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This course is suitable for those that have already completed a foundation coaching qualification preferably at postgraduate level (level 7) and are already practising as a coach either within an organisation or as an independent coach. You may already have the Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching from Northumbria or another institution, or you may have an ILM level 7 coaching qualification or equivalent.

The Postgraduate Diploma is suitable for those who wish to take their knowledge and practice of coaching to the next level; to learn about a range of contemporary coaching functions and of how coaching contributes to organisational performance. We welcome applications from people at all stages of their career and from all sectors of industry.

Professional coaching practice: you will explore a range of contemporary coaching theories, practices and coaching contexts and apply them to your own coaching practice. The module will be flexible to incorporate the interests of the cohort and reflect latest thinking, research and practice in the coaching field.

Typical contexts explored are likely to include leadership and performance coaching, team coaching and career and transition coaching. You will explore these approaches and techniques via underpinning theories and philosophies incorporating ideas such as positive psychology, psychodynamic theory, transactional analysis, mindfulness and the application of latest research from neuroscience.

The Coaching Organisation: you will explore how to integrate coaching as a strategic approach within an organisational development strategy. You will consider the key elements of a coaching strategy for a case study organisation including: the strategic imperatives for coaching; the role of leadership; internal vs external coaches and mentors; creating a coaching culture through 1:1 and team-based approaches; and evaluating effectiveness and return on investment.

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
2 years part-time

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Fee Information

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The learning approach will be student-centred; placing great emphasis on you experimenting with and reflecting upon your practice as a coach, in order to develop your coaching approach further and understand that theoretical concepts that underpin new practices.

As part of the workshops, there will be tutor led discussions on coaching related theories, models and approaches, exploring the relevance of these in a range of contexts and the implications of use in practice. You will have an opportunity to share your experiences and practice both within the workshops and during peer coaching practice between the workshops. This enables you to experience being a coach, coachee and an observer to appreciate the application of new coaches approaches to inform your practice. You will receive formative feedback from tutors and peers. There will also be the opportunity to engage in coaching supervision, where a coaching supervisor will facilitate a discussion on your coaching practice, challenges and insights. This will support your learning and practice as a coach and your future professional development.

Assessments

You will be assessed in a variety of ways in line with the philosophy of further developing you as a reflective coaching practitioner, operating within professional ethical guidelines. The aim of each assignment is to help you to learn and develop from your on-going practice and through engagement with theoretical frameworks and coaching concepts. Examples include: a statement of your personal coaching approach; an audio recording of a coaching case study with a reflective piece exploring and choices made during the intervention and evaluating their effectiveness; an exploration of a particular ethical dilemma encountered within your coaching practice; a written investigation of a strategic organisational coaching intervention plus an analysis of your personal development in relation to organisational coaching.

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The course is delivered by a team of experienced practising coaches, who are engaged in research into coaching and who have a passion for coaching as a developmental approach.

There will also be a number of guest speakers on the programme, leading discussions on latest thinking and practice in coaching. The programme, in addition to being an academic qualification is a practical programme; preparing you for professional coaching practice.

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Throughout the duration of your course you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities to support your learning experience.

You will primarily be based in our purpose-built Business School, which boasts exceptional facilities such as classrooms, social spaces, Harvard-style lecture theatres, and hub areas.

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Research-rich learning plays a major part in all of our teaching and this course offers the opportunity to study coaching to Masters level and engage in the latest coaching research. The teaching team are all engaged in coaching research.

Previous students have commended us on their learning experience and there is an opportunity to engage with our regional network of professional coaches.

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This course will support your professional development as a coach; allowing you to explore and expand your coaching repertoire. With coach-supervisor support, the course provides a platform for you to apply your knowledge and practice of coaching to a variety of working contexts.

The course also provides opportunities to explore potential business development and to expand your range of potential coaching client groups.

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Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in any subject.

International qualifications:

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

 *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

Full UK Fee: TBC

Full EU Fee: TBC

Full International Fee: TBC

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

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