Enhanced Coaching Skills


If you use basic coaching techniques at work and want to take your skills to the next level, enrol on this short course that looks at coaching theories and a broad range of tools and strategies to coach in different workplace contexts.  The course examines a range of approaches such as gestalt, solution-focused coaching, and cognitive behavioural coaching.  It also looks at different applications of coaching such as team coaching and leadership coaching, and students will be encouraged to look at how they can evaluate their coaching practice in the workplace. 

Duration, attendance and delivery

The course usually lasts approximately 20 weeks. The blended learning structure consists of face to face workshops, online learning, coaching supervision, self-study, reflection, application of learning at work and the completion of assessment tasks.


At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment. This is a work based assessment rather than a theory based essay. Typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your practice, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.

The assessment format may be a written exercise, in-class presentation, project report or another appropriate method. A written piece would be around 4000 words in length.

Entry requirements

You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) with some experience of coaching which allows you the scope to put the concepts learned into practice. There are no formal qualification requirements for entry; we assess suitability on each individual application.

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