University Certificate of Postgraduate Study in Mentoring and Coaching

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Enhance your career with a Mentoring and Coaching qualification. Explore mentoring and coaching of colleagues, students or other staff in educational establishments. Apply your learning to your own teaching position.

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This is a Level 7 course for teachers and educators. You will explore the principles, concepts, theories and models relating to the development of coaching, guidance and mentoring skills, and evaluate the impact these might have on teaching and learning.

Developing supportive relationships, both personal and professional, and awareness of the potential of all learners is an important element of this course.

Why us?

  • Research in Education at Sunderland has been described as ‘world-leading’ by the latest Research Excellence Framework
  • This course is developed and delivered by professionals with many years of experience in their respective fields

Course structure

You will be taught via tutor and group-led discussion sessions, case studies, self/peer reflection, evaluation of visual or audio recordings, research and self-directed study. Assessment methods include written commentary and transcript and a written report.

Topics include:

  • Mentoring and Coaching

You will be expected to demonstrate the development of related skills including active listening skills, the personal qualities that underpin effective learning relationships and the ability to integrate these skills into their professional practice.

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This course is delivered at the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's.


Entry requirements

Applicants are required to be working in an educator role.

Fees and finance

The course fees vary depending on your status:

  • Accredited course fee: £1032
  • Partnership School fee: £495
  • Alumni fee: £826
  • Non-accredited fee: £295

If you're unsure which fee is right for you, please contact CaPE directly.

This information was correct at the time of publication.

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