Coaching and Personal Development Courses

We deliver a range of ILM coaching qualifications from levels 2 to 7.  These are offered 3 times a year as open events and we can also run them specifically for your workforce if you have a group.  For these qualification courses, we have to cover specific content to ensure the participants are sufficiently prepared for the assignments and we can also include additional content, specific to your organisation if you wish.  Courses include:

Introduction to Effective Coaching

This course is for those wishing to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively understand how to develop a coaching or mentoring style within an organisational context.  The course is delivered to groups of around 6 to 12 people over 1 or 2 days and covers topics such as:

  • What it takes to be an effective coach
  • Understanding the role and responsibilities of effective coaches
  • How to manage coaching processes using recognised models
  • Put your coaching skills into practice by carrying out supervised coaching sessions
Level 2 Award in Effective Mentoring Skills

This 2-day course is for those who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in order to understand and undertake effective mentoring in a range of situations, such as an organisation, the voluntary sector or community groups. It is ideally suited for those who are mentoring apprentices. It is ideally suited for those who are mentoring apprentices. The programme is delivered to groups of around 6 to 12 people through a combination of induction sessions, training days, supervision and tutorial assignments and covers a range of topics:

  • Understanding mentoring
  • Developing mentoring skills

The programme is designed to prepare participants to successfully pass ILM’s 2 assignments:

  • an essay-style assignment focusing on your understanding of mentoring principles and practices
  • an evidence-style assignment using practice evidence from your mentoring practice
ILM Level 3 Award in Effective Coaching

This 2½-day course is for those wishing to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively coach people within an organisational context and is an ideal qualification for those who wish to commence a career in coaching.  The programme is delivered to groups of around 6 to 12 people through a combination of induction sessions, training days, group supervision sessions, tutorial assignments and one-to-one supervision and covers a range of topics:

  • What it takes to be an effective coach
  • Understanding the role and responsibilities of effective coaches
  • How to manage coaching processes using recognised models
  • Put your coaching skills into practice by carrying out supervised coaching sessions
  • Analysing your coaching performance in order to improve own ability

The programme is designed to prepare participants to successfully pass ILM’s 3 assignments:

  • an essay-style assignment focusing on your understanding of coaching principles and practices
  • an evidence-style assignment using practice evidence from your coaching practice
  • an evidence-style assignment reflecting and reviewing your coaching practice
ILM Level 3 Award in Effective Mentoring

This 2½-day course is for those wishing to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively mentor people within an organisational context and is an ideal qualification for those who wish to commence a career in mentoring.  The programme is delivered to groups of around 6 to 12 people through a combination of induction sessions, training days, group supervision sessions, tutorial assignments and one-to-one supervision and covers a range of topics:

  • What it takes to be an effective mentor
  • Understanding the role and responsibilities of effective mentors
  • How to manage mentoring processes using recognised models
  • Put your mentoring skills into practice by carrying out supervised mentoring sessions
  • Analysing your mentoring performance in order to improve own ability

The programme is designed to prepare participants to successfully pass ILM’s 3 assignments:

  • an essay-style assignment focusing on your understanding of mentoring principles and practices
  • an evidence-style assignment using practice evidence from your mentoring practice
  • an evidence-style assignment reflecting and reviewing your mentoring practice
ILM Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching & Mentoring

This 5-day course is for managers and those with significant responsibility for effective coaching and mentoring as part of their daily role within an organisational context. It is also ideal for individuals who wish to move into a development role or start a career as a freelance coach or mentor.  The programme is delivered to groups of around 6 to 12 people through a combination of induction sessions, training days, group supervision sessions, tutorial assignments and one-to-one supervision and covers a range of topics:

  • Be able to assess your own skills, knowledge and behaviours as a coach and mentor
  • Know how to manage the coaching or mentoring process within an organisational context
  • Deepen your understanding of how the organisational context can affect coaching or mentoring
  • Plan, deliver and review your coaching and mentoring
  • Plan your future development in coaching or mentoring

 

The programme is designed to prepare participants to successfully pass ILM’s 3 assignments:

  • an essay-style assignment focusing on your understanding of coaching principles and practices
  • an evidence-style assignment using practice evidence from your coaching practice
  • an evidence-style assignment reflecting and reviewing your coaching practice
ILM Level 7 Certificate for Executive and Senior Level Coaches and Mentors

This 6-day course is for senior managers or Human Resources (HR)/Organisation Development (OD) professionals who wish to develop their expertise and credibility in the fields of Executive or Senior level coaching and mentoring, or to establish coaching at an organisational level. It is also ideal for professional coaches and mentors seeking to enhance and accredit their experience with a nationally recognised qualification.  The programme is delivered to groups of around 6 to 12 people through a combination of induction sessions, training days, group supervision sessions, tutorial assignments and one-to-one supervision and covers a range of topics:

  • Understand the strategic purposes of coaching and mentoring at an executive or senior level
  • Analyse the knowledge, skills, behaviours and practices necessary for effective coaching or mentoring at an executive or senior level
  • Plan, deliver and review own effective coaching or mentoring at an executive or senior level
  • Learn why reflective learning is important for own professional practice
  • Be able to plan own future professional development activities as a coach or mentor operating at an executive or senior level

The programme is designed to prepare participants to successfully pass ILM’s 3 assignments:

  • an essay-style assignment focusing on your understanding of coaching principles and practices
  • an evidence-style assignment using practice evidence from your coaching practice
  • an evidence-style assignment reflecting and reviewing your coaching practice
ILM Level 7 Certificate for Coaching Supervisors (121 Version)

This qualification is for professional coaches with the supervisory knowledge and skills needed to practice as confident and competent coaching supervisors. It is ideal for those seeking to enhance and accredit their expertise in internal or external supervision with a nationally recognised qualification.  This qualification is delivered on a one-to-one basis so can be adapted to meet your individual needs.  There are 5 x 2-hour tutorial webinars.  The dates and times for these are arranged to suit you and your trainer.  The course also includes one-to-one supervision sessions delivered by telephone or video calls and assignment tutorials.

