, the role of supervision and begin to develop your approach to contracting with coaching clients.

This course will support your professional development as a coach; allowing you to explore and expand your coaching repertoire. With coach-supervisor support, the course provides a platform for you to apply your knowledge and practice of coaching to a variety of working contexts.

The course also provides opportunities to explore potential business development and to expand your range of potential coaching client groups.

Your Future

This course will further enhance your knowledge and skills in coaching, providing you with an advanced qualification that will be highly regarded by employers, clients and a wide range of organisations.

On completion of this course you may choose to work on a freelance basis, or as part of a large organisation or small coaching practice. You may also wish to pursue a career as a people development specialist.

Upon graduation you may wish apply for professional accreditation with a range global professional coaching bodies to further enhance your skill set and employability in the UK and abroad.

Tuition fees

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£ 3,075per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Northumbria University, Newcastle

  • University League Table

    52nd

  • Campus address

    Northumbria University, Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 8ST, England

Students from around the world come to Northumbria for its reputation in law, design, engineering, business and architecture, amongst others.
Northumbria has an international community of students from over 130 countries, and decades of experience in welcoming students to the city of Newcastle.
Northumbria is one of the leading new universities in the UK.

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    3.86 77%

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