ILM Level 5

Coaching & Mentoring Qualifications

ILM Level 5 Coaching Qualification: Advance Your Skills
ILM Level 5 Coaching Qualification: Advance Your Skills
ILM Level 5 Coaching Qualification: Advance Your Skills
ILM Level 5 Coaching Qualification: Advance Your Skills
Why inspired2learn?

Chosing the right provider for ILM Level 5

  • You will be a confident coach or mentor when you train with inspired2learn
  • Work with Clare, the EMCC Global Coach of the Year 2023! Benefit from her knowledge, experience and networks.
  • We won’t cut corners in the way we look after you  
  • Meet a wide range of other learners for peer support and networking
  • All our tutors are qualified coaches who run their own coaching business – plenty of advice and hints and tips from practising coaches
  • A flexible virtual learning approach where you will receive unprecedented support from tutors who care about your success and professionalism
  • Inspired2learn is a trusted and quality provider with over 20 years’ experience
  • You are never just a number – we will make the effort to get to know you
  • All our ILM qualifications include CPD hours with the AC and AC Accredited training options – all FREE within the fees – gain DOUBLE ACCREDITATION
  • We are one of only 8 providers in the UK who are approved to deliver the Accredited Advanced Diploma in Coach Training (AADCT) – only one other provider has this embedded within their ILM qualifications for double accreditation, which makes us pretty unique!
  • An extensive library of recorded webinars plus live events – the option for a NLP Coach Diploma absolutely FREE – there’s nothing else like it in the UK
  • A great alternative to the apprenticeship route with the advantage of significant flexibility of study outside of working hours
  • A personalised learner journey with plenty of structure and checklists
  • A virtual course where you will still meet lots of people and be part of a community of coaches – start any time
  • Join coaching triads or pairs and receive plenty of peer support
  • Ongoing alumni support 
Why an ILM level 5 Qualification?

Chosing the right recognition

  • Gain a qualification that is regulated by Ofqual and is transferable
  • A qualification that is respected across all sectors and industries in the UK and beyond –seen as the gold standard by many in coaching & mentoring
  • Organisations often require an ILM qualification if you wish to be a coach or mentor for them – either extneral or internal 
  • Coaching pools in organisations often require their internal coaches to be at least ILM level 5 qualified.
  • Coaching directories often require a recognised qualification
  • To make your own business more competitive in the coaching market
  • To enable you to be like other qualified coaches in an increasingly saturated and competitive market
  • So that you don’t miss out on coaching opportunities that require a qualification
  • For professional credibility and to demonstrate your commitment to ethics and high standards
ILM Level 5 Coaching Qualification: Advance Your Skills
ILM Level 5 Coaching Qualification: Advance Your Skills

Certificate

ILM Level 5 Certificate - Effective Coaching & Mentoring

You will complete three written assignments. The first written assignment examines the theory and best practice in workplace coaching and mentoring. This is followed by 18 practical hours of coaching or mentoring and the submission of a portfolio of evidence. The final assignment is a reflection on your strengths and areas for development, plus planning for your future CPD as a coach or mentor. You will receive plenty of tutor support, student membership of the Association for Coaching, access to Coaching at Work magazine and plenty of webinars and virtual workshops to develop your practical skills. Scroll down this page for a full list of units and more detail about how we will look after you during your studies.

• 1 year for completion
• 3  assignments, including a portfolio of evidence for the practical hours
• £1,995 + VAT

ILM Level 5 Coaching Qualification: Advance Your Skills

Diploma

ILM Level 5 Diploma - Effective Coaching & Mentoring

You will complete three written assignments. The first written assignment examines the theory and best practice in workplace coaching and mentoring. This is followed by 54 practical hours of coaching or mentoring and the submission of a portfolio of evidence. The final assignment is a reflection on your strengths and areas for development, plus planning for your future CPD as a coach or mentor. You will receive plenty of tutor support, student membership of the Association for Coaching, access to Coaching at Work magazine and plenty of webinars and virtual workshops to develop your practical skills. Scroll down this page for a full list of units and more detail about how we will look after you during your studies.

