Taught course

Coaching and Mentoring

Plymouth Marjon University · Department of Education

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Entry requirements

Applicants will need:

  • A good first degree 2:2 honours or above.
  • To be engaged in paid or voluntary work (full or part time) where coaching and/or mentoring is or could be undertaken.
  • Non-standard applications are also welcome an careful consdieration will be given to those who can present a case based on their career history, experience and other learning.

Months of entry


Course content

This hugely popular course is a versatile and enriching environment for a diverse range of professionals. To name a few, we’ve welcomed people from youth and community work, business, leadership and management, the armed forces and early years education backgrounds. There are few roles in which this expertise can’t be put to good use.

Because of the diversity of students’ backgrounds, the course naturally allows participants to explore the principles of coaching and mentoring within a variety of settings, as well as applying new skills to their own role. The course’s general environment is dynamic and interactive, and students are encouraged throughout to share and explore ideas.

Through this course, students are equipped with transferable skills and theoretical perspectives in order to perfect good practice and move their careers in positive directions.

Following the programme, students might find themselves taking up mentoring roles with new colleagues, acting as subject mentors in initial teacher education, coaching colleagues in a range of settings, providing supervision for colleagues or even working freelance as an independent coach.

Information for international students

Students require an English language level of IELTS 6.5.

Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    One year split in to two six-month blocks. Delivered on around seven to eight Saturday's a year.

Course contact details

+44 (0)1752 636700