PC101: Peer Coaching

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About Course

The unit comprises two modules. During the first module you will explore the communication principles and structures essential to becoming a successful life coach. The second module will guide you through the fundamentals of life coaching as a discipline specifically exploring the GROW model and working out some of the practicalities. The unit includes sessions on:

  • Course introduction
  • Verbal communication
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Using powerful questions
  • Session structures
  • Understanding coaching
  • Foundations for coaching
  • Exploring the GROW model
  • Practice and Ethics
  • Summarising peer coaching, opportunities for practice and development

What Will You Learn?

  • After completing the unit, you will be able to:
  • Understand the concepts and thresholds for peer coaching.
  • Demonstrate the necessary skills and understanding in practice.
  • Appreciate the subtle differences between coaching, counselling and mentoring.
  • Critically apply the concepts to your own peer coaching practice.

About the instructor

Dr Dave Wood
Providing innovative, high quality community life coach training and professional, social skills and wellbeing workshops at an affordable cost. Dave is a former Senior Probation Officer, now founder and director of Metanoeo CIC, Realign Coaching and Theolotweet Academy. He also lectures in Psychosocial Analysis and Community Wellbeing and is a community life coach and trainer. Dave holds a BA in Bible and Theology, BA(Hons) in Community Justice, MA in Criminal Justice and PhD in Theology. He is a member of the Association for Coaching, a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and also a community member of Forum Housing Association.

Course Curriculum

PC110: Course Introduction
Welcome lecture and introductory notes and resources.

  • PC111: Session Content – Unit introduction
  • Unit Handbok
  • Recommended Reading
  • RL001: Reflective Learning Log

PC120: Communication Fundamentals
Core module on communication as a foundation for coaching.

  • Module Notes
  • PC120: Session Content – Module introduction
  • PC121: Session Content – Verbal communication
  • PC121: Quiz – Verbal Communication
  • PC122: Session Content – Non-verbal communication
  • PC122: Quiz – Non-Verbal Communication
  • PC121 & 122: Additional Resources
  • PC123: Session Content – Using powerful questions
  • PC123: Additional Resources – Using Powerful Questions
  • PC123: Quiz – Using Powerful Questions
  • PC124: Session Content – Session structures
  • PC124: Additional Resources – Structuring Sessions
  • PC124: Quiz – Structuring Sessions

PC130: Coaching Fundamentals
This module will help you set the principles of coaching in their wider content and begin to develop the skills to coach others.

  • Module Notes
  • PC130: Session Content – Module Introduction
  • PC131: Session Content – Understanding Coaching
  • PC131: Additional Resources – Understanding Coaching
  • PC131: Quiz – Understanding Coaching
  • PC132: Session Content – Foundations for Coaching
  • PC132: Additional Resources – Foundations for Coaching
  • PC132: Quiz – Foundations for Coaching
  • PC133: Session Content – Exploring the GROW Model
  • PC133: Additional Resources – Exploring the GROW Model
  • PC133: Quiz – Exploring the GROW Model
  • PC134: Session Content – Practice and Ethics
  • PC134: Additional resource – Code of Ethics
  • PC134: Quiz – Practice and Ethics

PC140: Course Conclusion
Drawing the course to a close and looking at where you can go next in your coaching journey.

  • PC141: Session Content – Course conclusion
  • Ongoing Development

One-to-One Tutorial
Booking and using your live tutorial session.

  • Book your tutorial

Unit Assessment
Instructions and guidance for the unit assessment.

  • Assessment Question
  • Essay Guidance