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South West Councils brings local authorities together to ensure the best deal for their areas and has extensive experience of providing both employment support and training opportunities for local government staff...

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Disclosure Barring Online Service

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SW Coaching and Mentoring PoolAssociation for Coaching

South West Coaching and Mentoring Pool


The South West Coaching and Mentoring Pool

Coaching is an increasingly strong feature of organisational strategies and change programmes, to support this work we have established the South West Coaching Pool to help organisations build internal coaching capacity, to access cost effective CPD and supervision and to enable managers to access coaches from other partner organisations at low cost with a range of different experience and expertise.


 Coaching Pool

Why join the Pool?

An individual can join the Pool and receive CPD Supervision benefits

An organisation joining the Pool will be able to:

  • Access free coaching for at least* 4 people worth around £1000 per person**
  • Support the ongoing development and supervision  of your coaches
  • Access an online Coaching Management System to manage activity and evaluate impacts
  • Work with other Pool organisations to share ideas and best practice
  • Access discounted qualification training
  • Make significant cost savings

* Subject to availability unlimited coaching is available **Figures based on industry average costs. .

 Comments on the Pool from participants:

"The Pool is an excellent resource”    

“Very positive, I gained much from the opportunity ”                   

       "[Coaching] has given me confidence to try ideas and provide solutions and - hopefully – have helped the organisation move forward

Coaching Benefits

For further information on how the Pool works

 Fees from 1 January 2016


South West  Councils Member Organisations

South West Councils Associate Member Organisation

Not for Profit Organisations

Pool membership and Enhanced* membership for 2 coaches.



£650 pa



£850 pa



£1,295 pa



Additional Coach Membership

£75 pa per coach

Individual CPD Membership  

£85 pa per coach

All prices are subject to VAT. 


Membership includes:  discounted Annual CPD Conference; free access to 1 group supervision session; access to Pool resources including Coaching Management System and  membership of the Association For Coaching  and access to CPD workshops  and 1:1 Supervision at discounted rate




Other organisations or Independent coaches should contact South West Councils to discuss the opportunities for membership of the Pool



Training Prices for Coaching: from 1 January 2016



South West  Councils Member

South West Councils Associate Member

Not for Profit Organisations

ILM Level 5






£995 per person

(Non Coaching Pool organisation £1195)


£995 per person

(Non Coaching Pool organisation £1195)



£1295 per person

(Non Coaching Pool organisation £1595)



ILM Level 7



(Non Coaching Pool organisation £1750)


£1550 per person

(Non Coaching Pool organisation £1750)


 £1850 per person

(Non Coaching Pool organisation £1950)


Documents & Links

ILM Level 7 Certificate Outline

ILM Level 5 Certificate Outline

ILM Level 3 Certificate Outline

ILM Level 7 Coaching Supervision Outline

Code of Conduct

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