This course meets the continuing professional development needs of school/college teachers who act as the mentors to other teachers.
This course enables you to gain knowledge and understanding of mentoring teachers through a reflective examination of your own practice as well as others'. Through an exploration of a range of mentoring and coaching models, you will develop your professional mentoring skills and a personal theory of action for mentoring.
The impact of this course goes far beyond the participating teacher; the development of their practice impacts on their mentee's professional development and, ultimately, their classroom practice.
Alongside this element of the course, which is rooted in practice, there is a structured programme of taught sessions and activities. These are designed to offer a theoretical perspective and critical reflections on how best mentoring practices can enhance the development of both the mentee and the mentor.
This course aims to:
- promote your learning through the development of knowledge, skills and understanding of mentoring practice with teachers
- provide opportunities to develop critical reflective practice
- encourage the critical understanding of research, evidence and practice in the broad field of mentoring teachers
- support your capacity to design and conduct inquiries into your own and others' professional practice
'The sessions have been inspirational! It is such a cherished opportunity to meet like-minded professionals who value the space and structure to learn new ways to better their practice. I have greater respect and appreciation for the important role I have, guiding and shaping my mentee's development. It has made me a more reflective practitioner and that can only be a positive thing!'
- 200 years of experience in the field of education
- 4th in the UK and 24th worldwide for education in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018
- 3rd in the UK in the latest Research Excellence Framework, with 84% of our research considered world-leading or internationally excellent
This course is made up of two 30-credit modules.
Each 30-credit module is assessed by a 6,000-word written assignment. To complete the PGCert, you must achieve a pass of 50 on each assignment.
- Mentoring Beginning Teachers (available face-to-face only)
- Practice-Based Inquiry (available face-to-face and online)
You can view an example timetable, however this is subject to change year on year and your live timetable will be available via the various online timetable systems.
The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.
Career destinations for our graduates include counsellors, education advisers, language tutors, primary/secondary teachers and vocational/industrial trainers and instructors. A number of our graduates are already in employment while undertaking part-time study for professional development in their chosen career.
Employability and average starting salary
99.5% of postgraduates from the School of Education who were available for employment secured work or further study within six months of graduation. £22,500 was the average starting salary, with the highest being £38,000.*
* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Career and professional development
Whether you are looking to enhance your career prospects or develop your knowledge, a postgraduate degree from the University of Nottingham can help take you where you want to be.
Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service offers specialist support and guidance while you study and for life after you graduate. They will help you explore and plan your next career move, through regular events, employer-led skills sessions, placement opportunities and one-to-one discussions.
2:2 (or international equivalent); You must also be working as a mentor to teachers or have negotiated access to a mentor/mentee arrangement in a school or college
English language requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
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Last updated November 1, 2018