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ILM Coaching and Mentoring Qualifications

ILM Level 7 Qualifications

Type: ILM
Level: Level 7
Qualification: Certificate
Title: Executive and Senior Coaches and Mentors - One year course
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ILM Level 7 Certificate for Executive and Senior Coaches and Mentors 


Price £2250 plus VAT

On line course with plenty of support. Distance learning and supported private study. Live webinars and a library of over 200 hours of webinar recordings. A personal tutor available by Zoom and phone. 

Suitable for beginners to coaching as well as experienced coaches - we adapt our support to your needs.


"i2l were fantastic from first contact to post-qualification engagement. They have been utterly professional throughout. The coaching instructor (Clare Smale) is a true expert in her field and demonstrates this in her approach to coaching you through the course. I learned a huge amount that was not only valuable for coaching and mentoring, but widely applicable in many areas of work and life in general. I'd thoroughly recommend i2l for anyone considering any level of coaching or mentoring qualification."  Dave, September 2020

"All I can say is that the experience and the support has been excellent. Clare you have been great in terms of always being there for your clients, so responsive and really caring that we do well." Andrew, September 2020

"I would just like to thank you for all your support throughout the ILM L7 coaching qualification. I found the webinars really helpful and allowed me to connect with learners at a time I was feeling isolated. Your responsiveness to assignment submissions was a huge source of motivation and kept the momentum going. I can’t recommend I2L enough and am hugely grateful that I chose you for this qualification. Everything has been very smooth and supportive, and I feel I have learned a lot from both the theory and the coaching hours and reflective learning. I do struggle with self study and theory, but found with I2L there was a helpful set of resources and templates available, as well as physical support, so this minimised the issues I find with self study. I now have clarity on the distinctions between coaching and mentoring, and a language and set of tools I didn’t have before. I have a deeper experience and am better able to articulate my feelings about coaching. I am also more aware of the need and value of supervision, co-coaching and continual learning, as well as the professional bodies, ethics and competencies. I am able to market myself differently and coach with more confidence." Michael November 2020

'The support has been absolutely sublime'. Steve, December 2020


Payment plans are currently available - just get in touch.


Key features: start any time, plenty of tutorial support for one year, free coaching books and coaching cards, access to extensive on-line learning resources, AC student membership for one year. Free webinars and access to a huge library of webinar recordings.

  • Start any time - no need to wait 
  • On line learning with plenty of personal support by phone and Zoom
  • Plenty of resources, including books
  • MOD approved - use Enhanced Learning Credits
  • Plenty of personal support with your coaching and the written work.
  • The option to extend completion timescales (additional charges will apply)
  • Coach supervision included, either with a group (6 hours) or 1:1 (4 hours)
  • Co-coaching triads available for peer support and feedback
  • Diploma in NLP Coaching is included (T&Cs apply)
  • Access to Coaching at Work magazine on line (read only) for 1 year


"Thank you for another great ILM L7 workshop. You really are a gifted teacher. I always love the drive up and back to your sessions because I know I’ll walk out inspired." Vanessa, December 2019 


"The fact you turn draft assignment work around so quickly really helps to keep the motivation high and I’ve enjoyed it much more than I expected considering my learning style is high on active experimentation and low on theory!  I’ve found it all really interesting and learned so much, and I feel much more confident now about being able to manage a conversation with a pure theorist who likes to challenge, which was one of my goals at the outset." Mark July 2020


How quickly can I complete?

You can complete the qualification as quickly as you like - take an accelerated pathway and complete your qualification in just a few weeks (coaching hours permitting), or take longer if you prefer. You are in control of timescales and we can support you.


ILM executive coaching and mentoring training courses

We offer ILM training courses in coaching and mentoring as distance learning, open enrolment courses and bespoke ILM courses to support companies and organisations. These are suitable for any level of experience.

To create a customised ILM training courses in coaching or mentoring please get in touch with us. You will get a prompt response with impartial and knowledgeable advice.


Summary of the ILM Level 7 Certificate

Complete three mandatory units to achieve 14 credits:

  • Unit 8589-700 - Understanding the Principles and Practice of Effective Coaching and Mentoring at an Executive or Senior Level (5 credits). A theoretical assignment.
  • Unit 8589-701 - Undertaking Coaching or Mentoring at an Executive or Senior Level - 20 hours (4 credits). Submission of a portfolio log of coaching with two or three senior strategic leaders. You will also need to arrange 4 hours of coaching supervision with an experienced coach supervisor. We can help you with this (additional costs apply) or you can work with an external supervisor.
  • Unit 8589-703 - Reflecting on Your Ability to Perform Effectively as a Coach or Mentor at an Executive or Senior Level (5 credits). Submission of a reflective portfolio.