• 1 year for completion
• 3  assignments, including a portfolio of evidence for the practical hours
• £2,795 + VAT

ILM Level 5 Coaching Qualification: Advance Your Skills
Getting started

Chosing the right qualification

There are no formal entry requirements – you are welcome to give us a call for an informal chat about the different options and levels. It can be a minefield deciding on the best option and knowing where to start – we will give you impartial advice.

Many organisations require the ILM L5 coaching qualification for membership of their internal coaching pools. We can help you and/or your coaching pool to grow, develop and support the wider coaching culture in your organisation. We have some great case studies for how we have supported coaching culture in a variety of different workplaces.

You can also set up your own coaching business as a professional and ethical coach  with the Level 5 qualification. It’s great for your CV and business portfolio.

Scroll down to find out more about learning materials and how you will be assessed. 

If you want to find out about the level 3 or 7 coaching & mentoring qualifications, return to the ILM homepage.

Training as a Coach with i2l has been life changing

“My initial objective was to improve my people management skills by developing a coaching approach. As a result of becoming more self-aware, I have been able to enhance my skills, manage my judgments and improve my communication and overall performance. I have a clear understanding of the importance of being non-judgmental and not making assumptions. I have stopped trying to be a ‘fixer’ and I have learnt to help my reports / clients to reach their own conclusions and come up with their own decisions and solutions. Learning to coach has improved my own performance and I am able to harvest this learning with the team of line managers who report into me. They in turn are developing a coaching approach. I have used my new coaching approach to enhance their self-awareness and their personal development has increased their levels of confidence and improved their competence as people managers. This has made us a strong Resource Team respected across the organisation. 

I have used my coaching skills to develop others across our function and this has enabled them to develop their potential and progress their careers. By developing internally, I am able to build a strong succession plan and as a result, we have high levels of job satisfaction and good attrition rates within our function. Understanding the coaching process and using a coaching model has helped me to structure my sessions effectively and I have really benefited through learning to use new tools and techniques e.g. the Values activity has helped my clients with better decision making. 

My two years of training as a Coach with i2l has been life-changing and it has been so beneficial not only in my work but in my personal life. I have learnt so much about myself in the process and I have become a more understanding person as a result.”

Qualification overview

The ILM Level 5 qualifications in coaching and mentoring are popular with internal coaches and mentors in organisations as well as freelance coaches. 

Level 5 is suitable for beginners (aspiring coaches / mentors) and also those who have already got lots of  experience.

Typical job titles in organisations include manager, trainer, HR business partner or L&D manager. Maybe you wish to join your internal coaching pool and require a qualification or perhaps you offer coaching as part of your business and are seeking to take your coaching to the next level.

Select the qualification that best suits your development needs and time commitment.

All our ILM qualificaitons include CPD hours with the AC and AC Accredited training options – all FREE within the fees – gain DOUBLE ACCREDITATION

All our ILM coaching courses include the option to complete a free Diploma in NLP Coaching.

The Level 5 ILM coaching and mentoring qualifications are available as virtual learning (start any time) or we can design and deliver a bespoke programme for your organisation.

Call us on 01380 888013 to find out more or use the enquiry form at the bottom of the page.

ILM Level 5 Coaching Qualification: Advance Your Skills
ILM Level 5 Coaching Qualification: Advance Your Skills

ILM Level 5 Certificate or Diploma in Effective Coaching & Mentoring - Units of Study

A quick summary.

This unit will improve your knowledge and understanding of organisational coaching and mentoring, including ethical practice. Assessment is via a written assignment where you are expected to reference wider reading and case-studies, plus personal examples where appropriate. 

Level 5 Certificate only. Undertake a minimum of 18 hours of effective coaching or mentoring within an organisational context plus at least an hour of formal supervision. This unit is assessed through the submission of a portfolio of evidence which will include detailed reflective logs, client feedback and robust record keeping.

