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ILM Level 5 Effective Coaching & Mentoring

The Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring is an ideal qualification for managers with significant responsibility for coaching and mentoring as part of their day-to-day role.


Delivery: Campus
Study Mode: Part time
Duration: 6.5 days training, spread over 7 months (40 hours)
Campus: Westleigh and Preston
Start Date: Start dates are varied

Course overview

There are three mandatory units in this qualification:

  • The first unit, understanding the skills, principles and practice of effective management coaching and mentoring aims to enable you to understand the role and contribution of coaching and mentoring and build a business case.
  • The second unit, reviewing own ability as a management coach or mentor aims to give you the ability to critically review your own personal qualities, skills and competence.
  • For the Certificate, the third unit requires you to demonstrate your ability to plan, deliver and review at least 18 hours of coaching and mentoring in your workplace.

Benefits for individuals

  • Be able to assess your own skills, behaviours and knowledge as a coach and mentor. as well as plan, deliver and review coaching and mentoring in your organisation.
  • Deepen your understanding of how coaching and mentoring can impact an organisation.
  • Get a critical understanding of the role and responsibilities of the workplace coach and mentor.

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Institute of Leadership and Management Membership

All ILM learners receive a minimum of 12 months membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management, bringing access to a wealth of resources to support their leadership development.

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Benefits for employers

  • Ensure the managers you develop as coaches are properly equipped with the skills, knowledge and ethical understanding they need.
  • Develop a coaching and mentoring culture in your organisation so that managers can provide effective support for the development of others and improve their performance.

Entry requirements

These qualifications are for managers and those with significant responsibility for effective coaching and mentoring as part of their daily role within an organisational context. They are also ideal for individuals who wish to move into a development role or start a career as a freelance coach or mentor.


This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

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