Taught course

Coaching and Mentoring for Education Practitioners

Leeds Beckett University · Carnegie School of Education

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Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in a cognate subject, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applicants should normally be working in an educational context to enable them to put into practice some of the strategies learned on the course.

Months of entry


Course content

Today’s educators face constant change and challenges – this course will help you to gain an informed and critical perspective on professional practices, allowing you to enhance your expertise as a coach and mentor, build on your teaching and leadership skills, and foster collaborative working across schools, colleges and universities.

You will investigate how coaches and mentors develop evidence-informed practice and you will engage in self-study to build your capacity to act as a coach and mentor. Exploring the pressures and opportunities that exist in contemporary education, you will examine your own practice and identify the next steps in developing your coaching and mentoring skills to support others.

By reflecting on your own work and through shared practice with tutors and peers, you will acquire new insights, learn to use skilful questioning, enhance your listening ability and advance your rapport building, which will ultimately help to nurture trust between you and your student.

Through learning new skills and developing better practices, you will have the ability to influence the practice of others and improve the learning experience for your students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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