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Amanda Cains, Leeds Business School graduate
Postgraduate course
PG Cert

Executive and Business Coaching

Executive and Business Coaching

Executive and Business Coaching

Executive and Business Coaching

Executive and Business Coaching

International Scholarships available

Overview

Designed to guide your development as a professional coach or mentor, this course will enable you to learn with like-minded peers in a community focused on coaching practice.

This course will provide you with a stimulating learning environment that will promote critical thinking, personal growth and professional action. Your modules will challenge you, in a safe and supportive environment, to explore and apply the latest coaching techniques and fundamentals to your working practice, and you will be encouraged to quickly build your knowledge and coaching skillset to a new level.

If you have a thirst for personal growth and a focus on helping others make a positive change in the world, or if you are a leader, entrepreneur or human resource management professional looking to inspire and develop your employees, this course will support you to develop the expertise and knowledge you will need to achieve your aspirations. 

This course will enable you to improve your performance, self-confidence and self-efficacy in your coaching, personal and professional life, guided throughout by expert tutors with a wealth of professional experience. On completion of this course, you will have the expertise to help others to take responsibility and accountability for their actions and to realise their potential. Your high level of emotional intelligence will enable you to help others gain personal clarity, so they can identify and attain their goals.

Your module assessment is by 6,000 word work based assignments, which are designed to enable you to evaluate and grow your own applied coaching practice.  Your coaching tutors will provide bespoke feedback as they support you in building your coaching skills, confidence and practice.

This course will offer substantial insights into how to enhancing your coaching practice with the aim to prepare you for a wide range of coaching career paths. You will be prepared to work across a wide range of coaching intervention styles and client groups and you will have the key foundations to continually develop and improve your own practice throughout your career.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

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Course Features

  • Practice based learning
  • Informed by the latest research
  • Collaborative learning environment
  • Ongoing tutor feedback and supervision
  • Develop the skills for reflective and reflexive practice
  • Build your coaching resilience
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Entry Requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.
More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Leeds Beckett University Careers

Careers

Teaching and learning

 

Gain key insights into the latest techniques and fundamentals of coaching and reflective practice to help you become an effective coach practitioner, one who can help your clients, team and colleagues grow and achieve their full potential. You will have the opportunity to explore a variety of concepts, theories and models that help you to develop systematic understanding and critical awareness of executive and business coaching within the context of practice. You will explore important coaching skills and techniques, for example deep listening, presence and using insightful questions that change personal perspectives and surface new alternatives.

Develop your coaching journey and gain deeper insight into the role of the coach as an enabler of organisation action, professional practice and the catalyst for cultural change. You will have the opportunity to explore and develop a critical reflective perspective of professional self and ethical coaching practice in a workplace context. This module will also help you to build greater understanding of the different roles and forms of specific coaching intervention that can be employed by the coach practitioner in the workplace. Your focus will be on critical reflection and gaining insight into the challenges and dilemmas faced by executive and business coaches, which will include gaining an appreciation of the range of diverse forces and inputs driving personal and organisational agenda.

This module will provide you with the space to take a more holistic approach to coaching and your role as practitioner. You will be challenged to take a deep and critical reflective perspective and appreciate and navigate a range of diverse forces and inputs that could impact on the development of your coaching career. You will be encouraged to apply reflective and reflexive practice techniques as well as working and sharing your inights with your peers in your community of coaching practice. The open individual and community peer method will see you gain greater insight into yourself as a coach. You will evaluate a range of personal development tools to support learning to take a more holistic and critical approach to evaluating your learning needs. Your peer coaching support and will provide motivation to help you plan and act to improve your own personal coaching practice and master your coaching career.

Gain key insights into the latest techniques and fundamentals of coaching and reflective practice to help you become an effective coach practitioner, one who can help your clients, team and colleagues grow and achieve their full potential. You will have the opportunity to explore a variety of concepts, theories and models that help you to develop systematic understanding and critical awareness of executive and business coaching within the context of practice. You will explore important coaching skills and techniques, for example deep listening, presence and using insightful questions that change personal perspectives and surface new alternatives.

Develop your coaching journey and gain deeper insight into the role of the coach as an enabler of organisation action, professional practice and the catalyst for cultural change. You will have the opportunity to explore and develop a critical reflective perspective of professional self and ethical coaching practice in a workplace context. This module will also help you to build greater understanding of the different roles and forms of specific coaching intervention that can be employed by the coach practitioner in the workplace. Your focus will be on critical reflection and gaining insight into the challenges and dilemmas faced by executive and business coaches, which will include gaining an appreciation of the range of diverse forces and inputs driving personal and organisational agenda.

