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Short course Stage 3 Mentor and Coach Training – Organisational Development

Course summary

This course builds upon your work from the stage 2 module and you will learning how to use coaching and mentoring to develop your organisation. This coaching and mentoring module aims to develop a leader’s ability to employ cognitive leadership approaches and, in particular, coaching and mentoring as change agents to develop the organisation, with the aim to meet the needs of staff and learners.

The course tackles issues directly related to the current field of national and international education. It challenges you to develop deeper critical thinking around how to meet the needs of policy and the needs of your students and staff.  

You will work through the process of initiating and driving change at an individual, group and/or organisational level through the use of coaching and mentoring. You will also learn how to adapt your communication strategies and techniques for developing new behaviours and attitudes. In short, the course aims to equip you with the skills to lead the development of others as coaches or mentors. 

Return to campus: dual delivery

In a Covid-secure environment, enjoy learning on our state-of-the-art campuses and flex between online delivery

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CMI opportunity

Coaching and Mentoring offers candidates the opportunity to gain CMI accreditation, which will provide them with an industry standard qualification to extend their employability beyond their sector.

Continued Postgraduate Studies

The course will enable practitioners to gain MA credits, which they can use to progress onto the MA Leadership in Education or MA in Education.

Flexibility of studying

It adopts a blended learning approach and you will benefit from face to face learning opportunities as well as online engagement. The flexible nature of the course fits the busy lifestyles of educators and is designed to meet your needs in a unique and supportive way.

MA Masters credits

When you have completed Stage 2 and Stage 3, you will have 30 credits which can be transferred onto an MA Education or MA Leadership in Education


Lizana Oberholzer

Programme Leader of the MA Leadership in Education

UEL is fortunate to serve a larger community of schools, and educate teachers ranging from Beginner Teachers to Leadership. It is well-known for its supportive practice of the teaching and learning community it serves. UEL’s ITE learners often progress to mentoring roles from a very early stage, and they often continue their mentoring and leadership development after completing their PGCE course at UEL. In many Partnership Schools, like Sir John Cass Secondary Red Coat, Secondary School, there are teachers from three generations, who have trained through our successful Partnership.

Colleagues are often in mentoring and leadership roles, and engage with the UEL Mentor courses, or other MA or CPD opportunities. UEL has a proud tradition of serving its community. It offers mentor training for mentors at all levels ranging from Stage 1, 2 and 3. In many of our partnership schools, our PGCE programmes have well-established mentors who support new and beginner teachers.

What we're researching

Lizana Oberholzer, Programme Leader of the MA Leadership in Education, is an experienced senior leader and former SCITT Director. She carries out research into leadership in schools and The impact of school-based curriculum approaches on teacher education. She is a NASBTT Trustee and led on the NASBTT SEND Project for ITE.  She is a Regional Lead for WomenED and a Trustee BAMEed, and contributes regularly to conferences in which she shares her research and practice with others. She also supports, Diverse Educators, Research SEND, and is a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching, and the Network Lead for the Chartered College of Teaching at UEL. She contributed to English and Media Edu by others in developing their understanding of the various A-level and GCSE specifications in schools.  She has supported schools by sharing her research and experience on developing key strategies in delivering GCSE curricula effectively to support learners at all levels.

Dr Roussel De Carvalho is a Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education. He focuses his work on the teaching of the MA Education both at UEL and directly with schools through our MA partnerships. He is also currently supporting the PGCE Science team at UEL. His research is focused on Teacher Education Policy, in particular Teacher Selection. He is also engaged in aspects of research within Science Education, Teacher Identity and Self-Efficacy, and Teacher Well-Being.

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Making a difference UEL is one of the UK’s leading modern research universities. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), 17 per cent of our overall research submission was classified as ‘world-leading’ for its quality and impact – almost double our previous REF score. A further 45 per cent of our work was considered ‘internationally excellent’.

How you'll learn

You will learn through a variety of approaches including face-to-face teaching, online learning, independent research/study and practical experience of mentoring.

Your future career

Completing the course will enhance your career into teaching, training, lecturing, assessing, coaching/mentoring, school/college leadership.

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