What is Coaching & Mentoring ?

“ Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn ”

Benjamin Franklin

ILM regard coaching as “a particularly powerful tool in the modern workplace, helping managers get the most from their teams, boosting employee engagement and developing high performing workplaces”.

Coaching enables individuals to become ‘unstuck’ from traditional modes of thinking and consider new perspectives.

Our ILM Coaching & Mentoring qualifications at Levels 5 & 7 are increasingly becoming recognised as critical to managerial and organisational development, they will equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to perform effectively.

We also now offer a 4-day conversion course to take you from the ILM Level 5 qualification to the ILM Level 7 in Executive Coaching & Mentoring:

Dates 18th September – 2nd November

Cost £995

For more information click here or email us on [email protected].

Read our coaching & mentoring brochure:

Who is it for?

ILM Level 5 Coaching & Mentoring 

If you are a manager with significant responsibility for coaching and mentoring, this programme is ideal for you. It will also support you if you are planning to move into a development role or starting a career as a freelance coach and mentor.

ILM Level 7 Coaching & Mentoring

This qualification is designed for those working with senior managers or professionals who want to develop their expertise and credibility in the fields of coaching and mentoring. It is also for professional coaches and mentors seeking to enhance and accredit their experience with a nationally recognised qualification.

What will you learn?

ILM Level 5 Coaching & Mentoring 

On the programme, you will gain an understanding of the skills, principles and practice of effective management, coaching and mentoring. You will also gain the ability to critically review your own personal qualities, skills and competence.

ILM Level 7 Coaching & Mentoring

On this programme you will learn how to critically review the role and contribution of coaching and mentoring at a senior level, and gain the tools and techniques required to review and improve your own practice.

Why choose this course?

ILM Level 5 Coaching & Mentoring 

  • Gain a critical understanding of the role and responsibilities of the workplace coach and mentor
  • Be able to assess your own skills, behaviours ad knowledge as a coach and mentor
  • Develop a coaching and mentoring culture in your organisation

ILM Level 7 Coaching & Mentoring

  • Learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of coaching and mentoring in an organisation
  • Know how to review and build the context, strategy, culture and processes for coaching and mentoring at a senior and strategic level
  • Benchmark your organisation’s approach against the latest best practise

Enrolment onto a coaching programme also enables access to membership to our active coaching network, which offers CPD and invitations to official Association for Coaching Co-coaching evenings.

ILM Level 7 Coaching & Mentoring

12 Sep 2018 - 6 Mar 2019 Trefforest Campus Call Us to Book

ILM Level 5 Coaching & Mentoring

12 Sep 2018 - 6 Mar 2019 USW Conference Centre Call Us to Book


The assessment for the ILM Level 5 programme consists of three mandatory units with a combined credit value of 13.

For the ILM Level 7, the assessment consists of three mandatory units with a combined credit value of 15.

 Assessment is broken down into three assignments covering:

  • Work-based Assignment
  • Reflective Review
  • Coaching/Mentoring Diary