Taught course

Mentoring and Coaching

Edge Hill University · Secondary and Further Education

Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject. You should also be employed in, or have sustained and appropriate access to, an educational setting where you are able to undertake regular mentoring and/or coaching with colleagues.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This Postgraduate Certificate in Mentoring and Coaching has been developed to address the needs of teachers and other professionals working in a range of educational contexts. Enhancing your mentoring and coaching practice, the programme will support you in developing skills in critical reflective practice and critical thinking while also encouraging you to explore and experience mutual ways of working through investigating and critiquing contemporary policy. You will develop a strong academic underpinning to your work and be able to tailor your studies to focus on areas of professional and/or personal interest. The programme responds to Government priorities associated with teacher retention and development, providing a professional route in mentoring and coaching for those who hold, or are seeking to hold, specialist roles in schools and colleges and other educational settings.

Fees and funding

Course pricing can be found here - https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/course/mentoring-and-coaching/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


Assessment is through coursework focusing on a range of professional learning activities and projects. Opportunities for formative feedback will be scheduled throughout each module. You will produce a 5,000 word critically reflective account which will evidence critical engagement with contemporary theories and models of mentoring and coaching. You will also present a critical evaluation of your own mentoring and coaching practice which will be accompanied by a portfolio of supporting evidence, such as extracts from reflective diaries, training plans, lesson observations and peer feedback.

Course contact details

+44(0)1695 575171