Taught course

Coaching and Mentoring for Teacher Development

Newcastle University · School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in any subject, Qualified Teacher Status (or equivalent), or validated teaching experience. Our course is for those already working in an educational context, so you need to gain the support of your employer and have assurance that opportunities for developing relevant professional practice are available in your workplace.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Coaching and Mentoring for Teacher Development PGCert offers teachers, school leaders and other educators the means by which to investigate existing and potential coaching and mentoring practice in their own professional setting. It makes links with national policy frameworks and research evidence.

This course draws on the expertise developed in the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching, which is based in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences. Course tutors are active researchers and all teach and supervise across a range of courses. This provides them with a wide knowledge base and a genuine concern for the challenges of educational contexts.

There are two modules; one based on investigating coaching and mentoring, and the other on improving it. The modules encourage you to develop quality approaches to meeting the demands of supporting others' professional development in their workplace.

The course also helps participants develop informed excellence in the role of coaches and mentors.

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 3 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Rachel Lofthouse, Head of Teacher Learning and Development, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
+44 (0) 191 208 6576