Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring (ilm Level 7)
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The Faculty of Business and Law, UWE Bristol, is a registered training provider with the Institute of Leadership and Management. As part of our executive education portfolio we proudly offer an extended programme in Coaching and Mentoring to allow participants to achieve an ILM qualification at Level 7 The Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring.
This qualification is designed for senior managers or HR/OD professionals who want to develop their expertise and credibility in the fields of coaching and mentoring, or to establish coaching on an organisational level. It is also for professional coaches and mentors seeking to enhance and accredit their experience with a nationally recognised qualification.
Benefits for the organisation
- Implement coaching in complex working environments or at a senior and strategic level in your organisation
- Ensure the your organisation's coaches and mentors are properly equipped with the skills, knowledge and ethical understanding they need
- Benchmark your organisation's approach against the latest best practice
- Measurable impact from coaching and mentoring sessions carried out as part of this qualification
What does it cover?
The overall objective of the programme is to develop an understanding of the complex nature of coaching and mentoring at a senior strategic level and their collective benefits to the success of running organisations both public and private.
The ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring is often delivered in conjunction with the ILM Level 5 certificate in Coaching and Mentoring programme and much of the programme's skills development and theory will be completed as a joint group (depending on numbers)
The core programme includes:
An online induction followed by:
A three day core module covering:
- What are coaching and mentoring? How are they perceived in organisations? How do values and beliefs impact on coaching and mentoring? How can these activities be successfully structured? What is involved in contracting with individuals and organisations? How do we develop coaching and mentoring cultures? What can we gain by using models?
- What is mentoring? What is its purpose? How does it differ across cultures? What skills and knowledge are required for effective mentoring? What are the benefits and costs of mentoring? What environmental conditions are required for effective mentoring? What is the impact of using models and techniques?
- What is coaching? What are the range of coaching approaches available? How can I work authentically with my values, beliefs and expertise? How can In work ethically? What are my skills, knowledge and attitudes and how do these compare to professional standards? How do I need to develop as a professional?
Five whole day peer learning sessions which will include group supervision, tutorial support and work with peers on the ILM assignments.
How will I learn?
The programme is delivered though face-to-face group sessions and self study. As part of your study you will work closely with group members to engage and reflect on your learning to draw into your assessment. Class sessions are interactive allowing for the exchange of the wide variety of experiences people bring, coaching and mentoring exercises and discussions. Based on the ILM framework of Knowing-Doing-Being * we will encourage you to gather and evaluate knowledge, apply ideas, practice models and through reflection integrate your learning into your practice.
To achieve your ILM qualification, you will be required to complete 3 assignments:
Assignment 1 focuses on your understanding of coaching and mentoring theory but linked to your own environment and practice. Assignment 2 requires you to evidence you have undertaken 20 hours of coaching and mentoring, including specific elements of coaching and mentoring like goal setting. You need to keep diaries, notes and logs of your practice to evidence your work. Assignment 3 is a reflective review on your coaching and mentoring including the impact of your own and your clients' characteristics. You will be given a set hand-in date to submit your ILM assignment.
What commitment do I have to make?
Attending the delivery workshops, at UWE, Frenchay Campus, Bristol.
Time commitment to complete 20 hours of coaching/mentoring for the ILM assessment - as a guide, is 250 - 300 hours. This includes class time, self-study, tutorial support and assignment writing. This is only a guideline, and will depend highly on your own personal learning ability. This does not include preparation or reflection time for your sessions.
Completing your ILM assessment to a strict deadline.
We encourage participants to manage their own reading, although copious references are held within the coaching and mentoring handbook, and we are happy to supply a list of recommended texts on request and signpost electronic papers available through the University's library services.
Who should attend
This programme is aimed at anyone who undertakes coaching and/or mentoring in their workplace or who wishes to develop coaching and or mentoring within their organisation. There is also an intention to support candidates to develop their expertise and accredit their experience as a professional coach and mentor.
The Level 7 qualification is ideal for senior leaders with significant responsibility for coaching and mentoring as part of their day-to-day role working with employees and colleagues. It is also designed to develop learners planning to move into a senior executive role or to establish and enhance an existing career as a coach or mentor offering coaching and mentoring to people within settings dealing with strategy and senior decision-making. It is also aimed at those who are offering or wish to offer coaching/mentoring at a high level within organisations or as an external coach or mentor. You will need to have access to complete at least 20 hours of coaching and mentoring in the workplace