Taught course

Coaching and Mentoring

York St John University · York St John Business School

Entry requirements

Candidates for entry to the PG Cert in Coaching and Mentoring must normally possess: IUK/EU students will be able to enter the programme directly in accordance with University entry requirements for MA programmes (a first degree achieved at Class 2:2 or above from an approved University or Institution) or possess an equivalent qualification. Applicants will normally be required to take part in a selection interview and to provide two satisfactory references. The interview may be undertaken by telephone, where appropriate.


Months of entry


Course content

It is clear that there is a high demand for ‘quality’ people in today’s global workplace. According to the 2013 CIPD talent survey, both coaching and mentoring remain a top choice as an intervention to develop talent, grow leaders and develop ‘quality’ people.

Professional bodies like the ICF, EMCC and APECS recommend that practitioners in coaching and mentoring have a high quality qualification at master’s level. It is apparent that this is no longer an option but essential for people wanting to become a coach/mentor, independent consultant, coaching/mentoring lead, scheme coordinator or executive consultant.

The York St John programme is both research and practice informed and focuses on the latest skills, knowledge and techniques. It blends theory and practice and is supported by key authors in the field.

Information for international students

In addition to the qualifications above, non-UK/EU students whose first language is not English will be required to achieve IELTS 7 or above with no less than Band 6 in writing skills, or equivalents accepted by the University.

Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Kenneth Gadd
01904 876476