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Coaching Skills in Nursing

Duration One day (6 hours online workshop)
Session LeaderDaniela A. Collins
Date Contact NHS study day Team for more information


This one-day online workshop will not only introduce nurses to the purpose and scope of coaching and its fundamental principles and how to apply them in daily practice with service users/clients/patients and will enable you to practice coaching with service user/client scenarios. This workshop will be of interest to all nurses, including students on any health and social care programmes, public health practitioners, community-based practitioners, mental health professionals working in inpatient and community setting.

Course content

Whether you are a practitioner interested in improving your practice, this workshop will
help you learn:

1.What is coaching, the purpose of coaching, its core principles, and benefits

2.Learn how to work with coaching agreements, set goals using the GROW model and evaluate the effectiveness of the coaching intervention/or at the end of set sessions

3.Learn what constates a quality coaching conversation within ethical principles underpinning the professional practice of coaching

4.Learn when and how to use coaching as an intervention in your practice and gain awareness of when to signpost service users/clients for whom coaching might not be the best intervention.

5.Conduct a coaching session using scenarios from practice with tutor and peer feedback and learn how to evaluate coaching interventions.

Learning and teaching

Study mode: Synchronous online delivery via virtual classroom using one of the following web-based learning and teaching platforms (e.g. MS teams, Kaltura NewRow, Adobe Connect, Zoom).  The content on the day will be delivered via a mixture of online classroom, PowerPoint presentation, working in small group and role play exercise followed by discussion, group feedback and recap/quiz.

Fees and funding

There are several funding options available:

  • Receiving course fees via CPPD contracts between NHS trusts and Middlesex University
  • Paying your fees. This course is £110
  • Sponsorship by your employer (but not under a CPPD contract).

For more information on these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.

How to apply

To apply for this course, please email our NHS study days team.

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