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Liverpool Hope University: Advanced Mentoring & Coaching (Online)

Institution Liverpool Hope University View institution profile
Department School of Teacher Education
Study type Taught


This Postgraduate Certificate (60 Level 7 Credits) comprises two x 30 credit modules that are designed to provide the theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of mentoring and coaching, which is relevant to their role as a mentor in a variety of capacities such as a trainee teacher mentor, induction tutor or mentor to a new school leader. The programme draws significantly on a professional learning model that encourages students to make clear connections between relevant research, theory and practice.

Curriculum Overview Module 1: Principles and Practice of Effective Mentoring/Coaching (30 Credits)

Consideration of the current policy discourse around mentoring and coaching. Critical consideration of the skills and qualities required for mentoring and coaching a colleague. Exploring interpersonal relationships and communication skills in the mentoring and coaching (or training) dynamic, in order to develop the learning conversation. Exploration of the role of reflection in the mentoring and coaching process. Evaluating best practice in the mentoring, coaching process using a range of settings. Module 2: Theory and Research in Effective Mentoring/Coaching (30 Credits)

Consideration of the current research and policies concerning mentoring and coaching. Critical consideration of the key concepts and principles required for effective mentoring and coaching. Reflection on the importance of context and relationships within effective coaching and mentoring processes. Exploration of the role of reflection in the mentoring and coaching processes.

Delivery Both modules will be delivered on a part-time basis, through fully online learning, including:

• Participation in online webinars. • Access to the extensive Liverpool Hope University Library including e-books and journal collections. • Academic tutorial support via zoom and email. • Online discussion forums with academics and other students • Practice -based reflection. • Online support from Liverpool Hope University including IT support and library support.

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Students at Liverpool Hope University have the best of both worlds; living and studying on friendly, beautiful campuses while also having the advantage of being a bus ride away from one of Europe’s most vibrant and culturally rich cities.

Dating back to 1844, our students always benefit from a high quality teaching and research environment. In 2023, we were proud to be awarded Silver in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Over the last eight years, we have invested more than £60 million in new university buildings and facilities to support the creation of an enriched learning environment. Liverpool Hope …

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