Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring

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Get practical experience of coaching and mentoring at work

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is designed for people in their first management roles – including team leaders and first-line managers. Get the tools and confidence to coach or mentor people as part of your normal working role.

Results for you

  • Learn about coaching and mentoring as powerful development tools
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of an effective coach and mentor
  • Explore different coaching and/or mentoring models
  • Put your skills into practice - carry out supervised coaching and/or mentoring
Impact for your employer
  • Implement coaching and mentoring in your organisation
  • Ensure the managers you develop as coaches and mentors are properly equipped with the skills, knowledge and ethical understanding they need to be effective
  • Create a coaching and mentoring culture in your organisation.
Focus on the skills you need
Two mandatory units give you the underpinning knowledge of good practice in coaching and mentoring. You can then choose between coaching and mentoring specialisms to finish your qualification - either completing two further units on coaching or two on mentoring. Both routes involve planning and carrying out supervised practice to hone your skills.

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Credit Value

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

16 - 16

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

Learners need to complete 2 mandatory units with a combined credit value of 6, and 10 credits from either optional group 1 or from optional group 2 to achieve this qualification.

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