AD6001: The Coaching Relationship

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 12.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this programme will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 24hr(s) Lectures (and demonstrations / role play; self study using dedicated learning materials; continuous reflective practice via reflective journal.)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Applied Psychology; Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: Provide participants with a strong foundation in the coaching domain.
Module Content: The coaching relationship, history of coaching, coaching qualities, skills and competencies.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of the role of relationship in the coaching conversation or intervention
  • Define what coaching is and acknowledge boundaries
  • Outline the history and development of coaching and its contemporary use in areas such as business, management, education, career development, social care, health and retirement planning
  • Manage critical moments in the coaching relationship
  • Explore the centrality of supervision in coaching
  • Understand ethical considerations in coaching.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,500 word reflective assignment that also demonstrates evidence of research).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Module Coordinator).

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