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Coaching and Mentoring for Education Practitioners
Postgraduate course
PG Cert

Coaching and Mentoring for Education Practitioners

International Scholarships available

Overview

Today’s educators face constant change and challenges – this course will help you to gain an informed and critical perspective on professional practices, allowing you to enhance your expertise as a coach and mentor, build on your teaching and leadership skills, and foster collaborative working across schools, colleges and universities.

You will investigate how coaches and mentors develop evidence-informed practice and you will engage in self-study to build your capacity to act as a coach and mentor. Exploring the pressures and opportunities that exist in contemporary education, you will examine your own practice and identify the next steps in developing your coaching and mentoring skills to support others.

By reflecting on your own work and through shared practice with tutors and peers, you will acquire new insights, learn to use skilful questioning, enhance your listening ability and advance your rapport building, which will ultimately help to nurture trust between you and your student.

Through learning new skills and developing better practices, you will have the ability to influence the practice of others and improve the learning experience for your students.

You will join CollectivED – a new hub for mentoring and coaching, based within the Carnegie School of Education. Working with staff, such as Professor of Teacher Education, Rachel Lofthouse, peers, and partners from around the UK, you will have the opportunity to help shape future practice and co-create knowledge to positively influence educational policy at an institutional and national level. 

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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This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Course Features

  • 24/7 Library
  • Expert careers service
  • Part-time study available
  • TEF Silver Award

Entry Requirements

Requirements


Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in a cognate subject, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applicants should normally be working in an educational context to enable them to put into practice some of the strategies learned on the course. 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
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.
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.

Requirements


Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in a cognate subject, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applicants should normally be working in an educational context to enable them to put into practice some of the strategies learned on the course. 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
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.
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

Coaching and Mentoring for Education Practitioners

Careers

Teaching and learning

 
Developing Evidence-Informed Coaching & Mentoring Practice for Professional Development

Professor Rachel Lofthouse
Professor
Rachel joined Leeds Beckett in 2017. Her research examines how teachers and student teachers learn and how they can be supported to put that learning into practice. She is particularly interested in professional learning through approaches such as coaching, lesson study, professional enquiry and inter-professional practice.
Supporting and working alongside others in their journey through professional development is one of the most rewarding roles in education. Our course will be research-rich and practice-orientated, and the teaching and learning environment will be informed by professional evidence, allowing our students to ask questions and engage in thought-provoking conversation and debate.

Fees & funding

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 201920 on this course is £661.20 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33.06. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation. See further information on financing your studies.
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. See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Facilities

  • Headingley Campus Library
    Headingley Campus Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing round-the-clock 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.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

Location

Headingley Campus

Headingley Campus

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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