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This qualification is designed for junior and middle managers seeking to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to coach and mentor people as part of their normal role. It is also the ideal starting point for a career in coaching and mentoring.

Benefits for individuals

  • Learn about coaching and mentoring as powerful development tools
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of an effective coach and mentor
  • Explore different coaching and/or mentoring models
  • Develop practical skills, tools and techniques to support these models
  • Put your new skills into practice – carry out supervised coaching and/or mentoring sessions
  • Analyse, assess and plan to improve your own coaching and/or mentoring ability

Benefits for employers

  • Implement coaching and mentoring in your organisation
  • Benchmark your organisation’s coaching and mentoring practice against nationally recognised standards
  • Ensure the managers you develop as coaches and mentors are properly equipped with the skills, knowledge and ethical understanding they need
  • Create a coaching and mentoring culture in your organisation that means that all managers are able and willing to coach and mentor others and support their professional development

Entry Requirements

During the course you will need to show clear and auditable evidence of a minimum of 36 hours of formal workplace coaching and maintain a coaching diary to evidence practice. If you are not currently working within an organisation, then you may complete this task in relation to an organisation with which you are familiar. This could include experience working in a voluntary capacity.

Dates and Times

24th January 2018 - 2nd May 2018

Time: 13.30pm - 16.30pm

Day: Wednesday

Course Content

There are two mandatory units in this qualification, which focus on understanding good practice in workplace coaching and mentoring. They introduce what coaches and mentors do, the processes they follow and the qualities and abilities individuals need to be effective in these roles. You will complete the qualification with two additional units. The first deals with reflecting on own skills as a coach or mentor in the workplace. The second requires you to plan and carry out 36 hours of either coaching or mentoring, with appropriate supervision and support.

Exams and Assessments

For each unit you will be required to provide written evidence to satisfy the learning outcomes. This will consist of a range of formal written academic assignments, a coaching or mentoring log and in-class presentations. You will be required to produce a portfolio of appropriate evidence along with supporting documentation.


ILM Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring.


  • Employment in a coaching or mentoring role
  • Employment as an associate teacher/trainer
  • Certificate in Education and Training (CET)
  • Certificate in Education or Professional/Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

Course Fees

The cost of this course is £724.

Courses costing more than £200 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the College for details.

How to Apply

Applications should be made to the College and you may be required to have an interview. You can apply online on the web page of your chosen course, collect an application form from the College, or request a paper or PDF copy from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01904 770400.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770770.

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