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Entry requirements

You will need:

  • a minimum 2:2 Honours degree
  • a current practitioner role
  • a reference from your current employer

Additional information

  • IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each component) or equivalent

Months of entry


Course content

This dynamic programme appeals to practitioners in education, learning and development and to those working in roles where coaching and mentoring are key assets.

  • Study on a programme suited to a wide range of professional roles in areas such as education, nursing, social care, policing and more
  • Explore and critique models and theories of coaching and develop your understanding and confidence as a mentor/coach
  • Learn from practice-informed academics
  • Enjoy a rich learning environment with a diverse range of fellow students
  • Develop the skills required to work in multi-professional, inter-agency and global contexts
  • Fit your studies around your work and home life
  • Undertake work relevant assessments

Focusing first on self reflection, then on partnership in practice and finally in wider group work, this transformative programme is rooted in soft skills and communication methods.

All too often key skills such as listening, questioning, providing feedback and reading body language are overlooked, impeding our ability to mentor or coach successfully. This programme features three modules which explore self reflection and action thus enabling you to assess your existing skills and build on them to move forward.

The programme develops your understanding of traditional and modern coaching and mentoring theories and is informed by practice and research in the field. You will challenge the way you work with colleagues and other stakeholders including service users and will evaluate new ideas, applying additional techniques to your own practice.

Enabling you to enrich and develop key skills and knowledge, the programme promotes career progression. This will enable you to improve your people development skills, take a more effective leadership stance in your practice, expand into a leadership role or strengthen your CV.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

View country specific entry requirements

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the LJMU website for details.

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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