Postgraduate Certificate in Mentoring & Coaching

PATHWAY  2    (Level 7 - 3 Modules)  Post Graduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring:

As we have looked for ways of developing these processes further, we have worked with professional mentors who began and subsequently completed their Masters with a Post Graduate Certificate in Mentoring and Coaching several years ago.  *It is important to note that the Certificate was initially funded by monies from outside agencies and was therefore somewhat attractive to school based mentors wishing to use ITT as a career pathway.  The quality of this work, detailing evidence of  well set  ITT processes was subsequently praised by Ofsted as contributing to our OUTSTANDING category.   Unfortunately outside funding was withdrawn after three years and the Certificate was shelved owing to lack of uptake.

All of this understanding has led us to work closely with our partnership schools to refine this qualification.  From January 2017 The Post Graduate Certificate in Coach and Mentoring is being re-launched.    This will allow school/setting based mentors to use their own practice with ATs/trainees and other school based mentors: Stage 3 Mentor Certification (see above) as evidence towards this qualification.   This is combined with seminars (two Saturdays each module) to enable all participants to reflect on their own practice and skills, and entering into dialogue with other learners analyse and refine mentoring and coaching techniques/processes.  At the same time participants will develop a thorough understanding of coaching and mentoring theories and theorists, and how to link this to their own practice.  This will be used to support the portfolio, demonstrating critical analysis of processes and practice validated by theory, allowing each participant to develop new insights through professional/ personal development and application.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring has been accredited by the Chartered Management Institute.  Students successfully completing the PG Certificate will also receive a CMI award in Coaching and Mentoring at Level 7.

Mentor Accreditation: 60 credits at Level 7                                         PG Cert in Coaching & Mentoring

CD7611:  An introduction to the skills, principles and practice of effective mentoring/coaching         ONE

 

CD7612:  Developing client, knowledge, skills and expertise through effective dialogue                        TWO

EITHER

CD7613:

Co-ordinating Mentoring and Coaching Programmes

OR

ED7109:  Negotiated Study (Area of own practice with mentoring and/or coaching perspective)

 

Professional Body Accreditation:  Chartered Management Institute

The Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring has been accredited by the Chartered Management Institute.  Students successfully completing the PG Cert programme will also receive a CMI award in Coaching and Mentoring at Level 7.  This award is fully embedded within the programme, so students will not have to undertake any additional work.  Registration with the CMI will be done at the time of module registrations.  In order to achieve the CMI award students must successfully complete modules CD7611, CD7612 and CD7613.  Students undertaking ED7109 will need to, in discussion with the programme leader, ensure that the negotiated element of the module meet the learning outcomes of the CMI award to be eligible for the additional qualification. 

Assessment

Each module is assessed by coursework submission:

Essay - 3000 words 

A coaching/mentoring reflective portfolio - 2000 words

Attendance

Weekend school Chester (Riverside campus and/or Parkgate Road campus) or in Client Setting where group is a viable size. Delivery site to be negotiated according to client needs (20 hours)

 

For Costings and Further Detail please access the following link:

Coaching & Mentoring PG Cert