ILM Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring for Managers (Level 6 course)


Course Details

This internationally recognised ILM Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring for Managers course is mapped to both the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) as a Level 6 Award, and the UK Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) as a Level 5 Award.

This comprehensive course, equips existing Managers (and those considering a career in managing people) with detailed knowledge of coaching and mentoring. Students will learn: (1) how to plan for effective coaching, (2) how to use the TGROW model, (3) how to use effective questioning, listening and negotiation skills, (4) how to continue to grow as a coach, and (5) how to develop effective coaching within organisations. This course is designed for those working in Large Companies, SMEs or the Public Sector.

By choosing to study this ILM Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring for Managers with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.

Who should complete this course?
  • Existing Managers and Supervisors who wish to gain a formal accredited qualification in Coaching and Mentoring.
  • Managers and Supervisors who have responsibility for coaching and mentoring.
  • Managers in business who have direct reports and wish to learn best-practice techniques in coaching.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • Candidates will normally be practising managers or supervisors.
  • They should normally have successfully completed a QQI award in Management, an ILM Level 5 award, or an equivalent qualification.
  • Candidates who have no formal qualification in management, but who have several years’ experience and completed some formal training in the role, may also participate.
  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning, candidates must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
  • A basic working knowledge of computers and access to a computer with internet access is required to do the course.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>
How CMIT eLearning Works…

Topics covered in this Course

Unit 1: Understanding and Using the Coaching Model

  • What is Coaching?
  • How People Learn
  • The Role of Coaching
  • Advantages of Coaching
  • What a Coach is not
  • Barriers to effective Coaching

Unit 2: The Coaching Process

  • Coaching Styles
  • The TGROW Coaching Process
  • Deciding a ‘Theme’
  • Setting ‘Goals’
  • Checking ‘Reality’
  • Devising ‘Options’
  • ‘Will’
  • Preparing for Coaching

Unit 3: Questioning, Listening and Negotiating

  • Building Rapport
  • Listening
  • Asking Questions
  • Giving Supportive Feedback
  • Negotiation Skills

Unit 4: Building Personal Effectiveness as a Coach

  • What makes a good Coach?
  • Coach Skill Requirements
  • Using Empowerment
  • Barriers to Performance
  • Individual Coaching Plans
  • Leadership
  • Motivating Staff

Unit 5: Developing Coaching in Organisations

  • Developing Coaching Plans within Organisations
  • Overcoming Organisational Barriers to Coaching
  • Sustaining Coaching Programmes
  • Evaluating Coaching Plans
  • This course is assessed through Assessments. This includes developing a coaching programme, undertaking coaching, and reflecting upon this (candidates are required to complete 12 hours of coaching practice).
  • All work submitted must be your own work. There is no exam with this course.
  • As part of our quality assurance, learner assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an External Verifier.
Transfer and Progression to Further Studies
  • This course leads to an award recognised at Level 6 award on the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland.
  • Learners who successfully complete this programme may use this level 6 certificate as credit towards other awards. For more details contact us.
ILM Membership
  • All registered candidates automatically become studying members of the ILM for 6 months, free of charge, and can enjoy a range of member benefits.
  • Following successful completion you will receive an ILM Level 5 “Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring in Management” from the Institute of Leadership and Management.
  • The National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI) recognised this as an equivalent to a Level 6 Award in Ireland.
  • ILM is a recognised awarding body in Ireland. CMIT is registered with ILM to offer programmes leading to ILM awards.
  • Please note that there is a Eur60 fee payable for administration, moderation and certification.
  • Click here for Accreditation Details
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by Student November 2016 on Nov 30 2016 11:04

I rate this course very highly. I enjoyed the learning and the assessments made me apply the theory to the practice of coaching so it was very useful.

by Student June 2016 on Jun 30 2016 18:27

I found this course last year after looking around for the ILM 5 for several months. The price is very good and you go at your own pace. The coaching practice was extremely interesting and I appreciated the feedback.

by Student January 2015 on Feb 27 2015 12:35

CMIT is an easy way to learn and work at your own pace. Great online help from course tutor also. I found the course interesting and I gained a lot of knowledge from it which I can apply in my current role. No improvements needed in my opinion. Highly recommend it to others.

by Student April 2014 on Feb 27 2015 12:35

I looked at CMIT primarily as I needed a self directed course. Due to the distance between my home and office and having a young family, attending a night course was not realistic. CMITs set up is excellent with everything you need. I really enjoyed this course and felt it was more challenging than I expected.

by on Sep 30 2013 12:40

Student Sept 2013 I have really enjoyed the course and learned a lot. My tutor provided extremely useful feed-back.

by on Jan 31 2013 11:24

Student Jan 2013 Good course, good material. Good value for price, comprehensive work required to complete the assignments and ILM certification

by Student (0138) on Jun 12 2012 07:57

I loved this course - it was exactly what I wanted, i learned so much and I am so pleased i decided to do it! best thing i ever did! feel so proud of myself right now 🙂 my tutor Jackie Breen was wonderful - helpful, pleasant and caring- all you need in a tutor 🙂
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