Postgraduate PG Cert

Coaching and Mentoring for Education Practitioners

Enhance your educational coaching and mentoring practice. New learning and insights will enable you to influence colleagues’ practice and improve the student experience.

Coaching and Mentoring for Education Practitioners

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Distance Learning
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    1 Year
  • Start date

    21 Oct 2024

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Gain an informed and critical perspective on professional educational coaching and mentoring practices
  • Investigate how coaches and mentors develop evidence-informed practice 
  • Engage in self-study to build your expertise as a coach and mentor, and enhance your teaching and leadership skills
  • Learn how to identify the next steps in developing your coaching and mentoring skills
  • Hone your ability to adapt to and meet the challenges you face as an educator
  • Understand how to foster collaborative working, and influence the educational practice of others to improve students’ learning experience 
  • Explore the pressures and opportunities that exist in contemporary education

Enhance your skillset

You’ll reflect on your own work, as well as on shared practice with tutors and peers. You’ll enhance your ability to foster rapport with your students through skilful questioning and listening. The practice you build will nurture trust between you and your students.


You’ll join CollectivEd, a new hub for mentoring and coaching based within Carnegie School of Education. The centre’s work aims to positively influence educational policy at an institutional and national level. Working with staff, peers and partners from around the UK, you’ll have the opportunity to help shape future practice and co-create knowledge. 

Our teaching history

We have more than 100 years' experience of teacher training and you'll benefit from an experienced course team determined to help you realise your potential. You’ll become part of a supportive teaching community, learning from fellow students and swapping ideas on lesson plans, classroom experiences and teaching tips.

Why study Coaching and Mentoring for Education Practitioners at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Distance Learning study
  2. Professionally experienced expert teaching team
  3. Strong and meaningful partnerships with schools and community organisations
  4. We offer distinctive and creative programmes that are responsive to the changes taking place in society

Coaching and Mentoring for Education Practitioners Coaching and Mentoring for Education Practitioners Course Leader, Professor Rachel Lofthouse, explains why this course is unique and how it can help with career progression.