ILM Level 5 Diploma in Effective Coaching & Mentoring

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Course Overview

The Level 5 Diploma programme is delivered through a combination of workshops, practical experience and assignments.  The course is designed to use coaching with clients or coaching operations within any organisation. It covers the areas outlined below.

Over and above this content, there are also four supervision sessions diarised during the course of the programme to ensure reflective learning takes place.

Mandatory commitment for this course is 4 workshop days, x3 assignments and 54 hrs coaching.


Duration: 3 Years – typically completed within two years, can be completed earlier.

Location: STEP, Stirling Enterprise Park, Stirling, FK7 7RP. 

– Assignment 1

Understanding the skills, principles and practice of effective management coaching and mentoring within an organisational context.

This assignment requires you to demonstrate your understanding of the context in which effective coaching and mentoring operates including the individual and organisational benefits of coaching and mentoring. You should also be able to show your understanding of the practical requirements of coaches and mentors operating with managers and professionals within organisations.

– Assignment 2

Undertaking an extended period of effective coaching or mentoring within an organisational context.

You are required to demonstrate practical application of coaching or mentoring in practice within an organisational, managerial or professional role.

You should undertake a minimum of 54 hours of formal and contracted coaching or mentoring with a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 9 clients, and be able to show how you have reflected on your performance.

At least one coaching session(*,**)will be observed by your supervisor where real time feedback will take place for your reflections.

– Assignment 3

Reviewing own ability as a management coach or mentor within an organisational context.

This assessment requires you to reflect on your performance as a coach and/or mentor. Self-awareness is a key characteristic of effective coaches and mentors. You are not expected to be perfect in this role, but to clearly demonstrate your own awareness of how well you are performing and what you need to do to improve in the future.

ILM level 5 Certificate

Course Contents

Coaching & Mentoring Definition

Advanced Coaching Models

Coaching Contracts 

Coaching Practice under observation

Psychological Contracts   

Supervision (inc.observation)

Theory of Core Qualities

Assignment Supervision & Support

Coaching Competency Assessment & Analysis 

Cultural Implications for Coaching

Feedback Models 

Coaching Evaluation 

Foundation Coaching Models   

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