Management Coaching Skills (MD4061) Short Course

Management Coaching Skills (MD4061) Short Course
This module enables you to equip yourself to be an effective manager/coach by learning essential coaching skills and models; by deepening your understanding of people and behaviours and by understanding how coaching fits with other styles of management and leadership.

A range of modules are available to enhance your knowledge, develop skills and further your CPD. Credits can be gained on a standalone modular basis or used to achieve one of the School of Social Work, Care and Community’s CPD target awards. 

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

6 weeks, comprising weekly 3 hour sessions, a day workshop and action learning sets, plus self-directed study time.


School of Social Work, Care and Community

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:


Entry Requirements:

While this certificate is aimed towards managers who wish to enhance their skills and management practices, it is open to anyone who would might find coaching skills useful in their professional life.

All candidates need to ensure that they have a relevant undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above, or evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate level. 

Course Handbook

To read about the course in more depth, please download the course handbook: 2017/18.

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

Course Content

Course Outline:

Will explore and discuss the key theories and concepts of coaching and action learning as a managerial competence, the personal and organisational context for the deployment of such skills with a particular focus on performance management and development. This module will explore and critically discuss basic personality theory and its relation to coaching, various definitions of coaching, comparing coaching to other management skills and styles, the core principles of coaching and key skills, coaching models and include observation of skills practice and feedback. It will also explore the role of manager as coach, coaching for performance, and development.

20 Credit Module at Level 7

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Reflective reports and essays. 

Academic Expertise

Judi Morgan, Module Leader 

Learning outcome & aims

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:

  • Critically assess their skills as a manager/coach and identify personal development needs and goals
  • Demonstrate understanding of the various models of coaching and their application in support of their own development and the development of others
  • Apply the key coaching skills or models to enhance their managerial repertoire
  • Recognise and use the opportunities for the use of coaching in the workplace. 

Industry links & professional accreditation

The School of Social Work Care and Community has worked closely with some of the key local statutory and independent employers in the development of this module. The learning from this module can be used to requirements for continuing professional development and continuing education.


Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


UCLan is recognised for its outstanding course provision which gives students the skills, knowledge, and personal attributes necessary to succeed at the University and in their future careers. To find out more about the experiences of our students, read our success stories.

Progression Routes

Under the School of Social Work, Care and Community’s Centre for CPD portfolio, this module can be completed as standalone or towards one of the following courses:
Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management in Social Work and Social Care
Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development and Practice
Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Development and Practice

For full details of the Centre for CPD's offering and progression routes please visit


Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

£725 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)

For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Please contact the CPD team for specific guidance to support you in completing an application and to ensure it is directed appropriately once submitted. You will be advised to apply through the University Online Application System.

Individuals should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.

Should you have any further questions about the application or enrolment process please contact the CPD team on:
Tel: +44 (0)1772 894361/3408


About UCLan

Centre for CPD

School of Social Work, Care & Community

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 894361