Taught course

Coaching and Mentoring

University of Chester · Faculty of Education and Children's Services

Entry requirements

Applicants will work in a range of work environments. The minimum entry requirement is usually a 2:2 honours degree plus relevant experience. Candidates without these qualifications will be invited to attend an interview to ensure their suitability for the course.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

Course overview

Coaching and mentoring plays an important role in supporting and developing participants in all aspects of their working and everyday lives. The Postgraduate Certificate is designed to provide individuals working in a wide range of working environments with the opportunity to investigate and develop/enhance their coaching and mentoring skills.

Why Study Coaching and Mentoring with us?

Our course combines both the theoretical and practical aspects of coaching and mentoring in professional settings. The course offers a stimulating yet enjoyable approach to coaching and mentoring regardless of your previous knowledge. Delivery will be by practitioners who are using these approaches in their daily work.

If you engage in the course you will:

  • develop your critical thinking skills and become a reflective practitioner
  • be able to articulate informed opinions with confidence
  • become aware of theoretical frameworks and current political agendas
  • become confident in the use of coaching and mentoring strategies.

How will I be taught?

The course will be taught twice termly at Weekend School (Friday evening and Saturday all day) at the University’s Riverside Campus in Chester.

You will benefit from experienced tutors with practical experience in a range of education settings. This is supported by a range of printed and electronic resources.

How will I be assessed?

Our module assessments are designed to focus on your own professional practice and development. Assessment formats include essays, portfolios of your own learning with critical commentaries, academic posters, and research-based projects.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Faculty of Education and Children's Services