Candidates must be able to satisfy the general admission requirements of the University of the West of Scotland as specified in Section 6 of the University Regulatory Framework. Appropriate Undergraduate Qualification: Participants will typically have a teaching qualification or other relevant professional qualification e.g. training, development, HR and/or significant and on-going practical experience of/responsibility for training and development and/or supporting peers and colleagues as part of their own organisational development policies. Other Required Qualifications/Experience: Applications from interested professionals without a teaching or other relevant professional qualification will be considered on the basis of a first degree in a relevant area e.g. training, development, HR and/or significant and on-going practical experience of/responsibility for training and development and/or supporting peers and colleagues as specified above. Applicants whose first language is not English must provide formal, official proof that they meet the English language requirements specified in Section 6.2 of the University Regulatory Framework. Additionally, evidence of English proficiency must be no more than three years old counting back from the anticipated start date of the programme. If the applicant has been working or studying in an English speaking country for a substantial period of time, this can be taken into consideration as long as a statement to this effect is included in his/her references. If the applicant has studied at degree level in an English speaking country for a period of one year or more, this can also be taken into consideration as long as the programme was taught and assessed entirely in English and was undertaken in the last three years counting back from the anticipated start date of the programme. Relevant transcripts must be provided as evidence of this and a relevant statement must be included in the references - Regulation 6.6. All applicants will be required to supply two references in support of their application to join the programme. Therefore applicants will need to ensure, in good time, that their referees are willing and able to write a reference (letter of recommendation) on their behalf. Referees should be in a position to provide an informed view of the applicant’s academic ability and suitability for their chosen programme of study and any other information they consider as being relevant to the individual’s application. At least one of the referees should hold a position of authority within the applicant’s employer organisation so as to enable them to confirm that the applicant’s workplace context is consistent with the practical aspects of the programme i.e. they can confirm the applicant is able (or is about) to engage in a coaching/mentoring role and that the applicant has the support and permission to reflect on/refer to their work related activity throughout the programme (n.b. programme requirements associated with work related activity will be subject to compliance with UWS Ethical Guidelines so as to ensure confidentiality, privacy and anonymity of all participants involved in such activity). In this respect applicants are advised to supply their prospective referees with an overview of the programme so that they can comment on the individual’s ability to meet with the general demands of, and the specific practical aspects associated with, the programme. Please contact the Programme Leader for further, specific details.
Months of entry
The programme is aimed at professionals from across various sector organisations (public, private and voluntary) who have responsibility for training and development and/or supporting peers and colleagues as part of their own organisational development policies.
About the programme The programme promotes cross-sector/interagency/ inter-professional working and the development of core, transferable skills appropriate for postgraduate study at SCQF Level 11 (Masters). Additionally, it provides an opportunity for sustained engagement with the subject; to embark on an incremental learning journey in a supportive and non-threatening environment. Here you will explore the body of theoretical knowledge required and issues of practical implementation and management of coaching and mentoring in workplace contexts. Depending on your workplace context, this could have an immediate impact on professional practice.
Your learning The course comprises three modules – Critical Self-evaluation and Development; Situated Professional Learning; and Contextualising Coaching and Mentoring. It is likely to take approximately 18 months to complete. Further study may be possible through the School of Education’s CPL portfolio.
Our Careers Adviser says Engagement with coaching and mentoring techniques is inherent within many professions and roles and participants will gain an increased awareness of their role in these areas and the skills base to enhance personal and professional practice.
Fees and funding
Up-to-date information about fees can be found on the student finance webpages in the section entitled - Tuition Fees.
Payment plans are available to enrolled students. Pro-rata charges apply in the event of withdrawal from the programme following enrolment and, at the point of enrolment, participants must either pay for each module in full or make an initial deposit (with further regular payments to be made thereafter). Further information is available from the UWS Finance Department
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Linda Lafferty