Wolverhampton Business School

Coaching and Mentoring

PG Cert Part-time Block Release 1 year

  • Institute Code W75
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award PG Cert
  • Study Mode Part-time Block Release
  • Course Length Part-time Block Release (1 year)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

This course will build on your practical coaching and mentoring skills, introduce related theory from associated fields and encourage you to analyse and reflect on theory and practice.
It is aimed at coaching and mentoring practitioners and those who have used coaching and mentoring skills as managers/leaders.  
Studying the coaching and mentoring course will give you the knowledge and skills to become an effective professional coach and mentor. You will learn the underpinning theory of the key tools, techniques and models which are available will be encouraged to consider what may work best for you and your organisation. Evidence-based discussions and plenty of opportunities to put theory into practice will allow you to enhance your professional practice.

Course Modules

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.

Following successful completion of the postgraduate certificate, if they wish, students can also apply for individual accreditation with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) at Practitioner level.

Additional Information

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.

The course seeks to strike an excellent balance between theory and practice and to show how they underpin and relate to each other.  
Previous students and external examiners have always given excellent feedback about the course content, the course delivery, the supportiveness of all tutors and the high quality blended learning support.  
For example, previous students have mentioned the "excellent blend of teaching methods and delivery" and that "the Action Learning Sets work extremely well." External examiners consistently state that "there are a good mix of assessments and that the practical assessments are very appropriate for coaching and mentoring practitioners."

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

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Part-time £2550 per year 2020-21
Home Part-time £2600 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time £2665 per year 2022-23

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

  • 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 Undergraduate Honours Degree (2:2 or above) 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 6.5 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.

Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate on-site programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


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 by clicking here.

Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. 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.

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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