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Education: Coaching & Mentoring PGCert

St Mary's University, Twickenham

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    St Mary's University, Twickenham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    14-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This part-time one year programme is designed to enable you to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills to become a highly effective coach or mentor within schools and other educational settings.

  • This course is based on your own practice and is therefore highly relevant to your professional role and context
  • The variety of modes of delivery enables you to engage with the PGCert in the way that best suits your preferred learning style

Why study Education: Coaching & Mentoring?

This Master's degree is designed to meet the professional development needs of teachers and other education and sports professionals. This includes:

  • Business managers
  • Chaplains
  • Librarians
  • Data managers

Coaching and Mentoring will fit your needs regardless of the phase of schooling or educational contexts you work in, and no matter which stage of your career you're at.

The programme enables you - as a current or aspiring middle or senior leader - to engage in critical reflection on your own experience and perception of coaching and mentoring. It will help you to develop your coaching and mentoring practice and gain a theoretical understanding of the subject.

You'll explore the current landscape within coaching and mentoring and how it relates to your own context. During the programme you'll also select an aspect of coaching and mentoring to analyse and investigate, bringing about change within your own practice and organisation.

Why St Mary's?

This Postgraduate Certificate is designed to meet the professional development needs of education and sports professionals in a variety of formal and informal settings.

The course will fit your needs in the phase of education or sporting context you work in, no matter which stage of your career you're at.

The programme will enable you to engage in critical reflection on your own experience and perception of coaching and mentoring. It will help you to develop your practice as a coach or mentor whilst gaining theoretical knowledge and understanding of the subject leading to an accredited qualification at Level 7.

Teaching methods

Teaching methods include a combination of lectures, group seminars, workshops and individual tutorials.

Modules are taught either on Saturday Schools (approximately monthly), study days in the school holidays or fortnightly twilight sessions.

Assessment methods

Learning is assessed through a variety of methods:

  • Reflective journals
  • Essays
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios
  • Seminar and conference presentations.

A mentoring and/or coaching relationship will be a vital component of the course to enable reflection on practice. This can be voluntary. Further details regarding this can be discussed upon enrolment.

Career opportunities

Coaching and mentoring are now essential components of organisational development to support professional growth and well-being. A range of skills are covered within this course that will support the development of all practitioners, particularly those seeking roles in middle and senior leadership, as well as those seeking to work in consultancy.

This course will enable members of the teaching profession to meet the requirements of the Early Career Framework by developing their understanding and application of coaching and mentoring both on a personal and organisational level.

Within the sporting sector, professional employment within coaching and mentoring is a significant area of growth as organisations understand the need to support and development athletes and staff whether within player care, Talented Athlete Support, player development and sports coach development.

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University information

St Mary's University, Twickenham

  • University League Table

    107th

  • Campus address

    St Mary's University, Twickenham, St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, Hounslow, TW1 4SX, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 81 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    111 56%

    63rd

    22
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    89 89%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    21st

    12

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