College of Management and IT (CMIT)Coaching and Mentoring course (ILM Certificate)

Coaching and Mentoring course (ILM Certificate)

On request
12 months
Online, Online Courses - Distance Learning
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

Course Details
This comprehensive ILM Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring course is the latest updated coaching qualification from ILM (launched 2019). It is designed for managers or those with significant responsibility for effective coaching and mentoring as part of their daily role within an organisational context. It is also suited to individuals who wish to move into a development role or start a career as a freelance coach or mentor. Students will learn: (1) The principles of coaching / mentoring, (2) how to make a business case for coaching / mentoring, (3) the coaching / mentoring process (4) Coaching/mentoring skills, and (5) Record keeping, supervision and reflection.

By choosing to study this ILM Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.


Topics covered in this ILM Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring course
Unit 1: Introduction

Types of coaching/mentoring
The benefits and usefulness of coaching/mentoring to employees

Unit 2: The business case for coaching / mentoring

Organisation culture
The benefits and usefulness of coaching/mentoring to organisations
Setting targets for, and evaluating, coaching/mentoring programmes
Barriers to coaching/mentoring

Unit 3: The coaching/mentoring process (TGROW)


Unit 4: Coaching/mentoring skills

Values and beliefs
Building relationships
Building self-esteem
Empowering coaches
Ethics and standards

Unit 5: Recordkeeping, supervision and reflection

Preparing for coaching
Contracting in coaching
Supervision and self-reflection

Who should complete this course?

Existing Managers and Supervisors who wish to gain a formal accredited qualification in Coaching and Mentoring.

Managers and Supervisors who have responsibility for coaching and mentoring.

Managers in business who have direct reports and wish to learn best-practice techniques in coaching.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
Candidates will normally be practising managers / supervisor or have responsibility for coaching / mentoring employees.
Level 5 (Ireland) certificate or equivalent qualification and/or relevant life and work experience.
As this is a Level 5 (UK)/Level 6 (Ireland) professional qualification, learners will be expected to reference their assignment work to a high academic standard.
Candidates must be fluent in English with excellent written English Skills in order to achieve the assessment criteria. Queries on the standard required can be directed to the college.
The assessments require candidates to plan, develop and deliver 6 hours of coaching to three individuals (18 hours of coaching in total). Candidates must have access to an organisation where they can complete this (this can be in a voluntary setting).
Candidates will be required to record (voice only) one of the sessions delivered and must have their clients permission to complete this.
As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
A basic working knowledge of computers and access to a computer with internet access is required to do the course.

This course is assessed through Assessments. This includes developing a coaching programme, undertaking coaching, and reflecting upon this (candidates are required to complete 6 hours of coaching with 3 individuals – 18 hours in total).
All work submitted must be your own work. There is no exam for this course.
As part of our quality assurance, learner assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an External Verifier.

Following successful completion, you will receive an ILM Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring (Level 5 UK) from the Institute of Leadership and Management.  This is an award on the UK Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) and is comparable to an award at level 6 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications.  CMIT is an approved ILM centre.
Please note that there is a Eur60 fee payable for administration, moderation and certification.


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