Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Advanced Educational Practice - Mentoring and Coaching

Our programme has strong links with schools, colleges, local authorities and other universities, ensuring its curriculum and approach to professional development are relevant to current professional needs. The mix of professionals, from across education and beyond, creates a dynamic environment for all, enabling you to learn from each other by sharing professional experiences. Successful completion of this programme will give you enhanced knowledge and understanding of mentoring and coaching theory and practice. It will also enable you to contribute to organisational change and effectiveness. You will develop key generic and transferable research skills (referencing, collecting data, forms of analysis, reading academic literature) which can then be used in preparation for both Masters and Doctoral level work. Many of our students progress on to our Masters in Advanced Educational Practice: Teaching and Learning programme.

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. Year 1 Mentoring in the Workplace (Core) Supports the professional development of mentors in educational contexts, utilising the theoretical frameworks that underpin mentoring to explore practice in your own setting. Developing Mentoring and Coaching (Core) Explores established and emerging practice in effective mentoring and coaching within the professional context. Developing Collaborative Coaching for Improvement (Core) Investigates collaborative coaching within an organisational context using a learning community forum as a means for practitioners to engage peers in reflection, knowledge creation and evidence of impact. Year 2 Researching Professional Practice (Core) Provides an introduction to a range of research methods applicable to educational contexts, with a focus on practitioner enquiry, and how to develop a research project proposal and plan. Approaches to Learning in the 21st Century (Optional) Investigates teaching and learning through analysis of, engagement with and reflection on current educational theory, research, and practice in the context of your own professional setting. Exploring Curriculum Change (Optional) Explores key theoretical frameworks and concepts in curriculum models, drivers, innovation and the evaluation and curriculum change and their implications for professional practice. Learning Through Assessment (Optional) Provides a grounding in educational assessment practice in a time dominated by change and developing educational theories, policies and challenge. Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (Optional) Develops awareness of the impact social and emotional aspects of learning through engagement with current educational theory, research, policy and practice. Developing the Role of the Subject Leader Explores the characteristics of effective subject leadership to inform the organisation and management of learning in a range of professional settings. Professional Development for Leadership (Optional) Provides professional development for leadership and management through engagement with current educational theory, research, policy and practice and its application within your professional setting. Year 3 Dissertation (Optional) Involves the development and implementation of a major research project relevant to your subject area with the support of an experienced academic tutor. Professional Inquiry (Optional) Involves the development and implementation of several linked practice based research projects relevant to professional practice in your subject area with the support of an experienced academic tutor.

Assessment methods

All assessments are closely linked to school and college-based practice and involve the completion of reports, small scale practice-based research projects, presentations, and critical reflections on professional practice. As a practice-based programme there is a strong emphasis on the application of ideas developed in the context of your own classroom, school or setting.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 35 per Credit (Home/EU) 3 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2018 GBP 35 per Credit (Home/EU) 3 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2018 GBP 35 per Credit (Home/EU) 3 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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