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Mentoring and Coaching
Mentoring and coaching appear in a range of different guises including mentoring, peer mentor, coaching and mentoring strategies. (The term ‘mentoring’ also features in relation to adults mentoring young. effective mentoring and coaching approaches in turn encourages a collaborative learning culture in organisations. For schools, this is particularly important, as it may alleviate some of the sense of professional isolation (identified in the literature).

Purpose of the course:

Participants will be able to use, integrate and practically apply the knowledge base of key terms, principles and theories and master the application of research methods, techniques and technologies appropriate in the field of mentoring and coaching, including the advantages of mentoring, education and training-related legislation applicable to mentoring, role players involved and documentation in the mentoring process, the mentoring relationship, assessing development needs and reviewing development plans to analyse case studies and/or undertake research and write up a research report and/or compiling and reviewing development plans. They will learn to effectively select and apply central procedures, operations and techniques, understand and use the central methods of enquiry and research, and communicate findings and own ideas and opinions in well-structured arguments using academic discourse appropriate to the field of mentoring and coaching. They will gain knowledge on the use of information retrieval skills such as identification, critical analyses, synthesis and independent evaluation of quantitative and/or qualitative data to undertake a study of the literature and current research in the field of mentoring and coaching.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
24 Months supervisory experience
Learning assumed to be in place: 
National Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF Level 4 qualification.

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit

Outcomes

Assessment Criteria

  After completion of this course, participants will: Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:
Mentoring & Coaching
  • Use, integrate, and practically apply a solid, well-rounded and systematic knowledge base of key terms, principles and theories and master the application of research methods, techniques and technologies appropriate in the field of mentoring and coaching including the advantages of mentoring, education and training-related legislation applicable to mentoring, role players involve and documentation in the mentoring process, the mentoring relationship, assessing development needs and reviewing development plans to analyse case studies and or undertake research and write up a research report and or compiling and reviewing development plans;
  • Effectively select and apply central procedures, operations and techniques,  understand and use the central methods of enquiry and research and communicate findings and own ideas and opinions in well-structured arguments using academic discourse appropriately in the field of mentoring and coaching;
  • Use information retrieval skills (identification, critical analyses, synthesis and independent evaluation of quantitative and/or qualitative data) to undertake a study of the literature and current research in the field of mentoring and coaching; and
  • Operate effectively in a mentoring and coaching relationship.
  • Demonstrate a solid, well-rounded and systematic knowledge base of key terms, principles and theories in the field of mentoring and coaching including the advantages of mentoring, education and training-related legislation applicable to mentoring, role players involve and documentation in the mentoring process, the mentoring relationship, assessing development needs and reviewing development plans through the use of it in arguments and debates in written (assignments, case studies and / or compiling and reviewing development plans) and/or oral format;
  • Demonstrate efficiency in the application of research methods, techniques and technologies appropriate to the field of mentoring and coaching, and write up the findings in assignments; and
  • Undertake a study of the literature in the field of mentoring and coaching by using  information retrieval skills (identification, critical analyses, synthesis and independent evaluation of qualitative and / or quantitative data) to write up the findings in assignments, case studies and / or compiling and reviewing development plans

 

Assessment: 
To pass the programme, a minimum pass rate of 50% needs to be achieved in an 3 hour open book examination.
Method of assessment: 
Attendants will have to write a 3 hour open book examination (summative assessment) after attending the course. The elements stated in 2.4 above will form the basis of this assessment.

Additional information

H12 100 1
Mode of delivery: 
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Target group: 
Facilitators, Educators, Trainers, Lecturers, Teachers, ETD-Practitioners, Supervisors, Managers, professionals, trade workers and others involved in mentoring-related activities.
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Name: 
UCE
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Telephone number: 
018 285 2821