The ILM Recognised Coaching Supervision Training Course is a practical and workplace-friendly programme providing frameworks, question sets, skills and techniques for coaching supervisors.
Who is this course for?
This accredited coaching supervision training course is designed for qualified and experienced coaches with a minimum of 30 hours’ experience at delivering formal coaching sessions. It can be delivered inhouse to organisations or attended by individuals at our open course.
What does this course cover?
This programme takes a workplace-friendly approach to coaching supervision, providing an introduction to current coaching supervision models, the GROW-Supervision framework for supervision sessions, plus tools for one-to-one and group supervision, including Permission Protocol, the Balance of Assumptions, and Somatic Coaching.
A key element of this course is its focus on reflection and discovery on who you are and how you are being as a coach, and how to enable your supervisees to uncover similar insights.
Workplace coaching supervisors need to know how to provide a safe and collaborative experience for their internal coaches. Based on our Four-Way Contract, which identifies the key areas of focus for a supervisor of workplace coaches, the curriculum covers all aspects of Coaching Supervision including: regularity, content of a session, pitfalls, ethics, and boundaries, as well as an introduction to all the main coaching supervision models in use by professional coaches today.
The course also covers tools and techniques for use in delivering supervision to professional coaches, and which will expand the candidate’s repertoire and deepen their awareness as a coach, including:
- The Coaching Supervision Framework GROW-S
- Coaching Supervision Models:
- The Four-way Contract
- The Seven-Eyed Model
- Tools and techniques for coaching supervision:
- The OK Corral
- The Balance of Assumptions
- The Drama Triangle
- Permission Protocol
- Self-Limiting Beliefs
- Coaching Feedback
- Somatic coaching
- Group Coaching Supervision
- Association for Coaching Coach Supervisor Competency Framework
Like all of our training, the style is fast paced, challenging, practical, and highly interactive. It is structured around live demonstrations by trainers, self-directed learning and interactive practice by participants, in a safe and fun learning environment.
Comprehensive materials are provided including a glossary of effective questions for supervisors, GROW-S worksheets, and a course manual.
Entry level on the Coaching Supervision Training Course is accreditation as a coach, and experience of delivering at least 30 hours of formal coaching sessions. The course is delivered both as an online series of training sessions open to any qualifying coach, or in-house to organisations. Please contact us for a quote if you would like to bring this course into your organisation.
“Coaching supervision is a conversation with a coaching approach that provides a thinking space where coaches can be supported in reflecting upon their work with clients, build their confidence, reinforce their coaching mindset, and receive mentoring, recognition and challenge from another experienced coach.” – Carol Wilson
The course is led by our Head of Training, James Wright MA (Hons) MSc, who has delivered thousands of hours of coaching, coach training, and supervision training, to organisations and coaches in 27 countries.
This course is eligible for an ILM Recognised Certificate & Digital Credential in Coaching Supervision. ILM is the leadership arm of City & Guilds, the UK’s foremost body for workplace qualifications. Candidates also receive our GROW-S Certificate of accreditation in Coaching Supervision.
After each training session there will be an assignment comprising:
- a practice session with another participant on the course (assigned during the first training session), lasting 30 minutes each way
- deliver a coaching supervision session to a practising coach of your choice outside the course (at least 30 minutes)
- approximately 10 minutes’ reading from the course manual
The requirements for attaining the ILM Recognised Credential are:
- submit a case study of an individual or group coaching supervision session you have delivered of 800-1000 words
- submit a log to show you have delivered four coaching supervision sessions to any practising coach (signed by the coach)
- submit a log to show you have received four coaching supervision sessions from another participant/s on the course, signed by the participant/s
How long is this course?’
Inhouse in organisations: 2 days (or online equivalent in shorter sessions) delivered over 1-2 months, or shorter 1/2 day or 1 day workshops.
Open to the public: 4 x 2.5-hour sessions delivered at fortnightly intervals.
Coaching Supervision Training Course dates 2024:
This is a global online training course delivered on the dates below. Training times are 09.00 – 11.30 London time (please be aware of British Summer Time changes if you are attending from another time zone).
