Coaching and Mentoring for Managers is a skills focused module but is also grounded in empirical research, and theoretical knowledge and methodologies from several disciplines. The module aims to provide students with detailed knowledge and awareness in terms of theoretical base methods and skills for coaching and mentoring practice as managers in Social Care and Health. Its starting point is an awareness that coaching and mentoring knowledge and skills are fundamental, in combination, to the process of performance management and development, and therefore crucial to effective service delivery. This module also both connects with and builds on the earlier Supervision Skills and Performance Management Module in terms of targeting staff performance development in the organisation. At this postgraduate level, the module seeks to prepare students to critically analyse the relevant theoretical and research-focused knowledge and the organisational context, in order to apply the coaching and mentoring models, methodologies and skills to their management role and tasks with reference to specific targets and outcomes. Additionally, the module establishes the evidence base to enable students to analyse, critically examine, and contribute to policy decisions reflecting performance improvement, and their implications. This reinforces their leadership role for the development of excellence in practice and service delivery.