University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Coaching and Development

This programme is aimed at leaders, managers and training professionals who want to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in this rapidly developing field; students may be seeking to use a coaching approach in a line management role, looking to build a coaching culture within their organisation to enhance performance or even embark on a second career as a professional freelance coach; this course is provided by the university of Portsmouth in conjunction with the performance coach, a well-respected company which provides coaching, training and consultancy services.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: An honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications in coaching or other related field. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Teaching is delivered through five workshops over ten days covering a range of specific coaching topics, including 30 hours of coaching practise. Here are the topics you will study: Transformational coaching: Creating a deep awareness of values, beliefs and identity with clients. Introduce a range of tools and techniques for working with coachees at deeper levels to unlock barriers and help them reach their potential. Creating internal transformation to enable outstanding high performance. Enable coach to get into high performance state to serve coaches. Coaching within organisations: Understand the impact the organisation has on the coach, the coachee and the context. Learn how a coach can create the most effective way to partner an organisation to create a way of working that delivers outstanding results. Develop a systems view. Explore further the importance of diversity within the workplace and the contribution made by coaching. Helping the coach understand organisations better. Coaching teams and groups: Learn how a team coach can enhance the performance of teams and groups. Appreciate the complexities in coaching teams and groups. Explore approaches in team development and team performance and the relationship between them. Develop core team coaching skills and approaches. Learn techniques to influence group dynamics. Coaching mastery: Assess participants' current level of coaching capability. Reflect on development throughout the programme, identifying key strengths and future focus for practitioner development including supervision. Be fully aware of their own process when coaching, and the complexity of intra-personal and interpersonal dynamics. Use a variety of advanced methods and techniques to address business and performance issues. Skillfully apply their knowledge and skills of the personal and transpersonal dimensions of human experience to coaching in an assessed coaching session.

Assessment methods

Teaching and Assessment: The course takes a work-based learning approach which allows you to apply this knowledge and theory to your workplace. This approach means you produce current and applied work-based assignments for assessment. This programme is assessed, quality assured and awarded by the University of Portsmouth whilst TPC's world-class trainers and facilitators deliver course content and work with you to develop your knowledge and understanding of coaching How are you assessed? Assessment is orientated around the workplace in the form of two 4,000-word work-based learning projects. Progression: This programme offers a work-based Master's qualification using the integrated flexible Master's framework leading to the award of MSc.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2018 - 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time January 2019 - 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 - 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time January 2020 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site PO1 2UP South East

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