Level 5 Diploma only. Undertake a minimum of 54 hours of effective coaching or mentoring within an organisational context plus at least three hours of formal supervision. This unit is assessed through the submission of a portfolio of evidence which will include detailed reflective logs, client feedback and robust record keeping.

This unit is a holistic review of your ability to perform effectively as a coach or mentor within an organisational context. it includes planning your ongoing CPD beyond completion of the qualification.

What you will receive:

Password access to our extensive library of study resources via our website. This includes templates for practical coaching activities and processes, plus a wealth of articles and other information for wider reading.

A customised learning journey for the qualification to help you plan your study. This will include monthly activities and milestones.

An induction pack which includes full details of the learning resources available to you, the assessment process and advice on how to write your assignments.

Assignment writing templates and indicative content to help you structure your assignments correctly, plus hints and tips. 

Assignment results and feedback within 21 days after submission, and normally much quicker than this!

You will also receive a pack of coaching cards and Clare’s three eBooks. 

Coaching at Work magazine and student membership of the Association for Coaching are also included.

You will benefit from a named personal tutor (T&Cs apply) who will offer:

  • Plenty of email contact to answer your questions and give you guidance
  • Very prompt responses and plenty of encouragement
  • The option to arrange additional telephone / MT / Zoom support
  • Advice to help you understand assignment tasks and the assessment process
  • Signposting to useful resources
  • Review and feedback on draft work for your first assignment.
  • Review and feedback on your practical reflective logs and help with compiling your portfolio of evidence.
  • Specialist ADHD tutor available
ILM Level 5 - Effective Coaching & Mentoring

Get in touch to find out more!

Email enquiries@inspired2learn.co.uk with your questions or call +44 (0)1380 888013

Certificate

£1,995 + VAT

Dipolma

£2,795.00 + VAT

ILM Level 5 Coaching Qualification: Advance Your Skills
Next steps...

Feel free to call us for a chat, especially if you are unsure which qualification is right for you. Clare or Sally will be able to give you plenty of advice (and you definitely won’t get stuck in sales call!).

Choosing the best coaching qualification to suit your needs can be a minefield and we are very happy to give you impartial advice and help you find what you need and want, even if this means we’re not the right provider for you. We can explain different qualification and accreditation options to help you navigate the choices available.

Payment plans available.

inspired2learn are proud to be an approved ELCAS supplier (enhanced learning credits) assisting HM Forces personnel wanting help with high quality resettlement training and qualifications for career transition into civilian life.

 

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Amazing resources

I am really enjoying the course so far, there are so many amazing resources available, and the level of support is really great. I really enjoyed the introduction to coaching webinar I found that one super inspiring!

A warm and friendly environment in all the training sessions

I learnt a huge amount about being a coach

The programme met my objectives because I wanted to become a qualified coach and the inspired2learn course has given me lots of knowledge and skills. This includes NLP, coaching models (neurological levels), self-reflection, contracting requirements, ethics, deep listening, heightened self-awareness and measuring ROI/E. The individuals I have coached have progressed personally, adding value to my organisation. This was a fantastic course, thanks for all of your support – I learnt a huge amount!

Clare helped me achieve a ‘ good pass’ in my first assignment

Studying whilst working in a demanding role, running a busy home and completing assignments after being out of the academic arena for sometime is a challenge. However, Clare helped me achieve a ‘ good pass’ in my first assignment by giving feedback, and signposting me to additional reading material on each section. I could therefore move onto the next section knowing that I was on the right track and could be confident that I would have a good quality finished assignment.

