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University of Buckingham: Postgraduate Diploma in Mentoring (Fully Online)

Institution University of Buckingham View institution profile
Department Education
Web www.buckingham.ac.uk
Study type Taught

Summary

The University of Buckingham is: - Home of the two-year degree, the University of Buckingham, based in the South East of England, is ranked 6th for Student Satisfaction in the UK (National Student Survey, 2020).

  • Our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies, including by dedicated personal tutors.

  • As pioneers of the two-year degree, we offer a condensed version of the traditional three-year degree, meaning you can gain a full honours degree and complete your studies a whole year earlier. Alternatively, you can complete both your undergraduate and master’s degree with us in just three years: saving you time and money.

Course Info This is a twelve-month online course starting every January and September and is worth 120 credits.

From September 2021 all schools are required to apply the Early Careers’ Framework (ECF) process to their Newly Qualified Teachers. This requires good mentors. Whilst ECF mentoring will be covered, this course delves much more deeply into the thought processes and critical thinking needed to make an excellent mentor, going beyond the requirements for the Mentor Standards and ECF.

This programme includes weekly interactive seminars with the course leader, which mainly involves the dissemination of exceptional mentoring practices, and online group discussions where participants learn from each other and the course leader. All students will have full access to our library, containing a comprehensive suite of online resources.

This work-based online course, which comprises of four 30 credit modules at Level 7 that will include covering all aspects of the Mentor Standards (DfE National Standards for school-based mentors, 2016). Examining these standards enables participants to be able to respond to demands from Ofsted regarding the quality of mentoring in their community. Looking at the Mentor Standards will be combined with rigorous academic study at Masters level, evaluating and critiquing a range of academic research relating to mentoring and relating to leadership skills and behaviours, integrating research with practice throughout. Students will be able to critically analyse, engage in and reflect on mentoring and evaluate the implications for their own educational setting. They will be expected to develop their ability to explore what it means to be a critically reflective practitioner in their work as a mentor.

If you are interested in developing your knowledge further check out our MA Education (Mentoring).

"The PG Dip in Mentoring is a fascinating course and extremely beneficial for developing practical skills with mentoring as well as engaging with relevant, cutting-edge academic research. The Buckingham course is one of the only courses of its kind, focussing exclusively on developing mentoring. The course leader and the lecturers are experts in their field and each online seminar has been a pleasure to attend. I have enjoyed the course so much that I intend to go on to complete the MA in mentoring when I have completed the PGDip. I cannot recommend this course highly enough for middle managers and senior leaders who want to enhance their skills in this important area of education."

Mr P Bray, Director of Studies at New Hall School

"The course has been a real eye opener. At first, I was worried. I hadn’t written essays for about seven years and had quite a bit of help that time round. However, throughout the course, there has never been a question to silly and all the lecturers have been more than happy to provide their time, above and beyond their allocation. The essay clinics were a great help and strangely enjoyable."

Craig Nevard. Head of D and T, Wycombe High School

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