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Professional Diploma in Cognitive Coaching and Mentoring (3 modules credit rated at SCQF Level 8 Equivalent to Ofqual Level 5)

Why take this course?
This course equips you in the knowledge and skills of coaching and mentoring enhanced by knowledge and skills in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). 

Coaching is rooted in developmental psychology and is commonly applied in organisational settings. Coaching is associated with team building, executive coaching, management coaching, life-skills coaching, career development and personal and professional development.

Mentoring is associated with positive personal and professional growth, career outcomes and development. You will learn the skills, techniques and in depth insights of mentoring. In the role of mentor, you will contract and develop with your client a highly personal yet professional relationship that is creative, dynamic and intentional resulting in a positive outcome.

Mentoring enables the individual to develop a greater sense of fulfilment, role identification, internal authority and identity that results in a greater level of competency and personal satisfaction.

CBT knowledge and techniques are used to support the roles of the coach and mentor by introducing the ABC model which aids greater understanding of the impact of beliefs, thoughts and feelings to client behaviours.

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Learning Method

On-line/Distance Learning

Course Details

Course Number: UC1000
Course Fee: £502.00
You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £89.00 (0% APR), followed by 6 monthly payments of £69.00
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Course Content
The Diploma is an amalgam of the Certificate in CBT (Course CR100), the Certificate in Coaching (CR300) and the Certificate in Mentoring (Course CR400).

Module 1, (CBT) is based on the premise that our interpretation of an event is crucial in determining how we feel and react. Where beliefs and thought patterns are negative or unrealistic, a variety of problems may occur leading to possible emotional disorders. CBT aims to alleviate emotional distress. CBT has proved to be very effective in treating clients who have addiction issues.

CBT is a series of strategies specifically targeted at an individual’s disorder.
These can include:
  • cognitive therapy
  • relaxation
  • breathing techniques
  • interceptive exposure

You are introduced to the ABC Model of counselling. This describes the interaction between the clients’ behaviours, feelings and thoughts.
You are also taught to identify errors in thinking and to challenge damaging beliefs your clients may have. The aim is to enhance your effectiveness as a counsellor by teaching you the skills and the techniques of CBT, through providing case studies, illustrations, practical activities and assignments.

Module 2, the course in coaching includes the following topics:
  • Defining coaching
  • Describing the coaching process
  • The tasks of a coach
  • Seven steps to developing a good coach-client relationship
  • Understanding and identifying different ‘learning styles’
  • Attitude and perception management
  • Coaching through life’s transitions
  • Coaching core values
  • Systems coaching: working with groups (including companies, organisations, families and the community)
  • Ethical guidelines for coaches

Module 3, the course in mentoring includes the following topics:
  • Defining and describing the mentoring process
  • Mentoring in the corporate and professional world
  • Mentoring in the community
  • Essential mentor qualities
  • Essential skills in mentoring
  • Self-awareness: including defining the relationship
  • Issues of integrity: including, “what if things go wrong?”
  • Mentoring as a way of life

Materials supplied with this course
The course materials consist of 30 lessons, 15 short Practice Portfolio Activities and 12 tutor marked assignments, supplemented with suggested background reading.

Linkages to other courses
The CBT certificate serves as the foundation module of the Institutes Diploma in CBT (Course UD1000). The Certificate in Mentoring and the Certificate in Coaching make up the Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring (Course UE1000).

This course is accredited by the ACCPH. The ACCPH are an independent professional body and register.

Credit Rated or CPD

The Professional Diploma in Cognitive Coaching and Mentoring course consists of three modules. Each of the three course modules are credit rated independently with 20 credit points at SCQF level 8 (2nd year BA/BSc). These credit points may be used towards gaining a degree in a similar topic. Should a student not require academic credit rating he or she may wish to consider looking at course 3200 (Diploma in Cognitive Coaching and Mentoring). 

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