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Coaching and Mentoring

This award offers Masters accreditation for those already working as mentors and coaches (or in related roles) in schools, colleges and the wider workplace. The focus on practice enables participants to develop their understanding of mentoring and coaching roles and relationships in their professional context, with reference to a range of theoretical models and wider, critical reading. The award provides the opportunity to explore the many ways in which coaching and mentoring approaches are used in the workplace and to consider the functions and purposes of these approaches and the impact on coaches, mentors and their organisations.

Participants will develop relevant skills through workshop sessions, academic reading and discussion, leading to the application and evaluation of new ideas in practice and planning for further professional development.

Participants' work throughout the award is underpinned by critical reflection, which maintains a clear focus on the immediate workplace context and the coaching and mentoring relationships at the heart of what they do, as well as the wider professional arena in which they work.

This award is part of the Manchester Met Faculty of Education postgraduate Professional Development Programme.

Entry requirements

Manchester Met standard entry requirements for taught postgraduate programmes apply:

You also need to have experience relevant to the award area (or taking up employment or similar related to the award area)

Course modules

Modules include: Dissertation; mapping the territory: critical concepts and issues; research and practice; shaping the future; specialist supported project: coaching and mentoring.

Assessment methods

Coursework and dissertation. For taught units (30 credits) the assessment is 5000 words equivalent. The final (60 credit) dissertation is 12-14,000 words


All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 for books and printing. Total optional cost: £400


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MA Part-time February 2018 2 6 Years
MA Part-time June 2018 2 6 Years

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