  • Understand the purpose and ethical principles of effective coaching supervision of coaches
  • Critically compare different approaches for the effective coaching supervision of coaches
  • Outcomes of effective coaching supervision for different stakeholders
  • Plan, deliver and review own effective coaching supervision of coaches
  • Be able to plan own future

The programme is designed to prepare participants to successfully pass ILM’s 3 assignments:

  • an essay-style assignment focusing on your understanding of supervision principles and practices
  • an evidence-style assignment using practical evidence from your supervision practice
  • an evidence-style assignment reflecting and reviewing your supervision practice

Price      £2150 plus VAT per person for member organisations

£2350 plus VAT per person for non-member organisations

ILM Level 7 Certificate for Coaching Supervisors (Cohort Version)

This qualification is for professional coaches with the supervisory knowledge and skills needed to practice as confident and competent coaching supervisors. It is ideal for those seeking to enhance and accredit their expertise in internal or external supervision with a nationally recognised qualification. When you are registered on an ILM programme, you can, if you wish, activate student membership with the Institute of Leadership & Management to access a range of research documents and resources.  If you choose to activate it, this free TILM membership lasts while you are on the programme, until you are qualified. Details of TILM membership can be found here.  ILM learners are also entitled to a 25% discounted membership with EMCC whilst on any ILM coaching and mentoring qualification programme.  Visit the EMCC UK website for more information.

Content includes:

  • Understand the purpose and ethical principles of effective coaching supervision of coaches
  • Critically compare different approaches for the effective coaching supervision of coaches
  • Outcomes of effective coaching supervision for different stakeholders
  • Plan, deliver and review own effective coaching supervision of coaches
  • Be able to plan own future

It is assessed through completion of 3 assignments:

  1. an essay-style assignment focusing on your understanding of supervision principles and practices
  2. an evidence-style assignment using practice evidence from your supervision practice
  3. an evidence-style assignment reflecting and reviewing your supervision practice

 

Inclusive Language

A 2 hour webinar for anyone wishing to improve their knowledge and understanding of inclusive language and gain the confidence to address individuals and diverse groups of people without unintentionally causing offence. This webinar will cover:

  • Definitions and context of Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Inclusive language  – definition
  • Why is it important?
  • Principles of inclusive language
  • Awareness of EDI concepts – familiar and unfamiliar
  • Inclusive language examples
  • Phrases to avoid
  • Effective communication – voice and tone
  • Practical exercise/ quiz
  • Promoting inclusive language
Introduction to Neurodiversity
Introduction to Neurodiversity

A one-hour webinar, suitable for trainers, assessors, managers and peers to explore what is neurodiversity, terminology, facts, why neurodiversity is important and how having an awareness can help support learners and employees with a neurodiverse condition to reach their full potential.

Supporting Neurodiversity
Supporting Neurodiversity

A one-day webinar (delivered over three 2-hour webinars), suitable for trainers, assessors, managers and peers to explore neurodiversity in the workplace, learning differences, establishing an inclusive workforce with positive attitudes, practical strategies and reasonable adjustments, disclosure and creating a supportive environment.

Wellbeing Coaching
Wellbeing Coaching

This programme is delivered across two 3-hour webinars and is aimed at coaches wanting to inspire people to be happier, resilient and aware of their emotional health.  The content includes:

  • The role organisations play in supporting workplace wellbeing
  • Understanding the neuroscience of human behaviour under pressure
  • Using coaching to recognise signs and symptoms of anxiety in the workplace
  • Wellbeing assessment
  • Tools and strategies for wellbeing coaching and building mental fitness
  • 5 ways to wellbeing
Workplace Wellbeing
Workplace Wellbeing

This 2-hour webinar is for officers interested in minimising anxiety and stress in the course of their work.  It is delivered using a mixture of instructor-led theory, at least 3 practical tools/models that can be applied in the workplace and facilitated discussion.  The content includes:

  • Defining resilience
  • Understanding mental health in the workplace
  • Recognising signs and symptoms of anxiety in self and others
  • Maintaining own mental health
  • Supporting colleagues
  • Emotional responses to change
  • Understanding emotions (fight or flight)
  • Regulating own behaviour and behaviour of others
  • Diffusing and de-escalating emotional situations
  • Accepting change positively
  • Saying No and asking for help
  • 5 ways to wellbeing
Corporate Mental Health Strategy
Corporate Mental Health Strategy

The 5 Key Elements to Corporate Mental Health Strategy

  • Motivation
  • High confidence
  • Clear objectives
  • Regular routine
  • Sharp arousal control

Strengthen your team’s mental resources

  • Focus
  • Balance
  • Performance
  • Energy
  • Discretionary Effort

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