Online Postgraduate Award in Coaching and Talent Management

Encourage individual success and boost employee retention

Gain specialised psychology skills to empower individuals to perform at their best and to discover the work they are best suited for. With this specialised short programme, you’ll also reflect on your own strengths and weaknesses, and learn how to push yourself further.

If you’re a people manager looking to improve the performance of your team or if you plan to move into a coaching role, you can acquire the knowledge to identify the emotional, cognitive and behavioural traits that shape the success and failure of individuals.

Coaching in the real world

Learning you can apply

The programme is designed to give you practical knowledge and experience to:

  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the theoretical approaches to coaching and talent management, including knowledge about ethical concerns and challenges within the discipline
  • Critically integrate psychology theory into professional practice to manage staff in specialised and multicultural settings, identifying bias and best practice
  • Display awareness of the ethical concerns and challenges within the discipline of organisational psychology
  • Identify cross-cultural differences in coaching and talent management, with the ability to adapt your own performance to function within diverse contexts and cultures
  • Implement a variety of data collection and analysis techniques, including the presentation and evaluation of these research findings

Gain the expertise to recruit, retain and inspire employees

Build your professional knowledge

After successful completion of the programme, you should be able to:

  • Recognise and manage talent in yourself and in others
  • Understand the practicalities of getting the right people for each job, and recruiting them transparently and fairly
  • Establish appropriate development targets and goals for individuals, as well as being able to identify and implement the most effective techniques to achieve them
  • Identify the need for and importance of team development by promoting initiatives that facilitate growth and encourage teams to move away from their comfort zone
  • Help individuals identify and capitalise on their strengths, both personally and professionally
  • Develop successful engagement strategies to improve employee retention by identifying talent within individuals
  • Identify and respond to cultural factors that impact personal and organisational growth in the global workplace

* The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 80% of the University’s research in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience as world-leading or internationally excellent

The University of Liverpool Online Programmes does not offer programmes that lead to professional licensure. Our MSc Psychology programme of study is accredited by the British Psychological Society. Some career options may require additional experience, training or other factors beyond successful completion of the above-mentioned online degree programme.

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Practical coaching experience

Role play with peers as part of a coaching exercise to gain valuable practical skills you can apply in a workplace setting.


Build an e‑portfolio

of your work and research, to showcase your practical skills and theoretical knowledge


Study 100% online

alongside your work, completing your studies in approximately six months


Research excellence

Gain a postgraduate award from a university that is a leader in psychology research.*

*The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 80% of the University’s research in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience as world-leading or internationally excellent.