Who should attend
The Level 7 qualification is ideal for senior leaders with significant responsibility for coaching and mentoring as part of their day-to-day role working with employees and colleagues. It is also designed to develop learners planning to move into a senior executive role or to establish and enhance an existing career as a coach or mentor offering coaching and mentoring to people within settings dealing with strategy and senior decision-making.
It is also aimed at those who are offering or wish to offer coaching/mentoring at a high level within organisations or as an external coach or mentor. You will need to have access to complete at least 20 hours of coaching and mentoring in the workplace.
About the course
At Bristol Business School, our portfolio of open programmes offers you and your business a flexible learning solution. We have a range of programmes covering a wide range of topics, including Finance, Strategy, Marketing, Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring, Innovation, and Design Thinking, among many others. Our programmes are delivered by experienced academics and practitioners, who combine cutting-edge thinking with a practical, real-world focus, ensuring our programmes meet professional and industry needs.
Our Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring programme aims to give you the skills and experience to develop your coaching/mentoring skills by practically completing coaching/mentoring sessions and critically reviewing these.
Delivered fully online, this route gives you the flexibility to study from any location.
The coaching and mentoring team run the programme with a mixture of theory and skills development and will be taking a number of different experiential approaches in keeping with ideas of adult learning. This will include different approaches such as the arts of building trust, listening, questioning and using positive silence.
Additionally, some time will be spent exploring the more creative link to coaching, for example through the lenses of play and mediating objects. The programme, delivered by experienced coaches, will help participants recognise and move towards coaching and mentoring as non-linear processes and engage with the dynamic and complex nature of their practice and organisational context.
Practice and peer learning will be a key part of the sessions and include working in coaching triads and giving and receiving feedback. The cohorts and tutors will work together to learn and reflect upon a range of coaching and mentoring approaches from well-known workplace models through to more creative approaches; such as walking coaching, the use of mediating objects and the use of creative questions. The overall objective of the programme is to develop an understanding of the complex nature of coaching and mentoring at a senior strategic level and their collective benefits to the success of running organisations, across all sectors.
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How is the programme delivered?
This programme is delivered via online learning through our online learning platform, meaning you can attend and study from anywhere in the world!
To be able to fully participate in our programme, you will need to be comfortable with using the Internet and searching for information online. Session materials are presented through a number of sources including Microsoft Word, Power Point, pdf and online tools and workbooks to aid self-reflection and peer discussion, designed to support you further through your programme learning. You will also have full access to our online library resources, study skills support sessions, and librarian chat function.
This open programme has practical online development days designed to give you an opportunity to look, analyse and discuss with our tutors and your peers the subject area and explore possible approaches and tools and techniques available to use.
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.