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
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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.
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)
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.
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