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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 6.27k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 8.13k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 31 August 2016

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    The Coaching and Mentoring for High Performance PgDip/MSc is a flexible programme designed to meet the needs of those already working, or intending to work as, professional coaches in the public and private sector organisations.

    What will you study?
    The course provides an in depth understanding of the areas that support the core competences required to practise in the area of high performance business coaching ethics and standards; establishing the coaching agreement; establishing trust and intimacy with the client; coaching presence; active listening; powerful questioning; direct communication; creating awareness; designing actions; planning and goal setting; and managing progress and accountability.

    What this course offers you
    The course provides an in-depth understanding of the areas that support the core competences required to practise in the area of high performance business coaching:

    * ethics and standards;
    * establishing the coaching agreement;
    * establishing trust and intimacy with the client;
    * coaching presence;
    * active listening;
    * powerful questioning;
    * direct communication;
    * creating awareness;
    * designing actions;
    * planning and goal setting; and
    * managing progress and accountability.

    Blending learning
    Blended learning integrates physical (face-to-face) and electronic modes of study and allows you to make the best use of your own particular learning style. During your face-to-face sessions the tutors will ensure that all activities make best use of personal interaction. They will also inform you of the activities and facilities available for their module online.

    PgDip students take five specialist modules. MSc students, in addition to the five modules, take a research methods module and a dissertation.

    Available modules
    * Coaching and Mentoring for High Performance
    * Leadership, Change and Consultancy
    * Career Counselling, Training and Development
    * Leading, Managing and Developing People
    * Developing Skills for Business Leadership
    * Research Methods and Dissertation


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    Here you'll find the entry requirements for this course. Please read them carefully as they are very important for your application. * Students will normally be expected to have an appropriate undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification, a professional qualification of equal standing or a substantive portfolio of work experience at an appropriate level. * Applicants should have relevant maturity, managerial experience and motivation. Applicants will gain from developing their coaching and organisational knowledge and understanding and their coaching skills over the duration of the programme. * Holders of non-UK degree or other qualifications will be subject to the University's normal entry procedures with regard to the assessment of the equivalence of qualifications. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL iBT® test: 100 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

    Kingston Business School bursaries
    * For Home/EU and international students: * Five Diana Winstanley bursaries worth £2,000 each.
    * Five Diana Winstanley bursaries worth £1,000 each.



    Kingston University scholarships and bursaries
    * For international students: * £3,300 scholarships for full-time international students.
    * 10% discount on fees for Kingston alumni (alumni loyalty bursary).
    * 10% discount on fees for family members of Kingston alumni (family loyalty bursary).


    * For Home/EU students: * up to £3,000 Annual Fund scholarships.



    To apply for any scholarship or bursary you must already be in possession of a firm offer on the programme and have paid your course fee deposit.

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