I thought it was excellent

Thank you for delivering a fantastic, engaging enlightening, no nonsense and thought provoking 2 day workshop. I honestly mean it. I thought it was excellent. In terms of a learning experience I couldn’t fault it. The pacing, content, tone and environment you created was so conducive to learning. I learnt SO much and equally as important I have been inspired to want to learn more. You made me feel comfortable outside my comfort zone!! It was great to be with such lovely and interesting people as well. PS. My 80s T Shirt …. “Be the best version of me”….. I don’t think I’ve been it for a while and the last 2 days have genuinely been a call to action for me to be that person again. Thank you

Offered such a great opportunity

The 2 day sessions with Claire offered such a great opportunity to meet others who are on the same journey although at different starting points. It was really thought provoking, inciteful and motivational. It was useful to hear that my feelings of being overwhelmed, didn’t just belong to me!

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Amazing resources

I am really enjoying the course so far, there are so many amazing resources available, and the level of support is really great. I really enjoyed the introduction to coaching webinar I found that one super inspiring!

A warm and friendly environment in all the training sessions

I learnt a huge amount about being a coach

The programme met my objectives because I wanted to become a qualified coach and the inspired2learn course has given me lots of knowledge and skills. This includes NLP, coaching models (neurological levels), self-reflection, contracting requirements, ethics, deep listening, heightened self-awareness and measuring ROI/E. The individuals I have coached have progressed personally, adding value to my organisation. This was a fantastic course, thanks for all of your support – I learnt a huge amount!

Clare helped me achieve a ‘ good pass’ in my first assignment

Studying whilst working in a demanding role, running a busy home and completing assignments after being out of the academic arena for sometime is a challenge. However, Clare helped me achieve a ‘ good pass’ in my first assignment by giving feedback, and signposting me to additional reading material on each section. I could therefore move onto the next section knowing that I was on the right track and could be confident that I would have a good quality finished assignment.

I thought it was excellent

Thank you for delivering a fantastic, engaging enlightening, no nonsense and thought provoking 2 day workshop. I honestly mean it. I thought it was excellent. In terms of a learning experience I couldn’t fault it. The pacing, content, tone and environment you created was so conducive to learning. I learnt SO much and equally as important I have been inspired to want to learn more. You made me feel comfortable outside my comfort zone!! It was great to be with such lovely and interesting people as well. PS. My 80s T Shirt …. “Be the best version of me”….. I don’t think I’ve been it for a while and the last 2 days have genuinely been a call to action for me to be that person again. Thank you

Offered such a great opportunity

The 2 day sessions with Claire offered such a great opportunity to meet others who are on the same journey although at different starting points. It was really thought provoking, inciteful and motivational. It was useful to hear that my feelings of being overwhelmed, didn’t just belong to me!

The only way is forwards

You are absolutely right about what you say about coaching, and the impact of the course has been quite significant for me already in making some changes, particularly in my professional life. Watch this space and LinkedIn – it’s definitely an irreversible journey that I am about to go on and the only way is forwards.

Clare is such an inspiration

I really enjoyed days 1&2 of the training. It was a baptism of fire with Clare being such an inspiration . I was (am) still a little overwhelmed at the sheer amount of material on offer , but am slowly beginning to get to grips with the vastness and conversely what Clare defined as “the simplicity” of coaching.

Very thought provoking

It was really good – very thought-provoking -very high quality. Really impressive trainer. Felt that there was a real depth of quality to the whole offer both the depth of Clare’s expertise in the training days, the ongoing support and the way the qualification is backed up by Wiltshire’s whole approach to coaching. All felt very thought through.

Qualification has enriched my own practice in the roles of line manager

Being forced to take longer over my coaching qualification due to the pandemic, led to a deepening of practice and a greater awareness of my development needs. The knowledge transfer on a number of tools and techniques has been great, but the best element for me was the development of my “reflective capacity” to learn as I went along and in dialogue with peers/supervisor/community. The coaching network that the qualified coaches feed into within my organisation, has never been stronger. The business now has additional coaching capacity to address behavioural and developmental needs. The qualification has also enriched of my own practice in the roles of line manager and internal consultant/project manager when it comes to contracting with people and evaluation.

Helped me secure a new role

I thought I’d drop you a line to let you know that I have accepted a new job in a research facility so a very different working environment. I will be moving into another People Partner role, working directly with my client group (scientists mainly!) and be their link to other specialist functions in HR. Thanks for all your help and support. Having the coaching skills (and qualification) definitely helped with securing this role.

