Coaching & Mentoring PgCert

This programme is based on practical experience and academic research, and focuses on the latest skills, knowledge and techniques for effective coaching and mentoring. As you progress through the programme you will develop not only the practical expertise you need to be an excellent coach and mentor, but also a deep understanding of the theories that support first rate practice.

York St John University
Course fees
£2667 per annum

Course overview

The programme is designed to meet the needs of adult learners who wish to develop their knowledge of coaching and mentoring, and to develop key practical abilities.

Coaching and mentoring are underpinned by two important philosophies. First, ‘people are experts in their own life and work’ and second, ‘the solution lies within’. In practice this means that coaching and mentoring are processes which enable and facilitate independent thinking, autonomy and self- efficacy.

This programme creates an environment in which participants work collaboratively to share information and insights and to develop knowledge and skills in the tradition of the ‘coaching and mentoring way’.

The course is run on a part-time basis and typically takes about one year to complete.

Course structure

Investing your time, effort and energy in the programme will develop your skills, knowledge and practice to the highest level. This will place you in a strong position to offer employers and clients just what they are looking for.

Our programme will help you:

  • acquire and develop specialist knowledge, understanding and skills in mentoring and coaching
  • achieve personal insight and the development of a reflective learning capability
  • learn about new theories, ideas and concepts about mentoring and coaching
  • learn how to develop practical ways of implementing those theories, ideas and concepts within the workplace, whether as a manager or a consultant

The work-based nature of most assignments means that you can apply your new ideas and thinking to real challenges you are facing in your work.

Modules include:

There are three modules:

  • Coaching & Mentoring Skills & Techniques
  • Coaching & Mentoring Management & Leadership 

          With either:

  • Designing & Operating Coaching & Mentoring Schemes


  • Individual Development through Coaching and Mentoring

(Subject to approval)


Through these modules you will be able to demonstrate:

  • The effective practice of coaching and mentoring in a variety of settings
  • A critical understanding of the roles and functions of coaching and mentoring in a variety of settings
  • Critical awareness of current issues in coaching and mentoring
  • The effective practice of coaching and mentoring to develop leadership and enhance performance
  • Decision-making in unpredictable situations
  • Self-direction and autonomous skill in tackling problems, planning and implementing solutions
  • Personal responsibility for continuing to develop your own knowledge and skill

Programme specification

Further information on this course is available in the programme specification. Please note that the programme specification relates to course content that is currently being studied by students at the University. For new programmes, the programme specification will be made available online prior to the start of the course.

Disability Advice

York St John University works hard to create an inclusive environment for all our students. We offer a range of disability advice services to assist students throughout their studies.

Entry requirements

UK/EU Students

UK/EU students will be able to enter the programme if they possess a first degree achieved at 2:2 or above from an approved University or Institution or possess an equivalent qualification.

Applicants will normally be required to take part in a selection interview and to provide two satisfactory references. The interview may be undertaken by telephone, where appropriate.

International Students

In addition to the qualifications above, non-UK/EU students whose first language is not English will be required to achieve IELTS 7 or above with no less than Band 6 in writing skills, or equivalents accepted by the University.

Applicants will normally be required to take part in a selection interview and to provide two satisfactory references. The interview may be undertaken by telephone, where appropriate.

Terms and conditions

Our terms and conditions, policies and procedures contain important information about studying at York St John University. These can be accessed through our Admissions webpages.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

UK & EU 2016 / 17

Fees for the Coaching & Mentoring PG Certificate are £2667 per annum

Postgraduate Loan: A Postgraduate Loan is available to help you pay for your Master’s course for students commencing in the 2018-19 academic year. Find out more about Postgraduate loans.

Overseas 2016 / 17

Due to immigration laws, International Students on a Tier 4 visa must be studying full-time. For more information about Visa requirements and short-term study visas please visit the International pages.

How to Apply

You can apply directly to the course via our Apply Now links. Please select the variant of the course that you intend to undertake (e.g. full-time or part-time) as the link will take you to a customised form for the specific course. You will need to create a login and password and complete the online form. Please contact two referees in advance of submitting your application as an automated request will go out as soon as you submit, and your application will not be reviewed until both references are in place.


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