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Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring

The Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring offers you a foundation of relevant models and practical skills that will equip you to engage in purposeful coaching and mentoring conversations and relationships.

If you are new to coaching and mentoring this course has been developed for you, focussing on the development of core coaching skills: listening, questioning and structuring a coaching and mentoring conversation.

You will explore the spectrum from directive to non-directive approaches, and the contrast between coaching and mentoring, encouraging you to identify where you wish to operate in your own practice.

Starts Wednesday 10 October 2018 (pathway A), Friday 12 October 2018 (pathway B)
Day and time

Pathway A and B are both now fully booked.

Pathway A ( 9 monthly sessions on Wednesday, 9.30am-4.30pm):

10 October, 7 November, 5 December, 9 January, 6 February, 6 March, 3 April, 1 May, 5 June.

Pathway B (4 weekend sessions on Friday/Saturday, 9.30am-4.30pm):

12 and 13 October, 23 and 24 November, 25 and 26 January, 8 and 9 March.

Qualification Certificate (30 credits at Level 4)
Length Pathway A: Nine months, Pathway B: Six months
Mode of study Classroom attendance, part-time
Venue The University of Warwick, room to be confirmed
Reference C005A and B
Fee The course fee for 2018/19 is £1260. (This can be paid in three instalments; October 50%, January 25% and April 25%). Please also see additional fee information.
Assessment Summative: 2 x 2,000-word assignments (70%) and observation of coaching practice (30%). Formative: feedback on coaching and mentoring practice with other participants. Review of work with one practice client.
Progression Diploma in Coaching. On completion students will have improved interpersonal communication skills to support their current roles, or to be used as evidence when considering for new areas of employment
Contact Please use our Contact page to send us an enquiry

The course is designed to develop a community of learning so that all students learn together and from each other. You will work together to support one another's learning, with both experiential and theoretical inputs on coaching skills and practices. You will coach one another, give and receive feedback and learn to reflect on your development, helping you grow your awareness of yourself as a coach or mentor.

Volunteer coaching is an important element in developing coaching skills. From term two onwards you will be encouraged and supported to further develop your coaching by working with volunteer coaches, sharing your experiences with the group.

Areas of study (indicative)

Active and deep listening The GROW model Effective questions
Agreeing a working alliance Maintaining Confidentiality Learning from experience
Directive to Nondirective spectrum Differences between coaching and mentoring Coaching and mentoring capabilities
Coaching in various contexts Metaphor and clean language The inner game of coaching/addressing self-limiting beliefs
When coaching or mentoring goes wrong Coaching and mentoring in organisations Ethics in coaching and mentoring

Learning outcomes

By the end of the certificate you will be able to

- Demonstrate an understanding of a range of ideas, tools and frameworks relevant to coaching and mentoring

- Critically consider some of the key ethical and practical issues in coaching and mentoring (e.g. confidentiality, managing boundaries)

- Develop key coaching skills, such as listening, questioning and playing back

- Understand how the relationship between coach or mentor and client evolves over time

- Set appropriate ground rules and boundaries to support coaching and mentoring relationships

- Explore your personal approach to coaching or mentoring which takes into account the context within which you operate and the needs of the clients you work with

- Communicate ideas in conversation and in writing

- Work effectively with others

- Study independently


The tutors for this course are Carolyn Reily and Rachel Donath.

"I was faced with delivering business change in a very traditional business and I had a short time scale to achieve real success. The coaching and mentoring certificate was of great assistance in preparing me and giving me the tools and skills to deliver successful business change in a positive and permanent way."

Richard (Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring, 2016/17)

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