ILM5 in Coaching & Mentoring

This programme is open to those who have a strong interest in becoming a qualified coach and working with clients. Suitable participants may already be informally coaching others and be looking to develop and formalise their capabilities through a qualification, or they might be entirely new to the concept of coaching but have a passion for developing and motivating others, dynamic conversation, iterative learning and active listening.

Participants should be committed to:

  • Inspiring and motivating others
  • Attending all six workshops, and actively practising with clients for a minimum of 12 hours
  • Completing the assignments as required to complete the programme
  • Joining and participating in the SWLA coaching register and coaching network, committing to coaching with at least one client per calendar year

Aims and objectives:

  • To provide an industry recognised coaching qualification in order to formalise a coaches learning and experience
  • To produce a cohort of trained coaches who operate within the EMCC code of ethics
  • For participants to have gained both the theoretical knowledge and practical professional practice required to coach effectively and ethically within the healthcare system

The programme:

Part one: Two days

Part two: Two days

Part three: Two days

Teletutorials will also be arranged with delegates of the programme by the facilitators, once the programme has started. Successful applicants will also need to practice their coaching and complete an assignment as part of this programme.

Assignment requirements:

Details will be confirmed on acceptance to the programme.

Please note that the ILM assignment will consist of written essays to be completed, all with a required word count, along with logs of your coaching practice.

The deadline for these assignments will also be communicated through the application form process.

Application process:

To express your interest in a future cohort of this programme please click here.

For further information about this programme including any upcoming dates, please contact

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NHS South West Leadership Academy
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Telephone: 01454 252719



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