Module Catalogue

MCL8002 : Leadership Coaching

  • Offered for Year: 2017/18
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Paul Young
  • Lecturer: Mrs Diane Goff
  • Owning School: FMS Graduate School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 5
Semester 2 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 10.0


To enable the students to:
• Enhance their leadership knowledge and skills through the use of coaching, mentoring and action learning and mindfulness.
• Synthesise coaching, mentoring and action learning theory and practice, supported through various tools and techniques.

Outline Of Syllabus

• Coaching theory, skills and techniques
• Mentorship
• Action learning theory and techniques
• Resilience
• Mindfulness

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion601:0060:00Written assessment preparation. Multiple Choice question (MCQ) exam preparation.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture151:0015:00Lecturers covering coaching theory, skills and techniques, mentorship and action learning theory
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:001:00Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) Exam
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading881:0088:00Self directed reading in relation to the module topics
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops32:006:00Small coaching workshops and action learning sets.
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity301:0030:00Reflective independent learning to create and develop an electronic reflective portfolio.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The teaching methods are varied and include lectures, workshop activities, independent study and reflective learning (including development of an online portfolio). Intended learning outcomes include synthesising leadership and coaching theory and practice, to enable the student to optimise their leadership coaching style.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
PC Examination602M30Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) examination.
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M70Critique of a coaching conversation (1500 words maximum).
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Reflective log2MAn opportunity to reflect on leadership challenges/dilemmas and help to identify an issue for action learning.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

On completion of the module, the student will be able to identify an effective coaching conversation.

The MCQ case studies will be based on real life coaching scenarios to enable students to identify the most appropriate technique to apply. The written assessment will develop understanding of coaching theory and practice.

The formative assessment requires the student to keep a reflective journal to log their leadership dilemmas within their practice area. The reflective journal should be completed prior to the second teaching day. Students should be prepared to bring their dilemmas to the action sets in order to develop an action plan.

Reading Lists