Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This Postgraduate Certificate is the essential starting place for experienced managers who wish to understand the role of professional helping relationships at work, and their impact in and out of organisations. Organisations have woken up to the fact that most employees need some additional perspective to help them be successful in their roles. Coaching as an intervention to address this has grown exponentially.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

Graduates go on to careers in coaching, psychology, human resources and business. Possible professions include career coach, occupational psychologist, or human resources officer. This degree can also be useful in becoming a careers adviser.

Start Date:

One evening a week.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Part Time Evening
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £3,675 Home Fees
1 year
Part Time Evening
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £3,675 European Fees
1 year
Part Time Evening
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £5,600 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Course specific entry requirements: Students need a first degree in any discipline, or sufficient experience of helping relationships and/or people-oriented activities, such as extensive line management experience. Standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and their professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners. Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.
  • International entry requirements: Students need 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.