On line learning for ILM Executive Coaching & Mentoring qualifications

ILM qualifications gained via distance learning with i2L













Here are some great reasons to gain your ILM coaching & mentoring qualifications by distance learning with inspired2learn:

You will receive perosnalised and expert tutorial support from a qualified, experienced and practising coach

You will receive  prompt and expert tutorial support every step of the way, via telephone, e-mail and/or Zoom. You will have a dedicated named tutor from our team who is there to guide and advise you (* terms apply)

This is a reputable route to accreditation for both beginners and experienced coaches and mentors 

You can choose the exact ILM qualification that is right for you, and personalise your approach to learning

You will have the flexibility of choosing your own course timescale to fit in with your other commitments

A choice of group or 1:1 coaching supervision with our team of specialist and experienced supervisors

We have a proven track record of success helping people like you to achieve their ILM Coaching & Mentoring qualifications

Flexible study - plenty of on line support materials - no rigid requirement to log in to e-learning at specific times or complete specific tasks - you are free to choose the study methods and timescales that suit you best.


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Alumni and some current ILM students

The brief examples below will give you a picture of the range of backgrounds and careers of our ILM students. All of them are currently coaching managers within their organisations or as independent coaches. Further case studies and examples are available on request.

  • Eva is an independent leadership coach working in a variety of sectors. Whilst studying for her ILM Level 5 Certificate. Eva was a people development manager in a large law firm. She has now gone freelance and runs her own coaching business.
  • Martine is a PGCE programme leader at a University which has a growing internal coaching pool for staff. She is part of a larger cohort of lecturing and support staff who are undertaking their ILM Level 5 qualification. Other people in the group include Robert who is a Mental Health Support Coordinator for University Students and Jonathan who is Head of Technical and Production Services. Karen and Ann are managers of Student Accommodation Services, whilst Pandora is the job shop coordinator
  • Jan and Anthony are both primary school head teachers.
  • Kira and Penny both work for the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.
  • Lisa is a learning consultant and programme lead for leadership development in a global security and aerospace company
  • Andrew is a Post 16 team manager, whilst Tanya, Clare and Kay are senior social work managers in a Local Authority
  • Alexandru is a Hungarian national working for a global telecommunications company in Prague.
  • Ben, Cliff, Dave and Kate are all officers (current or recent) in the armed forces (military policy, army and RAF) who are using their ELCAS resettlement to part fund their qualification
  • Giselle and Natalie are both senior leaders in primary schools and are qualifying to coach school managers as part of the CoachMark process
  • Karon is a learning and development consultant in a large law firm. Karon has recently completed the ILM Level 5 Certificate and is coaching extensively within her law firm as well as supporting the implantation of a coaching culture in the L&D strategy. Laura is a senior manager in another large law firm in central London, responsible for the large team of legal secretaries.
  • Mark, Darren, Glen, Paul and Liz are senior police officers balancing their studying with extensive operational duties and varied shift patterns.
  • Katherine is a GP and senior partner in a busy and large city practice.


i2L are approved ELCAS learning providersELCAS Funded ILM Qualifications

Use your 'Enhanced Learning Credits' to boost your career. Inspired2learn are proud to be an approved ELCAS supplier assisting HM Forces personnel wanting help with high quality resettlement training and qualifications for career transition into civilian life


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Further accreditations - next steps after your ILM level 7

Your ILM Level 7 qualification is a step towards further accreditation with a professional body such as the EMCC or Association for Coaching at senior practitioner level. Further coaching hours and evidence will be required and depending on your prior experience, this could take some time to achieve. 

We have considered accrediting our courses with a professional body, but have chosen not to do this for these reasons:

  • we feel that this would limit your personal choice about what you might wish to achieve next and with which professional body - there is a wide choice and different approaches suit different people
  • having achieved a qualification, you might not be interested in accreditation and the additional work required - if you are we can explain your options 
  • a significant amount of additional learning time and coaching practice would need to be added to our courses and we aware that many of you chose the ILM qualification as an initial step to professionalise your coaching that is less time consuming and therefore cheaper than other routes - we want to be pragmatic about this for you, whilst still providing a robust and ethical experience in your coaching development 
  • the additional learning time would require a substantial increase in your qualification costs and we want studying with us to be affordable.

Rest assured that we are fully committed to working alongside professional coaching bodies and we are members of both the AC and EMCC. We fully uphold their Global Code of Ethics and promote the work of all the coaching bodies with impartiality. When you study with us you will receive one year of membership with the AC and a 25% discount for individual EMCC membership.


Get in touch

Choose your ILM coaching and mentoring qualifications below or get in touch directly with clare@inspired2learn.co.uk or call i2L on 01380 609313


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