ILM Online Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring -with E-Coach




Increasingly coaching skills is a necessary skill set for successful managers and leaders who want to be able to develop the potential of their staff. Coaching skills are essential in developing a culture of growth, development and training within teams and organisations. “Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximise their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching then”

The importance of a coaching and mentoring qualification – “90% of organisations with over 2,000 employees use business coaching”.  Employers understand the value that coaching brings to their organisation.  

Who is this course for?

There are no formal entry requirements.  This course is designed for are  in management positions and want to extend their skills and practice to include coaching and mentoring, and those who want to develop a private practice as a coach.

Key Benefits of the Course

Gain a range of key management skills and put them into practice in your own role
Build your leadership capabilities – motivate and engage teams, manage relationships confidently
Develop your leadership and management skills using your own knowledge, values, and motivations
Develop an Action plan to build and extend your management skills
Develop tools and strategies to increase the performance of your team
Network with professionals from different sectors and backgrounds to share experiences and best practices

Achieve a highly recognised and prestigious management qualification
Successful learners can progress to a range of qualifications including:
ILM Level 7 Certificate in Leadership and Management
ILM level 5 Qualification can also support your career progression and promotion to higher management positions, as the qualification is seen by employers as a strong indication of your management capabilities.
This course also provides the qualification and credentials to work as a freelance coach.

Course Aims

The ILM Online Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring is an ideal qualification for managers with significant responsibility for coaching and mentoring as part of their day-to-day role. They are also designed to develop learners planning to move into a development role or start a career as a freelance coach and mentor.

Course Structure

There are three mandatory units in each qualification.
The first unit, ‘Understanding the skills, principles, and practice of effective management coaching and mentoring’ aims to enable learners 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 learners the ability to critically review their own personal qualities, skills, and competence.

The third unit requires learners to demonstrate their ability to plan, deliver and review at least 12 hours of coaching and mentoring in the workplace


As part of your qualification, you will be required to complete an assessment in relation to all of the units on your programme. In order to obtain this prestigious and highly recognised qualification, you will need to complete an assessment for each unit, you will also need to deliver 12 hours of supervised coaching practice and complete a reflective journal of your coaching experience.

Resources and Support

As part of this course you will be provided with the essential requirements for success! You will be allocated an experienced and expert Leadership E-coach who will you with support provide support and guidance throughout your course. They will assist you with the completion of your assessments, providing feedback and support. You will also be provided with access to a range of resources, both online and hard copy materials. As part of the course you will receive complimentary ILM studying membership, the benefits of which include:
Complimentary subscription to Edge magazine, the Institute’s leadership, and management magazine
The Ci Zone, free access to a suite of interactive career development tools and resources.
The Resource Centre brings you access to the latest leadership and management thinking through a free online catalogue of e-books, business books summaries and thousands of e-journal articles.
The LearningZonehas over 400 digital learning resources covering essential management and leadership topics, many of which have been mapped to directly support learners on the ILM programmes.
Full access to the ILM Insight – where managers, leaders, HR professionals, training experts,
academics and opinion-formers come to network, share advice and find hot topics and research.

What is included in the cost?

  • Registration and certification
    Course materials/handbook/e-learning resources
    ILM Studying Membership
    Assessment marking and feedback on assessments
    An allocated tutor who provides support and guidance throughout the course
  • 5 Coaching sessions delivered by telephone or Skype


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