Coaching & Mentoring
Choose Your Qualification Level
How Do I Choose The Right Level Of Management Qualification?
Our Level 3 qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring are very much focused on developing the skills needed to be a coach or a mentor. They provide a good introduction to both subjects and are ideal for those who are wanting to become a coach or mentor, for those who wish to undertake a qualification to underpin their experience, or for first line managers who are coaching and mentoring teams and individuals.
Our Level 5 qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring and more aligned to those with experience of coaching and mentoring. Whilst these qualifications still have a focus on developing skills, they also take more of an organisational perspective than the level 3 qualifications do, looking at the link between coaching and mentoring and organisational objectives. The Level 5 is ideal for middle managers, practicing coaches and mentors who work with teams and individuals and those with responsibility for embedding coaching and mentoring within an organisation.
There is a much greater emphasis on theory, as well as practice and a commitment to a higher number of hours of independent study.
CMI Level 7 qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring focus on applying the skills at a senior level and are therefore designed for those involved in coaching or mentoring leaders or for senior managers with responsibility for implementing coaching and mentoring strategy. The modules build on leadership skills as well as coaching and mentoring practice.
Completing a postgraduate qualification means you will have a great depth of knowledge, and an understanding of the role and responsibilities of strategic leadership in terms of coaching and mentoring. You will develop and use skills in critical analysis and reflection and know how to develop coaching and mentoring strategy that will drive organisational performance.
At this level of study you will be asked to evaluate and critically analyse models and concepts and to apply these to the context of an organisation. As a Masters-level qualification, you will need to be able to commit to an extensive programme of study, be very self-motivated and self-disciplined so that you make good progress, as well as being capable of studying at this academic level.