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Are you an advanced practitioner responsible for supporting the professional development of education staff? The University of Bolton's Advanced Mentoring CPD course helps you to gain a deep understanding of mentoring and its use in guiding, advising and supporting school, college or university staff to achieve their potential. It's ideal if you have relevant experience and currently work in education.
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The University of Bolton has a 'Teaching Intensive, Research Informed' ethos. We aspire to offer postgraduate student-focused courses that inform best practice in teaching and learning, underpinned by the research knowledge of our high-quality staff.
This contemporary and stimulating stand-alone module supports you in building expert mentoring knowledge to advance the professional development of education staff and enhance the learning experiences of mentees at your institution. Our welcoming team of highly experienced, professionally and academically qualified staff will support you in reflecting on the differences between coaching and mentoring and guide you as you develop an in-depth understanding of planning and implementing mentoring schemes. Together, we'll explore the roles of motivation and communication in effective mentoring, including dialogue, listening skills and feedback, and discuss the ethical considerations that can impact mentoring.
With our support, you'll explore and evaluate theories and models related to mentoring processes before considering approaches to mentoring in a specific educational context. We'll guide you as you critically analyse the mentor and mentee relationship to improve the latter's learning experience.
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
Effective mentoring can increase the self-confidence of education staff, develop their communication and leadership skills, and expose them to new perspectives. It can inspire and motivate them to progress in their careers.
This advanced professional course focuses on building your knowledge of mentoring to a high level. When you successfully complete this course, you'll understand how to implement and develop mentoring in your organisation to support staff to become the very best they can be. When these individuals achieve their development goals, they will enhance the quality of teaching and learning at your school, college or university, inspiring and motivating your students to achieve their potential.
Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £1,320 for the academic year 2023/24.
Overseas students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Overseas fee of £2,258 for the academic year 2023/24.
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2022-2023 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student's course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:
You should have to hand:
Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates
Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies
Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role
Personal statement – this can be either input into the relevant field or uploaded separately
Details including e-mail addresses of two referees, at least one of which should be someone who can provide an academic reference
Please make sure any documents you wish to upload in support of your application are in pdf or jpeg format. Personal statements may be word documents.
Please ensure your data is correct at each stage of the application before you proceed to the next page. If you use the back button at any time during the application, you should check the validity of the data you have already input.
If you experience difficulties during the application process, contact the Admissions Team on 01204 903394 or email@example.com
Apply online: University of Bolton Advanced Professional Develpoment Advanced Mentoring - 29 January 2024
As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.
We offer a wide range of full-time courses in lots of different subjects, many of our courses start in September and January. If you would like to see what courses are available please visit our Course Search.
This module offers diverse learning and teaching approaches that are stimulating, personalised and inclusive, and informed by reflection, evaluation and scholarship. You can expect lectures, presentations, seminars, workshops, collaborative task presentations, and group and individual tutorials. We use a blended approach, including online learning and teaching, and offer learning opportunities in individual, group and collaborative settings. Using the University of Bolton's virtual learning environment (VLE) helps to enhance your learning, enables communication and collaboration, and supports real-time formative assessment.
You can expect a wide range of assessment methods and effective feedback strategies, including peer and tutor feedback. Assessment tasks are linked to the learning outcomes and are completed before the end of the module. Module assessments typically involve written coursework, oral presentations, time-constrained activities, and portfolios. Formative assessment, which does not contribute to your final mark, is given to help you improve your work. Feedback may be given verbally, in writing or online. Feedback for summative assessment, which does contribute to your final result, is usually given in writing. We can then offer a more detailed verbal explanation if you desire.
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The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
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