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Child Coaching Diploma

Level 3 / ABC Awards / ODL50

This Child Coaching Diploma course is designed for those who are considering becoming a child coach or to those who wish to expand their existing knowledge of the subject.

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WAS £489.00

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course duration: 120 hrs

study type: online

Course Description

This is a field which is less than fifteen years old, despite having historic origins that span more than a century.

The course will cover definitions, standards and models in child coaching as well as examining the core principles and concepts which enable the successful establishment of a child-coach collaborative and positive relationship. Due to the vulnerability of children and the need for different or alternative methods of communication, there will be some material covering child development both physically and psychologically, parent-child relationships and how children learn and shape behaviour through different forms of communication.

Unlike adult coaching techniques, when working with children one has to employ flexible methods, and these may be through creative mediums and other 'hands' on strategies, all of which will be studied throughout the course material.

The fully accredited Diploma course will cover a broad selection of topic areas to provide the student with an in depth knowledge of the Child Coaching field.

Materials can be studied online or there is also the option to have the printed materials delivered for an additional charge of £65.

Modules

Module 1: Beginnings
The first module introduces child coaching, its uses and contexts. A presentation and discussion of the psychological development of children (up to the age of 18), and integration of relevant physical aspects will be given.

Module 2: How children learn and respond
In order to effectively communicate with children we need to have an understanding and knowledge of how they learn and assimilate what they hear, feel, see and perceive in their world. This module will discuss these processes and it will aid programme design and effective use of appropriate communication models and techniques.

Module 3: Communication and specialist coaching skills
This module deals with listening and congruence; how children react and respond within different contexts and situations. The module will also explore and discuss some of the specialist coaching skills needed when working with children.

Module 4: Special considerations
This module deals with ethical issues when working with children, such as consent, criminal records documentation, professional codes of conduct and working with vulnerable groups. It will also address issues of coaching responsibilities and how a successful collaborative relationship can be built and maintained with children of all ages.

Module 5: Changes
This looks at some of the reasons that children come for coaching. They may be shy and unable to 'fit' in with their peer group; they may need to achieve more in terms of education, sport, etc. The reasons for attending may be complex and even involve family situations such as divorce, separation or loss. All these issues will be examined in this module.

Module 6: Consolidation and processes
This brings the whole process together and looks at it from assessment to closure of the programme. In addition some example documents and templates for communication models will be given.

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge or experience is essential to study this course.

Assessment

Final online multiple choice examination counts for 100% of the final grade.

Throughout the course there are ten SAPs (coursework) and a thesis.

The course clearly states that this is not mandatory to complete as it has no bearing on the final grade.

We do suggest that students complete these as this will not only assist them in examination preparation but also will give the student the skill set should they wish to continue their studies (continuous professional development) at a higher level.

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course). 

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. 

The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

 The course itself has been designed by Oxford Learning College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

Support

This course offers 12 months tutor support. Tutors are available to answer student questions relating to course materials and to comment on the assignments that are sent in to state how well students have understood the unit content.

course description

Course Description

This is a field which is less than fifteen years old, despite having historic origins that span more than a century.

The course will cover definitions, standards and models in child coaching as well as examining the core principles and concepts which enable the successful establishment of a child-coach collaborative and positive relationship. Due to the vulnerability of children and the need for different or alternative methods of communication, there will be some material covering child development both physically and psychologically, parent-child relationships and how children learn and shape behaviour through different forms of communication.

Unlike adult coaching techniques, when working with children one has to employ flexible methods, and these may be through creative mediums and other 'hands' on strategies, all of which will be studied throughout the course material.

The fully accredited Diploma course will cover a broad selection of topic areas to provide the student with an in depth knowledge of the Child Coaching field.

Materials can be studied online or there is also the option to have the printed materials delivered for an additional charge of £65.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge or experience is essential to study this course.

assessment

Assessment

Final online multiple choice examination counts for 100% of the final grade.

Throughout the course there are ten SAPs (coursework) and a thesis.

The course clearly states that this is not mandatory to complete as it has no bearing on the final grade.

We do suggest that students complete these as this will not only assist them in examination preparation but also will give the student the skill set should they wish to continue their studies (continuous professional development) at a higher level.

support

Support

This course offers 12 months tutor support. Tutors are available to answer student questions relating to course materials and to comment on the assignments that are sent in to state how well students have understood the unit content.

modules

Modules

Module 1: Beginnings
The first module introduces child coaching, its uses and contexts. A presentation and discussion of the psychological development of children (up to the age of 18), and integration of relevant physical aspects will be given.

Module 2: How children learn and respond
In order to effectively communicate with children we need to have an understanding and knowledge of how they learn and assimilate what they hear, feel, see and perceive in their world. This module will discuss these processes and it will aid programme design and effective use of appropriate communication models and techniques.

Module 3: Communication and specialist coaching skills
This module deals with listening and congruence; how children react and respond within different contexts and situations. The module will also explore and discuss some of the specialist coaching skills needed when working with children.

Module 4: Special considerations
This module deals with ethical issues when working with children, such as consent, criminal records documentation, professional codes of conduct and working with vulnerable groups. It will also address issues of coaching responsibilities and how a successful collaborative relationship can be built and maintained with children of all ages.

Module 5: Changes
This looks at some of the reasons that children come for coaching. They may be shy and unable to 'fit' in with their peer group; they may need to achieve more in terms of education, sport, etc. The reasons for attending may be complex and even involve family situations such as divorce, separation or loss. All these issues will be examined in this module.

Module 6: Consolidation and processes
This brings the whole process together and looks at it from assessment to closure of the programme. In addition some example documents and templates for communication models will be given.

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course). 

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. 

The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

 The course itself has been designed by Oxford Learning College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.