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:
The course is delivered using a range of ten classroom-based sessions over the seven-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 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.
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.
Part-time postgraduate student Louise Rae Allen says Derby College helped her land the teaching job she longed for from childhood.
Psychology graduate Louise, 29, from Ambergate, was taken on by Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Ashbourne while she works towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
Louise, who has dreamed of being a teacher from the age of 11, switched direction after working for five years as a careers co-ordinator at Queen Elizabeth.
She chose the course because it gave her the flexibility to study part-time, while continuing to work, and because of the strong reputation of its tutors. In 2016, the college achieved an "Outstanding" Ofsted rating for PGCE provision.
Louise is completing a two year part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Post 14 in Compulsory Education.
She said: "I'm sure I wouldn't have been taken on as a teacher without taking the course.
"The college tutors are excellent, the quality of their teaching and feedback is always of a high standard. The sessions they deliver are intellectually challenging, interesting and engaging.
"A lot of us work full-time, and the tutors are flexible and supportive. They really go the extra mile."