Course summary

Aimed at:
Middle Managers and/or HR and OD professionals

Approximately 12 months, depending on work commitments

ILM, City & Guilds

Level 5

Course overview

Elevate your career with our undergraduate-level qualification tailored for mid-level managers and those looking to use coaching in the workplace. Gain essential skills and knowledge in management coaching and mentoring through our year-long program. Benefit from interactive workshops, personalised tutor support, and practical assignments. Earn an internationally recognised ILM Level 5 Certificate upon completion. Enroll now and unlock new opportunities for professional growth!

This year long programme will develop your capability to act as a management coach and mentor.  The stimulating practical and theory-based work will enable you to work with any client to support their career development and enhance their skills.

Course features

  • A highly interactive course with 5 live workshop days of in-depth workshops and peer support.
  • 12 month Personal Tutor/mentor coach support: advice and guidance, feedback on draft assignments and 3 hours of coaching supervision.
  • 1-to-1 advice and practical help from our expert tutors who have trained people from some of the world’s largest organisations.
  • All materials; programme folder, handbooks, workbooks and access to a range of coaching resources.
  • On successful achievement, an internationally recognised and respected ILM Level 5 Certificate as well as 16 credits on the international qualifications framework.

Programme Dates(5 workshop days)

  • 19 & 20 March, 29 & 30 April and 15 July- Fully Booked
  • 17 & 18 April, 22 & 23 May, 11 September- Fully Booked
  • 22-24 May (F2F), 24 June and 12 September (London Hybrid Programme)Open for Registrations
  • 11 & 12 July, 19 & 20 Sept and 9 Jan 2025 – Open for Registrations
  • 23 & 24 September, 21 & 22 October and 23 January 2025 – Open for Registrations
  • 7 – 8 November, 9 & 10 December and 17 March 2025- Open for Registrations

Course tutors

We deliver our courses in a unique way, reflecting our core beliefs of respect, rigour, integrity, professionalism and success. Our team of professional tutors are all practicing coaches.  Tutors bring a mix of their dynamic coaching practice underpinned by the experience and rigour of programme delivery to achieve the results BSC are so proud of.

Our Faculty

What you will need

  • Experience of coaching within an organisation
  • Microsoft Word software, or equivalent
  • An email account

How the course works

The course begins with 2/3 days in a seminar environment.  These days will be both theory and practice-based, aimed at giving you a strong body of knowledge whilst preparing you for your assignment, portfolio, reflective journal and 18 hours of coaching or mentoring activity with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 individuals. The other 2 workshop days are scheduled midway through your assessments.

  • Assignment: Understanding Effective Coaching or Mentoring within an Organisational Context  Research and critical review of the role of a coach, difference between coaching and mentoring, use of coaching and mentoring in organisations,  integration of coaching and mentoring in organisations, role of contracting, confidentiality, ethics etc (a theory paper). The suggested word count for this unit is 4,000 to 5,500 words (limit 6050), not including appendices.
  • Portfolio:  Undertaking Effective Coaching or Mentoring within an Organisational Context  (18 hours Certificate, 54 hours Diploma) which includes coaching logs and supporting documentation in the form of a Portfolio which must fulfil specified assessment criteria
  • Reflective JournalReviewing own Ability as a Coach or Mentor within an Organisational Context This is in the form of a diary which uses evidence from your Portfolio to provide a reflective overview of your journey as a coach providing a reflection on your development throughout the programme and on your ability to perform effectively as a coach or mentor within an Organisational Context

When you have finished

You will receive an internationally recognised ILM, QCF credited Certificate. As a member of the prestigious British School of Coaching Alumni you will join a network of professional coaches with access to a wide range of coaching resources and information.

Progression routes

The ILM Level 5 Diploma in Effective Coaching and Mentoring.  Build on your achievement with a further 42 hours of coaching practice (total 60 hours)  and an extra 2 tutorial days.

ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive and Senior Level Coaches and Mentors.  Give your coaching practice a stamp of professionalism – this is the highest level coaching qualification available.

How to apply

Please complete and return the Application Form (above right) to or contact us for a free consultation today.


Apr 17, 2024

8:45am - 5:00pm

Cert: 16 QCF Credits; Dip: 38 QCF Credits

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Programme Review

I now know that coaching is the right path for me. I have learnt more on the 5 programme days than the previous 6  months of tentatively researching at home - Sales Manager