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Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring

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Develop your ability as a confident, well-practised coach and mentor

Who is this qualification for?

This is ideal if you are a manager with significant responsibility for coaching and mentoring as part of your day-to-day role. It will also support you if you are planning to move into a development role in your organisation or start a career as a freelance coach and mentor.
Results for you

• Get a critical understanding of the role and responsibilities of the workplace coach and mentor
• Deepen your understanding of how coaching and mentoring can impact an organisation
• Be able to 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 your further development
• Plan, deliver and review coaching and mentoring in your organisation
Impact for your employer

• Ensure the managers you develop as coaches are properly equipped with the skills, knowledge and ethical understanding
   they need
• Develop a coaching and mentoring culture in your organisation
• Encourage managers to provide effective support for the development of others and improve their performance
Focus on the skills you need

There are three mandatory units in this qualification, which you can take as either a Certificate or a Diploma. The first unit, Understanding the skills, principles and practice of effective management coaching and mentoring aims to enable you to understand the role and contribution of coaching and mentoring, and build a business case. The second unit, Reviewing own ability as a management coach or mentor aims to give you the ability to critically review your own personal qualities, skills and competence.

For the Certificate, the third unit requires you demonstrate your ability to plan, deliver and review at least 12 hours of coaching and mentoring in your workplace. For the Diploma, that is extended to 100 hours of coaching and mentoring, with multiple clients, and there is an added focus on using supervision and reflective review to develop your own practice.

Full qualification details

Certificate

We have three sizes of qualification: certificate, award and diploma in increasing order of size

Qualification level
Credit Value

The range of credits a learner must undertake to gain this qualification

13 - 13
Structure

Details of the qualification, learning time involved and criteria a learner must satisfy

The qualification is structured into 1 unit group. At least 1 hour of induction and at least 2 hours of tutorial support are required. Learners must attain a total of 13 credits.
Diploma

We have three sizes of qualification: certificate, award and diploma in increasing order of size

Qualification level
Credit Value

The range of credits a learner must undertake to gain this qualification

37 - 37
Structure

Details of the qualification, learning time involved and criteria a learner must satisfy

The qualification is structured into 1 unit group. At least 1 hour of induction and at least 2 hours of tutorial support are required. Learners must attain a total of 37 credits.

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