Coaching and Mentoring
Why choose this course?
Potential Career Paths
Graduates of this course will be able to operate more effectively as a coach/mentor within their current role of manager, trainer, developer, organisational behaviour consultant or as a practitioner within the field of coaching and mentoring or a related profession. They can seek to develop their career further both within the coaching and mentoring field and/or within the management and leadership arena too.
Everything you need to know about this course!
Coaching and mentoring is an increasingly popular discipline in the field of human resource development and is being recognised by many organisations as a more efficient and effective way of recognising and developing the potential of their employees.
If you are coaching or mentoring at a management and/or senior, strategic, Executive level you are able to take the ILM (level 5) in Coaching and Mentoring and/or the ILM (level 7) in Executive Coaching and Mentoring at the same time as your Postgraduate Certificate. (Students wishing to pursue either of these additional awards need to ensure they can gather the relevant experience and are required to pay a small administration fee).
At the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Critically reflect and evaluate your own professional coaching and mentoring practice
- Identify and examine the diverse underpinning theories and differing perspectives in relation to coaching and mentoring
- Synthesise and critically reflect upon theory from a range of sources and relate this to professional practice
- Two years actively working as a Coach or Mentor, or five years in a relevant role, for example a supervisory, management or HR role, actively using coaching and mentoring skills
- A first or second class undergraduate honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above.
- An NVQ or SVQ Level Four in a related subject specific area (level 6/7 on new framework).
- A HND/HNC in a related subject area plus two years relevant organisational experience.
- If English is not the applicant’s first language they will need to have an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, or evidence of English proficiency equivalent to these scores.
Students may apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL) subject to the guidelines set out in the UWBS APL Handbook. APL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning.
Applications are also invited under the widening participation agenda from individuals who do not possess the above experience or qualifications but who may have significant organisational experience. In such cases, students will need to demonstrate at least 8 years relevant organisational experience. Exceptional cases (not directly meeting the criteria above) will be considered on an individual basis.
Admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s previous and current coaching and mentoring experiences and their ability to contribute to, benefit from and achieve the award.
Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.
University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.
Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.
If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay