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.

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: Foundation coaching skills: Develop core coach competencies, Understand the key skills and models for coaching and be able to apply these in a coaching relationship, Define coaching and understand the range of coaching styles, Understand the boundaries for a coaching relationship and how to contract effectively, Explore the importance of supervision within coaching, Learn to self-reflect and appraise coaching capabilities to identify areas for personal development in coaching, and plan for new learning. Creating insights: Exploring your vision and identity as a coach; understanding your signature strengths and areas of focus, Becoming more self aware and emotionally intelligent as a coach, Learning to self-evaluate performance and ways of being as a coach, Helping clients develop emotional intelligence and personal insight, Exploring a number of different concepts and tools which generate personal insights in others and enable personal change. Applied positive psychology in coaching: Understand different tools, concepts and approaches from Positive Psychology and how these can be used to impact learning and performance, Helping a system and clients to become more resilient and have more of a strengths-based focus, Working with purpose and meaning, Using transpersonal tools and techniques to create deep awareness and personal change. Coaching leaders: Understand key leadership models and frameworks, Explore models, tools and concepts for effective leadership development, Experience practical tools and techniques which are congruent with developing leaders, Enabling leaders to create a vision for their leadership, to think strategically, to problem-solve, Coaching leaders in transition, Assess participants' current level of coaching competence.

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 also 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 Certificate - PgCert Part-time January 2018 - 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2018 - 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time January 2019 - 1 Years

Campus details

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Main Site PO1 2UP South East

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