This is our mid-level programme that builds expert coaching and mentoring skills for those who wish to become a professional coach-mentor and/or lead coach-mentoring activities in their organisation.
We aim to develop a set of expert skills (and associated content) that we feel are appropriate at this level. However, trhough the 1-2-1 coach-mentoring supervision we also challenge and support you to develop a skill set that is appropriate to the coach-mentor you wish to become
Its a stretching programme with 150 hrs of learning over a 7 month period including 5 webinars and 12 hours of personal 1-2-1 coaching and feedback.
As this is an individual distance learning qualification enrolment is open throughout the year and can be studied by candidates based across the globe.
Duration: 150 hrs over 7 months (flexible, part-time)
Cost: the cost is £4500 + VAT (Please note - candidates need to buy their own books for this programme, it is not included in the price).
Accreditation: it is accredited practical and professionally by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) to Practitioner Lever.
When: as an individual programme you can start when you like, its flexible to meet your needs.
Aims of the programme
- To provide opportunities to develop knowledge, understanding, skills and experience in relation to professional coach-mentoring competences.
- To develop an awareness of personal communication and learning styles issues in the context of coaching and mentoring
- To develop and awareness of ethical, diversity and organisational issues in the context if coaching and mentoring
- To provide a range of opportunities for professional and personal development of the essential competences.
Learning Outcomes of the programme
- Ability to act consistently as an effective coach-mentor
- Ability to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of models and their application for the development and improvement of coaching and mentoring practice
- Ability to anticipate and manage ethical issues within coach-mentoring practice
- Ability to reflect critically on your own strengths and needs as a coach-mentor
- Ability to articulate your practice via a Summary of Practice Report
This is a self-managed, blended learning programme that encourages candidates to take responsibility and control of their own learning as they in turn will help others to take control of theirs. We provide a wide variety of learning opportunities - including personal briefing, books, online audio/visual, webinars, group work (if applicable) - during which we expect you to develop a strong theoretical underpinning.
However, as coaching and mentornig are practical skills we expect you to apply this theoretical knowledge in real-life coach-mentoring relationships that last the duration of the course. At the same time, you will have 12 hours of coaching and feedback with your own coach-mentor supervisor (CMS) who will guide you through a structured process of learning, practice and reflection. Our aim is to stretch you, to challenge your thinking and support you to meet the requirements of the programme and develop you own authentic coach-mentoring style
Our delivery team is comprised of both employees (and occassionally associates for specialist webinars) who combine accredited coaching expertise and experience with wide experience in leadership and management in a range of sectors. They have been selected for their specialist knowledge, experience and skills in relation to developing coaching and mentoring competence in individuals. They are able rapidly to grasp and work with a variety individuals to help them meet their own learning requirements and goals for the courses.
We are organisational members of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and abide by its Ethical and Practice Standards. All of the team are members of a professional organisation and abide by its ethical requirement, and meet professional requirements for CPD and supervision. The team meet twice a year for additional CPD, sharing learning and developing new ideas.
Despite some differences in language, all of the major professional coaching bodies (EMCC, ICF, AC) broadly agree what constitutes best practice in coaching and there is also a commonly agreed Global Code of Ethics. So when you are making a decision as to which body is most appropriate, you need to find points of difference. For us, there are two main areas of difference that make the EMCC a compelling choice.
Firstly, its origins and sphere of influence. The EMCC was born in the UK with an international, business outlook created with both coaching and mentoring in mind. This contrasts with others like the ICF (American life coaching) and the AC (coaching only). It is these origins and underpinning values that drive its sphere of influence. For example, the CMI, ILM and many academic institutions reference and use the EMCC competency framework in their course content and assessment processes. For us, the inclusion of mentoring is important to our coach-mentoring philosophy.
Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, we strongly believe the EMCC’s approach to assessing coaching and mentoring competence is more powerful and helps create more competent, agile coach-mentors The EMCC’s insistence on demonstrating (and being assessed on) critical reflection of your practice is, we believe, more effective than either being assessed on your academic understanding (Universities) or on a pure non-directive observation of practice (ICF). Many organisations that hold duel accreditation will require separate assessment processes to meet these different approaches. However, as the EMCC's approach combines both of these aspects it can save you time whilst still being a rigorous process.
Please download the Handbook for the following information:
- Qualification Learning Outcomes
- Programme Overview
- Evidence requirements & assessment guidlines
- Submission file requirements