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Diploma in Professional Coaching - SIT2LRN Distance Learning

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 6
Dates:

Intake 1: 18 February 2019 to 14 June 2019 - Applications Close 28 January 2019

Intake 2: 08 April 2019 to 02 August 2019 - Applications Close 18 March 2019

Intake 3: 24 June 2019 to 18 October 2019 - Applications Close 03 June 2019

Intake 4: 12 August 2019 to 06 December 2019 - Applications Close 22 July 2019

Duration:

One year fulltime

Up to three years part-time

Intakes are 17 weeks long.

Important Information The Diploma in Professional Coaching (Level 6) is expiring at the end of 2019. It will not be delivered after this point (Dec 2019). This will require students to complete their studies in DPC before the end of 2019. Part time students will need to consider this in selecting their enrolments.

No new students will be accepted into DPC for 2019

A replacement programme is currently in development.  We will endeavour to update this page regarding this as information becomes available.

Location: SIT2LRN Distance Learning
Credits: 100

This programme is suitable for professionals working in areas of social development (teachers, trainers, consultants, HR professionals etc.) and/or social support services (social workers, nurses, therapists, etc.). It is also useful to those working in service industries with a strong client orientation (i.e. tourism and hospitality) who would like to develop their people skills and improve their interpersonal communication and client relationship skills.

NOTE: All papers are compulsory and must be completed in the order listed below.

DPC101 Introduction to professional coaching (Level 6) 5 credits

On completion of this paper students will be able to: understand the need for coaching in today’s world and its historical roots; see coaching as a new emerging profession and understand the requirements for being able to practise this profession successfully; identify the main coaching areas and outcomes; evaluate a potential client coachability index; and understand the mentor-coaching benefits and importance of credentials for professional coaches.

CBC102 Coaching fundamentals (Level 5) 4 credits

On completion of this paper students will be able to: understand how coaching can positively influence a process of change; see how coaching fits into the development frame and in which development stages coaching can be used; and explain what coaching is and is not and find the similarities and differences between coaching and other development disciplines, such as mentoring, consultancy and therapy.

DPC102 Ethical framework of coaching (Level 6) 5 credits

On completion of this paper students will be able to: get familiar with the ethical framework of coaching; recognise and understand the areas of potential ethical conflicts and how to deal with them; and eliminate/decrease the amount of coaching situations where an ethical problem may appear.

CBC103 Transactional and transformational coaching (Level 5) 3 credits

On completion of this paper students will be able to: see how coaching can be used in various real life situations; practise the principles of transactional coaching; explain what the Grow model is and how it is used in coaching; understand the key elements of transformational coaching; and discover the interconnections between transactional and transformational coaching.

DPC103 Coaching relationship (Level 6) 5 credits

On completion of this paper students will be able to: understand the importance of proper coach-coachee relationships and its key aspects (coach approach, coach position, coachee attitude); specify the main characteristics of a psychological contract between coach and coachee; and recognise and manage the dynamics of coaching relationships with different partners (coachee, manager, HR representative etc.).

DPC104 Creating a coaching environment (Level 6) 5 credits

On completion of this paper students will be able to: recognise their own preferred coaching style and be able to adapt it according to their coachee’s needs; create a suitable environment for face-to-face coaching; provide coaching via telephone and other media, i.e. internet; and make coaching challenging for a coachee to accelerate the desired change.

CBC105 Core coaching competencies (Level 5) 8 credits

On completion of this paper students will be able to: understand the differences between coaching competencies on three levels (knowledge, skills and attitudes); explain the interaction between coach and coachee on an attitude level; and explain and partly demonstrate the set of six core coaching skills.

DPC105 Working on a coaching project (Level 6) 5 credits

On completion of this paper students will be able to: market their coaching service to the right target audience; prepare, execute and evaluate the coaching projects they are involved in; and successfully replicate the coaching project model for different coaching topics in different environments.

CBC106 Essential coaching tools (Level 5) 8 credits

On completion of this paper students will be able to: present eight of the most useful coaching tools and explain their applications during coaching sessions; and demonstrate the appropriate use of coaching tools for different coaching topics and situations.

