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  • Coaching and Mentoring in Health and Social Care

    This module is designed to enable you to explore the context, theory and application of coaching and mentoring within health and social care organisations. 

    The role of managers and leaders in health and social care includes engaging, motivating and developing a wide range of staff in order to enhance retention and improve performance. Evidence-based coaching and mentoring is being used to support this, both in private and public sector organisations.

    This module will help you to learn the key principles and skills that underpin coaching and mentoring, identify how to incorporate these within your working relationships and critically analyse and evaluate the theory and practice of coaching and mentoring, its emergence from and relation to other disciplines, and its implementation at team and wider organisational levels. The ultimate aim being to enable you to gain the most out of this popular and valuable performance enhancing and developmental approach.

    In more detail, this broad based syllabus aims to cover

    • The rational for coaching and mentoring in health and social care organisations
    • Principles, theories, models underpinning C&M and its practice within organisations
    • Research and critical evaluation in coaching and mentoring
    • Identifying and applying the core skills of coaching/mentoring in practice
    • Self-assessment and personal development in coaching and mentoring
    • Structure and frameworks to support developmental conversations and relationships over time
    • Contracting and review in coach/mentoring relationships
    • Developing a coaching/ mentoring culture – the principles and practice of organisational assessment, implementation and evaluation
    • Ethical considerations and best practice for coaching and mentoring 
    • Supervision in coaching and mentoring

    The module learning, teaching and assessment strategy offers you the opportunity to practise and develop a range of relevant skills and abilities with the benefit of self-reflection and peer and tutor feedback. It is delivered in blended learning form, offering six face to face sessions supported by online learning materials and activities.

  • If you wish to take this as a standalone module then you can apply to be a postgraduate associate student using our online application portal. You will need to register for the portal prior to proceeding with an application.

    Students must be from a respective healthcare background and have support from the clinical manager to undertake this module of study.

    Applications are made online via the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences application portal.

    Tuition fees
    Home/EU - part time fee: 2019/20: £1,020 per single module

    Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed in the 'This course in detail' window above.

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    How this course helps you develop

    Teaching, learning and assessment strategies include development of core postgraduate attributes. This encourages development of critical self-awareness and personal literacy, digital and information literacy and active citizenship within the context of both academic and research literacy. 
    Careers

    Students who have completed similar vocational health and life sciences postgraduate certificate courses have been employed within their speciality both locally and nationally. This course enables you as a practitioner to work through the Agenda for Change grading bands to further your career progression.

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