Taught course

Coaching and Mentoring

University of Wolverhampton · Faculty of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

  • A first or second class undergraduate honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above.
  • An NVQ or SVQ Level Four in a related subject specific area (level 6/7 on new framework).
  • A HND/HNC in a related subject area plus two years relevant organisational experience.
  • If English is not the applicant’s first language they will need to have a TOEFL score of 550 or above, or an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, or evidence of English proficiency equivalent to these scores.
  • Students may apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL) subject to the guidelines set out in the UWBS APL Handbook. APL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning. Applications are also invited under the widening participation agenda from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who may have significant organisational experience. In such cases, students will need to demonstrate at least 8 years relevant organisational experience, with normally two years actively working as a coach or mentor, or five years in a relevant role, for example a supervisory or management role, actively using coaching and mentoring skills. Exceptional cases (not directly meeting the criteria above) will be considered on an individual basis. Admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s coaching and mentoring experience and their ability to contribute to, benefit from and achieve the award.

Months of entry

October, February

Course content

The MA Coaching and Mentoring will give you the opportunity to take your coaching and mentoring studies to another level, giving you the chance to develop a more critical understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that underpin your practice and its impact on the wider context.

A PG Cert pathway is also available.

This exciting and contemporary programme provides you with the knowledge and skills to become an effective professional coach and mentor working within a variety of organisational contexts.

Your studies will give you the underpinning theory of the key tools, techniques and models available and will encourage you to consider what may work best in different contexts. Evidence-based discussions and opportunities to put theory into practice will allow you to enhance your professional practice. It will raise your self-awareness of your own coaching and mentoring skills and in doing so will build on your strengths and capabilities.

You will also be developing your academic and research skills further through a large research project, which is a great opportunity to put some of the theory and practical skills you have learnt on this course directly into action.

Typically, students that study this course with us go on to develop their own coaching and mentoring practices, introduce related schemes within their businesses and use their enhanced skills within both professional and personal contexts.

Information for international students

TOEFL score of 550 or above, or an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, or evidence of English proficiency equivalent to these scores. Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Visit: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/fees-and-costs/postgraduate-fees/
International students
Visit: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/fees-and-costs/postgraduate-fees/

Employer or self-funded

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Please see contact details below
0800 953 3222