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Executive & Business Coaching (Top-Up)
Postgraduate course
MA

Executive & Business Coaching (Top-Up)

International Scholarships available

Overview

Explore the key management concepts, theories and models used in coaching and mentoring through an in-depth research project.

You will learn to critique and enhance your professional coaching skills through reflexive practice and action learning. You will also hone your understanding of coaching practices to develop your personal coaching profile. You might already be a practising business coach seeking to enhance your coaching methodology and skills, an executive who wants to add coaching to your consultancy portfolio or a human resources director. You will learn to use your skill set and experience as a catalyst for positive change in the workplace.

Your supervisor will help you develop your research skills as you carry out an evidence-based research project on a topic linked to your professional practice, expertise or interests. Areas you might choose to focus on include ontological coaching, team coaching or developmental coaching.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008.
The course is aimed at practicing business coaches seeking to enhance their coaching methodology and skills, HR Directors and training consultants, those with line management responsibility, executives who wish to add coaching to their consultancy portfolio and aspiring coaches from related backgrounds, such as counselling, psychotherapy, teaching and business psychology.

The award has many benefits including full advanced standing and module exemption given to prior professional and academic coaching qualifications; assessment by professional 'personal' reflective assignment; assessments are directly applied to your working environment thereby enabling you to apply and crucially evaluate your coaching skills and improve your professional practice.

Professor Jeff Gold is a renowned expert in the field of Organisational Learning and is a founding member of the Northern Leadership Academy. He has published widely including key texts such as Leadership and Management Development, Strategies for Action, Human Resource Development and Human Resource Management.

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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Entry Requirements

Requirements


Applicants to this top-up award should already hold a PG Diploma in Coaching; a PG Diploma in the cognate subjects of Leadership, HR, Organisational Behaviour, Strategy, Management Development, Decision-making, Governance or Action Learning with at least 60 level 7 credits including specific coaching areas, this can include sports coaching; a PG Diploma 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 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 to this top-up award should already hold a PG Diploma in Coaching; a PG Diploma in the cognate subjects of Leadership, HR, Organisational Behaviour, Strategy, Management Development, Decision-making, Governance or Action Learning with at least 60 level 7 credits including specific coaching areas, this can include sports coaching; a PG Diploma 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 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

Amanda Cains

Careers

Amanda Cains
Human Resources Director Engage Mutual

MA Executive & Business Coaching

“"My tutors were so inspiring. I was able to tap into their knowledge and develop the skills to become a great leader and a successful coach. As a result, I've been able to influence the behaviours of the board and ultimately change the culture within the business, empowering employees to grow and stretch their abilities."

Teaching and learning

You will carry out an in-depth research project in a subject area that is appropriate to the course and of particular interest to you.

Dr Nick Beech
Dr Nick Beech
Course Director

Nick is an acknowledged subject matter expert in the mapping and accreditation of military and civilian programmes to civilian awards for both higher and further education. One of his successes was the mapping of Regular Army Commissioning programmes to the postgraduate educational programmes however he has also had considerable success with mapping learning and development, management and team leading awards to a wide range of programmes thereby enabling individuals and groups to access fast track certification.

My time working with leaders has shown me that an effective coach can deepen their client’s understanding of self and that they can provide their client with the psychological tools to enrich their life. A great coach inspires those they work with and, through informed insight, can read the culture of a working environment and help to enrich it.
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Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed. 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Social learning spaces
    Social learning spaces

    Our social learning spaces typically include PCs, desk space and seating areas, enabling you to study and socialise in a relaxed atmosphere.

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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