DPC106 Advanced coaching tools (Level 6) 5 credits

On completion of this paper students will be able to: use additional coaching techniques – Pleasure and Pain Principle, Logical Levels, Metaprogrammes and Mental Maps and Storytelling and Metaphors.

DPC107 Managing your own coaching practice (Level 6) 7 credits

On completion of this paper students will be able to: create their own vision, mission, values and strategy for their coaching business; start their own coaching practise or incorporating coaching services in their existing business; recognise and target their specific group of potential clients and understand their needs; and understand how to run and develop their coaching practise as a profitable business.

DPC111 Life coaching (Level 6) 8 credits

On completion of this paper students will be able to: recognise how coaching can help them to be more effective managers; and understand whom they can coach.

Anyone with a personal issue can be a coachee for life coaching. The topics cover different life areas like financial stability, relocation, personal relationships, weight loss, communication etc.

  • To complete this paper, students must conduct three practical coaching sessions and provide a detailed reflection, including self-evaluation.

DPC112 Career coaching (Level 6) 8 credits

On completion of this paper students will be able to: describe career coaching and how it differs from career counselling; introduce the main career coaching areas and goals; recognise and practise some of the key career coaching assessment tools; and prepare an action plan for a career coaching case study.

Career coaching needs to be done with a person who is interested in changing his/ her professional direction e.g. students getting a job, an employee looking for a promotion, someone starting their own business.

  • To complete this paper, students must conduct three practical coaching sessions and provide a detailed reflection, including self-evaluation.

DPC113 Executive coaching (Level 6) 8 credits

On completion of this paper students will be able to: understand the principles and specifics of executive coaching; apply the main transactional and transformational coaching models in the corporate world; and recognise and assess potential problematic areas and find a suitable solution in order to be able to deal with executive coaching successfully.

Executive coaching requires the coachee to be someone who has responsibility for some staff (e.g. project manager, shift supervisor, shop manager). The common topics of executive coaching are time management, people management (leadership), or management skills development coaching.

  • To complete this paper, students must conduct three practical coaching sessions and provide a detailed reflection, including self-evaluation.

DPC114 SME coaching (Level 6) 8 credits

On completion of this paper students will be able to: recognise the specifics of coaching SME to business owners and skilled professionals; identify the key coaching issues for these specific groups of coaches; understand the coaching characteristics of work/life balance; and provide coaching for different stages of business development (from start-up to exit).

  • To complete this paper, students must conduct three practical coaching sessions and provide a detailed reflection, including self-evaluation.

DPC121 Becoming a Master Coach (Level 6) 8 credits

On completion of this paper students will be able to: recognise the difference between “doing coaching” and “becoming a professional coach”; set up their own development plans for a future coaching career, and be able to find and evaluate sources for their continued training and development; use self-reflection, self-feedback and self-coaching for their own personal changes; and find out the key components of a great reputation in the coaching area and start to work on it, both on a regional and an international level.

The Zero Fees Scheme applies to this course, so there are no tuition fees as long as you are a New Zealand citizen, resident/permanent resident (residing in NZ), BUT there is a student direct material cost per credit of study undertaken, plus a non-refundable administration cost of $50 for each application processed, and the required textbook/s listed below. You must maintain satisfactory academic progress to retain your Zero Fees Scheme entitlement.

Zero Fees Scheme – applies to NZ citizens and residents/permanent residents (residing in NZ). 2019 Cost (NZ$) $7.00 per credit + admin cost $50 per application (e.g. $700 for 100 credit course) - includes GST

International Students $100 per credit

Payments must be paid by the due date shown on the invoice.

Withdrawals & Transfers

  • Early withdrawals within the first week of the intake starting are entitled to a full refund of the Student Direct Material Costs but not the non-refundable administration cost of $50.
  • Withdrawals have to be requested within 75% of the intake, withdrawals after the early withdrawal date are not eligible for a refund.
  • Transfer requests have to be within the first two weeks of the intake starting and will incur a $50 transfer cost. Transfers can only occur to a subsequence intake within the same calendar year.