If this time zone does not work for you, please scroll down for details of our Autumn course in 2024 which runs from 12.00-14.30.
This is a global online training course delivered on the dates below. Training times are 12.00-14.30 London time (please be aware of British Summer Time changes if you are attending from another time zone).
If this time zone does not work for you, the next course in Spring 2025 will be delivered between 09.00-11.30 London time.
The cost of the course is £1,250 +VAT per person
ILM Recognised Credential in Coaching Supervision £120 +VAT (optional)
(Group rates are available for delivery to organisations)
To book this course, click here.
To find out more, about coaching supervision training please contact us
Comments from trainees on the Coaching Supervision course
Watch this video to see what previous participants on the Coaching Supervision Course say:
Read some reviews of this course:
- “I have really enjoyed the course. I have attended many over the last 5 years that have been substandard and we as a group have been left underwhelmed. This was an exception! The models have given both my coaching and supervision a boost and the time to reflect and practice with people has boosted confidence.
James has been a great facilitator being able to balance his input and expertise as a trainer, with his ability to draw out our thinking. He has really made us think and provided relevant and interesting examples when needed. We have also been lucky with the delegates on the programme – all being of the ‘right’ standard. This has helped both the learning process and the practical nature to be successful.” – Richard Lockyer, CEO OLEVI.
- “So very happy to be on the course with great people and fab trainer. I adore coaching and your organisation.” – Mandy Hawkes, Amanda Coaching
- “As an educator and someone who has a lot to say regarding ideal adult learning conditions, humanity and diversity in how folks bring themselves to adult virtual learning and psychological safety in groups, I can honestly say that this was one of the very best first sessions of continuing coach education that I have attended in the last 16 years as a coach! Keep doing what you’re doing – don’t change a thing!” – Deborah Shukyn-Plageman (Miller) M.Ed., PCC, CCDP, CEO and Founder at PersonaGrata Consulting, Toronto, Canada.
- “My biggest takeaway was learning that a supervisor’s role is to concentrate on improving the relationship the coach has with their coachee, it’s not to develop the coach specifically. I really enjoyed the somatic, body work exercise we did. Also the participants were all lovely people and James did an excellent job as our trainer!” – Tony Phillips, Coaching Approach.
- “I did a lot of research. What attracted me to this programme was the sense of challenging, reflection, and this is how I’d be it, so I really appreciate that opportunity. I wasn’t looking for a training course where I could just get another piece of paper, I wanted to be in a place where I can grow, and this has really allowed me to do that.” – Joanne Blackerby, ICF MCC, CPDC, NBHWC, Austin Texas.
- “It’s been really refreshing to meet new people from all parts of the world, who have different experiences that I probably would never have come across. That has definitely been a massive plus of doing this course.” – Ed Fraser, ILM Level 7 Executive & Business Coach.
- “One of the most significant things I have learned from the coaching supervision workshops has been the nature by which supervision can flow in a much more organic manner both in coach-coachee and with a coach-coaching supervisor pairings. I found this to be the case in all of my sessions with coaches for this course compared to what I had been doing previously (a much more ‘pure coaching’ approach). Supervision is a powerful way to support trainee coaches who are gaining coaching hours experience and working through their assignments. It provides them with a safe place to talk through their thought processes and share ideas.
Ethical and or difficult situations that require conversations with the employer within the Four-way Contract to be consulted can greatly benefit from supervision sessions, particularly when a coach feels that they have exhausted all possibilities or the situation is becoming more than they are able to deal with in a balanced manner.
These sessions can provide the coach with more strategies that they may not be aware of, suggestions of own past experiences and time to think through and plan next steps. I am much more confident about applying varied techniques to my coaching and supervision that allow a more free approach.
I am very much more aware of the importance of establishing the 4-way contract and asking for permissions throughout a conversation, as well as making suggestions when appropriate and with that vital permission from the coach or coachee.
I have found somatic coaching and the clean language concepts fascinating, both of which I will be exploring further in my coaching and personal development, as well as with academic coaching and in my lessons with students.” – Jennifer Doyle. Learning Coach (staff) and Academic Coach (students), Tanglin Trust School, Singapore