Accredited programme for Internal or External Coaches and Mentors

PGC in Coaching and MentoringPostgraduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring for Leadership in Organisations delivered in partnership with Leeds Business School.

The PG Certificate is accredited at Masters Level 7 and provides an optional path (via PG Diploma) to full Masters. The qualification is also EMCC EQA Accredited, allowing graduates to gain fast-track EIA accreditation at Senior Practitioner level.

  • Blended learning
  • Virtual Webinars
  • Face-to-face learning

This course is:

  • Developed by academics who have been teaching at masters levels for 15 to 30 years,
  • Very practical with three core assignments over a year,
  • Great value for money for such high quality teaching!

PGC in Coaching and Mentoring for Leadership in Organisations

This accredited learning is delivered by a team of coaching and mentoring experts through a blended approach of virtual webinars or face-to-face learning, with group discussions, action learning sets, pertinent reading on up to date coaching and mentoring concepts and models, written research and assignments and actual coaching and mentoring sessions, which will be assessed by the tutors with feedback.

I expected to join a course. What I didn’t expect was to find a community of different experiences, different thoughts, different people that I am proud to be part of — all with the common thread of being supportive and very caring.”

Howard, PGC participant
Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate plus EMCC Senior Practitioner Accreditation

How is the programme delivered?

There are 3 modules, comprising 66 hours of blended teaching, which we recommend is taken over the course of a year. Cohorts of 8 to 10 participants work best through our blended format of virtual teaching.

Fundamentals of Coaching and MentoringModule 1: The Fundamentals of Coaching and Mentoring

(25.5 hours contact time)

This module provides participants with the knowledge and skills of coaching and mentoring and reflective practice so that they can perform effectively as a coach and mentor. Participants will be introduced to a variety of concepts, theories, models and techniques to help develop systematic understanding and critical awareness of coaching and mentoring within the context of practice. 

The assessment for this module is a coursework assignment where participants critically review a range of coaching and mentoring concepts, theories and models that can be used to support coaching and mentoring interventions (4000 words). 

Module 2: Coaching & Mentoring for Organisation Development

(22.5 hours contact time)

This module provides participants with an understanding of differing roles and forms of specific coaching and mentoring intervention for the practitioner in the workplace and through critical reflection help participants gain a clearer understanding of challenges and dilemmas confronting coaches and mentors. The module will enable participants to develop a broader understanding and critical awareness of the role of the coach and mentor in the process of organisational development.

The assessment for this module is a coursework reflective assignment reviewing interventions concerning coaching and mentoring intervention projects in the context of organisational development, undertaken by the participant (4000 words).

Module 3: Coaching & Mentoring Reflective Practice

(18 hours contact time)

The module provides participants with an opportunity to develop knowledge for and from reflexive practice in the context of their coaching and mentoring practice. They will also reflect on how coaching and mentoring can be applied to personal, professional and organisational growth and consider their application in the development of individual and collective development strategy.

The module requires the submission of a Critical Reflective Practice Assignment (4000 words).


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Who is the Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring for?

  • Leaders and Managers
  • HR and L&D Professionals
  • Dedicated internal coaches and mentors
  • External coaches and mentors

The programme will develop highly effective internal coaches and mentors who are competent to work within their organisations and can provide a trained coaching and mentoring resource internally.

It is equally applicable to anyone who wishes to work as an external coach, mentor or consultant within different organisations.

The PGC in Coaching and Mentoring for Leadership in Organisations has quite simply been an exceptional experience so far. Bob and Auriel’s knowledge of the subjects taught is outstanding and the passion, energy and enthusiasm they bring to every session makes it the highlight of my week.”

Caroline Newton, 2021 programme

Programme Benefits

The programme creates a close-knit network of coaches and mentors who have journeyed together through the course and who can continue to draw on each other for support, peer supervision and learning.

Why am I really loving the course? My fellow travelers on the program. Supportive, challenging, provoking, nudging, vulnerable… Who knew that we could develop such relationships over Zoom across multiple continents… Not me… Practically, these brilliant people will be the start of my professional coaching network. I feel very blessed!”

2021 PGC participant

Open Programme for individuals

In addition to running closed programmes for organisations, we also run open programmes for individuals. For illustration, see these details on the 2024 open PGC.

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