Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Coaching

Combining academic study with practical application and skill development, this Postgraduate Certificate is the essential starting place for experienced managers who wish to understand the role of professional helping relationships at work, and their impact in and out of organisations. Organisations have woken up to the fact that most employees need some additional perspective to help them be successful in their roles. Coaching as an intervention to address this has grown exponentially. Some pertinent questions remain, and need reflection: Why has coaching emerged now? Why is it seen to be so relevant? How can we tell when/if it works? Is it different from counselling and psychotherapy? Are certain types of coaching more effective, under certain conditions, with certain people? You will be introduced to the history and variety of coaching and helping relationships, review a range of coaching techniques and discuss their relevance and efficacy, and consider pertinent issues that face the contemporary coach. Using case studies and client work you will have the opportunity to analyse and understand your own work through a range of lenses, allowing for different interpretations. You will learn to supervise effectively, explore different responses and reflect on the coaching relationship process. Issues that are often overlooked, such as ethics, change, boundaries and defences, are highlighted. Rather than looking at coaching in isolation, you will consider it in the context of evidence frameworks, organisational systems and practices, and organisations as political arenas. **HIGHLIGHTS** - The Department of Organizational Psychology is renowned for its quality teaching and expertise in the delivery of part-time programmes. - You will have access to an extensive range of electronic resources, including specially prepared texts for each module and use of the online learning environment with a high level of staff support.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: A first degree in any discipline, or sufficient experience of helping relationships and/or people-oriented activities, such as extensive line management experience.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

Portfolio, deliberate and reflective practice, examinations and essays.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 5,600 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 3,675 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 3,675 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 3,675 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 3,675 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 3,675 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Organisational Psychology
Telephone number: 
02076316659