Duration: Up to 12 months (part-time)|Hope Park|Start month: October or January
Teaching & Research
ABOUT THE COURSE
This Postgraduate Certificate (60 Level 7 Credits) comprises two x 30 credit modules that are designed to provide the theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of mentoring and coaching, which is relevant to their role as a mentor in a variety of capacities such as a trainee teacher mentor, induction tutor or mentor to a new school leader. The programme draws significantly on a professional learning model that encourages students to make clear connections between relevant research, theory and practice.
Module 1: Principles and Practice of Effective Mentoring/Coaching (30 Credits)
Consideration of the current policy discourse around mentoring and coaching.
Critical consideration of the skills and qualities required for mentoring and coaching a colleague.
Exploring interpersonal relationships and communication skills in the mentoring and coaching (or training) dynamic, in order to develop the learning conversation.
Exploration of the role of reflection in the mentoring and coaching process.
Evaluating best practice in the mentoring, coaching process using a range of settings.
Module 2: Theory and Research in Effective Mentoring/Coaching (30 Credits)
Consideration of the current research and policies concerning mentoring and coaching.
Critical consideration of the key concepts and principles required for effective mentoring and coaching.
Reflection on the importance of context and relationships within effective coaching and mentoring processes.
Exploration of the role of reflection in the mentoring and coaching processes.
First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline (applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent), but have appropriate professional experience may be considered).
Applicants must hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status or Early Years Teacher Status, or equivalent.
International Entry Requirements
This course is not open to international students as it is only available on a part-time basis.
Teaching and Research
Both modules will be delivered on a part-time basis, through blended learning, including:
Workplace learning and practical activities
Face to face activity, including peer and facilitated
Learning including seminars/taught sessions.
Reading and reflection.
Academic tutorial support.
Critical debate with supporters and peers e.g. in seminars or through VLE discussion groups.
UK/EU TUITION FEES
Modules 1 &2 – Full Postgraduate Certificate (60 Masters Credits)
Full rate: £1,733
Graduate 600*: £1,532
Partner school rate*: £1,386
* Graduate 600 - Reduced Fee for students who have obtained a 2.1 or 1st class degree within the last 3 years.
** A Partner School is any school that has an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) partnership arrangement with Liverpool Hope University and who work with our students on providing school placements.
We offer a number of scholarships and loans to help fund your postgraduate studies. Visit our scholarships pages for more details.
This is a professional learning course designed specifically to provide up-to-date knowledge support for school-based professionals with a coaching and mentoring role. The 60 Masters-level credits can also be used towards a Masters in Education.