All SIT2LRN courses are approved by Studylink. Any queries regarding Studylink allowances, loans, and terms and conditions should be made directly to Studylink on 0800 88 99 00 or www.studylink.govt.nzThis link is to an external site and opens in a new window.

Graduates will have aquried the competence to develop their own interpersonal relationship and client relationship skills in a range of workplaces or in a professional coaching enterprise. They will have the expertise to coach others in areas such as life, career and business.

This course complements study at degree or postgraduate level in areas such as business, human resources and management.

  • All applicants should demonstrate the likelihood of successful completion of the programme
  • Some previous management experience is highly recommended (Two years minimum)
  • Previous training (certificate or diploma) in business is an advantage

Language Requirements

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 percent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having passed an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:

  • IELTS test – Academic score of 6, with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) – Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) – Score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)
  • University of Cambridge English Examinations – FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill
  • NZCEL – Level 4 with the Academic endorsement
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PtoE (Academic) score of 50
  • City & Guilds IESOL – B2 Communicator with a score of 66

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

  • Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements or
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America or
  • Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or
  • Have achieved one of the English Language competence tests specified above 

Suggested study path / combinations

Full time study

Full time study is completing a minimum of 48 credits in one intake. To complete the Diploma in one year it is recommended that students enrol in the first 48 credits in their first enrolment, followed by the remaining 52 credits in their second enrolment. Full time acceptance into the programme is at the Programme Manager’s discretion.

Part time study

The number of credits selected per intake should depend on work, family, and other commitments.

Students must complete papers in the order that they are listed on the fact sheet.

The following study paths are guides only; students may do fewer or more papers, time permitting

 

Average
study load

Heavy study load

Full time study

First enrolment

DPC101

CBC102

DPC102

CBC103

DPC103

DPC101

CBC102

DPC102

CBC103

DPC103

DPC104

CBC105

DPC101

CBC102

DPC102

CBC103

DPC103

DPC104

CBC105

DPC105

CBC106

Second enrolment

DPC104

CBC105

DPC105

CBC106

DPC105

CBC106

DPC106

DPC107

DPC111

DPC106

DPC107

DPC111

DPC112

DPC113

DPC114

DPC121

Third enrolment

DPC106

DPC107

DPC111

DPC112

DPC112

DPC113

DPC114

DPC121

 

Fourth enrolment

DPC113

DPC114

DPC121

   

Additional information

  • As a guideline, one credit equates to approximately 10 hours study within an intake period.  Click HERE to download a Study Load Calculator (spreadsheet).
  • All papers selected within a particular intake must be completed within that intake unless a transfer is requested (conditions apply; see FAQs).
  • Online enrolments are on a year by year basis and students are welcome to apply for multiple intakes in one enrolment.  Further enrolment is the responsibility of individual students.  There is no automatic enrolment rollover. 

Cross Credits

Students who have previously completed any of the following papers on a previous programme can apply to have the papers(s) cross credited to their record of learning at SIT.  This is done by filling in a cross credit application form and attaching proof of achievement. The cross credit application form is available on MySIT or from the Programme Administrator. If you wish to apply for a cross credit, please attach the completed form to your application

All SIT2LRN courses require you to have a computer and internet access. Students are required to use their SIT webmail only for all SIT2LRN communications. All course materials and information, including assessments and due dates, are located on the online Blackboard system. Once you have been accepted into a programme you will receive an Important Information Booklet that includes information that you can use to familiarise yourself with our online Blackboard learning environment. From the intake start date you will have access to the online course materials to work through.

Facilitator Assistance:  During the enrolled intake period, students have email access to Facilitators, who endeavour to respond to emails within 48 hours (week days only).  All students are required, within the first two weeks of an intake, to send an email to their Facilitator confirming their start on the programme of study.  Students who have not emailed their facilitator or embarked upon their course of study by the end of the 2nd week of an intake, will be Faculty Withdrawn from the programme.  Such withdrawals may impact on future access to SIT Zero Fees Scheme and Student Direct Material Costs are still liable for payment.

Progress reports are sent out 6-8 weeks after the end of each intake.

We recommend students new to SIT2LRN read through the Frequently Asked Questions section of our website for further study and enrolment information.

