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


Executive Coaching & Mentoring  (ILM Level 7 Certificate)



From Sep 07, 2017 to Apr 30 2018

Course Duration:

5 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 five-day workshop for senior managers or HR/OD professionals, with significant responsibility for coaching as part of their day-to-day role, who want to develop their expertise and credibility or to establish coaching on an organisational level. The programme includes an induction webinar, a pre-attendance self-assessment activity, 3 additional research activities, 5 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
Day 520 Feb 189.30 – 16.30
30 Apr 18 

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


A qualification programme designed to provide senior managers or HR/OD professionals, with significant responsibility for coaching as part of their day-to-day role, with the expertise and credibility to establish coaching on an organisational level.

Supervision is an essential part of the ILM qualification and each participant is allocated 4 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


  • Principles of Coaching
  • Coaching in Practice
  • Review & Reflection 
  • Organisational Context
  • Executive Coaching

How is it assessed?

There are three assignments:

Assignment 1 is a research project that focuses on your understanding of the context in which effective coaching or mentoring operates. You should demonstrate understanding of the strategic and operational issues relating to coaching and mentoring for individuals and organisations

Assignment 2 requires you to prepare for and undertake 20 hours of coaching for senior clients and to reflect on your performance

Assignment 3 takes the form of a reflective review requiring you to complete an in-depth and evidenced reflection and assessment of yourself in relation to the requirements and challenges of the coaching role


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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:  £1750
Not for Profit Organisations:  £1950

For Non-Coaching Pool participants
Member Organisations:  £2050
Not for Profit Organisations:  £2150

Please note that study at L7 will require a higher degree of independent thinking and you will be expected to present an argument (justify), and make judgements about qualitative aspects (appraise) and create your own ideas.

At this level the organisational and strategic context plays a much greater role. The focus is on organisational change rather than developing individuals and you will need to be in a position to make things happen (not just comment on how things currently are) and make recommendations that can be progressed within the organisation.

Exemptions from the first two days, and a reduced price of  £1050, may be possible for candidates who have recently achieved the Level 5 Certificate.  Contact the L&D team to discuss this.

Previous Skills / Knowledge required:

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


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