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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.

 

* 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 »

Kerry Armstrong

Kerry Armstrong

PGCE is springboard into full-time teaching job for PE teacher Kerry

Studying for her PGCE at Derby College has been the springboard PE teacher Kerry Armstrong needed to get her first job in teaching. Named an "Outstanding" student by her College lecturers, she is taking up her new full-time role at City of Derby Academy in Sinfin this September. Kerry, who has a degree in Sports Development and Coaching from Sheffield Hallam University, has been working as a curriculum support assistant at Springwell Community College in Chesterfield. This part-time role served as the starting point she required to access the two-year part-time PGCE course at the Roundhouse. Kerry, who is 25, could have taken a full-time PGCE course neared to her home in Sheffield, but she's pleased she chose Derby College. She was assessed as outstanding for her teaching across the professional standards, based on observations by her mentor and tutor on her ability to teach. Kerry, who plays at centre-half for a local football team in her spare time, is looking forward to starting her new teaching job. She said: "I'm a bit nervous about it but excited at the same time."

The facilities at the Roundhouse are really good and so was the standard of teaching. As I'd expected, the PGCE was quite difficult as it is a bit like doing a Masters. Everything was well explained by our lecturers, though, and you knew where to go for help if there was anything that you weren't sure about.

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