PgCert 6 - 8 Months part-time
Coaching is a process which supports individuals, groups and teams to move forward; it is proactive and focused on solutions and the future. Coaching is a rapidly growing form of development and is used by 71% of firms (CIPD Survey April 2008).
Our Postgraduate Certificate Course in Coaching provides an opportunity for managers, aspiring managers and others with an interest in coaching to develop and enhance their skills and knowledge of corporate coaching, people management and development from the basis of current theory and research.
Coaching is increasing in popularity, particularly as it is recognised as delivering both individual and organisational benefits.
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The programme aims to develop a robust knowledge and in-depth understanding of the theory and application of coaching and how this can have an impact on an organisation to maximise individual and organisational performance. The modules will take place at the University of Aberdeen Kings College Campus on 6 Saturdays from 9am – 5pm.
The dates of the 2013 programme are: 21st September, 9th November, 11th January 2014, 22nd February, 12th April and 10th May.
A blended learning approach will be adopted. For proposed dates, please contact Judith Atherton on email email@example.com
The programme will cover:
Students will be required to deliver a brief presentation, prepare a critical study paper based on an in-depth study of an aspect of coaching and its application within organisations, and to critically evaluate the coaching approaches undertaken through a case study of a particular client (with the client’s agreement.)
Dr Nicola Naughton is a lecturer in the University of Aberdeen Business School. She has particular expertise in psychometrics and holds the Level A and Level B Certificate of Competence in Psychometric Testing (BPS Approved.)
Elaine Manley (Course Tutor). Elaine is a highly respected coach, trainer and consultant whose experience in the last 20 years has spanned almost all industry sectors and sizes of organisation, both in the public and private sectors.
Joy Wootten (Course Tutor). Joy is a qualified coach and, as Deputy Director of Human Resources within the University of Aberdeen, has both introduced coaching programmes using external coaches and delivered programmes to individuals and teams herself.
A degree at second class honours or above. Alternative equivalent qualifications and experience as may be approved by the Academic Standards Committee (Postgraduate) will also be considered.
All applicants should have some professional experience as demonstrated by one of the following, and in addition, in the absence of a second class Honours degree, the applicant should be able to identify some academic work which has been undertaken which testifies to his / her ability to profit from the postgraduate level of work associated with the Certificate in Coaching.
It is expected that applicants will be able to identify individuals who are willing to act as clients for the practical coaching, either from the workplace or other sources. Students whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of English Language proficiency. This usually takes the form of an IELTS or TOEFL score minimum scores, IELTS 7.0 with 6.0 in written; or TOEFL ibt >100 and >21 in writing or Pearson Test of 70 overall with 54 in writing.
There are various funding sources available for the programme and information can be found at www.direct.gov.uk/adultlearning or by telephone 0800 100 900.
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