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CMI Level 5 Certificate or Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring

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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.




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

In House Programme

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

Please contact us for more details


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