Coaching and Mentoring
(Accredited Masters Level Course)

Coaching and Mentoring – 30 credit, Master’s Level

This module aims to enable you to critically analyse different coaching and mentoring theories and develop a deeper understanding of the issues involved in coaching and mentoring processes and practice. We have tailored the module to suit the arts industry, but it can be applied broadly to the workplace.

 

  • Within the studio/classroom to develop resilience and self-efficacy
  • To facilitate practice
  • To develop performance and mitigate against performance stress
  • To engage in career coaching
  • To use within an organisational setting with staff members
  • To use in other relevant industries such as leadership and management

 

The course will enable you to deliver, and critically evaluate a coaching or mentoring programme to improve individual performance both artistically and within the workplace. You will give detailed consideration to ethics and develop a firm understanding of the differences between coaching and therapy.

Course Content

  • You will examine the similarities and differences of mentoring and coaching by drawing on differing theories and perspectives. This will include considering how the coach can meet the needs of coachees of considerable diversity in terms of ethnicity, gender identity, learning capability, neural diversity, body etc.
  • You will explore the benefits of coaching and mentoring to your studio/classroom/organisation and the individual.
  • You will review the different models and methods available and the roles and responsibilities of coaches and mentors.
  • You will select a coaching or mentoring model suitable to their workplace and its cultural needs.
  • You will explore the professional skills, dispositions, knowledge, and understanding necessary for success in mentoring and coaching.   This will include various tools and techniques such as active listening, summarising, analysing, and discussions around emotional intelligence, transactional analysis, value conflicts, culture and ethics.
  • You will examine student needs and theories such as student motivation.
  • You will examine methods of monitoring, reviewing, and evaluating student progress, including the need to keep records of coaching or mentoring activities, and how these can aid reflection on the effectiveness of coaching and identify possible areas for improvement.
  • You will explore reflective practice and critical evaluation of personal performance to identify areas for improvement and construct a development plan.

Assessment

This module has three assessment components;

Coursework (100%) 7500 words or equivalent

 

Assessment Component 1 Written assignment (3150 words)

Evaluate a range of coaching and mentoring theories and models and identify a model appropriate for the needs and culture of your workplace context. Include a clear rationale for the choice of model

 

Assessment Component 2 Observation/recording

An observed/recorded coaching or mentoring session of at least 45 minutes duration, utilising the model from assessment 1.

 

Assessment Component 3 Reflective journal (3150 words)

Submit a reflective journal outlining at least six hours experience of planning and implementing the identified coaching or mentoring process. Include a reflective essay critically evaluating your own coaching or mentoring performance in the workplace, addressing identified areas for improvement through a personal development plan. The journal should also include feedback from the coachee/mentee.

 

Teaching

The course is designed to combine online access with one to one support. You will explore theory through online content and you will practice coaching in coaching triads and within your own practice. You will be assigned a tutor who will be accessible for online tutorials and guidance.

We are fully accredited by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and you will complete an application form and register with the university.

The course forms part of the MA Professional Practice (Voice Pedagogy), Performance Coaching route.

This course will take 6 months to complete and our next entry date is April 2022

What are the benefits of receiving 30 credits at Master’s Level?

You will receive a credit transcript for 30 credits, and this is nationally recognised. It can count towards a full award, and this is known as RPL (Recognised Prior Learning). You can use it towards a PGCert/MA, or you can exit with a credit transcript and re-enrol at a later date.

All nationally recognised credit is transferrable between universities.

FEES

UK Students –   £1,500 (inclusive of UWTSD fees)

International –   £1,800 (inclusive of UWTSD fees)

 

UWTSD fees £450 –  these will be invoiced separately by UWTSD as part of the enrolment process with them.

Applications

Our MA programme is moderated and accredited by our academic partner, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Applicants will therefore go through a two-stage application process, with the first tier of application through the Voice Study Centre (formerly Voice Workshop) and the second tier of application through the University.

As part of the application process, you will meet with a Course Tutor for an interview. This is an excellent way for you to find out more about the programme and discuss your background and interests with one of our tutors. During this interview, a Course Tutor will assess your suitability for the programme and be able to answer any questions you may have.

Applicants will be asked to provide the following:

  • Two references (one of these must be academic) available upon request.
  • A personal statement detailing your reasons for wishing to undertake this postgraduate programme of study. This should be between 500-1000 words and include your professional and academic experience, your interests, your motivation for undertaking this programme of study, and what you hope to gain for your career path and continuing professional development.
  • Copies of your highest qualification (degree certificate and transcript).
  • Evidence of your English language proficiency.

During the formal University enrolment process, International students will be asked to provide a Personal Statement, ID, qualification certificates/transcripts, academic references and proof of English language level to UWTSD. This is in line with UK Government regulations for higher education institutions. Voice Study Centre (formerly Voice Workshop) will be supporting applicants and on hand to provide advice and guidance through this second tier of their application process with the University.

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International Applicants

If an applicant has:

  • Successfully completed a recognised undergraduate or postgraduate qualification, at a recognised institution based in one of the above majority English speaking countries (certificates, transcripts and/or other documents stating language of delivery and assessment may be required by the University prior to an offer being made).
  • Successfully completed within the last five years a recognised undergraduate or postgraduate qualification at a recognised institution that has been certified as being taught in the medium of English (certificates, transcripts and / or other documents stating language of delivery and assessment may be required by the University prior to an offer being made).
  • A UKVI recognised Secure English Language Test awarded within 2 years of applying for entry to the University.
  • One of the following English Language Test documents awarded within 2 years of applying for entry to the University:
NAME OF QUALIFICATION LEVEL / SCORE REQUIRED
IELTS (Academic) Minimum overall score of 6.0 with no lower than 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening or Speaking.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE). Minimum score of 169 or above with no lower than 162 in Reading, Writing, Listening or Speaking.
Cambridge English: Business Vantage
(BEC Vantage)
– for Business courses only.
Minimum score of 75 or above.
Cambridge English: Business Higher
(BEC Higher)
– for Business courses only
Minimum score of 60 or above
BULATS: Business Language Testing Service (online certificated version taken with certifying BULATS agents) – for Business courses only Minimum score of 65 or above.
Cambridge English: Financial (ICFE)
– for Business courses only.
Minimum score of 60 or above.
Cambridge English: Legal (ILEC)
– for Business courses only
Minimum score of 60 or above.
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) C1
Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) Benchmark Score of 56 with a Minimum Score of 51 in Communicative Skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking). Scores may fall below the Benchmark Score in the Communicative Skills by no more than the specified Minimum Score and in no more than two Communicative Skills.
University of Wales Trinity Saint David: Wales Academic Language Test Minimum overall score of 6.0 with no lower than 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) ll Distinction in each component
Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) lll Pass or above overall, with Passes or above in each component
International Baccalaureate Higher Level 5 or Standard Level 5 Language A or Higher Level 5 or Standard Level 5 Language B
Cambridge IGCSE Minimum Grade C (grade 4) in IGCSE in English as a first language, Grade C (grade 4) in IGCSE in English as a Second Language satisfy the English language proficiency requirements for undergraduate study
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