Mentoring and Coaching Teachers PGCert at University of Nottingham - UCAS

Course summary

There is an increased focus on mentoring as the key to facilitating the professional growth of teachers. However, many teachers are made mentors without the training that focuses on what mentoring is and how to get the most out of a mentoring relationship. This course enables you to explore what is known about mentoring and coaching in the context of education. You will examine your own, and others’ practices, and develop your professional skills to implement a mentoring plan. At the heart of the programme is a drive to embed mentoring as one of the most effective routes to teacher development. It considers the needs of the individual at all times – both the teacher who is being mentored and the teacher who is doing the mentoring. Through exploring what is known about the subject and current models of delivery, this course will enable you to build your confidence and knowledge. It will support you to make informed decisions that strengthen your mentoring relationships and benefit both you and your mentee.


This course is made up of two 30-credit modules. It can be completed in approximately 18 months. The two modules intertwine theory and practice so you are constantly thinking about, and developing, your own practices in your professional setting.

Assessment method

Each 30-credit module is assessed by a 6,000-word written assignment. To complete the PGCert, you must achieve a pass of 50 on each assignment.

Entry requirements

2:2 (or international equivalent). You must also be working as a mentor to teachers or have negotiated access to a mentor/mentee arrangement in a school or college. IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

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Mentoring and Coaching Teachers PGCert at University of Nottingham - UCAS