Are you working as a formal coach or developing coaching and mentoring skills as part of a leadership or managerial style? Are you looking to help people identify and work on their skills, performance, behaviour, development, transition and transformation needs?
Our pathway’s AADCT accreditation status and organisational membership with the Association for Coaching (AC) and European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) acknowledges our quality standards are European, the recognition is global*
We offer an integral and essential step on the path to establishing the professional credibility and status of coaching and mentoring
We respect that coaching is developmental and not remedial and therefore our provision is supported by values and beliefs akin to growth and mastery
Our emphasis is on ‘softer’ leadership aspects with reflection on own practice to align with wider professional and organisational necessities
We draw attention to the role of reflection in coaching or mentoring
*The University of Derby has organisational membership with the Association for Coaching and European Mentoring
You will usually need an undergraduate or an equivalent credit bearing qualification to be accepted on the programme. It is preferred that you have some basic training in either coaching or mentoring however even if you are just interested to know more, it is worth contacting us because you might have relevant professional experience that we could take into account. Applicants can expect to be interviewed prior to acceptance on this Specialist Pathway.
Studying at Masters Level
Evidence Based Practice
Prescribed pathway modules
The Leader as Coach and Mentor
Principles and Practices of Coaching and Mentoring
Some of our graduates are already self-employed coaches working at executive level, some are working in leadership and managerial or in HR/OD roles across sectors and some make career moves having shaped their next step through their process of study. Some graduates are working in Education specifically and thinking about how developing coaching behaviours and skills can improve teaching and learning, while others in this sector go on to implement coaching and mentoring programmes on the basis of what they come to learn.
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