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Coaching & Coaching Psychology

The Higher Diploma in Coaching/Coaching Psychology will provide you with the skills, understanding, awareness and knowledge to be effective coaches in both life and business domains and to respond creatively and positively to the current demands and uncertainties of life.

Throughout our lives the three fundamental challenges we face are dealing with people, problems and tasks. Much of our learning is around problem solving and getting the job done. However as we progress through life and our careers we are faced with the choice of taking more responsibility and inevitably leading and managing others. In this instance we have not always developed an awareness of our style of engagement and how best to develop a conversation that is likely to motivate others and enhance their performance and well-being. This course explores a positive engagement with self and the processes underpinning positive approaches to motivating others both individually and in groups/teams.

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

Understand the theory underpinning coaching and a range of models and approaches to coaching

Coach a coachee from a current state to a desired state

Develop a reflective practice to support your coaching process

This course potentially grows and develops the inter-personal and intra-personal skills (emotional intelligence and fitness) which are likely to add value in the development of your career and are transferable and applicable in business, organisational, educational and health settings amongst others.

The coaching skills developed on this programme are likely to help individuals and groups improve performance, increase well-being, harness and apply strengths, achieve goals and build resilience in dealing with uncertainty and change.

Entry requirements

Candidates will be required to have relevant experience in a related working role or hold a primary degree in any discipline

Candidates may be required to attend for interview

English Language Requirement

All applicants whose first language is not English must have attained IELTS Level 6.5 or the equivalent TOEFL

Duration

1 year part-time

Course Practicalities

Class takes place one evening per week plus some weekend workshops.

Assessment method

Continuous assessment based on academic essays and reflective assignments.

Application date

Closing Date: 31/08/2018

Course fee

€4000 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 https://www.ucc.ie/en/finaidpt

There is a one-off campus experiential workshop at year end (costing approximately €150 for food, travel and accommodation)

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2018

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