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Professional course

Team Coaching

About this course

Course code:
Professional/Short Course
Bristol Business School
Four days
Course director:
Janice MacInnes

Page last updated 20 February 2017


Bristol Business School's portfolio of professional courses offers flexible learning solutions for you and your business. We have a range of flexible one - three day CPD courses in: Finance and Strategic Planning; Human Resource Management and Personal Development; Coaching and Mentoring; Management, and Marketing and Communications. 

Our courses are delivered by experienced academics and consultants, who apply their expertise and cutting-edge thinking with a practical focus.

Groups are fundamental to work and life. Organisational success is impacted by the effectiveness of teams and their ability to work successfully towards organisational goals. Team coaching is becoming a popular intervention within organisations and businesses as a means of: clarifying team goals and purpose, building collaboration, understanding of different styles and approaches, developing more creative ideas, challenging the status quo, gaining and understanding wider perspectives, sharing knowledge, offering role models and increasing self awareness and confidence of both individuals and teams.

The course therefore examines the theory and practice of coaching as it relates to groups and teams and the impact of group and team dynamics on the effectiveness of the coaching process.  

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, although participants wishing to complete the assessment will need to discuss this option with the course tutor.



Who is it for?

This course has been designed for:

  • Coaches who have already experienced in one to one coaching and wish to extend their knowledge and skills to team coaching
  • Professional trainers, learning and development practitioners, consultants and HR professionals who have experience in learning and development who wish to extend their knowledge and skills into team coaching
  • Professionals who are concerned to develop a climate that is supportive and developmental for team coaching within their organisations
  • Leaders, managers and professionals who wish to develop their capabilities in coaching their groups and teams.

What do I get out of it?

Plan, organise, implement and critically evaluate team coaching experiences and interventions in order to achieve enhanced organisational performance 

  • Gain greater insight into the factors that impact on both successful coaching and team working
  • Critically review own team coaching practice and its development over an extended period.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and critical insight into processes of creativity and innovation
  • Evidence an entrepreneurial and solutions-focussed approach to decision making and problem solving skills
  • Gather and critically reflect on feedback from peers, clients, colleagues and tutors in order to advance your own knowledge and understanding and develop professional skills to a high level. 
  • Plan your own continuing professional development as a team coach in order to maintain professional standards. 

This course will also touch on:

  • Effectiveness in working in groups and teams.
  • Understanding organisational and team context.
  • Development as a reflective practitioner and autonomous learner.
  • Networking skills
  • Understanding of organisational complexity
  • Communication skills

This course is designed to enable you to critically review your own abilities to perform effectively in a team coach role. It will support the development of skills and understanding relevant to your current role and future career.

What does it cover?

Theory relating to team coaching and leadership practice and its application in relevant organisational contexts:

  • Approaches and theory relating to team coaching interventions
  • Approaches and models of coaching and relevance to team coaching
  • Personal and organisational resilience and its implications for coaching teams, self and others.
  • Theory and literature relating to group and team development, group dynamics, complexity, and organisational context
  • Application of models relating to reflective and experiential learning, individually and in groups
  • Nature and value of networks to support own and others" development
  • Personal development planning

How will I learn?

Learning typically will be achieved through a mixture of facilitated workshops, learning and/or coaching sets, guided observation exercises, learning logs/journal, group and peer team coaching and independent research, though it may be adapted to meet the needs of a cohort more precisely. This module requires a high level of critical reflection on practice and personal values and behaviours. Consequently students will be expected to participate in group and peer sessions.

Course Director

Janice MacInnes is an experienced coach, team coach and coaching supervisor who works part time as a senior lecturer and professional coach.


This course offers participants the opportunity to complete UWE's masters level 30 credit module in Professional Practice in Team Coaching. To achieve this accreditation you will be required to complete the following:

  1. A learning portfolio and contract - drawing from practice, reflections and learning from learning and/or coaching sets and workshop sessions
  2. Work based  of  essay 4,500 words - reflecting on the major or deep learning experiences, charting development as a team coach, outlining findings on the characteristics of an effective team coach and outlining a personal development plan for their continuing professional development

On successful completion of this assessment participants will receive an overall module mark. This module may then be used towards a selection of our Master's level programmes.

What commitment do I have to make?

If undertaking the academic assessment:

We would recommend approximately 300 hours including taught sessions, team coaching sessions, peer learning sets, peer coaching and personal study time to complete the module and assessment. This is only a guideline and will depend highly on the participants learning abilities.

The assessment submission date will be set approximately six weeks after the last taught session. Unfortunately, it is not possible to extend this deadline once you have registered for the module. However, if for an unexpected reason you are unable to submit, the University does have an extenuating circumstances policy.

CPD participants

We would recommend participants allow time for attendance at all workshops, time to reflect on their learning after each session, time for participation in team coaching, learning sets and peer coaching. The taught sessions will require independent research into groups/ teams, coaching approaches and team coaching literature. It is difficult to quantify this time for learning, research and reflection but experience suggests you should allow at least 100 hours.


Study facilities

Our courses are run at our dedicated Executive Development Centre, providing a professional environment for your training needs. Located at Frenchay Campus, with easy access to the M4 and M5 motorways and Bristol Parkway rail station, it has four fully equipped training rooms, a communications and reception area.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

£995 short course price only

Additional £500 for UWE module accreditation

Please see our short course webpage for early bird and other discounts.

All course prices include course materials, car parking, lunch and refreshments.

Course dates

We currently do not have any scheduled dates for this course. If you would like to receive updates of upcoming course dates, please complete the enquiry form below.

How to apply

How to apply

For all enquiries please complete our online enquiry form or contact us on the number below.


For further information

  • Email: Please contact us on the enquiry form above.
  • Telephone: 0117 32 87408

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