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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.

 

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

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Jacqui Heath

Jacqui Heath

Tutor Jacqui helps students find the right words thanks to TESOL course

 
Tutor Jacqui Heath is teaching students from all over the world to improve their English and literacy skills after she gained Level 5 Diploma in TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) via Derby College.
Jacqui, whose background is in PR and journalism, initially took a PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) course at her local college.
She wanted a career which combined her professional writing and editing skills with the teaching experience she gained while home educating her children.
Motivated by the rewards and challenges of adult education, she decided to further her qualifications by enrolling for the Derby College TESOL course.  She gained the level 5 diploma in 2013.
Since then, Jacqui has taught students from across the globe – including Eritrea, Sudan, Pakistan and Eastern Europe – to confidently speak, read and write English.
Rather than studying online, Jacqui chose to go to Derby College so she could observe how her teachers delivered sessions. 
Jacqui added:
 

The tutors gave generously of their expert experience as we gained all the knowledge and skills necessary to launch ourselves into an ESL teaching career, whether at home or abroad. I think the most important thing I left with was the confident thumbs up from the excellent teaching staff.

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