Level 5 Coaching Professional Apprenticeship
Leading to the Level 5 Coaching Professional Apprenticeship qualification, this practical, evidence-based course is beneficial for those who want to develop their skills to actively listen, provide feedback and use coaching and mentoring to advance performance.
There are two pathways. The first is for mentors in schools & colleges, responsible for developing newly qualified teachers, as part of the Early Career Framework, or trainee teachers undertaking the PGCE. The second pathway is for those who have the desire to become coaches, or are responsible for leading and managing others in organisations. This maybe in a public or private sector setting.
The course is mapped to the Institute of Leadership & Management Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring, and as a result of undertaking the apprenticeship, an additional qualification will also be achieved.
The content is designed to strengthen your understanding of how the organisational context can affect both coaching and mentoring. It allows for the planning, delivery and review of those you will coach and mentor.
The course acts to both reward and recognise you for undertaking this important role within your school/college, in supporting those new to teaching, or undertaking teacher training, or as part of your role in a public or private organisation.
- Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Level 5 in Effective Coaching & Mentoring
- Level 5 Coaching Professional Apprenticeship (Subject to successful completion of the End Point Assessment)
Why you should study this course
- Comprehensive 14-month course focusing on the development of professional knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be an effective coach and mentor.
- Funded by the Apprenticeship Levy, and therefore, an effective and economic way to support professional development within your organisation
- Developed to work around your role, and course materials can be accessed when you have the time to commit to study.
- Support from experienced University Tutors, in developing your portfolio, assessments and progress in the workplace.
- Designed by academic practitioners, with a wealth of experience in coaching and mentoring, the course content delivers relevant materials, techniques and resources required to develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours in these areas.
- The course has been compiled to develop authentic, practical skills through using case studies and evidence-based experiences within your workplace to be an effective coach and mentor.
- The course functions through a sophisticated online virtual learning platform, AULA, where you access valuable course materials and become an interactive participant through the community learning areas.
- There will be group and individual online delivery through Microsoft Teams, where you will cement your learning and be able to undertake discussions with the unit leaders.
What you will study
The course is for 14 months, plus the EPA.
Each of the three units are delivered and assessed before undertaking the next unit. This allows you to progressively achieve and understand your success as you continue.
As part of the programme you will receive regular coaching sessions and be observed when undertaking a mentoring/coaching session. In addition, you are required to undertake a minimum of 20 hours formal coaching or mentoring with a number of appropriate individuals.
Each unit covers a different, but related aspect of coaching and mentoring as follows:
- Understanding the Skills, Principles and Practice of Effective Coaching and Mentoring within an Organisational Context
- Undertaking Effective Coaching or Mentoring within an Organisational Context
- Reviewing Own Ability as a Coach or Mentor within an Organisational Context.
Successful achievement of these three units will provide you with the professional qualification of:
ILM Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching & Mentoring.
To obtain the Apprenticeship qualification, you will be required to go through an End Point Assessment (EPA). This is to ensure that you have met the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours of the Apprenticeship Standard. This process takes between 3-5 Months after the end of your programme.
The EPA requires you to submit the following:
- Assessment method 1: Observation with questions and answers
- Assessment method 2: Interview supported by portfolio of evidence
- Assessment method 3: Knowledge Test
Performance in the EPA will determine the overall apprenticeship standard grade of: Fail, Pass or Distinction.
Learning and Teaching
This unique delivery is online with face-to-face meetings with your employer and the University Tutor to discuss progress. Observations of coaching practice take place in the work location. The course functions through a sophisticated online virtual learning platform, AULA, where you access valuable course materials and become an interactive participant through the community learning areas.
There will be group and individual online delivery through Microsoft Teams, where you will cement your learning and be able to undertake discussions with the unit leaders.
Your University Tutor will work closely with you throughout the course. Individual and small group seminars provide opportunities to share experiences and to aid in the completion of assessments and development of your evidence portfolio, required for the End Point Assessment.
Regular meetings between you, your line manager and University Tutor will also take place to discuss your progress and further support your development.
As part of the apprenticeship, there is an obligation to undertake study. In order to undertake this successfully, you will be required to work 20% off the job. These activities can easily fit around work, and further information on how this works will be discussed on application and enquiry.
- Grade 4 (C Grade) or above in GCSE Maths and English
The applicant must have the opportunity to be engaged in a coaching relationship and display the behavioural attributes required of a coach, such as trust and integrity.
As part of the apprenticeship, you will be supported by your employer to undertake 'off the job' activities to successfully progress with the course. This time permits you to study, complete tasks and meet with your University Tutors to support you in completing the required assessments.