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Fundamentals of the Coaching Relationship
Course Code: INT74

Post Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing/Professional Studies) Level 9

Entry Requirements:
  • Be a registered nurse on the Register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.


  • Be registered on the appropriate allied health professional Register*


  • Be currently employed in healthcare either in: clinical practice/management/ research /education. Some modules may only be undertaken while working in a specific discipline related area such as nursing. This is specified in modules descriptions.

        Applicants will normally have gained:

  • A primary degree (health science/studies related) level 8 or evidence of equivalent academic credits. Students who do not have the aforementioned will be required to compile a portfolio to provide evidence of their ability to study at post-graduate level.
  • International students will require a degree of fluency in the English language. An overall score of 7 in the IELTS Exam ( for information on IELTS tests) is required.


*For those required to register with a professional body

If you have not undertaken formal study for some time and are concerned regarding your academic study and writing skills, you are strongly advised to  undertake the access module (Academic Writing and Learning Skills Module-available through the Centre for Lifelong Learning) prior to attempting any standalone modules.

Credits from standalone modules can be accrued towards the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing Studies/Professional Studies)

Many of our standalone modules are delivered through blended learning/e-learning allowing you the option of studying at your own pace in your own home


Live classes will be held online through Adobe Connect on Wednesdays from 3-5pm each week. Students will attend the following days on campus:

Online Induction Days begining the week Monday 14th September 2020.

Workshop Day: Wednesday 14th October


Fees (euro):


Application Process:

Please download the application form from the Downloads and Other Information tab, or contact: 

Postgraduate Administrator 
Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies
St. Angela's College
Lough Gill

T: 071-9135612


Next Intake:

September 2020

*Please note: Late applications will be considered and all modules run depending on sufficient numbers.

Closing Date: 2019-06-19

Programme Overview

The module aims to critically review the development of and underpinning principles of health and wellness coaching. The groundwork will be laid for a mind-set shift in the student approach to facilitating clients to make changes in their health and wellness. The expert versus the coaching approach will be critically explored and the key values and ethics of coaching will be distinguished. The key relational skills of coaching will be practiced and critically reflected upon in this module.

Course work & participation in on-line discussions. This module consists of lectures, workshops, discussion-groups, group work, presentations and seminars.

Blended Learning (e-learning and College attendance).

Contact Details

Ms Dympna O'Connell
Department of Nursing & Health Studies
St Angela’s College
Lough Gill
T: 071 9135611
E: Dympna O'Connell:

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