Level 3 Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring

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Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is for learners who wish to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively coach or mentor people within an organisational context. It is also an ideal qualification for those who wish to commence a career in coaching or mentoring.
Benefits for individuals
  • Know what it takes to be an effective coach and mentor
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of effective coaches and mentors
  • Learn how to manage coaching and mentoring processes using recognised models
  • Put your new skills into practice by carrying out supervised coaching or mentoring sessions
  • Analyse your coaching or mentoring performance in order to improve own ability
Benefits for employers
  • Implement effective coaching and mentoring to improve organisational performance
  • Ensure the individuals developed as coaches and mentors are equipped with the skills, knowledge and understanding they require
  • Enhancing the coaching and mentoring culture in your organisation by developing highly effective coaches or mentors
This qualification will provide progression opportunities to other qualifications such as:
  • ILM Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Leadership and Management
  • ILM Level 5 Certificate or Diploma in Effective Coaching and Mentoring
  • ILM Level 5 Certificate or Diploma in Leadership and Management

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Credit Value

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

2 - 16

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

Learners must achieve a minimum of two units. 10 units must be taken from Group 1 or 10 credits from Group 2. At least 1 hour of induction and at least 2 hours of tutorial support are required.

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