Course information

Length

6 months

Course overview

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:

Module title Credits
  Introduction to Coaching Theory and Skills 15 credits
  Consolidating Coaching Skills Through Practice 15 credits
  Intermediate Coaching Theory and Skills 15 credits
  Effective Coaching at Work 15 credits

Download the programme specification, for the 2019-20 intake. If you would like an earlier version of the programme specification, please contact the Quality Office.

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Entry requirements

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.

International qualifications

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.

Fees, funding & scholarships

Annual tuition fees

These are the fees for students starting their programme in the 2020/21 academic year.

  • Home/EU - full-time: £3945
  • International - full-time: £6580

If your fees are not listed here, please check our postgraduate fees guidance or contact the Fees Office, who can also advise you about how to pay your fees.

It’s not currently possible for international students to study part-time if you require a Tier 4 student visa, however this is currently being reviewed and will be confirmed in the new year. Please read our visa guidance in the interim for more information. If you think you might be eligible to study part-time while being on another visa type, please contact our Admissions Team for more information.

If you are looking to pay your fees please see our guide to making a payment.

Additional costs

In addition to your tuition fees, you'll be responsible for any additional costs associated with your course, such as buying stationery and paying for photocopying. You can find out more about what you need to budget for on our study costs page.

There may also be specific additional costs associated with your programme. This can include things like paying for field trips or specialist materials for your assignments. Please check the programme specification for more information.

Funding opportunities

Find out more about postgraduate fees and explore funding opportunities. If you're applying for funding, you may be subject to an application deadline.

How to apply

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