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Coaching for Work Experience

Module Leader: Gill Frigerio


The focus of this module is on developing understanding and skills in the use of coaching to support learners in seeking and learning from work experience. The module is designed to integrate this understanding and skill with practice in a variety of contexts.

This module will next be delivered through attendance on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 June 2014, with online study before and after, and tutorial support to complete assessment tasks. Please contact for information on how to apply.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how coaching conversations can be used to support learning through the use of coaching skills, structure and relationship.
  • Critically reflect upon the theoretical foundations of their coaching practice.
  • Apply coaching skills to work experience contexts, reflect on their practice to refine its effectiveness and identify any ethical issues.
  • Create a learning alliance with coaching clients.
  • Present material in clear written form by identifying, analysing and applying key texts and practices using appropriate and adequate structure, spelling, grammar, syntax, length and referencing.

Outline Syllabus

  • Articulation of participants prior experience of coaching
  • Comparing and contrasting a range of definitions of coaching and considering these in own practice context
  • The skills of managing coaching conversations - listening to understand, asking open questions that raise awareness, and playing back an empathic understanding
  • Consideration of the GROW model for structuring coaching conversations
  • Creating rapport, trust and a creative learning alliance between coach and coachee
  • Practical application of coaching skills in work experience contexts
  • Tools and techniques for coaching conversations
  • Consideration of ethics and values in work experience coaching
  • Developing creative and reflective practice in coaching for work experience

Summary of teaching

This module is blended learning consisting of 2 days of intensive, attendance-based workshops combined with some independent learning using on-line study materials, a module reading pack and tutorial support.

Module timing and duration

Usually this module runs once a year. The next teaching dates are 10 and 11 June 2014 with online materials provided on the 6 May 2014. Participants are allowed 5 months to complete.

Summative Assessment

The assignment consists of a 5000 word project (100%).

The information above was last updated in November 2013 and is a guide only.