Coaching and Mentoring

Introductory training and qualifications

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Impact organisational culture and performance, and build your confidence to coach and mentor others to achieve their potential.

About the programme

Our Coaching and Mentoring programme is designed for individuals looking to build skills and confidence to coach and mentor others. It offers opportunities to progress to a postgraduate qualification, reflecting the professional status and wider impact of this role in organisations.

The programme is applied to workplace practice and backed up with academic rigour, introducing participants to the latest research and theories. Learning is flexible, part-time and delivered digitally, including live sessions with your tutor and additional offline learning.

From one-day introductory online workshops to short courses and postgraduate qualifications, we offer a full range of opportunities. Postgraduate study allows you to broaden your horizons and appreciate how the power of coaching conversations can positively impact organisational culture.

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Key facts

Course dates and fees

Book your place on our next course.

Introductory taster webinar: Coaching and Mentoring for Leadership

This free interactive workshop will help you understand the value of mentoring and coaching for your professional and career development. Join us at this free workshop to find out how leaders can use coaching and mentoring approaches to influence and inspire innovative and proactive thinking in colleagues and within teams.

  • Date: 30 April 2024
  • Duration: Two hour workshop 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.
  • Booking: Contact Kath Houston for further information and bookings.

Take your learning further by progressing to an accredited course:

Module 1: Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring (10-credit module)

  • Date: June 2024
  • Duration: 10 weeks

Module 2: Enhanced Coaching Skills (10-credit module)

  • Date: September 2024
  • Duration: 10 weeks

Further information on fees is available on our course fees page.

Please contact Kath Houston for further information and to book your place.

Programme content

The programme is designed to move from basic mentoring and coaching skills to experimentation with more advanced coaching conversation models.

For those wishing to progress to postgraduate qualifications, the programme introduces participants to coaching within a wider organisational context, looking at its link to leadership and organisational culture.

We include:

  • Facilitated fully online learning
  • Interactive learning events
  • Individual one-to-one support from a university-based learning coach
  • Study support for students new to Higher Education, or those returning to HE after a long break

To discover more about the programme, please contact Paulette Swindell or Kath Houston.

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I’m still amazed at the power of coaching conversations to generate creative solutions for problems initially thought unsolvable. When coaching is the preferred way to communicate within organisational culture, it is a big asset for contributing towards organisational performance.

A quote from Paulette Swindell, Scheme Director.

Jenny's life as a coach

Lancaster alumna Jenny Garrett OBE has made it her mission to help people achieve their true potential.

From empowering women by encouraging them into business and entrepreneurship, to advancing diversity and inclusion in leadership through programmes for members of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, to equipping teenagers with the skills they need to be the leaders of the future, Jenny has been inspired to make a difference across society.

Jenny's story
Jenny Garrett