Business and Management

Management: Professional, Coaches and Mentors Diploma Level 5 Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

There are various start dates throughout the year. The course lasts 20 weeks.

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal educational requirements but learners should have a background that will enable them to benefit from the programme
  • GCSE Maths and English A to C grade are desirable
  • All candidates will be interviewed before being accepted onto the programme

You will achieve

Level 5 Diploma for Professional Management Coaches and Mentors.

Course overview

We offer courses awarded by either CMI (Chartered Management Institute) or ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management)

This is an ideal qualification for managers with significant responsibility for coaching and mentoring as part of their day-to-day role.

Benefits for individuals:

  • Get a critical understanding of the role and responsibilities of the workplace coach and mentor
  • Deepen your understanding of how coaching and mentoring can impact an organisation
  • Be able to assess your own skills, behaviours and knowledge as a coach and mentor
  • Provide evidence of your own development as a coach and mentor through the qualification
  • Plan your further development
  • Plan, deliver and review coaching and mentoring in your organization

Benefits for employers:

  • Ensure the managers you develop as coaches or mentors are properly equipped with the skills, knowledge and ethical understanding they need
  • Develop a coaching and mentoring culture in your organisation, so that managers are able to provide effective support for the development of others and improve their performance

Course content

You will be required to attend classes one day per week.

The course is designed to develop learners planning to move into a development role or start a career as a freelance coach and mentor. You will participate in lectures, group discussion, assessments and team exercises.

There are three mandatory units:

  • The first unit, ‘Understanding the skills, principles and practice of effective management coaching and mentoring’ aims to enable learners to understand the role and contribution of coaching and mentoring, and build a business case.
  • The second unit, ‘Reviewing own ability as a management coach or mentor’ aims to give learners the ability to critically review their own personal qualities, skills and competence.
  • For the Diploma, the final unit is an extended 100 hours of coaching and mentoring, with multiple clients, and there is an added focus on using supervision and reflective review to develop individual practice.

ILM course specification

Units are assessed by assignment, coaching and mentoring diary and reflective review.

You will be required to provide paper, writing materials, A4 ring binder file, extra wide dividers and clear plastic wallets.

Church Street Campus
Church Street
S70 2AN

This qualification will provide progression opportunities to other qualifications such as:

  • Level 5 Award, Certificate or Diploma in Leadership and Management
  • Level 7 Certificate or Diploma in Executive Coaching and Mentoring

How much does the course cost?

Diploma £2,495 full fee payable.

Extra information

If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Management: Professional, Coaches and Mentors Diploma Level 5 Part-time

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