Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

Consisting of 3 modules, the certificate contains a professional development module designed to evaluate learning and aid reflexive practice. Through case studies and client work, you have the opportunity to: analyse and understand your work through a range of lenses; allow for different interpretations; learn to use supervision effectively; explore different responses; and reflect on the coaching relationship process. A second module tackles all pertinent issues that face the contemporary coach. From ethics and change to boundaries and defences, often overlooked topological issues are highlighted, and theory and practice fused. Rather than looking at the coaching dyad in isolation, the main emphasis in this module is to contextualise the work in the context of evidence frameworks, organisational systems and practices, and organisations as political arenas. Finally, an introductory module sets the scene and introduces various ranges and flavours of coaching and helping relationships, including a historical perspective of the use of relationships in the helping professions. This certificate is for people who have an interest in understanding the roles helping relationships play at work, and their impact in and out of organisations. The course suits people who have the ability to critically reflect on their thoughts, emotions, (re)actions and behaviours.

Course Modules

Core modules: coaching portfolio; introduction to coaching; the coaching context. We offer an MSc career management and coaching, an MSc organizational behaviour and an MSc occupational psychology.

Course Additional Entry

A 1st degree in any discipline, or sufficient experience of helping relationships and/or people'oriented activities, such as extensive line management experience. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Part Time