Fantastic support

Fantastic support – I was extremely grateful for not just this support but the experience and feedback provided which allowed me to gain this qualification. The ongoing e-mails and support literature were extremely useful during my studying. I have retained a great deal of this material for use in future development and learning. I had limited theoretical knowledge of coaching and mentoring; this has now developed as a result of the course. The big step up in the skills/knowledge/understanding for me was once I began the coaching delivery. Without the theoretical knowledge I had gained this would not have been so successful. It has also encouraged the requirement for further learning after the qualification.

I have thoroughly enjoyed completing this qualification

I have thoroughly enjoyed completing this qualification. The support, learning, resources have been of such a high quality. I have felt supported, encouraged and inspired throughout. I have a better understanding of NLP, various coaching models, Standards of Conduct, Ethical guidelines. I also have an improved knowledge of listening, questioning techniques, rapport building and relationship management. I also feel more self-aware of how my behaviours impact on those around me. I have loved completing this qualification, the additional masterclasses, virtual sessions and call support have been valuable. I have and will continue to recommend Inspired2Learn to friends and colleagues. Thank you!

I finally felt I have learnt something

The difference between the original training I received, and the training I was offered by Inspired2Learn was stark. I finally felt I have learnt something and that I had someone who was able to provide useful and relevant coaching information. All the sessions were very well prepared, we were given good resources, and I felt very well supported when working on my assignments. I met my objective in terms of finally obtaining my qualification, but throughout this process I have learnt so much more. I feel I now have a very strong basis for my coaching practice, and I am confident in my knowledge. I have developed good skills/knowledge of contracting, structuring the coaching practice, questioning and listening skills, understanding and knowledge of different coaching tools and ethics of the coaching process. I know what to do to keep on developing and reflecting on my coaching practice. I have provided coaching support to several staff as a coach, but I also utilise my coaching skills in my day to day work as an HR Business Partner, providing support to senior managers across the organisation. Just a big thank you. I wouldn’t have been able to complete this qualification without your ongoing support.

I have been able to enhance my skills and overall performance at work

My initial objective was to improve my people management skills by developing a coaching approach. As a result of becoming more self-aware, I have been able to enhance my skills, manage my judgments and improve my communication and overall performance. I have a clear understanding of the importance of being non-judgmental and not making assumptions. I have stopped trying to be a ‘fixer’ and I have learnt to help my reports / clients to reach their own conclusions and come up with their own decisions and solutions. Learning to coach has improved my own performance and I am able to harvest this learning with the team of line managers who report into me. They in turn are developing a coaching approach. I have used my new coaching approach to enhance their self-awareness and their personal development has increased their levels of confidence and improved their competence as people managers. This has made us a strong Resource Team respected across the organisation. I have used my coaching skills to develop others across our function and this has enabled them to develop their potential and progress their careers. By developing internally, I am able to build a strong succession plan and as a result, we have high levels of job satisfaction and good attrition rates within our function. Understanding the coaching process and using a coaching model has helped me to structure my sessions effectively and I have really benefited through learning to use new tools and techniques e.g. the Values activity has helped my clients with better decision making. Overall, my two years of training as a Coach with i2l has been life changing and it has been so beneficial not only in my work but in my personal life. I have learnt so much about myself in the process and I have become a more understanding person as a result.

Clare has been absolutely fantastic, forever patient, a trusted and reliable guide

Clare has been absolutely fantastic, forever patient, a trusted and reliable guide. I will forever be grateful for her belief in me to complete this course, when I was seriously doubting myself at times. Clare is a model coach and a great tutor. I have learned a skill that I thought I would never have. I have a very thorough understanding of coaching and all it’s attributes, but also a good understanding and confidence of where and how to find out an awful lot more about things. The programme was probably a lot more involved and time consuming that I had anticipated, but thoroughly fulfilling and satisfying to complete.

