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Graduate Diploma in Professional Coaching

This course is available

Online

Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Southern Institute of Technology

Summary

The aim of the Graduate Diploma in Professional Coaching is to provide students who already have a degree, or extensive applicable experience, with advanced theoretical and applied knowledge in a specialised field, which can be used in professional practice or further advanced study in this area.

The programme offers a blend of theoretical and practical learning, with an emphasis on applied knowledge and skills. High importance is placed on the development of professional coaching skills such as communication, presentation, interpersonal and problem-solving skills) in addition to the development of specific professional coaching knowledge.

You will learn to:

  • Analyse strategic issues facing the emerging profession of professional coaching and its role in various contemporary environments.
  • Use standards of professional coaching ethics to enable the development of the professional coaching and effective management relationship.
  • Solve problems, both independently and as part of a team.

Students who have completed a Graduate Diploma in Professional Coaching will be able to critically analyse strategic issues facing the emerging profession of professional coaching and its role in various contemporary environments. They will have advanced knowledge of the standards of professional coaching ethics to enable the development of the professional coaching and effective management relationship. They will solve problems, both independently and as part of a team.

Course Content

Compulsory Papers

  • MGT701 (MGT301) Business Ethics (15 credits)
  • MGT702 Research Methodology (15 credits)
  • MGT725 Role of Professional Coaching (15 credits)
  • MGT726 Professional Coaching Relationships and Environment (15 credits)
  • MGT727 Professional Coaching Tools (15 credits)

Compulsory - choose either PFC730 or PFC731

  • PFC730 Management Research Project (Professional Coaching) (30 credits)
  • PFC731 Internship (Professional Coaching) (30 credits)

Elective papers - choose one of the following elective papers:

  • MGT627 (MGT233) Life and Career Coaching (15 credits) (Note: Successful completion of MGT725 is a pre-requisite for this paper)
  • MGT628 (MGT234) Executive and SME Coaching (15 credits) (Note: Successful completion of MGT725 is a pre-requisite for this paper)

Career Opportunities

Students who have completed a Graduate Diploma in Professional Coaching will be able to critically analyse strategic issues facing the emerging profession of professional coaching and its role in various contemporary environments. They will have advanced knowledge of the standards of professional coaching ethics to enable the development of the professional coaching and effective management relationship. They will solve problems, both independently and as part of a team.

Satisfactory Completion

In order to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Professional Coaching, students will have been credited with all required papers and electives as specified in the schedule of papers. The total credit value of the Graduate Diploma in Professional Coaching is 120 credits.

Entry criteria

Applicants must have obtained at least an undergraduate degree in any discipline. Mature Applicants: Applicants must supply at least three years relevant work experience. Each mature applicant must provide their curriculum vitae detailing any relevant work experience and academic achievements. The Programme Manager will use this information to assess whether the applicant is likely to successfully complete the Graduate Diploma programme.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
  • Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

Applications Close Dates: Intake 1 – 26th January, Intake 2 – 16th March, Intake 3 – 1st June, Intake 4 – 20th July.

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