Goldsmiths, University of London
Key Course Facts
Whether you're an experienced coach, or this is a new area for you, this flexible course will support you in developing your practice. By the end of the course you'll understand what motivates people, and be able to help them enhance their performance, wellbeing, and leadership skills.
Why study PGCert in Coaching at Goldsmiths? Why do people think and behave the way they do? How can you use this information to help them be the best they can be? This course will give you the practical skills you need to become an effective coach, but you'll also receive training in the psychological theory that underpins the best coaching. We'll teach you based on the latest research from our experts in the Institute of Management Studies.
The coaching element of this programme is based upon Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT), which is an evidence-based, cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) that has been widely validated over the past 20 years; and, the leadership development training is based on Transformational Leadership, which has been the most highly evidence-based form of leadership development theory and training for over 30 years. So you'll be learning established methods alongside new theories.
The course has been designed to be flexible, and to fit around your schedule as much as possible. The majority of teaching is done online, with some workshops and supervisions being delivered face-to-face.
You'll gain real-life experience of coaching, taking on clients and working with them for a minimum of six sessions to build your skills and confidence.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees
- (minimum 6.0 in Writing)
- Undergraduate Degrees
- (minimum 6.0 in Writing)
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Coaching, PgCert, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
An undergraduate degree in a relevant/related subject is advantageous, as is relevant work or practice experience. This includes experience in business, psychology, consultancy, entrepreneurship, or experience of developing others. Prospective students are encouraged to discuss their specific situation with the programme director if they are unsure how their experience meets the entry requirements for the programme. If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing to study this programme.
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About Goldsmiths, University of London
Founded in 1891, Goldsmiths, University of London, is located in the South-Eastern area of London known as New Cross. The facilities are impressive at this university, providing students with Art, TV, and Radio studios, as well as a host of other resources aimed at optimising the experience for students on any of their courses. With Goldsmith’s exceptionally active event calendar, making new connections is easy, giving learners a way to socialise without even having to step foot off campus.
Student composition of Goldsmiths, University of London