Whether you're an experienced coach, or this is a new area for you, this flexible course will support you in developing your practice. By the end of the course you'll understand what motivates people, and be able to help them enhance their performance, wellbeing, and leadership skills.
Why study PGCert in Coaching at Goldsmiths?
- Why do people think and behave the way they do? How can you use this information to help them be the best they can be? This course will give you the practical skills you need to become an effective coach, but you'll also receive training in the psychological theory that underpins the best coaching. We'll teach you based on the latest research from our experts in the Institute of Management Studies.
- The coaching element of this programme is based upon Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT), which is an evidence-based, cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) that has been widely validated over the past 20 years; and, the leadership development training is based on Transformational Leadership, which has been the most highly evidence-based form of leadership development theory and training for over 30 years. So you'll be learning established methods alongside new theories.
- The course has been designed to be flexible, and to fit around your schedule as much as possible. The majority of teaching is done online, with some workshops and supervisions being delivered face-to-face.
- You'll gain real-life experience of coaching, taking on clients and working with them for a minimum of six sessions to build your skills and confidence.
Contact the department
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Dr Rachael Skews
What you'll study
You'll study the following modules:
|Introduction to Coaching Theory and Skills||15 credits|
|Consolidating Basic CBT Skills Through Practice||15 credits|
|Intermediate Coaching Theory and Skills||15 credits|
|Effective Coaching at Work||15 credits|
Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.
An undergraduate degree in a relevant/related subject is advantageous, as is relevant work or practice experience. This includes experience in business, psychology, consultancy, entrepreneurship, or experience of developing others.
Prospective students are encouraged to discuss their specific situation with the programme director if they are unsure how their experience meets the entry requirements for the programme.
We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.
If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.