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Graduate Certificate in Professional Coaching

This course is available


Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


17 weeks

Next start date

Expected March 2022


Southern Institute of Technology


The aim of the Graduate Certificate 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 skill. 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.

This programme is suitable for professionals working in areas of social development (teachers, trainers, consultants, HR professionals), social support services (social workers, nurses, therapist), and service industries with a strong client orientation (e.g. tourism and hospitality).

Course Content

Compulsory Papers

  • MGT725 Role of Professional Coaching (15 credits)
  • MGT726 Professional Coaching Relationships and Environment (15 credits)
  • MGT727 Professional Coaching Tools (15 credits)

Student must complete one of the following two 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

Graduates will be qualified to work in a range of employment sectors, from small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through to engagement in larger, more complex enterprises, or as self-employed consultants.

Satisfactory Completion

In order to be awarded the Graduate Certificate 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 Certificate in Professional Coaching is 60 credits.

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