Personal & Management Coaching

This programme will equip graduates to implement coaching in diverse settings such as business, leadership development, life balance, personal coaching, health care, social care, career coaching, sports coaching, performance and change management. coaching is now recognised as a key component in increasing performance, achieving goals and optimising personal and group effectiveness. existing models of coaching are now being applied in wider contexts and in emerging new settings. this programme will assist students to develop new skills to meet increasingly complex life and management challenges and to practice these coaching skills to the highest standards. graduates of the post graduate certificate programme may apply for membership of the association for coaching.

Upon completion students should be able to:

Demonstrate a critical awareness of the role of relationship in the coaching conversation or intervention.

Implement an integrated approach to coaching drawing on appropriate approaches and coaching models

Implement coaching in the development of effective leadership and within the process of managing change

Practice and integrate emotional intelligence within the coaching process through effective self-management, mindfulness and heighten personal and social awareness

Draw on reflective practice as a means of learning and develop effective writing skills with the use of journal keeping

Coach within ethical and professional boundaries following an established code of ethics and supervision

The Post Graduate Certificate in Personal and Management Coaching can be used as a building block towards a Masters in Personal and Management Coaching, see related course on this page. A Masters requires the completion of 90 credits, the PG Cert provides you with 30 of these credits. For further information on how to build on this qualification towards a Master please contact the Programme Co Ordinator.

Entry requirements

NFQ Level 8 honours degree or level 8 Higher Diploma, in which at least a second class honours was awarded.

Applicants are required to supply two written references. One reference must be a professional reference.

Applicants may be required to attend for interview as part of the application process.

The English Language Requirements for applicants whose first language is not English must have attained IELTS Level 6.5 or the equivalent TOEFL score

Final selection of candidates will be subject to the approval of the Programme Team.

Assessment Info

Continuous assessment based on academic essays, reflective assignments, coaching competencies and presentations.


6 months part-time.

Lectures take place over six weekends with occasional Friday Workshops. Students will receive four coaching sessions at their own cost.

Delivered in UCC and Dublin


€3,100 per academic year

Students who are registered on this programme are eligible to apply for the Financial Aid Fund for Part Time Students. Eligibility criteria applies. For more information see

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