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Coaching Skills for Leading

Key information

Course Leader: Carys Armstrong-Griffiths

Level: 7

Credits: 15

Mode of delivery: Taught

Learner Hours: Scheduled Hours - 30, Independent Hours - 120

School: Health & Social Work

Available places: 50


  • 25/01/2024
  • 05/10/2023

Fees and Funding


The price quoted above is per 15 credits in this academic year. This price relates to self-funding students assessed as UK students for fee purposes. Prices may differ for students that are assessed as EU/Overseas, or for returning students that are on a course leading to an award. Click here for Fees and Funding information or email us.

Entry Requirements

You should be a qualified health care professional currently working in an appropriate area of practice.   

Applicants will normally need a degree in a health-related discipline. Applicants with evidence of professional development or academic proficiency equivalent to level 6 (degree level) study will be considered but will first need to meet with the admissions tutor, Aileen Wilson, to discuss their application. Applicants with no previous level 6 study, or equivalent, will be required to complete a level 6 bridging module.                                                                            

If you have non-UK academic qualifications you will need to supply evidence of comparability. The organisation ECCTIS will supply this for a reasonable fee

You should also have current professional registration (NMC, HCPC etc) and be employed as a health care professional in an appropriate setting. 

This module forms part of a broader CPD framework which can lead to a postgraduate award or it can be taken as a standalone module for CPD.

Course Overview

The module will comprise of theoretical lectures, workshops, tutorials and seminar sessions to facilitate the development of the fundamental knowledge, understanding and skills underpinning the roles and responsibilities of coaching and its application within leadership.  

A key learning activity for this module is practical trio work in which students practise their coaching skills and through peer group learning develop a functional, supportive community of coaching practice.

This activity requires the whole student group to participate in a collaborative, facilitative and supportive manner at each study day

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding:

Successful students will typically: 

Evidence a systematic, in-depth knowledge and understanding of the underpinning theoretical perspectives and evidence that inform and support coaching as a leadership approach within healthcare.

Critically analyse leadership within contemporary healthcare settings.


Intellectual, Practical and Transferable Skills:

Successful students will typically:

Critically evaluate, select and apply a range of appropriate coaching skills within a coaching context.

Critically reflect on their own leading and coaching practice, to inform and develop their future coaching and leadership practice.   


Participants will produce a portfolio evidencing both their practical experience and development and demonstrating the integration of coaching and leadership theory within practice.