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INTRODUCTION TO DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMMES

 

 

 

The Director of the Distance Learning Programme at the Centre is Kasia Szymanska, a Chartered Psychologist and Registered Psychotherapist. Due to a variety of commitments many potential course participants are unable to attend formal courses at the Centre. We have developed distance learning programmes to help people in this position to learn more about coaching and stress management. These courses focus on personal development and are not designed to train the participants to practise on other individuals. However, the courses may provide a useful insight into coaching and stress management. Some experienced professionals may be able to integrate what is learnt into their normal practice. The tutors who mark the assignments are experienced practitioners.

 

CERTIFICATED CORRESPONDENCE COURSE IN LIFE COACHING: A COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOURAL APPROACH

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

Michael Neenan, the Co-Director of our Diploma in Coaching programme, co-wrote the successful book, Life Coaching: A Cognitive-Behavioural Approach (with Dryden, 2002). People who are unable to attend the courses at the Centre for Coaching may still wish to undertake a correspondence course in life coaching based on Michael Neenan’s book. This course focuses on personal development and it is not designed to qualify participants as life coaches.

 

CONTENT

 

 

Once enrolled onto the programme the participant receives a copy of the Life Coaching book and a list of the assignments. An additional reading list is supplied for participants who wish to study the subject in greater depth.

 

AIMS

 

 

To understand the basic theory and practice of a cognitive-behavioural approach to life coaching.

 

OBJECTIVES

 

 

• Become more personally effective in daily life

 

• Learn to deal with troublesome emotions

 

• Become knowledgeable about procrastination

 

• Learn how to become assertive

 

• Become knowledgeable about tackling poor time management

 

• Learn how to persist at problem solving

 

• Learn how to handle criticism

 

• Understand how to take risks and make better decisions

 

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

 

 

The course is suitable for the people interested in learning about life coaching. Also trainers, counsellors, psychologists, personnel staff, managers, management consultants, complementary health practitioners, health and caring professionals who wish to learn more about a cognitive-behavioural approach to life coaching. It may also offer a person the opportunity to learn more about coaching before enrolling on a formal training programme at the Centre.

 

OVERSEAS STUDENTS

 

 

This course is available to overseas students. However, all materials are written in English. Assignments will only be marked if they are submitted in English. There is an additional fee for postage. However, assignments can be submitted by email to tutors.

 

ASSIGNMENTS & CERTIFICATE

 

 

A certificate of CPD is awarded to participants who successfully complete the five marked assignments which are undertaken at home. Each assignment is associated with two chapters from the book. After enrolling on the programme, allowing for the marking of the assignments, the course can be completed in under six months. However, students are given up to 12 months to complete the course. Please note that assignments are not marked during your tutor’s holiday period.

 

CERTIFICATED CORRESPONDENCE COURSE IN STRESS MANAGEMENT

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The Director of the Centre for Coaching, Professor Stephen Palmer, in association with Deborah Clarke developed a trainee workbook How to Manage Stress for the National Extension College. This was designed to be used either as a self-study resource or as part of a Distance Learning correspondence programme with tutor marked assignments.

 

CONTENT

 

 

Once enrolled onto the programme the student receives the trainee workbook consisting of information about stress and its management and a series of practical self-help exercises. A list of the assignments is provided. An additional reading list is supplied for students who wish to study the subject in greater depth.

 

AIMS

 

 

• to clarify what you mean by stress

 

• to identify what causes stress

 

• to explore ways of coping with stress more effectively

 

• to try out some techniques for coping with stress

 

• to take responsibility for your own learning

 

 

The course includes: the causes and symptoms of stress; thinking skills; relaxation and health; assertion; time management.

 

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

 

 

The course is suitable for the layperson, coaches, trainers, counsellors, psychologists, personnel staff, managers, management consultants, complementary health practitioners, health and caring professionals who wish to learn more about stress and its management. It may also offer an individual the opportunity to learn more about stress management before enrolling on a course based training programme at the Centre for Stress Management.

 

OVERSEAS STUDENTS

 

 

This course is available to overseas students. However, all materials are written in English. Assignments will only be marked if they are submitted in English. There is an additional fee for postage. However, assignments can be submitted by email to tutors.

 

ASSIGNMENTS & CERTIFICATE

 

 

A certificate of CPD is awarded to participants who successfully complete the five marked assignments which are undertaken at home. After enrolling on the programme, allowing for the marking of the assignments, the course can be completed in under six months. However, students are given up to 12 months to complete the course. Please note that assignments are not marked during your tutor’s holiday period.

 

 




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