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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 20

Hours: 3.00

Start: 26/02/2019

Days / Times: Tuesday 17:00 to 20:00

Tuition (£): 499.00*

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This qualification is designed for aspiring coaches seeking to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to coach people as part of their normal role.  It is an ideal starting point for a career in coaching.

Benefits include:

  • learn about coaching as a powerful development tool
  • understand the role and responsibilities of an effective coach
  • explore different coaching models
  • develop practical skills, tools and techniques to support these models
  • put your new skills into practice to carry out supervised coaching sessions
  • analyse, assess and plan to improve your own coaching ability

Entry requirements

All applicants must attend a bespoke information session and informal interview to discuss their qualifications, experience, workplace role, motivation and aspirations.

You need evidence of:

  • A Level 2 English qualification (or screening at Level 2 if you do not have evidence of this)
  • Achievement of at least a full Level 3 qualification or be able to demonstrate the ability to work at Level 3 (such as through your own experience/workplace role)
  • Access to six hours coaching employee(s) with supervision and support
  • The capacity to attend eight classroom-based learning sessions during the programme, take part in a minimum of two tutorials and engage in one workplace visit/observation.  Independent study will be a core element of your learning and achievement on this course.

Course Content

Units in this qualification focus on understanding good practice in workplace coaching.  The units are:

  • Understanding Good Practices in Workplace Coaching  (3 credits)

  • Undertake Coaching in the Workplace (4 credits)

  • Reflect on Workplace Coaching Skills (3 credits)

The course is delivered using a range of classroom-based learning activities and an observation of you in your own practice. 

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through coursework and a range of assessment methods is used. These include observations of your practice, self-evaluation, reflective tasks, written assignments, individual and group poster presentations and professional discussions.  All assessment methods have been designed to focus on skills specific to the professional coach or mentor, while incorporating key transferable skills.

All assessments require you to apply theory to your own practice and you are expected to engage with academic research and learning theory in a manner commensurate with higher-level study.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

This qualification may provide progression opportunities to other ILM qualifications such as the ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring, or in Leadership and Management.

You could also progress into a coaching or mentoring role in the workplace, including in an educational setting, or into a work-based teaching and learning role such as assessor-coach.  The course can lead to teacher training qualifications too, such as a PGCE or Certificate of Education, depending on your workplace role.

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* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Rhiannon Elliott

Rhiannon Elliott

Taking a teaching career to new levels

Rhiannon Elliott has not looked back since embarking on the PGCE. Formal teacher training was critical for her role as a Travel and Tourism teacher at Derby College – and she feels particularly fortunate that she could achieve her ambitions through part-time study at the College itself.

She gained a nationally recognised qualification without having to move away from home. And so enjoyable was her learning experience that she has now begun studying for a Masters in Education with the University of Derby.

Derby College has offered me lots of support throughout my course. Sometimes working full time and studying can be quite challenging. However, the College has kept me on track and has been very open to helping me respond to any challenges. Reflecting on what I’ve learnt and how it has influenced my work is great.
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