Thank you again for all the resources

Thank you again for all the resources. I must say I’m really impressed already by resources on this course and most particularly by the level of your personal support.

Appreciated all the support – I am now a member of my internal coaching pool

I’ve appreciated all the support you’ve given, all the feedback to help me over ‘stuck’ points in the assignments and for creating such a warm and friendly environment in all the training sessions, both face to face and virtually. I’ve really enjoyed being part of this programme and am so glad to have done it as it’s given me such a positive start to my coaching journey. I’m now a member of my internal coaching pool and working with three clients.

Your coaching webinars are fantastic

Your coaching webinars are fantastic and really helped me to get back to the essence of coaching. Following on from my experience within the online coaching industry (I think it should be renamed as online marketing industry ??) I questioned my skills, my passion for it and the purpose of coaching, but your work and sessions helped me to get back to the heart of why I was passionate about it in the first place and reminded me of the power of real/true coaching ?.

Theory helps to support the practical work

I must admit I didn’t think I would enjoy the assignment side, but unlike other assignment-based assessments I have undertaken in the past, I feel that this one does help to piece together and reinforce some of the practical coaching

Thank you for delivering a fantastic, engaging and enlightening workshop

Thank you for delivering a fantastic, engaging enlightening, no nonsense and thought provoking 2 day workshop. I honestly mean it. I thought it was excellent. In terms of a learning experience I couldn’t fault it. The pacing, content, tone and environment you created was so conducive to learning. I learnt SO much and equally as important I have been inspired to want to learn more. You made me feel comfortable outside my comfort zone!! It was great to be with such lovely and interesting people as well. Thank you

Thanks for the past two days Clare – they were fab

Really inspired me and made me realise there can be a world of challenge out there beyond the fire service.

Exactly what we need

inspired2learn have just delivered our induction session for this qualification – three of us have enrolled and we are internal coaches and trainers in the Police. Clare’s brand of pragmatism and support is proving to be exactly what we need.

A HUGE thank you to you

A HUGE thank you to you for your support with the assignments over the years!!!! I’m a much a better coach as a result of your assignment input and supervision – just wished I’d had the time to have had more supervision from you. Also a MASSIVE thank you for contacting your network to offer my free coaching services once I left the Council to get in more coaching hours. My ability to focus my time fully on my clients and reflecting on the session, has also definitely helped me become a much better coach. I should also say I found your book really great and your courses very helpful. Studying whilst working in a demanding role, running a busy home and completing assignments after being out of the academic arena for sometime is a challenge. However, Clare helped me achieve a ‘ good pass’ in my first assignment by giving feedback, and signposting me to additional reading material on each section. I could therefore move onto the next section knowing that I was on the right track and could be confident that I would have a good quality finished assignment.

Taken away a clear plan

I have taken away a clear plan of what I need to do next week to pull together my coaching toolkit to help me in my preparation to coach and start the Level 5 assignments. I’m committed to starting my coaching practice within the law firm that I work and I am going to speak to my line manager to identify suitable coachees.

As a coach I am better able to support individuals as part of their development journey, and help ensure they are well-placed to deliver on personal and organisational goals.

i2l webinars gave me practical tools to use straight away

You have truly inspired me

You have truly inspired me thank you.

Really enjoying this course

I am really enjoying this course. I feel like a child in sweetie shop! !

I could be confident that I would have a good quality finished assignment

Studying whilst working in a demanding role, running a busy home and completing assignments after being out of the academic arena for sometime is a challenge. However, Clare helped me achieve a ‘ good pass’ in my first assignment by giving feedback, and signposting me to additional reading material on each section. I could therefore move onto the next section knowing that I was on the right track and could be confident that I would have a good quality finished assignment.

Thank you for delivering a fantastic, engaging enlightening, no nonsense and thought provoking 2 day workshop.

