Taught course

Mentoring and Coaching Beginning Teachers

University of Nottingham · School of Education

Entry requirements

2:2 (or international equivalent).

Applicants must also be working as a mentor to beginning teachers or have negotiated access to a mentor/mentee arrangement in a school or college.

Months of entry


Course content

This course enables you to gain knowledge and understanding of mentoring beginning teachers through a reflective examination of your own practice as well as others'. Through an exploration of a range of mentoring and coaching models, you will develop your professional mentoring skills and a personal theory of action for mentoring.

The impact of this course goes far beyond the participating teacher; the development of their practice impacts on their beginning teachers' professional development and, ultimately, their classroom practice.

Alongside this element of the course, which is rooted in practice, there is a structured programme of taught sessions and activities designed to offer a theoretical perspective and critical reflections on how best mentoring practices can enhance the development of both the beginning teacher and the mentor.

This course aims to:

  • promote your learning through the development of knowledge, skills and understanding of mentoring practice with beginning teachers
  • provide opportunities to develop critical reflective practice
  • encourage the critical understanding of research, evidence and practice in the broad field of mentoring beginning teachers
  • support your capacity to design and conduct inquiries into your own and others' professional practice

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
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