Coaching and Mentoring in Organisations

20 Academic credits at Graduate or Postgraduate level

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone involved in developing another’s practice in the workplace. It provides the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to effectively use the methods of coaching and mentoring to achieve this. No prior coaching experience is needed. It builds on the knowledge and skills developed within the Practice Education Stage 1 and 2 modules to assist Practice Educators in moving into a wider Practice Development Educator role.

Module overview

The module takes the view that, while different, coaching and mentoring often utilise similar skill sets. The module aims to equip you with the confidence to utilise a number of frameworks that can be used to structure (or enhance) coaching conversations. Within the programme there is a strong focus on skills based learning so practice exercises form a good part of each day. In addition, you are expected to undertake some workplace based coaching between parts 1 and 2.

Module structure

This module is delivered over a period of 5 days in 3 and 2 day blocks. Part 1 introduces participants to the key skills of coaching and offers a framework for structuring coaching conversations. Part 2 builds on the teaching in part 1 and includes a consideration of an alternative way to structure coaching conversations. Coaching with newly qualified social workers, early professional development social workers, and other staff is considered throughout and thus the module aims to address the requirements for those who are Stage 1 and Stage 2 Practice Educators to move into a wider Practice Development Educator role.

The module is academically assessed at 20 credits through a 3000 word academic assignment.

Entry requirements

To undertake this module you must be able to have coaching conversations with other members of staff within your workplace. Anyone who is currently involved in supporting the development of another’s practice in a workplace is, therefore, eligible. This could be any workplace and any form of practice.

You need to be able to study at Graduate or Postgraduate level, so should have some professionally related qualifications which are either externally accredited or accredited within your organisation as a minimum.

While this module builds on and deepens the knowledge and skills of candidates from the Practice Education Stage 1 and 2 modules, you do not need to be a qualified social worker or to have undertaken these modules to apply.

How to apply

To apply for the Coaching and Mentoring module, you complete an application form which is available from the Programmes Office: 

Tel: +44(0)121 414 9086

Further information


  • £874 (for 1 person)
  • £761 (each if more than 1 person attends from the same agency)


  • 10, 11, 12 June 2020, 16, 17 July 2020

Application deadline

  • 17 April 2020

Contact / More information

To discuss an application, or any other aspect of the course, please contact:

Tamsin Waterhouse
Tel: +44(0)121 414 6227

For course dates, costs, application forms or other administrative matters, please contact the programme Office:

Sean Swift
Tel: +44(0)121 414 9086