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Coaching and mentoring accredited training programme

Coaching and mentoring accredited training programme (ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring)

Next dates

  • Module 1: 1 and 2 July 2019 (09:15—16:30)
  • Module 2: 9 and 10 September 2019 (09:15—16:30)
  • Group Supervision: 6 December 2019 (09:15—12:30)
  • Group Supervision: 12 March 2020 (09:15—12:30)

How much is it?
Voluntary and community sector £995

MEA House, Newcastle

This practical and in-depth course offers an ideal qualification for managers and professionals with a growing interest in developing a coaching culture, becoming a coach or currently enjoying significant responsibility for coaching and mentoring as part of their day-to-day role.

Coaching provides individuals with a powerful and purposeful space for development by raising awareness, opening up new insight and supporting processes of individual and organisational change and transformation. Formal coaching provides confidential and structured conversations with purpose using questioning, listening and reflection.

This programme equips leaders, managers and individuals working for social change with the knowledge, understanding, tools, techniques and approaches required to coach effectively – leading to positive impact on the people, organisations and communities they work within.

Assessment requirements

Assessment requirements of three assignments (3000-4000 words each) and 12 hours of formal contracted coaching activity with two or more clients.

  • Assignment 1 – Knowledge of coaching in context of an organisation
  • Assignment 2 – Experience of 12 hours of practical contracted formal coaching
  • Assignment 3 – Reflections on the effectiveness of coaching in practice

Directed learning

The directed learning is staggered over three months. This allows time for completion of assignment 1, then progression to additional learning and practical coaching experience. An essential element of coaching at this level requires knowledge of self, and experience of practical coaching and being coached.

  • Assignment deadline 1: 2nd November 2018
  • Assignment deadline 2: 30th August 2019

Programme objectives

  • To explore how coaching and mentoring benefits individuals, teams and organisations
  • To provide best practice, contracting and records to enable participants to formally coach
  • To share the process, tools and techniques required for effective coaching
  • To develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to perform effectively as a coach



Module 1

  • Coaching & mentoring in context
  • Contracting and records
  • Coaching process, models & goal setting
  • Coaching characteristics assessment
  • Values and beliefs
  • Practical application
Module 2

  • Planning to undertake coaching
  • Coaching tools / techniques
  • Career coaching
  • Coaching through change & resilience
  • Strengths based coaching
  • Managing yourself
  • Practical application
  • Reflective practice and supervision
Group Supervision and CPD
  • 2 Group supervision sessions
  • 121 Telephone and email assessment & tutorial support
  • 121 Supervision session


In order to complete the assignments and undertake the practical contracted coaching with clients required for the qualification you are likely to need to set aside an estimated investment of 5-8 hours per month (in addition to the guided learning). This time will allow for completion of the three assignments as well as the practical 12 hours of coaching activity, and attendance of any additional continuous professional development and group supervision.


Successful completion of this assessment will entitle participants to be awarded an internationally recognised qualification from the Institute of Leadership and Management.


You will receive a wide variety of supporting resources including a Coaching Handbook core textbook, a master file of the coaching material (including all the paperwork and tools and techniques you will require to be a successful coach). You will also receive a range of information electronically as additional guided learning to support assignments (as well as additional reading list provided). This enables deepened learning and reflection linking to guided learning.


All sessions will be accompanied by a Reflective Log, which can be completed by participants reflecting on learning and application to personal practice and the workplace, and also submitted as part of the assessment portfolio.

Role of the facilitator

To focus, question, stimulate and support, enabling participants to question and improve their own practice as coaches through experiential learning. Elements of coaching techniques, personality preferences and action learning will be included to drive ownership and awareness, including responsibility and accountability.

Cath Brown

Cath Brown is an Executive Coach, Supervisor, Trainer, Facilitator and OD/HR Consultant working with a variety of organisations utilising a range interventions including coaching, supervision, action learning and accredited ILM qualifications up to Level 7. Cath’s underpinning style is informed by the belief that the client is resourceful and she focuses on having deep and challenging conversations around the true potential of an individual. Questions are focussed on helping clients to take the time to identify strengths, build resilience and identify any areas of interference to their performance or potential. Her coaching addresses the whole person (past, present and future) following the client’s agenda and goals at all times. Clients are able to focus on raising awareness of issues around management of self, relationships and practices in order to deal with increasing pressures and challenges.

ILM Approved Centre provided by Cath Brown Consultancy

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This programme is delivered in collaboration with VONNE

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