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?
Organisations and open to the public: qualified and experienced coaches with a minimum of 30 hours’ experience at delivering formal coaching sessions.
What does this course cover?
A workplace-friendly programme providing an introduction to current coaching supervision models, the GROW-S framework for supervision sessions, a focus on reflection about who you are and how you are being as a coach and supervisor.
How long is this course?’
Organisations and public courses: 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.
Deliverables on the Coaching Supervision Training Course:
You will learn about recognised coaching supervision models, including the Workplace Coaching Supervision Four-way Contract, plus tools for one-to-one and group supervision, including Permission Protocol, the Balance of Assumptions, and Somatic Coaching. Key elements of the course are reflection and discovery on who are you are and how you are being as a coach, and enabling 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.
- 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
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 on firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote if you would like to bring this course into your organisation.
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.
“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 of Accreditation 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 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 Certificate 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
Next Coaching Supervision Training Course dates:
Four 2.5-hour sessions from 14.00-16.30 UK time:
- Session 1: 14 February
- Session 2: 28 February
- Session 3: 14 March
- Session 4: 28 March
The cost of the course is £950+VAT per person.
ILM Recognised certificates in Coaching Supervision are available at £120+VAT per certificate (optional).
Group rates are available for delivery in-house to organisations.
To apply or find out more:
To find out more, as an individual or about bringing this course into your organisation, please email us on email@example.com or call us on +44 (0)207 022 4923,
To apply as an individual, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org providing details of your coaching qualification and experience.
Download our Information Pack Coaching Supervision Training Course.
Comments from trainees on the Coaching Supervision course
Watch this video to see what previous participants on the Coaching Supervision Course say:
“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