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CMI Level 5 Certificate or Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring

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What You Need to Know

It is becoming increasingly apparent that HR and L&D professionals want to have a credible coaching and mentoring ability and skill set to support the needs of managers and staff in their organisations.  We have created a programme to develop that ability and demonstrate credibility through a recognised qualification.  The CMI (Chartered Management Institute) Level 5 Certificate and Diploma in Management Coaching and Mentoring is aimed at anyone wishing to become a qualified coach.


CMI Level 5 Qualifications: ‘These qualifications are designed to support managers in the development of management coaching and mentoring skills, and identifying the links between coaching, mentoring and the achievement of business goals.’ (CMI)


The programme will launch with a two-day foundation session (modules 1 and 2) which will include an overview of the programme (including assignment guidance), introduction to CMI and available study resources, support for creation of your development plan, and some initial co-coaching activities with your colleagues.  The requirement will then be to attend a further two modules (3 and 4) for Certificate, three modules (3, 4 and 5) for Diploma spread over a six-month period.   There will be assignments to complete and you are expected to commit to a further 8–10 hours per month for the Certificate and 10-12 hours per month for the Diploma, with coaching, researching, practically applying the skills or reviewing and reflecting on your practice.  Each participant will also be offered one-to-one coaching sessions to support their individual development plans and feedback on any diagnostic instruments used.


Our Price Includes: CMI registration and membership, assessment and internal verification, module delivery and all participant materials, coaching sessions, Quest profile (or similar), 360-degree assessment (for Diploma only) and venue/refreshments costs.   The course will be held at our offices in Diss.  It does not include overnight accommodation costs; however, we do have preferential rates at a local hotel if needed



By the end of this programme you will be able to:


Consider the difference between Coaching and Mentoring and how to use each effectively


Explore case studies and research papers to inspire and generate ideas for your organization


Benchmark your organisation’s coaching and mentoring readiness and culture against other organisation’s which have embraced this approach


Prepare a coaching and mentoring strategy through the research and analysis required for the completion of assignments


Identify tools and techniques to support coaching and mentoring interventions appropriate to your organisation


Create a development plan through self-assessment, diagnostic tools and benchmarking against recognised coaching and mentoring levels and competencies


Practice your coaching and mentoring skills and get feedback based on observation of  coaching conversations


Grow in confidence as a professional coach/mentor


Demonstrate coaching and mentoring competence through successfully completing the Level 5 qualification

Sometimes you just need CAKE...

Providing the right mix of coaching,mentoring and development solutions.

Programme Dates:


Autumn 2020/2021


Module One: 27th October

Module Two: 28th October

Module Three: 26th January 2021

Module Four: 13th April 2021

*Module Five: 18th May 2021 (Diploma ONLY*)



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In House Programme

This course is also available as an in-house programme.

Please contact us for more details