This module will provide you with the space to take a more holistic approach to coaching and your role as practitioner. You will be challenged to take a deep and critical reflective perspective and appreciate and navigate a range of diverse forces and inputs that could impact on the development of your coaching career. You will be encouraged to apply reflective and reflexive practice techniques as well as working and sharing your inights with your peers in your community of coaching practice. The open individual and community peer method will see you gain greater insight into yourself as a coach. You will evaluate a range of personal development tools to support learning to take a more holistic and critical approach to evaluating your learning needs. Your peer coaching support and will provide motivation to help you plan and act to improve your own personal coaching practice and master your coaching career.

Dr Nick Beech
Dr Nick Beech
Course Director

Nick is the Director of Executive Learning within Leeds Business School. Working with the University’s Centre for Governance, Leadership & Global Responsibility, he has overseen a variety of executive courses including MBA (Executive), MA Executive & Business Coaching and MSc Executive Leadership & Corporate Social Responsibility, and professional programmes such as the Institute of Directors qualification. His is a specialist in corporate governance, decision-making, and executive and business coaching. Nick has worked with leading corporate mentors and coaches including Peter Bluckert, Bob Garvey, David Clutterbuck, Jeff Gold and Paul Turner. Nick takes a practitioner approach to coaching and mentoring and focuses on developing high-contact, deep personal growth workshops with groups and teams with the aim to enable both immediate and long-term growth potential.

We all have untapped capabilities just waiting there to be discovered, a coach helps you to move out of your comfort zone so that you look, see and realise your full potential.
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Fees & funding

Fees information is not available for this selection of attendance, location and start date. Please re-select.

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Part-time rates for international students are not automatically displayed as there are specific visa requirements which generally limit students to study in the UK on a full-time basis. Should you wish to query your visa status you can contact Tier4 Compliance@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. If you are able to study on a part-time basis please contact fees@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for further information on course fees.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £3500. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Part-time rates for international students are not automatically displayed as there are specific visa requirements which generally limit students to study in the UK on a full-time basis. Should you wish to query your visa status you can contact Tier4 Compliance@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. If you are able to study on a part-time basis please contact fees@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for further information on course fees.

Facilities

  • The Rose Bowl
    The Rose Bowl

    The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Simulation suite
    Simulation suite

    You will use Critical Decision Immersive Simulations in this facility to develop effective leadership and group participant skills. The simulations replicate the complexities of real life scenarios that would challenge decision makers, aiming to improve your decision making, critical thinking and communication skills.

Location

City Campus

City Campus

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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Postgraduate Study - Application Steps

Once you've decided what course to study, here is a step-by-step guide of what to do next.

  • 1
    EXPLORE
    Explore your full range of options on our Online Prospectus at courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
    Call us on +44(0)113 812 3113 or email admissionsenquiries@leedsbeckett.ac.uk if you have any questions. International students can phone +44(0)113 812 1111 or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
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    POSTGRADUATE AND RESEARCH OPEN DAY
    Visit us for a Postgraduate and Research Open Day to speak to teaching staff and students, see our facilities and find out more about your chosen course. Alternatively, watch our online open day or register for a Virtual Q&A and ask our friendly staff any questions you may have.
  • 3
    APPLY

    Apply directly to us via our online application site *.

    * Exceptions to this are:

    • Teacher Training (PGCE & EYTS)
    • PG Dip Legal Practice PG Dip Law
    • Chartered Institute of PR (CIPR): Advanced Certificate & Advanced Diploma
    • MA Social Work
    • MA Art Psychotherapy
    • PGCert/PGDip/MA Play Therapy
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    YOUR OFFER
    Receive your offer - remember, the sooner you apply the sooner an offer can be made. Please note that certain courses do have set application deadlines so you should check before applying. Some courses may require you to attend an interview or submit a portfolio before an offer can be made.
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    SEND US YOUR RESULTS
    If we make you a conditional offer, send us your results as soon as you have these so we can confirm your place.
  • 6
    ACCOMMODATION
    Apply for our university accommodation if you need it.
  • 7
    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
    Check visa regulations and apply for your CAS number if necessary.
  • 8
    FEES & FUNDING
    Discover more about your funding options and set up your fee payments.
  • 9
    ONLINE REGISTRATION & ENROLMENT
    Receive your online registration and enrolment information.
  • 10
    WELCOME WEEK
    Attend Welcome Week and begin your course.
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