Taught course

Coaching and Mentoring

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

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally work in an educational environment, e.g. school, college, academy, local authority, free school or other educational setting.

The minimum entry requirement is usually a first 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, September

Course content

Course overview

Coaching and mentoring play an important role in supporting and developing staff within education. Our Postgraduate Certificate is designed to provide individuals working in education and training opportunities to learn and develop their coaching and mentoring skills.

Why Study Coaching and Mentoring with us?

Our Coaching and Mentoring course combines both the theoretical and practical aspects of coaching and mentoring in educational 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?

Our module assessments are designed to focus on your own professional practice and development. Assessments include essays, portfolios of your own learning, academic posters and research based projects. This course is assessed by coursework only.

How will I be assessed?

Our 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.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12-36 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Education and Children's Services