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Level: 5

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 20

Hours: 3.00

Start: 13/11/2018

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

Tuition (£): 999.00*

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Do you have a passion for developing others in the workplace?  Coaching is now recognised as a powerful strategy for effectively developing individuals. 

Our Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring is an ideal qualification for people with significant responsibility for coaching and mentoring employees as part of their day-to-day role.  It covers planning and preparing specific learning and development opportunities and requires you to practise your coaching skills in the workplace. 

The course is also designed to support you to move into a development role or to start a career as a freelance coach and mentor.  It will enable you to:

  • Develop a critical understanding of the role and responsibilities of the workplace coach and mentor
  • Deepen your knowledge of how coaching and mentoring can impact an organisation and individuals
  • Assess your own skills, behaviours and knowledge as a coach and mentor
  • Provide evidence of your own development as a coach and mentor through the qualification
  • Plan, deliver and review coaching and mentoring in your organisation

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

Entry requirements

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

You need evidence of:

  • A recognised Level 2 or equivalent qualification in English
  • A Level 3 qualification and/or a demonstration of your ability to work at Level 5
  • Coaching/mentoring as part of your workplace role. You must be in a position to undertake a minimum of 12 hours of formal and contracted coaching or mentoring with supervision and support and be able to show how you have reflected on your performance
  • The capacity to attend ten classroom-based learning sessions during the programme, take part in a minimum of two tutorials and engage in a minimum of two workplace visits/observations.  Independent study is a key expectation to enable you to learn and achieve

Course Content

  • Understanding the Skills, Principles and Practice of Effective Management Coaching and Mentoring (5 credits)
  • Undertaking Management Coaching or Mentoring in the Workplace (5 credits)
  • Reviewing Own Ability as a Management Coach or Mentor (3 credits)

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through coursework and an exciting 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.

You are required to undertake research and write in an appropriate academic style, using Harvard Referencing systems.

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 Leadership and Management or the ILM Level 7 Certificate or Diploma in Coaching Supervision.

You could also progress into a mentoring role in the workplace, including in an educational setting, or into a work-based teaching and learning role such as assessor-coach.

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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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Charmaine Simpson

Charmaine Simpson

New career as Teaching Assistant on menu for former Chef Charmaine

Former chef Charmaine Simpson will soon have all the ingredients she needs to change career and become a teaching assistant, thanks to Derby College.
The mum of two from Shelton Lock is currently studying part-time for the Level 3 Certificate for Teaching Assistants after gaining her level 2 qualification last year. Studying at the Roundhouse marks a return to Derby College for Charmaine who trained as a chef at the former Mackworth campus several years ago.
She enjoyed her catering course and was happy to go back to the college when the opportunity arose for her to retrain. Charmaine realised she was interested in working with children when her son was still a baby. She was impressed with how staff at her son's nursery interacted with the children and thought she'd like a job like that.
Although she liked her job as a chef at Severn Trent Water, she wanted to do something which allowed her to spend more time with her young family. So, she started volunteering in the classroom at Shelton Infants School, where her children attend, which firmed up her decision to become a TA.
Charmaine is currently employed as a dinner lady at the school but hopes to get a job as a TA once she has completed her level 3 course.

I decided to go to Derby College partly because other people at school had done their TA course there and also because I'd had a good experience when I did my chef's course.


I'm enjoying my Level 3. The teaching staff are very helpful and if I run into difficulties I can talk to Jo, my student tutor.

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