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Course summary

This Postgraduate Certificate (60 Level 7 Credits) comprises two x 30 credit modules that are designed to provide the theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of mentoring and coaching, which is relevant to their role as a mentor in a variety of capacities such as a trainee teacher mentor, induction tutor or mentor to a new school leader. The programme draws significantly on a professional learning model that encourages students to make clear connections between relevant research, theory and practice. Curriculum Overview Module 1: Principles and Practice of Effective Mentoring/Coaching (30 Credits) Consideration of the current policy discourse around mentoring and coaching. Critical consideration of the skills and qualities required for mentoring and coaching a colleague. Exploring interpersonal relationships and communication skills in the mentoring and coaching (or training) dynamic, in order to develop the learning conversation. Exploration of the role of reflection in the mentoring and coaching process. Evaluating best practice in the mentoring, coaching process using a range of settings. Module 2: Theory and Research in Effective Mentoring/Coaching (30 Credits) Consideration of the current research and policies concerning mentoring and coaching. Critical consideration of the key concepts and principles required for effective mentoring and coaching. Reflection on the importance of context and relationships within effective coaching and mentoring processes. Exploration of the role of reflection in the mentoring and coaching processes. Delivery Both modules will be delivered on a part-time basis, through fully online learning, including: • Participation in online webinars. • Access to the extensive Liverpool Hope University Library including e-books and journal collections. • Academic tutorial support via zoom and email. • Online discussion forums with academics and other students • Practice -based reflection. • Online support from Liverpool Hope University including IT support and library support.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

International applicants


Entry requirements

First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline (applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent), but have appropriate professional experience may be considered). Applicants must hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status or Early Years Teacher Status, or equivalent. Participants must be either actively mentoring when they start the course or be about to start mentoring This course is not open to international students as it is only available on a part-time basis

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Advanced Mentoring & Coaching (Online) at Liverpool Hope University - UCAS