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Discover coaching and mentoring qualifications for every career stage with an ILM level 3, 5 or 7


Coaching and mentoring are practical leadership and management approaches that help managers to unleash potential in individuals and teams and transform business performance.

Coaching uses one-to-one conversations and guided questioning to unlock a person’s potential. It helps people deal with change and find solutions to business problems using their own resources. It is an effective way of creating a high-performance culture in your organisation.

Mentoring is a professional relationship between two people with the goal of professional and personal development. The mentor is usually an experienced individual who shares knowledge, experience, and advice with a less experienced person.

Coaching supervision is a formal process of professional support, which ensures continuing development of the coach and the effectiveness of his/her coaching practice. This is done through interactive reflection, interpretative evaluation, and the sharing of expertise.

Why achieve an ILM coaching and mentoring qualification?

ILM strives to be the gold standard for coaching and mentoring best practice and they continue to be the only organisation in the UK that combines the practical application of professional competency with the rigour of regulated qualifications.

The world of work is changing. ILM’s research shows that developing coaching and mentoring skills at every level of an organisation is the key to unlocking potential and increasing productivity.

Whether it’s helping to shape the careers of talented individuals, encouraging innovative ideas and new perspectives or simply building resilience in preparation for the challenges ahead, coaching and mentoring skills can be used every day to improve performance.

ILM asked learning and development professionals in 250 large organisations about the results of their business coaching programmes. Almost all said that coaching as a development tool benefited both individuals and organisations.

More and more organisations are using coaching as part of their learning & development.

External and internal coaches who have demonstrated the commitment to get qualified are in increasing demand.

Whether you are currently working or you are looking for work, you can never be too qualified for a job. With the ever-changing practices and information available to different fields of work, there are always new things to learn to help career progression.

Specific benefits of achieving an ILM coaching and mentoring qualification include:

  • active demonstration of professionalism through continual professional development
  • demonstration of possessing a modern and relevant managerial competence and style
  • increased credibility to potential clients and/or recruiters
  • increased confidence through learning a range of coaching skills and techniques
  • professional recognition
  • personal reward and motivation

Quick links to information about ILM qualifications with Inspired2learn

We are regularly told by people who contact us that they are finding it a bit of a ‘minefield’ trying to find out what the best coaching and mentoring qualifications is for them. They are not wrong! There are many options out there for ‘qualifications’, ‘accreditations’ and ‘professional body’ memberships and affiliations. This can be confusing, and prices also vary a great deal.

ILM Level 3 Effective Coaching and Mentoring

ILM Level 5 Effective Coaching and Mentoring

ILM Level 7 for Executive and Senior Coaches and Mentors

ILM Coach Supervision – Level 7

FAQs about ILM Coaching and mentoring qualifications

There is plenty of information on our website at the links above. Also, we are always very happy to discuss your options with you if you contact Clare on 01380 609313 or clare@inspired2learn.co.uk

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