Certificate in Professional Coach-mentoring
Foundation Level EQA or Practitioner Level Accredited Training
What is this course and what accreditation does it hold?
This 75 hour blended learning course is designed for people who already have some coaching knowledge and experience but wish to develop and enhance their skills. As a standalone programme, this qualifications holds an EMCC European Quality Award at Foundation level. Alternatively, when combined with other short courses, it could be a module towards achieving a full Practitioner Level EQA as it is recognised Accredited Training by the EMCC at Practitioner level.
For example, any OCM graduate who has already successfully completed The OCM’s Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring and has 25 hours of logged practice, could use this qualification as an “upgrade” to a full EQA at EMCC Practitioner level. It may also be used to provide accredited training at Practitioner level for candidates who are completing their EIA but need additional training hours to demonstrate their competence.
How is it different from the Certificate in Coach-mentoring?
This is not a starting point, this is about developing a candidate’s professional practice, not learning how to coach. There are 8 hours of coaching and feedback from their own Coach-mentor Supervisor, but there are not any compulsory sessions or feedback from their own coachees. We focus on three areas of CPD to develop coach-mentoring practice and for each there is a one day CPD workshop, as we see these as important practice and networking opportunities.
What does the 75 hours of learning consist of?
You are guided through the course using our online Learning Pathway. The learning is split into 5 modules with each main module supported by at least one book and a practice workshop:
- Module 1 - pre work: includes competency self-assessments, personal learning planning and contracting with clients
- Module 2 - Coaching and the Individual: this module is about developing psychological insights that you can apply to your coaching practice
- Module 3 - Coaching and the Organisation: this module is about understanding how to work systemically within complex modern organisations.
- Module 4 - Managing Coaching and Mentoring: this module is about understanding how you can manage or contribute to the management of coaching and mentoring inside your organisation including initiating, designing and evaluating coaching and mentoring at an organisational level.
- Module 5 - Observed Practice: on opportunity to give and receive feedback on your coaching practice.
In addition to the above and the resources available on the Learning Pathway, you will be expected to capture your learning in writing logs and reflective summaries. You will receive eight hours of one-to-one telephone coaching and feedback from an experienced Coach-Mentor Supervisor (CMS). At the end of the programme, candidates have an endorsement interview with their CMS, details of which are added to their portfolio which is then submitted for final assessment.
What workshops are included?
Candidates must attend the workshops detailed below. We run these in Oxford and London at regular intervals throughout the year.