Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Coaching and Mentoring for Teacher Development

The Coaching and Mentoring for Teacher Development PGCert offers teachers, school leaders and other educators the means by which to investigate existing and potential coaching and mentoring practice in their own professional setting. It makes links with national policy frameworks and research evidence. The course also helps participants develop informed excellence in the role of coaches and mentors. Coaching and mentoring are labels given to a range of approaches based on professional dialogue and collaboration. This course is therefore suitable for teachers and other educators - whether you are in the early stages of your career or taking significant responsibilities for educational excellence and actively supporting other professionals.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree in any subject, Qualified Teacher Status (or equivalent), or validated teaching experience; as this programme is designed for students already working in an educational context, applicants are expected to gain the support of their employer and to be assured that opportunities for developing relevant professional practice will be available in your workplace; applicants whose 1st language is not English require an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

Key information

Rachel Lofthouse, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Telephone number: 
0191 208 6576