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Coaching and Mentoring, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Plymouth, United Kingdom
This hugely popular Coaching and Mentoring course offered by Plymouth Marjon University is a versatile and enriching environment for a diverse range of professionals. To name a few, we’ve welcomed people from youth and community work, business, leadership and management, the armed forces and early years education backgrounds. There are few roles in which this expertise can’t be put to good use.


Course Overview

Because of the diversity of students’ backgrounds, the course naturally allows participants to explore the principles of coaching and mentoring within a variety of settings, as well as applying new skills to their own role. The course’s general environment is dynamic and interactive, and students are encouraged throughout to share and explore ideas.

Why this Coaching and Mentoring course offered by Plymouth Marjon?

  • Marjon is the only university in the South West offering this qualification.
  • Tutors are themselves experienced coaches and mentors operating in a range of settings.
  • This course is designed to meet the needs of professionals that wish to undertake a qualification whilst working.
  • Group size is restricted to ensure that participants have the most rewarding experience

Perfect if you're curious about:

  • What is the difference between coaching and mentoring?
  • Is there a ‘best way’ to approach coaching and mentoring?
  • What skills do I need to develop to be more effective as a coach or mentor?
  • How can leaders use coaching and mentoring with their teams?
  • Which models of coaching and mentoring best suit my own professional context?

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Coaching & Mentoring
  • Coaching & Mentoring in Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      12 months (in 2x6 month blocks)

  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • A good undergraduate degree 2:2 honours or above.
  • To be engaged in paid or voluntary work (full or part time) where coaching and/or mentoring is or could be undertaken.
  • English language level of IELTS 6.5 for international students.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1833 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1833 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1833 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1833 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Plymouth

  • 731 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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