WM501 Working on the Margins


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Want to know more about the unit? Take a look at the unit handbook:


This unit will provide you with the opportunity to develop an introductory understanding of working with the people who may be on the fringes of our society or feel a sense of exclusion from our communities.

The unit comprises two modules. During the first module you will explore the concepts of community and wellbeing. The second module will guide you through working with specific groups of people within our communities.

On successful completion you will be better equipped to know what work you can do as a life coach with people on the margins and what would be best done by another professional.

This unit comprises:

  • Where are the margins of our society?
  • Introduction to wellbeing and mental health
  • Working in the community
  • Understanding diversity and difference
  • Working with faith as human and social capital
  • Understanding offending
  • Working with addiction
  • Working with domestic abuse
  • Working with sexual offending
  • Knowing your boundaries


Assessment is through a 1,000-word assignment.

Who is the unit aimed at?

People who are looking to work with the marginalised and disadvantaged in our communities.

Upon completion

After completing the unit, you will be able to:

  • Understand the concepts and thresholds for working on the margins of society.
  • Demonstrate the necessary skills and understanding in practice.
  • Appreciate the subtle differences between risk informed practice and risk management.
  • Critically apply the concepts to your own coaching practice

Enrolment requirements

It is advised that you will have completed units PC101: Peer Coaching and LC201: Life Coaching before you undertake this unit.


The materials included are:

  • Pre-recorded session content
  • Unit handbook
  • Module manuals
  • Links to additional resources (including YouTube videos, articles, websites, suggested books etc)
  • Session quizzes
  • End of unit assessment
  • Live one-to-one tutorial
  • Live weekly sessions via Google Meet (except for those enrolled on our independent e-learning option)

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