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Many of our courses can be adapted for in-house delivery and can be specifically tailored to meet individual needs.

Sometimes due to reasons beyond our control a course has to be cancelled or postponed.  We will advise nominating officers and applicants immediately of such a decision.  Please note in exceptional circumstances we may have to make changes at short notice to the content (to reflect changes in legislation, current thinking or topical issues), timing, speakers and/or venue.

South West Councils, Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SH, Learning and Transformation Administration Team: 01823 270101


Coaching & Mentoring  (ILM Level 5 Certificate)



From Sep 07, 2017 to Feb 26 2018

Course Duration:

4 days attendance + 2 professional practice sets + preparation towards the assessed assignments


Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset, Somerset, TA1 1SH - this course can also be delivered on an in-house basis


A four-day workshop for anyone with line management and team responsibilities. The programme includes an induction webinar, a pre-attendance self-assessment activity, 2 additional research activities, 4 days of interactive theory and practice-based learning, 2 professional practice sets and assignment tutorials. You will also be provided with a course text book and access to a toolkit of coaching/mentoring resources authored by Prof D Clutterbuck

07 Sept 1710.00 - 11.00
Day120 Sept 17 9.30 – 16.30
Day 221 Sept 17 9.30 – 16.30
Practice Set
16 Oct 1713.00 – 15.00
16 Oct 1715.00 – 16.00
Day 315 Nov 179.30 – 16.30
Day 413 Dec 179.30 – 16.30
Practice Set
10 Jan 1810.00 – 12.00
10 Jan 1812.00 - 13.00
26 Feb 18 

Please note:  this is not a residential course and accommodation is not included 


A qualification programme designed to provide practising managers with the knowledge, skills and confidence to perform effectively as coaches or mentors and for those seeking to move into a development role within their organisations.

Supervision is an essential part of the ILM qualification and each participant is allocated 3 hours with a Supervisor to be used proactively and periodically in line with individual needs and in agreement with the Supervisor. Supervision can take the form of one to one meetings (if you travel to your Supervisor), telephone conversations, email or Skype interaction. You need to demonstrate in your assignments that this has been completed and be able to meet the assessment criteria relating to supervision.


  1. Principles of Coaching
  2. Coaching in Practice
  3. Review & Reflection 
  4. Organisational Context

How is it assessed?

There are two assignments:

Assignment 1 is a written submission that focuses on the coaching role and the impact that coaching can have on individuals, teams and organisations

Assignment 2 is a record of 12 hours of coaching practice you have undertaken during the programme and a personal reflection on your performance as a coach, focusing on your strengths, areas for development


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Course Administrator:

training@swcouncils.gov.uk or call 01823 270101

Related Courses:

"Very enjoyable, personally rewarding and motivating course"

For Coaching Pool participants
Member Organisations:  £1195
Not for Profit Organisations:  £1495

For Non-Coaching Pool participants
Member Organisations:  £1395
Not for Profit Organisations:  £1795

(All prices subject to VAT.  Discounts for multiple bookings may apply)

Previous Skills / Knowledge required:

Priority will be given to bookings from South West Coaching Pool participants


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