Thank you for delivering a fantastic, engaging enlightening, no nonsense and thought provoking 2 day workshop. I honestly mean it. I thought it was excellent. In terms of a learning experience I couldn’t fault it. The pacing, content, tone and environment you created was so conducive to learning. I learnt SO much and equally as important I have been inspired to want to learn more. You made me feel comfortable outside my comfort zone!! It was great to be with such lovely and interesting people as well. PS. My 80s T Shirt …. “Be the best version of me”….. I don’t think I’ve been it for a while and the last 2 days have genuinely been a call to action for me to be that person again. Thank you

I know I have said it before but I am really enjoying this course. I feel like a child in sweetie shop!

I know I have said it before but I am really enjoying this course. I feel like a child in sweetie shop!

I really enjoyed days 1&2 of the training. Clare is such an inspiration.

I really enjoyed days 1&2 of the training. It was a baptism of fire with Clare being such an inspiration. I was (am) still a little overwhelmed at the sheer amount of material on offer , but am slowly beginning to get to grips with the vastness and conversely what Clare defined as “the simplicity” of coaching.

It was really good – very thought provoking – very high quality. Really impressive trainer.

It was really good – very thought provoking – very high quality. Really impressive trainer. Felt that there was a real depth of quality to the whole offer both the depth of Care’s expertise in the training days, the ongoing support and the way the qualification is backed up by Wiltshire’s whole approach to coaching. All felt very thought through.

The qualification has also enriched of my own practice in the roles of line manager and internal consultant/project manager when it comes to contracting with people and evaluation.

Being forced to take longer over my coaching qualification due to the pandemic, led to a deepening of practice and a greater awareness of my development needs. The knowledge transfer on a number of tools and techniques has been great, but the best element for me was the development of my “reflective capacity” to learn as I went along and in dialogue with peers/supervisor/community. The coaching network that the qualified coaches feed into within my organisation, has never been stronger. The business now has additional coaching capacity to address behavioural and developmental needs. The qualification has also enriched of my own practice in the roles of line manager and internal consultant/project manager when it comes to contracting with people and evaluation.

Having the coaching skills (and qualification) definitely helped with securing this role

I thought I’d drop you a line to let you know that I have accepted a new job in a research facility so a very different working environment. I will be moving into another People Partner role, working directly with my client group (scientists mainly!) and be their link to other specialist functions in HR. Thanks for all your help and support. Having the coaching skills (and qualification) definitely helped with securing this role.

Fantastic support – I was extremely grateful for not just this support but the experience and feedback provided which allowed me to gain this qualification

Fantastic support – I was extremely grateful for not just this support but the experience and feedback provided which allowed me to gain this qualification. The ongoing e-mails and support literature were extremely useful during my studying. I have retained a great deal of this material for use in future development and learning. I had limited theoretical knowledge of coaching and mentoring; this has now developed as a result of the course. The big step up in the skills/knowledge/understanding for me was once I began the coaching delivery. Without the theoretical knowledge I had gained this would not have been so successful. It has also encouraged the requirement for further learning after the qualification.

I have loved completing this qualification, the additional masterclasses, virtual sessions and call support have been valuable

I have thoroughly enjoyed completing this qualification. The support, learning, resources have been of such a high quality. I have felt supported, encouraged and inspired throughout. I have a better understanding of NLP, various coaching models, Standards of Conduct, Ethical guidelines. I also have an improved knowledge of listening, questioning techniques, rapport building and relationship management. I also feel more self-aware of how my behaviours impact on those around me. I have loved completing this qualification, the additional masterclasses, virtual sessions and call support have been valuable. I have and will continue to recommend Inspired2Learn to friends and colleagues. Thank you!

