Coaching and Mentoring in Education


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Postgraduate On-Campus Open Day
Sunday 1 August 2021, 9am–1pm

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Postgraduate and Doctoral open evening
Wednesday 3 November 2021, 5–7.30pm

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  • Develop knowledge and skills to support new teachers and established colleagues
  • Acquire the ability to anticipate and sensitively manage ethical dilemmas in schools
  • Gain 60 credits toward a future Master's degree
  • Develop a repertoire of skills including active listening, incisive questioning and effective goal setting
  • Ideal for Professional Co-ordinating Mentors (PCM), particularly with the forthcoming introduction of the Early Career Framework
  • Taught evenings and weekends to suit busy teachers



This year-long course will enable you to develop the attitudes and skills you need to become a highly effective professional coach/mentor within the education sector.

You will build a repertoire of powerful techniques - such as incisive questioning, active listening, goal setting and effective feedback - that will greatly enhance your practice. We will also guide you through some of the most insightful literature in the field and encourage you to critically engage with it. You will increase your own self-awareness using psychometric testing, journal writing and peer coaching.

Throughout this single module programme, you will develop your capabilities as a reflective writer and keep a journal in order to evaluate your own coaching and mentoring. The course is an opportunity to develop your leadership and management skills, either to support new teachers’ induction into the profession, or to help more established colleagues to realise their potential.

You will deepen your thinking about a specific aspect of coaching and/or mentoring and present your findings to fellow students in order to develop a supportive, professional community. You will also practise coaching and mentoring and demonstrate your competence by recording and critically reflecting on a coaching/mentoring session.

The course is delivered through stimulating, interactive workshops at Roehampton, on weekday evenings and weekends. There will also be blended learning sessions and online forums. The assessment has two components - a presentation on a specific aspect of coaching/mentoring and a short film of your practice as a coach/mentor with an accompanying commentary.


This is a CPD course for professionals currently working in education.

Students on the course will already be in employment. However, the course provides continuing professional development that will enable students to develop their personal and professional interests in coaching and mentoring, either as an end in itself, or to develop knowledge, skills and understanding as part of their developing ambitions in leadership and management.

Further Study Options

Students who successfully complete the course may be able to transfer up to 60 credits awarded at the end of the course into Roehampton's MA in Educational Practice or the MA in Education Leadership and Management.


Life at Roehampton

At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options.

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.