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Next Programme: Starts 20th June 2017

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1. Who Is This Qualification For?

Strengths Focused Leadership is an approved ILM centre, providing the ILM level 5 Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring qualifications for managers, leaders, and for internal and external coaches and mentors. Our Open programme is detailed below. We also provide this programme in-house to suit your organisation’s needs.

2. Why Get Your ILM Coaching Qualification From Us

  • We have been running coach training courses since 2000
  • We are qualified to Masters Level in Coaching. Also qualified in Coaching Supervision, and are members of the Association for Coaching
  • We have provided the training and technical support for 4 organisations to set-up internal coaching networks
  • We are published authors on the benefits of taking a strengths focused approach to leadership and coaching
  • You will learn excellent coaching skills that are nationally-recognised
  • ILM has the UK’s widest range of leadership and management qualifications, accredited training and membership services. Over 750,000 managers have benefited from an ILM qualification or accredited training programme in the past ten years, while 35,000 managers are now members of ILM

3. How will coaches/managers/leaders benefit?

  • A well respected, nationally recognised coaching qualification
  • Strengthened competence in their role
  • A heightened ability to reflect on and review practice as a coach/manager/leader
  • A detailed assessment of  skills, behaviours and knowledge as a coach
  • Evidence of personal development as a coach through the qualification
  • The knowledge, confidence and credibility to use coaching skills effectively to draw the best out of teams
  • A plan for your further development and an enhanced CV
  • Increased awareness of how coaching can impact an organisation
  • For internal coaches, increase your credibility with potential coachees

4. How will the organisation benefit?

  • Increased confidence in the internal coaches/managers/leaders being properly equipped with the skills, knowledge and ethical understanding they need
  • Further steps in developing an integrated coaching culture in your organisation
  • An increased organisational capacity to support and increase employee development, engagement, and performance
    • 5. ILM qualifications

      ILM is the UK’s leading provider of leadership, coaching and management qualifications and training. More managers in the UK take qualifications from ILM than anywhere else and employers recognise the value of ILM training and the high quality assessments that are part of the qualification. ILM’s qualifications are a proven route to developing management skills, and growing your knowledge and capability. All ILM business coaching qualifications are vocational, which means that we focus on the practical application of skills in the workplace. All the assessments are designed to demonstrate the positive impact coaching skills can have.

      For those interested in progressing further, there is a progression route from the Level 5 Certificate qualification to:

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



      6. How much work is involved for the learner?

      To give you some idea of the work involved, here is the
      requirement for the Level 5 Certificate:

      • Classroom training. This is 6 days, spread across a 7-month period.
      • Coaching/mentoring practice. ILM require 12 hours of coaching practice for the Level 5 Certificate. We recommend that participants start their coaching hours once the first 4 days of classroom learning is completed, so that they are fully prepared for the practice hours.
      • Supervision and Tutorials. These happen in Day 5, in the teleconference between Day 5 and 6, and finally in Day 6 itself. They are spread across a 3-month period, while coaches are completing their coaching hours and are doing the work of their written assignments, described below.
      • Written work-based assignments. ILM require three written assignments. The first of these is around the theory of coaching and mentoring. The second is the record of coaching practice hours (12 hours), and the third is about reflections and learning from the coaching practice, the impact of supervision, and the individual’s development as a coach.

      The guide word-count is from 2,500 words to 5000 words, depending on the assignment, though this is only a guideline.

      The ILM qualification registration lasts for 3 years, although in practice we strongly recommend that people complete the certificate within 9 months from the start of the first day’s training. Across a 9-month period, as a guide, participants will probably be spending 2-3 hours a week on average in completing the qualification.

      For each assignment, ILM publish an ‘Assignment Task’, a ‘Marking Sheet’, a ‘Unit Specification’. These three documents guide participants in writing the paper and structuring their work, and we will of course explain all this during the programme.

      7. Dates & Costs

      Our next Programme Dates:
      Days 1 & 2: 20th and 21st June 2017
      Day 3: 18th July 2017
      Day 4: 15th August 2017
      Day 5: 31st October 2017
      Teleconference: 11th December 2017
      Day 6: 30th January 2018

      Price: Standard rate: £2100 plus VAT. Early bird rate before 26th May 2017 = £1900 plus VAT

      Venue: London

      For a confidential, no obligations discussion about our ILM-accredited coaching qualifications:

      Contact Us.

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