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Level: 2

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 1

Weeks: 7

Hours: 2.00

Start: 25/04/2022

Days / Times: Monday 09:30 to 11:30

Tuition (£): 0.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course seeks to introduce the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary for coaching and mentoring in the workplace, with a focus on supporting the development of others.

Entry requirements

A good standard of written and verbal communication is necessary as a starting point.

Course Content

This course will introduce you to some theoretical models for coaching which can then be used to inform some skills workshops. 

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be continuous and progress will be discussed in relation to some initial goal, destination or personal target setting. 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

You could progress to a Level 3 Effective Coaching and Mentoring qualification upon gaining a position that has coaching and mentoring as an aspect of the role. 

You could apply for a role as a Learning Mentor or Personal Coach in an education or learning setting. 

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

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Catherine Connolly

Catherine Connolly

PGCE was “best thing” for Derby College English teacher Catherine

Former teaching assistant Catherine Connolly says qualifying as a teacher with Derby College has allowed her to work smarter, with more flexibility and on better pay.  
 
A puppeteer and performer, Catherine, 52, said signing up for DCG’s part-time Post 14/19 Level 7 PGCE was the “best thing I have ever done.”  
 
She now works three days a week for DCG, teaching English Functional Skills to adults. Catherine has upskilled from a specialist teaching assistant role at an independent school for alternative provision. She hopes to have a better work life balance, with more time for her puppetry.  
 
After school Catherine took a BA Hons Degree in English and American Literature at the University of East Anglia. She also discovered the world of puppetry and performance, enjoying it so much that she followed it as a career. For many years Catherine went into schools and other venues as a creative practitioner.  
 
Catherine liked working in schools and with the arrival of austerity impacting on her puppetry work, she became a teaching assistant, initially on supply. She realised she needed to upskill as a mature student to progress and after much consideration bit the bullet and signed up for her PGCE. Catherine landed her job having just finished her course.  
 
She said: “It’s a massive change to work with adults, but I’m enjoying it. I’m telling everyone, get your PGCE!  I’ve upskilled myself and I’ve got more time now to get involved in puppetry, fingers crossed. It’s an increase in salary, which is important. It’s given me the opportunity to work less and work smarter. I don’t want to be a principal or anything, but I do want to have that flexibility.”

Without the college, I wouldn’t have got where I am.

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