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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 20

Hours: 3.00

Start: 26/02/2019

Days / Times: Tuesday 17:00 to 20:00

Tuition (£): 499.00*

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This qualification is designed for aspiring coaches seeking to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to coach people as part of their normal role.  It is an ideal starting point for a career in coaching.

Benefits include:

  • learn about coaching as a powerful development tool
  • understand the role and responsibilities of an effective coach
  • explore different coaching models
  • develop practical skills, tools and techniques to support these models
  • put your new skills into practice to carry out supervised coaching sessions
  • analyse, assess and plan to improve your own coaching ability

Entry requirements

All applicants must attend a bespoke information session and informal interview to discuss their qualifications, experience, workplace role, motivation and aspirations.

You need evidence of:

  • A Level 2 English qualification (or screening at Level 2 if you do not have evidence of this)
  • Achievement of at least a full Level 3 qualification or be able to demonstrate the ability to work at Level 3 (such as through your own experience/workplace role)
  • Access to six hours coaching employee(s) with supervision and support
  • The capacity to attend eight classroom-based learning sessions during the programme, take part in a minimum of two tutorials and engage in one workplace visit/observation.  Independent study will be a core element of your learning and achievement on this course.

Course Content

Units in this qualification focus on understanding good practice in workplace coaching.  The units are:

  • Understanding Good Practices in Workplace Coaching  (3 credits)

  • Undertake Coaching in the Workplace (4 credits)

  • Reflect on Workplace Coaching Skills (3 credits)

The course is delivered using a range of classroom-based learning activities and an observation of you in your own practice. 

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through coursework and a range of assessment methods is used. These include observations of your practice, self-evaluation, reflective tasks, written assignments, individual and group poster presentations and professional discussions.  All assessment methods have been designed to focus on skills specific to the professional coach or mentor, while incorporating key transferable skills.

All assessments require you to apply theory to your own practice and you are expected to engage with academic research and learning theory in a manner commensurate with higher-level study.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

This qualification may provide progression opportunities to other ILM qualifications such as the ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring, or in Leadership and Management.

You could also progress into a coaching or mentoring role in the workplace, including in an educational setting, or into a work-based teaching and learning role such as assessor-coach.  The course can lead to teacher training qualifications too, such as a PGCE or Certificate of Education, depending on your workplace role.

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* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Bethany Heyman

Bethany Heyman

Bethany lands teaching assistant role at first attempt

Derby College student Bethany Heyman never expected to get her first job as a teaching assistant at the first attempt.
Bethany, who is due to gain her Level 3 Teaching and Learning Assistant qualification in the next few weeks, applied for her newrole at a local primary school purely for the interview practice.
She knew she was up against applicants with much more experience and didn't think for one minute that she would be offered the job. But Bethany, who had been on a TA placement at another school, was successful and starts her new role at Howitt Primary School in Heanor after Easter.
Bethany, who is 26 and from Smalley, previously worked as a beauty therapist but decided on a change of career after having her daughter, who is now eight.
She wanted a job with hours which fitted in with being a mum, and she had always fancied working in a school.

Being a TA is very rewarding. I Iove seeing the progress the children have made and knowing that I've had some input in getting them to that stage. My hours of work are also much better now and It's lovely having more time to spend with my daughter.


I'm really grateful to my Derby College tutors for their knowledge and for all the support they've given me. I'd definitely recommend the course.

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