Taught course

Coaching and Mentoring

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Education

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Entry requirements

Manchester Met standard entry requirements for taught postgraduate programmes apply:


You also need to have experience relevant to the award area (or taking up employment or similar related to the award area)

For Further Information

Tutor Contact: Dr Huw Bell H.Bell@mmu.ac.uk

Months of entry


Course content

Develop your understanding of the theories behind coaching and mentoring. Critically reflect on your approaches as a mentor or coach. Apply and evaluate new ideas in your practice.

Our part-time course offers masters accreditation for professionals already working as mentors and coaches. It’s designed for those currently working across the fields of education and health and social care.

Focusing on your own practice, you’ll challenge the way you work, rethink approaches, and develop your understanding of mentoring and coaching roles.

Some of the topics you’ll consider include current practice and policy developments at local and national levels, relationships and diversity, and frameworks.

You’ll explore the ways you can use coaching and mentoring approaches in the workplace, such as the GROW model (goals, reality, options, wrap up). And, you’ll consider the purposes of these approaches and the impact on coaches, mentors and organisations.

In each topic, you’ll critically reflect on your workplace and the coaching or mentoring relationships you have there, as well as the wider working environment.

Your final assessment for this course is typically a dissertation on a topic of your choice. You’ll usually conduct a research project, which involves planning, conducting and evaluating practical research.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Cert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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