Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

Leadership and Management (Coaching and Mentoring)

This course is designed to meet the needs of busy professional people who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in both coaching and mentoring and in leadership and management. The value of effective coaches and mentors in developing people and helping organisations respond to change is now being fully recognised by organisations and the demand for these skills is on the rise. This course has been developed in response to the growing demand for effective coaches and mentors who are skilled and experienced in applying these approaches in the workplace. As the role of coaching and mentoring in leadership development has achieved increasing recognition, so too has the demand for suitably qualified and skilled coaches and mentors begun to outstrip supply. Our programme is designed to address this need and equips students with the confidence, knowledge, and credentials to work as a skilled practitioner.

Entry requirements

Applicants need a minimum of 2 years experience in a management, coaching, mentoring or other relevant role, with an Honours degree (minimum 2.2) from a recognised higher education institution or the equivalent from a recognised overseas institution and/or comparable qualifications, knowledge and experience. Students without the above qualifications may still be eligible for entry to the course if they have significant high-level management or other relevant experience. If English is not your 1st language applicants also need to demonstrate your English language proficiency with either a minimum grade of 6.5 overall on the British Council International English Language Test (IELTS) or a TOEFL score of at least 600 (written scale), 250 (computer scale), 90 (internet-based test).

Course modules

Postgraduate Certificate core modules: Coaching and mentoring. Postgraduate Diploma core modules: Interventions for creativity and change; leading change. Option modules include: Building effective working relationships; groups, teams and organisations; human resource management; professional practice in executive coaching and leadership mentoring; principles of change practice; 15 group facilitation; personal mastery in leadership; leading and managing people; project management. MSc: Dissertation; evidencing work-based learning in professional practice.

Assessment methods

Assessments are designed to deepen and support the students learning, encourage critical reflection on their learning and practice and include reflective essays, learning logs, story boarding, verbal presentations and development plans. The MSc is a work-based research or evaluation project, without a dissertation/report of up to 16,000 words. There is no assessment by written examination on this programme.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Block-release - 12 months
PgDip Part-time block-release - 24 months
MSc Part-time block-release - 33 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Frenchay Campus Bristol BS16 1QY South West

Key information

Admissions and International Development
Telephone number: 
0117 32 83333