FdSc Coaching and Mentoring

Delivered at Accrington & Rossendale College University Centre
Start Date September 2023
Duration 2 Years
Cost £9000 Year 1

* The fees charged on your course will not rise by more than inflation during your studies but the College reserves the right to increase fees annually by not more than RPIX (Retail Prices Index excluding Mortgage Interest).

If your studies are to be funded by your employer or as part of an Apprenticeship then different rates may apply, please enquire for details.

Course overview

This programme is designed for those students wishing to pursue a career working in Coaching and Mentoring, enabling clients to reach their full potential. There are such roles in many sectors, including sport, business, health and education. The programme has been designed for those people already working in related sectors who wish to upskill and enhance their knowledge in order to progress in their careers.

It will also appeal to people looking to pursue a career in a Coaching and Mentoring role, who are not currently working in this sector. It will provide the combination of underpinning theoretical knowledge and practical skills and the work based learning opportunities needed to develop the competence and professionalism required to be a practitioner in this field.

This programme is in partnership with the University of Cumbria.

What will I learn

Modules in the programme may include:

Level 4

• Interpersonal Skills
• Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring
• Ethics, Diversity and Difference
• Coaching and Mentoring Supervision
• Introduction to Skills and Practice for Coaching and Mentoring
• The Reflective Practitioner

Level 5

• Psychology for Coaching and Mentoring
• Working with Groups
• Management and Coaching and Mentoring
• Organisational Context of Coaching and Mentoring
• Further Skills and Practice for Coaching and Mentoring
• Professional Project

How will the courses be assessed?

A range of assessments are used within the programme, including portfolios, case studies, reflections and presentations. There are no formal examinations.

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally have academic qualifications totalling 48 UCAS points, with the majority in relevant subjects.

Applicants can also enter with a relevant Level 3 Vocational Award

GCSE English, or equivalent, is normally a requirement.

Applicants without formal entry qualifications but with relevant work experience will be considered for entry to the programme subject to an interview and appropriate diagnostic tests.

DBS: A satisfactory DBS is not a condition for entry onto the programme but may well be required by placement employers. Having an unsatisfactory DBS is likely to limit employment opportunities post-qualification and applicants with criminal convictions are advised to take advice from the programme leader before entering the programme.


An Honours Degree programme is currently being devised that will enable successful students from this programme to progress to a BSc (Hons) Degree in one full-time year, or the equivalent part-time. This programme will be available in time for the first graduates from this programme to progress. The top-up programme may be delivered at the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster campus, or at either of the College’s campuses.

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