Coaching & Mentoring







15 Weeks


Part time - 30 Credit



Course leader

Dr Sue Fleming


in partnership with MDX Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowThis module is designed to enhance your knowledge and skills in coaching and mentoring adult learners within your advanced role. You will explore policy, theory and practice of coaching and mentoring as a strategy for developing people. This module is designed for a range of professionals including lecturers, teachers, managers and senior leaders. This module can be undertaken as a 'stand-alone' module or part of any of the programmes.

This module is quality assured by Middlesex University and the student will receive a Middlesex University award on successful completion.

Course content

Module aims:
To develop knowledge and skills in mentoring and coaching of adults within own sphere of practice.

Knowledge (understanding):

  1. Critically analyse the ethical and professional issues in coaching and mentoring.
  2. Critically analyse contemporary coaching and mentoring theory within the organisational context.

Skills (competencies):

  1. Use learning conversations to explore practice based problems and support others to seek resolution.
  2. Critically apply coaching and mentoring skills to identify the needs of individuals, groups and the wider organisation.
  3. Critically evaluate implemented coaching and mentoring skills within own sphere of practice.


  • Models of coaching and mentoring
  • Purpose of coaching and mentoring
  • Accountability and ethics
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Reflection and reflective practice
  • Learning conversations


The students will undertake 300 hours of independent and facilitated learning over one semester of 15 weeks. There will be aspects of shared learning with students undertaking this module at Level 6 although there will be opportunity for tutorials and specific teaching relevant to this level.

Our pedagogical approach, aligned to Universal Design for Learning (CAST 2018), is to offer a range of teaching and learning experience to enable deep learning and mastery of the subject. Using a blended learning multimedia approach, teaching content will be available using technology such as videos, narrated PowerPoints and podcasts through the Institute’s Learning Pod. Knowledge and understanding, as well as application to the student’s area of practice, will be developed through a range of teaching methods suited to the module content.

As part of the formative assessment of the module students will be expected to maintain a reflective learning blog. This will enable the students to develop their reflective skills by reflecting on their skills as coaches and mentors within the organisational context and contribute to the preparation of their summative assessment.

There will be embedded sessions to address the expectations of studying at Masters level for all students who are new to this level of study, which will also be available to continuing students, as well as access to additional optional study skills sessions, both online and workshop based.

Assessment methods:
A reflective learning blog

Task 1:
A critical analysis of coaching and mentoring theory within the organisational context (3000 words) (LO 1&2 knowledge)
50% of the total module mark

Task 2:
A critical reflection presented in an audio PowerPoint presentation on the personal and professional development of self and others from implementing coaching and mentoring (equivalent 3000 words) (LO 1,2&3 skills)

Option 2:
A written critical reflection on the personal and professional development of self and others from implementing coaching and mentoring (3000 words) (LO 1,2&3 skills) 

50% of the total module mark

Entry requirements

Students accessing this programme will normally hold a relevant first degree (2:2 or above). Consideration will be given to applicants who have extensive experience and can demonstrate that they have the equivalent 'graduate level' skills by virtue of this experience. These individuals will be able to seek alternative entry through the accreditation of prior learning process. International students must demonstrate competence in English language through IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Funding may be available for States of Guernsey employees. Please discuss with your manager. 


This module forms part of the PGCert Professional Education. This programme will prepare your to teach adults in a professional context. Students who complete this programme may go on to work in higher and further education or have a teaching role in a practice setting. It also a designated leadership module and will prepare student to support colleagues and take on leadership roles.

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