MQM1TBSC-Team, Board and Systemic Coaching / Professional Certificate in Team, Board and Systemic Coaching (T

Module Provider: Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Number of credits: 30 [15 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2021/2

Module Convenor: Prof Jonathan Passmore

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module exists as the Professional Certificate in Team, Board and Systemic Coaching (PCTBSC), and provides the second module of the Post Graduate Certificate in Executive and Team Coaching, when combined with the Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching (PCEC). This module is divided into three parts, with applications work before the assessment. The module is highly experiential, under-pinned with a strong psychological grounding. It is focused on developing effective team coaching skills in individuals who already have some experience of coaching or being coached, in a business context.


This module aims to:

  • Develop the capability of participants to act as an effective team coach

  • Enable behavioural flexibility in participants to increase their effectiveness in team coaching  interventions

  • Increase the level of self-awareness in participants

  • Increase the level of inter-personal sensitivity in participants

  • Develop an awareness of the ethical and practical issues in relation to team and organisational (systems) coaching


Assessable learning outcomes:

  • Management of ethical issues within team, board and organisational (systems) coaching 

  • Management of complex inter-personal relationships within teams, boards and organisations 

  • Inter-personal (team and board) relationships

  • Managing confidentiality and ethical dilemmas in teams, boards and organisations. 

  • Questioning & listening skills

  • Supporting and challenging skills

  • < li>Establishing and managing boundaries in teams, boards and organisations (systems). 
  • Contracting with individuals, teams and stakeholders across the system. 

  • Time management

  • Self-awareness

  • Interpersonal sensitivity

  • Respect for individuals and the wider team and members of the system 

  • Being non-judgmental

  • Being non-directive

The particip ant will receive feedback from tutors on these outcomes throughout the programme. This will feed into their final assignments for assessment.

Additional outcomes:

Outline content:

Part One: 

  • Introduction to the programme

  • Introduction to team, board and organisational (systems) coaching.

  • The business case for team, board and organisational (systems) coaching 

  • Coach Competencies

Part Two: 

  • Contracting in team and board and organisational (systems) coaching.

  • Devel oping team awareness 

  • Facilitative learning and development in teams 

  • Introduction and practice of undertaking Coaching Supervision within a system

Part Three: 

  • Team and board purpose 

  • Group dynamics 

  • Tools and techniques for group, team and board work 

  • Coaching supervision


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Teaching methods include working in small groups with tutor support, as well as working in pairs and triads.

Teaching includes input from tutors, demonstrations of techniques and practice in small groups. Plenary discussion and table discussions are encouraged. Feedback is given regularly and coaching supervision is used along with mentoring to support development.

Inter-Workshop coaching practice sessions take place.

Participants undertake two reflective f ormative assignments of 1500 words and receive tutor feedback.

After the final workshop, additional coaching with non-course participants take place.

A personal learning log is kept throughout the programme.

The programme is delivered as a blended learning programme, blending classroom and online delivery and as an online programme with live sessions. 

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 70 35
Work-based learning 50 25
Guided independent study:      
    Wider reading (independent) 80 40
Total hours by term 200 100 0
Total hours for module 300

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Report 25
Practical skills assessment 75

Summative assessment- Examinations:


Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

One 1500-word assignment submitted alongside a portfolio of supporting material, including the personal learning log, coaching log, reflective assignments, client and tutor feedback. This material forms supporting evidence.

One 40-minute video / audio recording demonstrating core coaching competences and processes, on an inter-personal, team or board issue, with Supporting transcript and Consent form. 

Students must pass both assignments to achieve the Professional Certificate in Team, Board and Systemic Coaching. 

Formative assessment methods:

Two pieces of written format assessment, each of 1500 words, completed during the module with written feedback.

Penalties for late submission:

Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the policy for Post graduate post experience programmes. 

Assessment requirements for a pass:

50% for the module overall

Reassessment arrangements:

1 resubmission of any element with a mark below 50%.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 14 April 2021


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