Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Coaching and Mentoring in Higher Education

This award aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills that help students work effectively in a professional support role within a higher education institution; upon successful completion of the course students gain a 30 credit certificate of continuous professional development; students experience a variety of interactive learning and teaching methods, such as group discussions, reflective exercises, analysis of presentations, mini-coaching sessions and skills based practice; students are expected to capitalise on this learning opportunity, for example by preparing appropriate questions based on research and by critically comparing the institutional perspective to working practices in own department; in addition students are required to engage in independent study in order to consolidate and build upon learning from the taught sessions; the independent study may take the form of reading from contemporary journals and articles, or engaging in discussion informed by reading and research.

Entry requirements

Entry onto the course is considered on an individual basis.

Course modules

Core modules: Higher education today; coaching and mentoring.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Certificate of Professional Development Part-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus) Stoke on Trent ST4 2DF West Midlands

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