ILM Accredited Coach Training Summary

This page provides details of the various types of certification available for our courses, including  ILM accredited coach training certification. As an accredited ILM Centre, we can provide Endorsed, Level 5, Level 7 and Diploma coaching certification. Candidates who complete the open Performance Coach Training Course or an in-house Culture at Work ILM Coaching & Mentoring Course, and successfully attain the appropriate assessment criteria described below, have a choice of six different types of coaching certification:

Certification Professional Title
Culture at Work Certificate Coaching for Performance Accredited Coach (CfPAC)
Our internal certification which recognises the contribution
of Sir John Whitmore to the design of the course
ILM Endorsed Certificate LM Endorsed Accredited Coach
Equally valid to the ILM Levels pathway, including an ILM Certificate
ILM Level 5 Certificate ILM Accredited Coach (Level 5) Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
ILM CREDITS: 13
ILM Level 5 Diploma ILM Accredited Coach (Level 5 Diploma) Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
ILM CREDITS: 37
ILM Level 7 Certificate ILM Accredited Coach (Level 7) Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
ILM CREDITS: 15
ILM Level 7 Diploma ILM Accredited Coach (Level 7 Diploma) Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
ILM CREDITS: 40

You can decide which type of certification to register for before or after you have completed the certification process at the end of your course.  Whichever certificate you start with, you can apply for  any of the others at a later date, when you can meet the relevant requirements.

The practical learning is the same for all the certifications. The difference between the ILM levels lies in the amount of coaching practice required, the level of seniority, and the written work delivered.

Accredited Coach Training Certification Requirements

Culture at Work Certificate: Coaching for Performance Accredited Coach (CfPAC)
A Coaching for Performance Accredited Coach (CfPAC) has been assessed and certified by Performance Coach Training Ltd or Culture at Work Ltd, as a professional coach qualified to coach in all categories and at all levels of seniority.

The name of the qualification recognises the contribution of our former partner, Sir John Whitmore, the founder of performance coaching, and author of “Coaching for Performance”, This seminal book defined the principles of coaching, sold over one million copies worldwide, and has been translated into 20 languages.

To achieve this certification, complete the Culture at Work Performance Coach Training/Coaching and Mentoring course and:

  • a.  Pass an assessment by delivering a session to another participant observed by a Culture at Work trainer.
  • b.  Provide confirmation from your coaching supervisor that you have attended at least one coaching supervision session. Your supervisor may be another participant from this course or an accredited coach.
  • c.  Produce a written case history of a coaching session, or a coaching series, or an example of how you have used the skills in your workplace. Include details of which tools you used. To protect confidentiality, do not disclose names but you must ask the permission of anyone else involved in the case history (800 – 1000 words).
  • d.  Provide confirmation from a coachee (who may be a participant from the course) that you have completed four sessions of at least 20 minutes each in length.
  • e.  Provide written confirmation from your coach (who may be another course participant or a coach certified by Culture at Work) that you have completed four sessions as a coachee, each at least 20 minutes in length

 

ILM Endorsed Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
Complete the Culture at Work Performance Coach Training/Coaching and Mentoring course and:

  • a.  Pass an assessment by delivering a session to another participant observed by a Culture at Work trainer.
  • b.  Provide confirmation from your coaching supervisor that you have attended at least one coaching supervision session. Your supervisor may be another participant from this course or an accredited coach.
  • c.  Produce a written case history of a coaching session, or a coaching series, or an example of how you have used the skills in your workplace. Include details of which tools you used. To protect confidentiality, do not disclose names but you must ask the permission of anyone else involved in the case history (800 – 1000 words).
  • d.  Provide confirmation from a coachee (which may be a participant from the course) that you have completed four sessions of at least 20 minutes each in length.
  • e.  Provide written confirmation from your coach (which may be another course participant or a coach certified by Culture at Work) that you have completed four sessions as a coachee, each at least 20 minutes in length.

 

ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
Complete the Culture at Work Performance Coach Training/Coaching and Mentoring course and the requirements for the ILM Endorsed Certificate above and:

  • a.  Provide a coaching log demonstrating that you have delivered 12 hours of executive coaching in the workplace since qualifying as an accredited coach.
  • b.  Write a discourse of at least 4000 words covering the following topics:
  •       – Understanding the Skills, Principles and Practice of Effective Management Coaching and Mentoring.
  •       – Undertaking Management Coaching or Mentoring in the Workplace.
  •       – Reviewing Own Ability as a Management Coach or Mentor.

 

ILM Level 5 Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring
Complete the Culture at Work Performance Coach Training/Coaching and Mentoring course, and the requirements for ILM Endorsed Certificate above, and deliver an extended period of supervised coaching and mentoring, with multiple clients,  with an added focus on using supervision and reflective review to develop individual practice.

  • a.  Provide a coaching log demonstrating that you have delivered 100 hours of executive coaching in the workplace since qualifying as an accredited coach.
  • b.  Provide a submission of at least 8000 words (which can include the discourse for Level 5 Certification) including:
  •       – Understanding the Skills, Principles and Practice of Effective Management Coaching and Mentoring.
  •       – Undertaking an Extended Period of Management Coaching or Mentoring in the Workplace.
  •       – Reviewing Own Ability as a Management Coach or Mentor.
  • c.  Provide a log signed by your Coaching Supervisor confirming that you have attended at least 3 supervision sessions (in person or by telephone). Your supervisor may be any qualified and practising executive coach and the log should include details of their coaching qualification.

 

ILM Level 7 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
Complete the Culture at Work Performance Coach Training/Coaching and Mentoring course, and the requirements for the  ILM Endorsed Certificate above, and:

  • a.  Provide a coaching log demonstrating that you have delivered 20 hours of executive coaching at a senior level in the workplace since qualifying as an accredited coach.
  • b.  Write a discourse of at least 10,000 words covering the following topics:
  •       – Understanding of the context of coaching and mentoring in a strategic business environment.
  •       – Undertaking coaching or mentoring at a senior and strategic level.
  •       – Reflecting on your own ability to perform effectively as a coach or mentor practising at a senior level.

 

ILM Level 7 Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring
Complete the Culture at Work Performance Coach Training/Coaching and Mentoring course, and the requirements for the ILM Endorsed Certificate above, and:

a.  Provide a coaching log demonstrating that you have delivered 100 hours of executive coaching at a senior level in the workplace since qualifying as an accredited coach.

b.  Write a discourse of at least 20,000 words covering the following topics:
– Understanding of the context of coaching and mentoring in a strategic business environment
– Undertaking an extended period of supervised coaching or mentoring at a senior or strategic level
– Reflecting on your own ability to perform effectively as a coach or mentor practising at a senior level

Develop a coaching culture in your own workplace

If you want to bring a coaching culture into your organisation,ILM Level 5, ILM Level 7, ILM Level 7 Diploma
click for details of the following training courses and workshops:

ILM Accredited Coaching and Mentoring  courses
Coaching and Mentoring workshops
Leading Without Formal Authority training
Unconscious Bias workshops
Mental Health First Aid workshops
Neuroscience in Emotional Intelligence workshopsAssociation for Coaching Accredited Coach Training
Mindfulness workshops
Coaching Keynotes and Conference Speakers
Train the Coach Trainer
Coaching Supervision workshops
Open Performance Coach Training courses

We deliver in-house programmes worldwide and in all main business languages
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