ILM Level 5 Diploma in Effective Coaching and Mentoring


A well-established and highly respected qualification that has been popular within organisations for many years. This programme of studies is a Professional Tutor Supported Distance Learning Programme

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ILM Level 5 Diploma in Effective Coaching and Mentoring

This programme of studies is a Professional Tutor Supported Distance Learning Programme which includes:

  • Distance Learning (online videos and learning material)
  • Live Online Workshops
  • Personal Study (selected textbooks – sent directly to your Kindle reader)
  • Full Tutor Support and Supervision

The online material comprises of various videos, qualification guidance PDF downloads, etc.  The core online study content is available at all times, once you are registered, you can begin your course straight away. The comprehensive material that you will have access to will give you all the core coach training you need to successfully complete your qualification.   This recorded material is supported and supplemented with a series of LIVE Online workshops and group tutor sessions.

Professional Memberships 

Once registered, you will be able given a full year’s Student Membership of the Association For Coaching and will be able to access a 6-month membership of the Institute of Leadership & Management.

The live online workshops are focused on a mix of coaching approaches and exploration of different coaching models, the live online group tutor sessions are a great opportunity to ask questions, practice different coaching models and engage in co-coaching activity etc.  Your personal qualification tutor will guide you through all the options available and suggest the best cluster of workshops for you to ensure you get the very best out of the training experience.

Coaching and mentoring skills are essential for the development of a high performing, collaborative business. Establishing a core of effective managers who can develop staff and communicate strategy effectively so staff know what is expected of them and feel supported, is pivotal to successful competitive businesses.

The ILM Level 5 Diploma in Effective Coaching and Mentoring is a highly respected qualification that gives practising and aspiring managers and consultants the opportunity to develop in their role as a coach or mentor.

The aim of this ILM Level 5 Diploma in Effective Coaching and Mentoring training programme is to develop the capability to coach others within a non-directive, non-judgemental framework. The course will allow participants to gain confidence and the ability to support others in their development and personal growth.

Our Award-Winning coach training programme workshops are highly participative, using facilitated discussion, detailed and informative presentations, coaching practices and feedback. The workshops promote reflection and improvement and encourage delegates to find opportunities to apply their learning in the workplace.  Delegates are supported with action learning based coaching sessions and will complete three work-based learning assignments, which once they are assessed and verified delegates achieve their qualification.

Enrolling in this ILM Level 5 Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring Training programme will help you gain a detailed understanding of the coaching role, the knowledge and skills required to implement a programme of coaching or mentoring for individual clients and the opportunity to put this into practice whilst receiving expert one to one tutor support which includes, guidance, personal coaching and supervision.

ILM Level 5 Diploma in Effective Coaching and Mentoring Structure:

Credit Value:  38 Credits
Duration: Up to Three Years
Study Methodology: Tutor Supported  – Online Training & Live Workshops
Tutor Support: Supervision / Peer Review / Co-Coaching Forum
Assessment Criteria: Three written assignments:

  • 1. Understanding the Skills, Principles and Practice of Effective Coaching and Mentoring within an
    Organisational Context (8588-500)
  • 2. Undertaking an Extended Period of Effective Coaching or Mentoring (minimum 54 hours) within an Organisational Context (8588-502)
  • 3. Reviewing Own Ability as a Coach or Mentor within an Organisational Context (8588-503)

Entry Requirements: Participants will normally be practising managers or consultants with a coaching or mentoring role and the opportunity to meet the assessment demands. Please feel free to contact us at any time for additional information: 01793 511180 /

Key Personal Benefits for business coaches, consultants and trainers

  • Get a critical understanding of the role and responsibilities of the workplace coach and mentor
  • Deepen your understanding of how coaching and mentoring can impact an organisation
  • Be able to assess your own skills, behaviours and knowledge as a coach and mentor
  • Provide evidence of your own development as a coach and mentor through the qualification
  • Plan your further development
  • Plan, deliver and review coaching and mentoring in your organisation

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
  • Encourage managers to provide effective support for the development of others and improve their performance

Textbooks Supplied: (textbooks will be sent directly to your Kindle reader)

  • Coaching for Performance: – The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership ~ Sir John Whitmore
  • The Mentoring Manual ~ Julie Starr

Documents that you will download include: 

  • Reflective Learning Log
  • Coaching Diary Template
  • Student Handbook

New Feature: Digital Library of Academic Articles Focusing on Coaching & Mentoring

This course is a Level 5 qualification accredited by the ILM.  The ILM is the UK’s largest management body, combining industry-leading qualifications and specialist member services.

Students that successfully complete the course will be invited to become members of the ILM. Student membership is awarded for 6 months once you register for the programme.

Coaching Supervision

The UK College of Personal Development is committed to sustaining and advancing the very best coaching practice. Our aim as a professional training organisation is to fully support all our students that are completing our range of accredited coach training programmes.  As set out by the professional body, supervision is regarded as essential for all developing and practising professional coaches.

What is Coaching Supervision?

Coaching supervision is a formal and protected time for facilitating in-depth reflection for coaches to discuss their work with someone who is experienced as a Coach.

Supervision offers a confidential framework within a collaborative working relationship in which the practice, tasks, process and challenges of the development of the coach and the actual coaching work can be explored.

The primary aim of supervision is to enable the coach to gain ethical competence, confidence and creativity so as to ensure the best possible service to the coaching client. Supervision is not a ‘policing’ role, but rather a trusting and collegial professional relationship.

These sessions will be held at regular intervals so no matter where you are in your studies, there will be opportunities for you to join the sessions.  Once you are a registered student, you will be included in the supervision and other CPD event invitations.

The good news is that the process of support and development for our students will not end when they qualify and leave the training programme, we will continue to offer additional opportunities for professional CPD and Supervision.

Course Lessons

Lesson One – part one

Course overview: Tutor contact etc.  Definitions of coaching and mentoring, models workplace practice, etc. Professional Bodies.  Business benefits from coaching.  What coaching is not (therapy, training etc). The Coaching Process

Lesson One – part two

The structure of coaching, coaching competencies and how they fit into the overall coaching structure.

Lesson Two – part one

The Coaching Took Box, Coaching model GROW and questions, WHAT and why.

Lesson Two – part two

More coaching models, a tale of two Oscars

Lesson Two – part three

Further coaching model exploration, APROCESS, the model foie getting real lasting change.

Lesson Three

Exploring models for learning and development

Lesson Four

SWOT Analysis as a coaching model, how not to coach and the Spiral of Success.

Digital Library of Academic Articles Focusing on Coaching & Mentoring

This is the starting page for our new Digital Library, it contains a growing list of published academic articles focusing on Coaching & Mentoring. Publications, Papers and Reports are from a range of sources.