ILM Level 3 Award & Certificate in Effective Coaching

An inspiring development programme for managers and coaches, to boost your capability and your confidence

ILM Level 3 Coaching Programme, now run virtually

We are now taking bookings for the next cohort on our ILM Level 3 Coaching Accreditation programme, which has been adapted to run entirely virtually.

The course consists of 6 half day engaging and participative workshops, run via Zoom

Please contact us to find out more

In addition to attending all sessions, there will be written and coaching assignments for you to complete, with our support.


Coaching for Growth

Do you coach others as part of your role?

Are you looking to develop a career in coaching?

Could you benefit from a step change in your confidence and credibility?

Are you at a career crossroads, and seeking to use your existing skills in a new way?

We can create a breakthrough in the impact of your coaching by developing your skills & expertise, whilst helping you gain a nationally recognised qualification.

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What is different about us?

We run our training in small groups and work hard to support everyone throughout the whole programme. All workshops are currently running via Zoom.

We offer additional virtual group coaching sessions to share achievements and challenges, answer questions and provide advice, and keep everyone’s momentum going while you complete your assignments.

We are coaches ourselves, so we practice what we preach!

We have launched a monthly support and networking group, Coaches & Coffee, to create a sense of community after your workshops have finished, to keep in touch and offer further opportunities for skills development. These are friendly and informal and help you keep developing your coaching skills.

Who is our coaching for?

Our Level 3 Award & Certificate in Coaching is ideal for anyone who coaches others, particularly (but not exclusively) in the context of work, as a trainer, consultant, leader or colleague.

1. Team Leaders and Managers: we can help bring a coaching mind-set to your leadership style, to improve performance at work HR Professionals and Managers: we can help create a coaching culture in your workplace
2. Those at a career crossroads, we will help you create new career opportunities by using your existing skills in a new way
3. Existing coaches: we can help you create stunning results by boosting your coaching capabilities
4. Independent coaches: boost your business with focused skills development & a recognised and respected qualification Coaching uses skilled questioning through 1-1 conversations to help people define their own goals, and find their own solutions.

It raises self-awareness to unlock inner potential, and encourages responsibility to create sustainable change and progress.

Coaching for growth: What you need to know

Comprises 3 one day workshops, a month apart

During the current situation, we have replaced these with 6 half day virtual workshops, via Zoom

Takes place in a relaxed environment, with small groups and experienced facilitators
Provides the core knowledge, skills and behaviours to coach confidently and effectively
Highly engaging, participative, creative and lots of fun
Plenty of discussion & activities, skills practice & individual feedback, to aid self awareness and personal development
Prepares you to undertake individual assignments to be completed at your own pace
Extensive support is offered throughout, until you complete the course

We offer 2 levels within our ILM LEVEL 3 Coaching Programme

Award Level: requires 6 hours of practical coaching
Certificate Level: requires 12 hours of coaching with 2 different people

Both programmes comprise the same training workshops, accompanied by individual written and coaching assignments, throughout which you will be fully supported by our trainers and your fellow delegates. You can complete these at your own pace. Our style is friendly, relaxed and interactive – you will be learning and practising your skills in a fully supportive environment.

What people are saying about our Training

Very interesting and enlightening and surprisingly lots of fun
Rosie Rycroft, one of our first attendees

I really enjoyed your training style, and felt confident to participate fully.
Nicky Frobisher, Cohort 1

Really enjoying being part of this; mixing with interesting people, building important skills & gaining a recognised qualification at the same time!
Paul Sharp, Cohort 2
A great training course: good pace, engaging delivery style & plenty of interaction. I came away with great practical tips & a clear plan
Jo Boswell, Cohort 2

What skills and knowledge will I gain?

There are 3 stages to our ILM Level 3 Award and Certificate in Coaching

Unit 1: Understanding good practice in workplace coaching

The role of the coach, the benefits, skills and behaviours of an effective coach
Contracting, ethics and record keeping when coaching
Agreeing goals, structuring coaching, overcoming barriers and working with different learning styles
Completing a series of written assignments to demonstrate knowledge and understanding
Establishing and developing practical coaching skills

Unit 2: Undertaking a period of coaching in the workplace

Planning coaching, building trust & rapport and contracting with your coachee
Conducting 6, or 12, hours of workplace coaching, and keeping accurate records
Using diagnostic and assessment tools to increase self awareness
Using feedback to develop coaching capability and confidence

Unit 3: Reflecting on workplace coaching skills

Analysing the success of your coaching, with our support, to help future growth
Analysing your coaching strategies, using appropriate tools and techniques
Personal evaluation, reflecting on your personal strengths and development areas
Planning continuing learning, creating tangible actions and next steps

Bespoke learning: 1-1 coaching or group sessions

Like all our training, these fantastic results can be created through learning designed to meet your unique needs, so please contact us to find out how we can

Create a team of confident, credible, skilled coaches within your organisation
Help you become a confident, credible, skilled coach yourself.