I feel I now have a very strong basis for my coaching practice, and I am confident in my knowledge

The difference between the original training I received, and the training I was offered by Inspired2Learn was stark. I finally felt I have learnt something and that I had someone who was able to provide useful and relevant coaching information. All the sessions were very well prepared, we were given good resources, and I felt very well supported when working on my assignments. I met my objective in terms of finally obtaining my qualification, but throughout this process I have learnt so much more. I feel I now have a very strong basis for my coaching practice, and I am confident in my knowledge. I have developed good skills/knowledge of contracting, structuring the coaching practice, questioning and listening skills, understanding and knowledge of different coaching tools and ethics of the coaching process. I know what to do to keep on developing and reflecting on my coaching practice. I have provided coaching support to several staff as a coach, but I also utilise my coaching skills in my day to day work as an HR Business Partner, providing support to senior managers across the organisation. Just a big thank you. I wouldn’t have been able to complete this qualification without your ongoing support.

I have been able to enhance my skills, manage my judgments and improve my communication and overall performance

My initial objective was to improve my people management skills by developing a coaching approach. As a result of becoming more self-aware, I have been able to enhance my skills, manage my judgments and improve my communication and overall performance. I have a clear understanding of the importance of being non-judgmental and not making assumptions. I have stopped trying to be a ‘fixer’ and I have learnt to help my reports / clients to reach their own conclusions and come up with their own decisions and solutions. Learning to coach has improved my own performance and I am able to harvest this learning with the team of line managers who report into me. They in turn are developing a coaching approach. I have used my new coaching approach to enhance their self-awareness and their personal development has increased their levels of confidence and improved their competence as people managers. This has made us a strong Resource Team respected across the organisation. I have used my coaching skills to develop others across our function and this has enabled them to develop their potential and progress their careers. By developing internally, I am able to build a strong succession plan and as a result, we have high levels of job satisfaction and good attrition rates within our function. Understanding the coaching process and using a coaching model has helped me to structure my sessions effectively and I have really benefited through learning to use new tools and techniques e.g. the Values activity has helped my clients with better decision making. Overall, my two years of training as a Coach with i2l has been life changing and it has been so beneficial not only in my work but in my personal life. I have learnt so much about myself in the process and I have become a more understanding person as a result.

Clare has been absolutely fantastic, forever patient, a trusted and reliable guide

Clare has been absolutely fantastic, forever patient, a trusted and reliable guide. I will forever be grateful for her belief in me to complete this course, when I was seriously doubting myself at times. Clare is a model coach and a great tutor. I have learned a skill that I thought I would never have. I have a very thorough understanding of coaching and all it’s attributes, but also a good understanding and confidence of where and how to find out an awful lot more about things. The programme was probably a lot more involved and time consuming that I had anticipated, but thoroughly fulfilling and satisfying to complete.”

Really impressed already by the resources on this course

Thank you again for all the resources. I must say I’m really impressed already by resources on this course and most particularly by the level of your personal support.

A warm and friendly environment

I’ve appreciated all the support you’ve given, all the feedback to help me over ‘stuck’ points in the assignments and for creating such a warm and friendly environment in all the training sessions, both face to face and virtually. I’ve really enjoyed being part of this programme and am so glad to have done it as it’s given me such a positive start to my coaching journey. I’m now a member of my internal coaching pool and working with three clients.

Reminded me of the power of real coaching

Your coaching webinars are fantastic and really helped me to get back to the essence of coaching. Following on from my experience within the online coaching industry (I think it should be renamed as online marketing industry ??) I questioned my skills, my passion for it and the purpose of coaching, but your work and sessions helped me to get back to the heart of why I was passionate about it in the first place and reminded me of the power of real/true coaching ?

Helps to piece together and reinforce practical coaching 

I must admit I didn’t think I would enjoy the assignment side, but unlike other assignment-based assessments I have undertaken in the past, I feel that this one does help to piece together and reinforce some of the practical coaching

A fantastic, engaging, and thought provoking workshop

“Thank you for delivering a fantastic, engaging enlightening, no nonsense and thought provoking 2 day workshop. I honestly mean it. I thought it was excellent. In terms of a learning experience I couldn’t fault it. The pacing, content, tone and environment you created was so conducive to learning. I learnt SO much and equally as important I have been inspired to want to learn more. You made me feel comfortable outside my comfort zone!! It was great to be with such lovely and interesting people as well. Thank you”