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


Executive Coaching & Mentoring  (ILM Level 7 Certificate 8589-21)



From Sep 11, 2019 to Feb 12 2020

Course Duration:

5 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 five-day workshop for senior managers or HR/OD professionals, with significant responsibility for coaching as part of their day-to-day role, who want to develop their expertise and credibility or to establish coaching on an organisational level. The programme includes an induction, a range of independent learning activities, 3 additional research activities, 5 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

Day111 September 19 9.30 – 16.30
Day 212 September 19 9.30 – 16.30
Practice Set
17 October 1910.00 – 12.00
17 October 1912.00 – 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
Day 512 February 209.30 – 16.30
27 April 20 

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


A qualification programme designed to provide senior managers or HR/OD professionals, with significant responsibility for coaching as part of their day-to-day role, with the expertise and credibility to establish coaching on an organisational level.

Supervision is an essential part of the ILM qualification and each participant is allocated 4 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


  • Principles of Coaching
  • Coaching in Practice
  • Review & Reflection 
  • Organisational Context
  • Executive Coaching

How is it assessed?

There are three assignments:

Assignment 1 is a written submission that enables you to demonstrate your understanding of the principles and practice required for effective coaching or mentoring at an executive or senior level

Assignment 2 requires you to prepare for and undertake 20 hours of coaching for senior clients

Assignment 3 takes the form of a critical reflection on your ability to perform effectively as a coach or mentor at an executive or senior level


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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:   £1850
SW Councils Member:     £2150
Non-Member:                 £2250

 (All prices subject to VAT)

Please note that study at L7 will require a higher degree of independent thinking and you will be expected to present an argument (justify), and make judgements about qualitative aspects (critically appraise) and create your own ideas.

At this level the organisational and strategic context plays a much greater role. The focus is on organisational change rather than developing individuals and you will need to be in a position to make things happen (not just comment on how things currently are) and make recommendations that can be progressed within the organisation.

Exemptions from the first two days may be possible for candidates who have recently achieved the Level 5 Certificate.  An agreed exemption would secure a reduction of £499 plus VAT on the price. Contact the L&D team to discuss this.

Previous Skills / Knowledge required:

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


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