As a founder of the EMCC, one of Eric's enduring legacies will be the increased professionalisation and the introduction of a code of ethics and quality standards, critically important to the establishment of the coaching and mentoring profession.

Eric sadly died in November 2016 and to mark this occassion, we decided to introduce an annual scholarship in his honour.  So it is with great pleasure that we are able to announce the:

Eric Parsloe Scholarship in Professional Coach-mentoring

Eric always recognised the immense opportunities he received through his scholarship at Ruskin College, Oxford. So it seems entirely appropriate that the next generation of coach-mentors should have a similar opportunity to benefit from this legacy of world leading training in coaching and mentoring. The first successful Scholar enrolled free of charge onto our Diploma in Professional Coach-mentoring qualification, starting in Oxford in March 2016 and passed with a Distinction in January 2017. The second candidate enrolled in March 2017.

The Scholarship is aimed at individuals who would not normally have the opportunity to access professional development in coach-mentoring and for whom this opportunity will provide a real lift at a challenging time in their life, perhaps following a difficult life challenge such as an unexpected redundancy or personal loss. 

Expand or collapse meSelection Criteria

A successful applicant will need to demonstrate:

  • Relevant experience in a previous role where they have enjoyed interaction with people;
  • A love of learning and a belief in the value of coaching and mentoring - evidenced by a short personal statement (500 words max);
  • Enough time to commit to completing the Diploma in 12 months (though it can be completed in 8 months);
  • A commitment to writing an article for our annual journal outlining their learning journey and the impact it has had on their life
Expand or collapse meHow to apply

If you are interested in applying to be one of the "Parsloe Scholar's", or if you know someone who you think it would be suitable for, then all we ask if that the applicant writes a short 500 word personal statement to make their case for selection, along with a profile to show they meet the criteria.

Please send your application to by 31st December 2018. It is essential that any potential scholar can attend all elements of the course. Please note the decision of The OCM Board in final.

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