Coaching and Mentoring

Postgraduate School of Education

Hone your knowledge and skills to support colleagues’ personal and professional growth in the workplace, ultimately to become a highly proficient professional coach and mentor. The 2023 Complete University Guide ranks Roehampton 2nd in London for research quality in Education.

Coaching and Mentoring

1 year (part-time)

Approximately 60 hours' teaching, principally evenings and Saturdays

Number of Credits


Start date

September 2024

Degree Type




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Gain the expertise you need to standout in today’s marketplace. Ideal for Professional Co-ordinating Mentors (PCMs), particularly in light of the forthcoming introduction of the Early Career Framework. 

Designed with professionals in mind, the Roehampton Coaching and Mentoring PGCert will help you anticipate and manage conflicts of interest and ethical dilemmas so that you can become a leader in your field.

By focusing on the role of responsible leadership, you’ll become a confident, agile, independent thinker, with the ability to adapt rapidly to change. You’ll learn:

• A repertoire of powerful techniques, such as incisive questioning; active listening; goal setting and effective feedback

• The ability to apply insights from the literature in the field

• The capacity to critically engage with the professional literature on coaching and mentoring

• Enhancing self-awareness because of psychometric testing, journal writing and peer coaching.

These three strands will ensure that you are ready for the practical realities of coaching and mentoring in a wide range of sectors.



How you'll learn

Choose a Postgraduate Certificate that works for you.

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.

For the guidance of prospective students we have drawn up an indicative programme of sessions that you can view here.

The Roehampton School of Education is a progressive and inclusive community, putting you at the centre of your learning journey.

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Career options

Take the lead in shaping a sustainable future.

With a Roehampton PGCert, you can become a responsible coach and mentor and have a positive impact in the workplace by supporting colleagues’ personal and professional growth. This is a CPD course for professionals currently working in a range of sectors.

Students on the course will already be in employment. However, the course provides continuing professional development that will enable students 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 one of Roehampton's MA programmes.

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Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers.

Application Info

How to apply

Postgraduate programmes

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International students
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.

  • See our Finance pages for more details

Tuition fees and funding

September 2024 entry tuition fees


Specific Entry Requirements

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.

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