ILM Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring

Coaching and mentoring are gaining importance in organisations and at individual’s level. Throughout the past few years, research suggests that coaching and mentoring have substantial impact on individual and organisational performance.

The Coaching and Mentoring Programme will expand your knowledge and understanding of theories and then relate that understanding to the skills and approaches necessary to develop professionally as a coach or mentor.


  • Learn about coaching and mentoring as powerful development tools
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of an effective coach and mentor
  • Explore different coaching and/or mentoring models
  • Develop practical skills, tools and techniques to support these models
  • Put your new skills into practice – carry out supervised coaching and/or mentoring sessions
  • Analyse, assess and plan improvements to your own coaching and/or mentoring ability
  • Implement coaching and mentoring in your organisation

Overview of ILM Units

Two mandatory units

8578-300 Understanding Good Practice in Workplace Coaching
8578-304 Understanding Good Practice in Workplace Mentoring

Optional units (Group 1 or Group 2)

Group 1

8578-302 Undertaking an Extended Period of Coaching in the Workplace
8578-303 Reflecting on Workplace Coaching Skills

Group 2

8578-306 Undertaking an Extended Period of Mentoring in the Workplace
8578-307 Reflecting on Workplace Mentoring Skills

Who should attend?

  • Individuals who want to gain a broader understanding of coaching and mentoring.
  • Senior managers who want to set up coaching and/or mentoring within their organisations.
  • Managers who would like to develop their employees and encourage a more productiveness.
  • Anyone who wants to explore coaching and mentoring concepts.
  • Individuals who would like to set up a new career as professional coaches or mentors.