What do ILM Coaching qualifications offer?

ILM Certificates and Diplomas in Coaching & Mentoring are specially designed for managers and freelance consultants who wish to develop and improve their coaching and mentoring skills. The courses can also be utilised as an effective way to implement coaching on an organisational level, and create a coaching culture.

The courses also offer value for professionals, already working as a coach or mentor, who are keen to enhance their credentials with a nationally recognised award. These are highly respected professional development qualifications, providing recognition of the individual’s coaching and mentoring skills.

What you learn

Our courses will develop you into an effective coach within a professional environment. There is a strong focus on ensuring that students develop a thorough understanding of how coaching and mentoring can impact positively on effective workplace practice and performance. Courses are offered at Levels 3 (workplace coaching), 5 (management coaching and mentoring) and 7 (executive coaching and mentoring).

Student benefits

Our coaching and mentoring courses benefit students with both a nationally recognised qualification and the development of a range of valued transferable skills. There is a major emphasis on teaching students how to assess their own skills and behaviours as a coach or mentor, leading to improved performance.

The skills developed throughout the course will allow students to gain valuable experience of planning, delivering and reviewing coaching in their organisation or to their clients, while also driving their own development.


Organisational benefits

For organisations, the major benefit of these courses is the reassurance that their coaches or mentors are being trained to a high standard, and are fully equipped with the skills required to help their organisation develop and improve effectively.

This can help to instill a company culture which focuses on improvement and development of existing staff, which in turn is good for morale. People tend to work better when they see an opportunity to progress and develop professionally.

Delivery methods

Perhaps the most notable feature of our distance learning courses in Coaching & Mentoring is the ability to fit the course and qualification around a busy work schedule. Our courses are delivered through a combination of online learning, monthly supervision sessions, assignment work and coaching practice.


Our courses are set up in a way that primes students for progression to further professional development, should they wish to pursue this as an option. Students studying for the Level 5 award in Coaching & Mentoring can progress to the Level 7, which is one of ILM’s most prestigious awards. Following completion of the Level 7 Award, students wishing to progress even further can use this as a basis to pursue further study at postgraduate level. We have strong links with a number of UK universities and can facilitate advanced entry to a number of MSc and MBA courses.

To find out more about our range of Coaching & Mentoring qualifications at all levels, contact us today.