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This diploma is designed for those who are considering becoming a child coach or to those who wish to expand their existing knowledge of the subject. 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.
- Students will have an opportunity to review psychological development in children and young people
- Look into communication in relation to coaching skills
- Gain knowledge in changes which affect development and require children to attend coaching sessions.
This course consists of Six Units and is a qualification awarded by Oxford Learning College, in its own right; with the quality assurance of a leading awarding body (CIE/ABC) that hallmarks this professional qualification.
Assessment Objectives (AO)
Students must select and demonstrate clearly relevant knowledge and understanding through the use of evidence, examples and correct language and terminology appropriate to the course of study. This assessment, involves two written assignments: one halfway through the course and following the final unit. Both are assessed and graded by the assigned tutor, according to college procedures. The grading procedure if Pass or Fail. If you Fail an assessment you have the opportunity to amend where your tutor has highlighted and resubmit.
Students must critically evaluate and justify a point of view through the use of evidence and reasoned argument. Students can include evidence in different formats to support their written work such as documentation or images to support their course remembering Confidentiality and Data Protection.
Quality of Written Communication (QWC)
In addition, OLC require students’ to produce written material in English, candidates must: ensure that text is legible and that spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPG) are accurate so that meaning is clear; select and use a form and style of writing appropriate to studying a complex subject matter; organise information clearly and coherently, using specialist vocabulary when appropriate and Harvard referencing of citation and sources. In this Specification, SPG will be assessed in all tutor marked assignments (TMAs)
To ensure that we maintain quality standards; all our students written assignments are subject to our plagiarism policy and procedure.
The whole level three diploma has SIX specific units of study, which are sub-divided into topic areas these are:
Unit 1: Beginnings
The first unit 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.
Unit 2: How children learn and respond
The unit will discuss these processes and it will aid programme design and effective use of appropriate communication models and techniques.
Unit 3: Communication and specialist coaching skills
The unit 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
Unit 4: Special considerations
This unit helps the student to ethical issues when working with children, such as consent, criminal records documentation, professional codes of conduct and working with vulnerable groups and address how to build on relationships.
Unit 5: Changes
In this unit you will be exploring the reasons behind why children attend coaching. You will review the various reasons why children attend coaching as they can be complex and even involve family situations such as divorce, separation or loss.
Unit 6: Consolidation and processes
Your last unit will bring 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.
The coursework is assessed through continuous assessment with no formal exit examinations. Through assessment you will cover certain criteria such as:
- Theoretical Knowledge/ Understanding
- Practical Implications
- Integration of Theory and Practice.
The course has TWO Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA); which are graded: Pass or Fail. The grading procedure if Pass or Fail. Your grade will depend upon if the criteria set ha been met and the decision of your tutor. If you Fail an assessment you have the opportunity to amend where your tutor has highlighted and resubmit.
Study Hours (Per Unit)
Approximately: 20 hours personal study time per unit, which is supported by the ODL