Enhanced Coaching Skills
If you already use basic coaching techniques, and are familiar with behavioural coaching models such as GROW, then this course will enable you to enhance your coaching practice. The focus is to improve your skills, knowledge and confidence in coaching and become a more reflective coaching practitioner.
You will learn a range of different conceptual coaching theories to provide flexibility in your approach to coaching in different contexts. This course aims to bring psychological and coaching concepts together to provide a practical resource for you to challenge, critique and improve your coaching skills. For example, you will examine psychodynamic views of coaching, person-centred approaches, solutions-focused techniques, Gestalt and appreciative coaching models. You will also learn about the importance of ethics and coaching supervision and you will be challenged to think how you can evaluate the impact of your coaching.
Duration, attendance and delivery
The course usually lasts approximately 10 weeks.
The delivery of this module is through our online+ model for distance learning consisting of online learning, self-study, reflection, discussion and sharing learning with and from others, application of learning to your organisational context and the completion of assessment tasks. There is also the opportunity for students who value face-to-face workshops to attend optional themed workshops.
At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment. This is an applied work based assessment rather than a theory based essay. This means that typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your context at work, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.
The assessment format may be a reflective account, a project report, a presentation or portfolio of evidence; all being the equivalent of 4000 words in length.
You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) with some experience of coaching and be familiar with some basic models for coaching conversations such as GROW or CLEAR. You will also need to the opportunity to apply concepts of coaching into practice to fulfil the assessment requirements. There are no formal qualification requirements for entry; we assess suitability on each individual application.