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ILM Level 5 Qualifications in Business Coaching and Mentoring

Based on our extensive work and experience with leaders, both in the private and public sectors, this ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring programme has been designed to develop the capability of leaders to positively impact the performance of individuals and teams. We are experts at unlocking peak performance.

Coaching and mentoring improves relationships, performance and engagement. This programme has been created to sharpen a leader's skills - enabling them to balance control, commitment and empowerment through productive conversations with individuals and teams.

Scroll down to find out more about this ILM Level 5 qualification, or use the buttons below to jump straight to the scheduled course dates and prices. All of our ILM Programmes are provided in partnership with The BCF Group, which is the ILM Approved Centre we deliver under.

Who is it for?

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Business coaching is the skill to have in today's rapidly changing business climate. People and team development through business coaching is fast, efficient and cost effective, and will get you measurable results.

The ILM Level 5 Qualifications in Business Coaching and Mentoring are highly accessible and have been designed for all tiers of director, management and supervisory level, or indeed anyone involved in people development.

With a business-relevant, tried-and-tested approach, we encourage participants to bring live business issues and case histories with them on the course.


Upon completion of this programme all attendees will receive the 'ILM Endorsed Programme in Business Coaching & Mentoring' certificate. Participants will also be eligible to receive ILM letters after their name; either AMInstLM (Affiliate/Associate Member Institute Leadership & Management) or MInstLM (Member Institute Leadership & Management).

As with all ILM Accredited Programmes, participants will need to complete the post-programme activity in order to achieve their full 'ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring in Management' certificate. These elements have been designed in order to show to the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) that you are able to put the skills and techniques learned on the programme into practice. Full support and guidance is provided for completing these final elements.

Required Activities


We ask you to come prepared with issues which you are currently experiencing that you would be happy to discuss and be coached on. We also send out a short document containing questions and exercises which will help our coaches understand you better and work with you in order to receive the best training.


To achieve this ILM qualification, participants will have to complete the following post-course activities:

3 x work-based assignments need to be completed within 1 year from attendance and registration. Embedded in the assignments, the Certificate will require delegates to complete 18 hours of coaching or mentoring activity with 2-3 people. The Diploma will require delegates to complete 54 hours of coaching or mentoring with 4-9 people.

Tutor guided learning will take on the format of book and video reviews with ongoing tutor guidance and support via phone, Skype or face-to-face.

Optional: Self-initiated 2 x 45 min executive coaching sessions per delegate to offer a coaching best practice view.

Course Material

Each participant will be issued with a workbook to assist them both during and after the course, which will contain information, guidance and forms to assist with the coaching sessions. Participants will also complete a Paradigm psychometric report and receive a year's membership with the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).

In-House & Classroom Courses Available Online

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We have developed an alternative to traditional face-to-face training that continues to provide a full learning experience, and allows delegates to learn effectively whilst self-isolating from home.

This is how it looks:

Delegates booked on Classroom and In-House courses will continue to have access to their trainer online throughout the days that the course is booked to run.

Prior to a delegate's course start date, they will be enrolled on our e-learning platform (in partnership with BCF Group) for the course they are booked on to. They will also be given contact information for their trainer, and details of how to access the online workshops.

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Delegates will not require any special IT equipment. A desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or a mobile phone with internet and audio capability is all that is required.

Delegates taking ILM Qualifications will then proceed to the book review, video review and work based assignments with 12 months tutor support as appropriate, and in line with our previous arrangements. We hope you agree that this blended learning experience represents the safest way to continue supporting our clients and delegates during the Coronavirus disruption.

If you have any questions about a course that is currently booked, please contact

For new bookings please continue to book online as normal or telephone us on 01937 579649.

Scheduled Courses

Classroom Course - Nottingham (NG12 4DG)

Classroom training courses enable you to benefit from having the tutor and other delegates right there in the room with you. Face-to-face training sessions are one of the best ways to learn, as it is easy to ask questions and have group discussions.

In addition to the 2 days in the classroom, delegates will need to undertake self-directed learning and 3 work-based assignments. As a guide, this is estimated to take 3 hours per week for 12 months.

Diploma: £2,280 + vat | Certificate: £1,895 + vat

  • 07-08 April 2022
  • 13-14 September 2022

Zoom™ Course

Attending a course via Zoom videoconferencing gives you all of the benefits of classroom training without the need to leave your home or office. You still benefit from a real tutor facilitating the programme, and the content is exactly the same.

The only difference is that we split the course into four half-day sessions to make it easier on your eyes!

Diploma: £1,795 + vat | Certificate: £1,495 + vat

  • February 2022 - 22nd Feb (morning), 22nd Feb (afternoon), 24th Feb (morning), 24th Feb (afternoon)
  • March 2022 - 15th Mar (morning), 15th Mar (afternoon), 18th Mar (morning), 18th Mar (afternoon)
  • May 2022 - 10th May (morning), 10th May (afternoon), 11th May (morning), 11th May (afternoon)
  • June 2022 - 21st Jun (morning), 21st Jun (afternoon), 23rd Jun (morning), 23rd Jun (afternoon)
  • July 2022 - 12th Jul (morning), 12th Jul (afternoon), 15th Jul (morning), 15th Jul (afternoon)

Online Course

The online course option includes a comprehensive course manual, book reviews, useful guides and personalised tutor support. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback.

Our online training option gives you 24/7 access to our learning platform for the duration of your course.

The programme elements and assignments can be completed as quickly as you like, with the only time limit being that the final assignment has to be submitted to ILM within 12 months of your registration on the programme.

Certificate: £895 + vat