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MA / PG Dip / PG Cert Education (Mentoring and Coaching)

This pathway, within the University of Worcester’s MA Education, is aimed at education professionals seeking to develop their theoretical understanding of mentoring and coaching, and their mentoring and coaching skills.

Postgraduate Awards:
MA Education (Mentoring and Coaching)
Postgraduate Diploma Education (Mentoring and Coaching)
Postgraduate Certificate Education (Mentoring and Coaching)

 

This pathway, within the University of Worcester’s MA Education, is aimed at education professionals seeking to develop their theoretical understanding of mentoring and coaching, and their mentoring and coaching skills. You can register for any of the awards or, if you prefer, take a stand-alone module of interest to you.

 

By the end of the course you will have a good understanding of the key models and theories and have developed a range of skills that you can draw on to help others, underpinned by a knowledge of relevant theories. Where appropriate it supports the integration of these helping strategies into professional development in the workplace and the provision of learner support.

 

The programme is designed to allow you time to review your own practice and reflect upon mentoring and coaching as a means of school, college or organisational improvement.

 

Completing the full MA award will broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding, through a shared reflective approach to professional learning.

 

The course aligns with the National Framework for Mentoring and Coaching developed by the Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE).

 

Factfile

Entry requirements

You will normally have one of the following:

A first or second-class Honours degree in a relevant subject area; a wide range of relevant experience

The IELTS score for international applicants is 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in each component). Other English Language qualifications will be considered. For more information please click here.

 


How to Apply

For all awards which form part of the MA Education, please apply directly to the University of Worcester. You can download an application form, or can contact the Admissions office on 01905 855111 / pg-admissions@worc.ac.uk

Please post your completed application form to:

Admissions Office
University Of Worcester
Henwick Grove
Worcester
WR2 6AJ

When we receive your application form, your details will be passed to the MA Education course leader who may contact you to arrange an informal interview. You may include additional material, such as references, in support of your application or bring them with you to interview.

The academic year begins in September, but you may start your award at the beginning of the autumn, spring or summer terms. You should apply in good time for the start of the course.


Study options

Accreditation of previous learning:

In many cases it is possible to gain credit for previous study or experience. Previous study at the same level in other institutions is recognised as transferred academic credit, and professional learning can be analysed through the completion of an Independent Study. Up to 50% of taught elements of the award for which you are registered may be achieved through Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) or Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Get in touch

 

Dr Wendy Messenger
01905 855329
w.messenger@worc.ac.uk

 

 

Admissions Office
01905 855111
admissions@worc.ac.uk

Employability

Postgraduate study will mark you out in today’s competitive job market, showing that you have enhanced knowledge in this subject area, as well as highlighting your ability to analyse, communicate and apply theory – all skills which are sought after by employers.

Course content

Modules

Awards:

Postgraduate Certificate Education (Mentoring and Coaching)
To gain a Postgraduate Certificate students must successfully complete two Mentoring and Coaching pathway modules, plus one 20 credit module from available MA Education modules.

Postgraduate Diploma Education (Mentoring and Coaching)
To gain a Postgraduate Diploma students must successfully complete three Mentoring and Coaching pathway modules, plus Contemporary Issues in Education: theory, policy and practice, and any two 20 credit modules or equivalent from available MA Education modules.

MA Education (Mentoring and Coaching)
Students enrolling in the MA must successfully complete three Mentoring and Coaching pathway modules, plus Contemporary Issues in Education: theory, policy and practice, Research Methods, a Dissertation of 40 or 60 credits plus one or two 20 credit modules or equivalent from available MA Education modules.

Required modules

Please see the Education MA page for full details of required modules.

Contemporary Issues in Education: theory, policy and practice (MAED4006 - 20 credits)

Research Methods (MAED4001 – 20 credits)

Dissertation (MAED4440—40 credits or MAED4460—60 credits)


Pathway modules

Mentoring and Coaching (MAED4064—20 credits) recognises the importance of professionals supporting the learning of colleagues in a reciprocal manner, assuming at times the role of mentor or coach and at others, that of mentee and learner. The module aims to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and understanding to meet these challenges. It aligns with the DfES National Framework for Mentoring and Coaching. The increased awareness and application of the two roles reflects an acceptance of strategies derived from an emotional intelligence perspective and underpins the philosophy and practice of ‘distributed leadership’ often cited as necessary for empowered individuals and effective organisations

The Practice of Mentoring and Coaching (MAED4067—20 credits) is designed for mentors and coaches and those supporting the learning and development of others in education contexts. It focuses upon the skills and qualities required for effective mentoring and coaching. The module explores and critiques key ideas in theory and practice in relation to the development of personal skills. Through structured experiences and interactive workshops mentoring and coaching will be practised and reflected upon in the light of the participants’ learning. Students will be supported in developing their practice and deepening their skills as a mentor and coach, demonstrating and applying a repertoire of models, structures and skills in the light of up-to-date theory, critically evaluated and applied.

Theoretical Perspectives on Coaching (MAED4068—20 credits) focuses on the major theoretical perspectives that underpin and inform the practice of coaching. It will allow participants to consider different theoretical frameworks and identify how these can apply to their own coaching practice. Theoretical frameworks and approaches will be contextualised to explain who the prominent thinkers are, how the frameworks developed and how they are currently applied.

Negotiated Learning (with a focus on Mentoring and Coaching) (MAED4007 - 20 credits) allows students—with guidance from their tutor—to construct and respond to an educational question which is of personal and/or professional relevance. Students work in a planned, flexible and independent way, engaging in a professional inquiry in a rigorous and critical manner to further their development as reflective practitioners and/or to advance their knowledge about educational practice.

Assessment

All modules are supported through taught sessions and are assessed through a 3,000 word assignment.

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