This year-long course will enable you to develop the attitudes and skills you need to become a highly effective professional coach and mentor within the education sector.
1 year part time. Approximately 60 hours' teaching, principally evenings and Saturdays.
Number of credits:
60 master's credits
Candidates must have at least 2 years’ experience in an education setting. Candidates must have either QTS/QTLS/EYPS or EYTS.
All candidates must be in a position to engage in practical coaching and/or mentoring during the summer term of the course. Should your employment position change before or during the course the University is not in a position to secure placements for you to undertake the practical coaching/mentoring.
Candidates must include a written statement in the application in which they state what their job title will be on entering the course and what they hope to achieve from the course.
Ideal for Professional Co-ordinating Mentors (PCMs), particularly in light of the forthcoming introduction of the Early Career Framework.
Acquire the ability to anticipate and sensitively manage conflicts of interest and ethical dilemmas in schools.
Develop the knowledge and skills to support trainees, new teachers and established colleagues become the best teaching practitioners they can be.
Course and Module Details
This course will give you 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.
Approximately 60 hours of teaching throughout the year, timetabled at evenings and weekends.
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.
How to apply
You can apply now for any programme starting in Autumn 2021, January or February 2022 or September 2022.
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