Please use the following checklist to ensure that all relevant information and documentation has been included. Remember, your application will be assessed based on the information that you provide us with.  Processing of your application will be delayed if we need to come back to you for missing information.

  • I have read all sections of the Programme Information on this page
  • I have read the SIT2LRN Frequently Asked Questions section
  • I have met all admission criteria for the programme (found under Application Criteria)
  • I have met all the criteria for individual papers (found under Course Content).
  • I have selected the paper(s) I wish to study
  • I have selected intake(s) (I have selected alternate intakes rather than overlapping intakes)
  • I know my intended payment method
  • If my organisation/company is paying for my studies, I have a completed and approved purchase order to attach to my online application.  I am aware that should my organisation or company not pay my fees, these will become my responsibility.
  • New students – I have provided an active NSN in the name I am enrolling in or I have verified ID and will attach it to my online application.
  • New students – I will attach academic documentation (NZQA record of achievement/academic transcripts/certificates).  These do not need to be verified. (If you do not have any academic documentation to support your application, please attach a comprehensive CV outlining your education and work experience).
  • I confirm I have at least two years management experience
  • I have computer access,  an Internet connection and access to software to create electronic documents e.g. Microsoft Word or Open Office

What Is The Zero Fees Scheme?

The Zero Fees Scheme means we do not charge tuition fees. However, there is a Student Direct Material Cost that you need to pay and a non-refundable administration fee. The administration fee is for processing your application and the Student Direct Material Cost gives you secure access to Blackboard® our online learning environment and to student support services throughout your study with us.

Who Qualifies For The Zero Fees Scheme?

  • A New Zealand citizen completing the full qualification or 
  • An Australian citizen/New Zealand Resident or Permanent Resident who will be residing in New Zealand for the duration of your enrolment.

Instructions to Help You with Your Application:

  1. Read the Programme Information on this page and the SIT2LRN Frequently Asked Questions and find out if you meet the application criteria for both the programme and the unit/s you wish to study.
  2. Check your eligibility for Zero Fees. If you are not eligible to study under this scheme, please call
    0800 748 257 for further options.
  3. Complete your online enrolment checking that:

If you are a new student …

  • Provide an active NSN number in the name you are enrolling in (contact NZQA on 0800 697 296 to get your NSN number if you do not know it);
  • If you do not have an active NSN, then attach a copy of your verified ID in the name you are enrolling in.
  • If you are a Resident or Permanent resident of NZ, please provide a copy of proof of residency;
  • Attach all academic documentation to support your application including copies of any certificates of courses you have undertaken / NZQA record of achievement / transcripts / CV;

Attach supporting documents as required and outlined on the previous page.

  1. Please check that you have included all the required information and supporting documents.  Your application will be assessed based on the information that you provide.  Missing information will delay the processing of your application.
  2. Please scan and email all additional documentation to sit2lrn@sit.ac.nz.

What Happens Next?

  • You will receive an automatic email confirmation when we receive your online application. Processing may take up to three weeks. However, we will get in touch with you sooner if we require further documentation.
  • Once your application has been accepted you will be sent a conditional offer of acceptance with an invoice and instructions on how to make payment.
  • Once we have received your payment (or if you have opted to pay by Credit Card, Student Loan or Purchase Order) you will be sent an Enrolment Confirmation Letter and Important Information Booklet. Closer to the start of the intake you will receive a Time To Get Started Letter which will give you all the necessary information, tools and guidance to start your study with us.

For students to be considered to have satisfactorily completed this programme and be eligible for the awarding of the qualification Diploma in Professional Coaching, they must have completed all scheduled course work requirements and assessments, successfully completed assessment requirements for all papers, and achieved a total of 100 credits as specified in the programme schedule. The timeframe for completion of this programme is three years.

Assessments for this programme typically include case studies and short essays, combining theory with practical application. Students will require a coaching buddy/partner to enable them to conduct and reflect on real life coaching sessions. There are also discussion board postings to complete. There are no exams for this programme.

There are no required textbooks for this programme.

Please note that textbooks need to be ordered at least 3-4 weeks prior to the commencement of your study

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