Taught course

Coaching (PGDip)

University of Warwick · Centre for Lifelong Learning

Entry requirements

This course is designed for applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. This includes individuals who are currently involved in people development and coaching support, line managers wanting to take a coaching approach to leadership, and individuals who wish to work in these areas and/or those who are interested in the study for personal interest.

The University's standard entrance requirement is an undergraduate degree graded at 2:2 in any discipline. Equivalent professional qualifications can also be considered. If you have alternative qualifications and relevant experience, you are welcome to discuss these with the course team.

Applicants must be able to produce written work of a good standard.

English language requirements

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

    • Band A
    • IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

Months of entry


Course content

The PG Diploma is made up of six modules of twenty-credits each at Master's level 7, 3 in Year One, and 3 in Year Two. The course provides a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to build a deep awareness of self, and so participants are able to articulate their unique personal coaching presence in relation to a critical evaluation of theories. You will also gain an in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of the coaching process, as well and developing a comprehensive understanding of research methods in professional practice. The course is accredited by the Association for Coaching and this ensures that our courses are focused on developing coaches in line with internationally recognised standards of best practice.

This part-time course is delivered over two academic years and provides the essential core skills and knowledge. The first year gives you the Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching and building on this, after successful completion of the second year, you will receive a postgraduate diploma in coaching.

This is a blended learning course, and so each module has a two-day face-to-face interactive skill-based workshop delivered at Warwick, plus distance learning virtual resource centre material available 24/7.

Fees and funding

See University website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

PG Recruitment