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South West Councils, Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SH, Learning and Transformation Administration Team: 01823 270101


Coaching & Mentoring  (ILM Level 5 Certificate 8588-21)



From Sep 11, 2019 to Jan 16 2020

Course Duration:

4 days attendance + 2 professional practice sets + preparation towards the assessed assignments


Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset, Somerset, TA1 1SH - this course can also be delivered on an in-house basis


A four-day workshop for anyone with line management and team responsibilities. The programme includes an induction webinar, a pre-attendance self-assessment activity, a range of independent learning activities, 4 days of interactive theory and practice-based learning, 2 professional practice sets and assignment tutorials. You will also be provided with a course text book and access to a toolkit of coaching/mentoring resources authored by Prof D Clutterbuck

Day 111 September 19 9.30 – 16.30
Day 212 September 19 9.30 – 16.30
Practice Set

17 October 19

10.00 – 12.00

17 October 19

12.00 – 13.00
Day 313 November 199.30 – 16.30
Day 411 December 199.30 – 16.30
Practice Set
16 January 2010.00 – 12.00
16 January 2012.00 - 13.00
24 February 20 

Please note:  this is not a residential course and accommodation is not included 


A qualification programme designed to provide practising managers with the knowledge, skills and confidence to perform effectively as coaches or mentors and for those seeking to move into a development role within their organisations.

Supervision is an essential part of the ILM qualification and each participant is allocated 3 hours with a Supervisor to be used proactively and periodically in line with individual needs and in agreement with the Supervisor. Supervision can take the form of one to one meetings (if you travel to your Supervisor), telephone conversations, email or Skype interaction. You need to demonstrate in your assignments that this has been completed and be able to meet the assessment criteria relating to supervision.


  1. Principles of Coaching
  2. Coaching in Practice
  3. Review & Reflection 
  4. Organisational Context

How is it assessed?

There are three assignments:

Assignment 1 is a written submission that enables you to demonstrate your understanding of the context, including the individual and organisational benefits, of coaching and mentoring

Assignment 2 is a record of 18 hours of coaching practice you have undertaken during the programme

Assignment 3 is a personal review of your ability to perform effectively as performance as a coach or mentor within an organisational context


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Course Administrator:

training@swcouncils.gov.uk or call 01823 270101

Related Courses:

"Very enjoyable, personally rewarding and motivating course"

"The training, had a brilliant mix of theory and practice in a safe, relaxed environment"

"The knowledge, experience and skill of the two tutors was exceptional, they made the days fun, practical and valuable"

"This programme is useful not only for coaches, but in everyday working life"

Coaching Pool Member:   £1295
SW Councils Member:     £1495
Non-Member:                 £1895

(All prices subject to VAT )

Previous Skills / Knowledge required:

Priority will be given to bookings from South West Coaching Pool participants


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