Mentoring and Coaching (Postgraduate Certificate)

Teacher in library mentoring students

Study mode

Full-Time or Part-Time


Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham

Coaching and mentoring are increasingly seen as forms of professional and organisational learning whose effects go far beyond what can be achieved through traditional training courses.

The course will help you to develop a deep understanding of the personal, social and organisational learning processes that take place when mentoring and coaching are used competently. You will also explore and develop the capabilities and attributes needed to promote them. Whilst the course does deal with the mentoring of trainee teachers, this is not the main focus since the role and impact of coaching can best be enhanced by the creation of a pervasive coaching culture (rather than a managerialist culture) within organisations.

Since modern conceptions of leadership and management embrace coaching as central to personal and organisational effectiveness, these modules are strongly recommended for all students studying the MEd in Educational Leadership.

If you are working in a Partnership school/setting and are a current Mentor or Link Tutor to our University of Gloucestershire students, in recognition of the time and effort you take in supporting our students in your school and as an expression of gratitude, we’d like to offer you an opportunity to take our Post Graduate Certificate in Mentoring & Coaching with an exceptional discount of 40% off the standard fee.

Study style

Assessment is via 100% coursework

Modules on the MEd take place throughout the year that’s why we offer a range of start dates. When you apply we can advise on the next available modules and discuss the best start date for you

Entry requirements

  • You will need at least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent
  • Or a relevant postgraduate or professional qualificationand/or work experience
  • International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent


Fees - 2017/18 Academic Year
Home and EU Students
Postgraduate Certificate £2000
Non-EU Students
Postgraduate Certificate £4500

The fee displayed is the total course fee for full or part-time study. Fees can be paid in instalments over the duration of study with further details available in our tuition fee policy.


  • Subject leader/co-ordinator
  • Assistant head teacher
  • Deputy/head teacher

Develop and apply analytical and critical thinking and build confidence and capability in preparation for career promotion.
Enhance your practical skills needed to support others and learn how to create a pervasive coaching culture, in order to have a much wider impact at a workplace level. 

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