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:

Intro to 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. The programme is delivered to groups of around 6 to 12 people through a combination of induction sessions, training days, group 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

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

Learning Mentor for Apprentices

Learning Mentor for Apprentices

Mentoring is an established development strategy both in the workplace and in a learning context.  This makes the role of Learning Mentor ideally placed to support apprentices, developing their knowledge, skills and behaviours, in the workplace.

Learning Mentors use their occupational knowledge and competence to guide and advise those who are less experienced through applying theoretical learning in practical work environments.  Learning Mentors provide practical, technical and pastoral support, liaising closely with managers, training professionals and HR. 

Our 9-hour training programme covers:

  • Practical application of mentoring processes/models
  • Motivating and inspiring apprentices
  • Working within professional and ethical boundaries
  • Understanding the role of supervision in mentoring practice
  • Advising, guiding and supervising apprentices to acquire the maximum benefit from their development programme
  • Liaising with training providers and workplace colleagues to plan and implement structured and meaningful learning and work-experience for apprentices
  • Approaches for giving feedback to apprentices
  • Identifying and referring issues relevant to the apprentice’s progress and wellbeing
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication, listening skills, ability to show empathy, questioning skills, non-judgemental approach, goal or target setting, summarising, advising and guiding, demonstrating positive behaviours and role modelling

The 9-hours are delivered across three 3-hour webinars, scheduled 4-weeks apart.

The price is £294 + VAT for the open event and £1330 + VAT for up to 12 on an in-house course for members

The price is £394 + VAT for the open event and £1449 + VAT for up to 12 on an in-house course for non-members

There is an optional ILM Level 2 Award in Effective Mentoring Skills (8584-11) qualification which those attending this programme can choose to undertake.  To complete this, participants must attend the above webinars, undertake 1-hour of supervision with the trainer, attend a 1-hour assignment tutorial and successfully complete an assignment which includes a written assignment about the activities and responsibilities of a mentor and records of undertaking at least 3-hours of mentoring.

The price is an additional £259 + VAT for members and £359 + VAT for non-members

Please get in touch with training@swcouncils.gov.uk to discuss how we can help you.

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