Personal & Management Coaching
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 Postgraduate Diploma programme may apply for Practitioner membership of the Association for Coaching. Training includes psychometric testing which leads to the industry standard, internationally recognised qualification in personality assessment which is awarded by the British Psychological Society and recognised by the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations.
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
Evaluate the different types of Coaching interventions required within Business, Management and Personal Coaching
Implement Coaching in the development of effective Leadership and within the process of managing change
Practice cognitive behavioural coaching and understand the role of psychology in the coaching process
Practice and integrate emotional intelligence in their coaching process through effective self-management, mindfulness and heighten personal and social awareness
Employ personality analysis tests and appreciate the importance of Individual Difference
Demonstrate research skills and integrate evidence-based practise into the practical use of Coaching
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.
Why Choose This Course
The Postgraduate Diploma in Personal and Management Coaching includes certified training in personality analysis, which leads to the industry standard, internationally recognised qualification in personality assessment awarded by the British Psychological Society and recognised by the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations. This training will provide students with access to two trait measures (16PF/15FQ+ and NEO) Myers-Briggs type measures, emotional intelligence measures. Measures of values, motivation, team building and leadership.
Students can either complete this Postgraduate Diploma in Personal Management Coaching in a face to face classroom environment on UCC Campus or through online blended learning.
Delivery Mode Option 1
Students can choose to complete this programme in a predominantly face to face classroom environment on UCC Campus (38 classes) with some online lectures (11 classes).
Modules [Classroom-based delivery]
AD6001: The Coaching Relationship (5 credits)
AD6002: Coaching Approaches and Skills (5 credits)
AD6003: Coaching Practicum (20 credits)
AD6004: Research Methodology and Reflective Analysis (5 credits)
AD6005: Mindfulness based Self Management (5 credits)
AD6006: Cognitive Behavioural Coaching (5 credits)
AD6007: Personality Analysis & Individual Differences (5 credits)
AP6049: Systemic Psychodynamic Coaching with Teams and Individuals (5 credits)
AP6050: Business and Management Coaching for Leadership, Change and Organisational Development (5 credits)
Delivery Mode Option 2
Alternatively students can choose to complete this programme in a predominantly online environment with some face to face classroom workshops. All face to face classroom deliveries on this option will be based in Dublin with a total of four classroom based workshops over the course of the programme.
Modules [Online/Blended delivery]
AD6009: The Coaching Relationship (5 credits)
AD6010 Coaching Approaches and Skills (5 credits)
AD6011 Coaching Practicum (20 credits)
AD6012 Mindfulness based Self Management (5 credits)
AD6013 Cognitive Behavioural Coaching (5 credits)
AD6014 Research Methodology and Reflective Analysis (5 credits)
AD6015 Personality Analysis & Individual Differences (5 credits)
AP6053 Systemic Psychodynamic Coaching with Teams and Individuals (5 credits)
AP6054 Business and Management Coaching for Leadership, Change and Organisational Development (5 credits)
Hold an NFQ Level 8 honours degree or level 8 Higher Diploma, in which at least a second class honours was awarded or hold an appropriate professional qualification with at least two years' significant experience in coaching or management with senior professional responsibility
Each candidate will be required to submit a two hundred word document outlining the reasons why they wish to undertake this programme
Applicants are required to supply two written references. One reference must be a professional reference
All applicants with be required to attend for interview as part of the application process
Final selection of candidates will be subject to the approval of the Programme Team
The English Language Requirements for applicants whose first language is not English must have attained IELTS Level 6.5 or the equivalent TOEFL score
Online/blended students need to be aware of the student checklist which is highlighted in the Apply Now Section.
Closing Date: September 2023
How Do I Apply
Applicants need to be aware of the IT student checklist below before applying:
You will need access to a laptop or desktop computer running a modern supported operating system with all software updates.
Some of UCC's services (e.g. the Canvas Virtual Learning Environment) link to an external site and also have mobile apps for iOS and Android Devices that you may wish to use as part of your studies. However, we recommend using your desktop web browser for submission of assessments.
You should always use the most current version of your preferred browser. In general, we recommend the Chrome Web browser (Important Note: Internet Explorer will not work with Canvas).
We recommend a reliable broadband connection with at least 2Mbps or more.
You will require an Office suite of software (Microsoft Office or equivalent) and a PDF reader. You should always use the latest version of this software. All UCC students will have access to Office 365 which includes software such as Word/Excel/Powerpoint etc. once registered.
To Apply for this course please follow the steps below:
When you log into the Application Portal:
Click Apply Online
Select Start a new Adult & Continuing Education Application
On the 2nd tab Academic Level
Select the following options:
Academic Level: Adult Continuing Education (ACE at UCC)
Course Type: ACE Part-time Courses
Academic Programme: The course title you are applying for.
During your online application you will be required to upload the following documents:
Birth Cert or Passport
English Language Test Report [if applicable]
Transcripts [if applicable]
50% of the fees are also required to complete your application.
NOTE: When you apply you will have a choice of doing this PG Diploma as an 'Online Part Time' or as a 'UCC Campus' delivery. If you wish to do this programme online, with just some face-to-face class days in Dublin, choose 'Online Part Time' If you wish to do this programme predominantly face-to face in class on UCC Campus (health guidelines permitting) choose 'UCC Campus Part Time'.
1 year part-time Blended Online
For the predominantly classroom based offering lectures take place on UCC campus, Cork on Tuesday evening from 6.30pm to 9.30pm, with occasional weekend workshops.
For blended delivery, online classes take place on Monday evenings 6.30pm - 9.30pm with occasional weekend workshops. Students will also be required to attend 4 days of face-to-face workshops. These workshops will be held in Dublin.