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 Effective 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:
The course is delivered using a range of ten classroom-based sessions over the eight-month period, two hours of supervision and workplace observations.
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:
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. 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 academic research and write in an appropriate academic style, using Harvard Referencing systems. We will support you to develop or refresh your academic writing skills during the course.
All assessments require you to apply theory to your own practice and you are expected to engage with academic research and learning theory.
You could 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, where you use the coaching skills to develop apprentices, workplace learners and workshop learners.
You can progress the coaching element of your role in any organisation.
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.
When former Derby College student Fotini Mansfield failed to get the A level grades she needed to study nursing at university, she panicked and wasn’t sure what to do for the best.
But focusing on the technical route to achieve her career ambitions has turned out to be one of the best career decisions she could have made.
Fotini went to Derby College to study for a BTEC level 3 in health and social care as it was relevant to her nursing ambitions.
While on the course she found a placement at St Martins Special School in Derby and loved it so much that teachers she worked with there suggested she trained as a teacher.
Seven years on, Fotini now has a teaching position at that school after returning to the Roundhouse two years ago and taking her PGCE.
She said: “We were only at college a few weeks before all our lectures moved online because of the pandemic. The course was amazing, very strategic, and I didn’t mind learning remotely, although I was glad that I’d had chance to meet the other students on my course in person. Our tutors showed us how to make full use of Teams, such as how to separate out into smaller groups online. It was hard at first and I was a bit nervous about it but there was no need to be. I soon got used to learning online and our tutors did all they could help us.”
Whilst waiting to complete her Qualified Teacher Status by Christmas, Fotini has been able to find her dream job at St Martins teaching key stage 4 – pupils aged between 14 and 16 and covering a whole range of subjects including food technology, life skills and maths.
She added: “I love it. I’ve been at St Martins for seven years if I count my placement. It’s massively rewarding and I feel so comfortable working in a special school.
When I didn’t do well in my A levels, I was upset at the time and really panicking but I’m massively happy with the way everything has turned out.”
The course was amazing, very strategic, and I didn’t mind learning remotely, although I was glad that I’d had chance to meet the other students on my course in person. Our tutors showed us how to make full use of Teams, such as how to separate out into smaller groups online. It was hard at first and I was a bit nervous about it but there was no need to be. I soon got used to learning online and our tutors did all they could help us.