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ILM Level 7 Certificate and Diploma for Executive and Senior Level Coaches and Mentors

This page covers the new 8589 qualification

Who are these qualifications for?

The Level 7 Certificate and Diploma for Executive and Senior Level Coaches and Mentors is designed for senior managers, human resource and organisational development professionals who want to develop their expertise and credibility in the fields of coaching and mentoring, or to establish coaching on an organisational level. They are also ideal for professional coaches and mentors seeking to enhance and accredit their experience with a nationally recognised qualification.

Benefits of the ILM Level 7 Coaching qualification for individuals

  • Know how to review and build the context, strategy, culture and processes for coaching and mentoring at a senior and strategic level
  • Understand and analyse different coaching and mentoring models and their impact
  • Learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of coaching and mentoring in an organisation
  • Critically review your own communication skills, emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills and values, to assess your competence as a coach or mentor
  • Plan, deliver and review coaching and mentoring contact with clients at a senior and strategic level.

Benefits of the ILM Level 7 Coaching qualification for employers

  • Implement coaching in complex working environments or at a senior and strategic level in your organisation
  • Ensure your organisation’s coaches and mentors are properly equipped with the skills, knowledge and ethical understanding they need
  • Benchmark your organisation’s approach against the latest and best industry practice
  • Create a coaching and mentoring culture in which senior managers and leaders demonstrate their commitment to supporting their own and others’ development and performance improvement.

There are three mandatory units in each qualification. The first unit, ‘Understanding the context of coaching and mentoring in a strategic business environment’ aims to enable individuals to critically review the role and contribution of coaching and mentoring at a senior level. The second unit, ‘Reviewing own ability as a management coach or mentor’ will give learners the tools and techniques to review and improve their own practise, and understand how the client’s organisational culture and structure affects the coaching and mentoring relationship.

For the ILM Level 7 Certificate, the third unit requires learners to demonstrate their ability to plan, deliver and review at least 20 hours of coaching and mentoring in their workplace. For the ILM Level 7 Diploma, this unit is extended to 100 hours of coaching and mentoring, and there is an added focus on assessing their work against best practice standards and benchmarks.

To download the ILM 8589 'Q Card' click here

Contact Malcolm Yates at Focus Management for Business Limited for further detail (01623 345110) or download the ILM Level 7 coaching course brochure by clicking here

Quotes from the CIPD

Click here to see Judith Cashmore-James talking about coaching

‘The construction industry has traditionally been known for having a 'command and control' management culture. What we've started through coaching is a more empowering and creative culture where people don’t need to wait to tell someone what to do or wait to be told themselves’

‘Feedback from the coachees is that managers have created better working relationships and were more effective in communicating with their teams – resulting in improved team results.’

‘Business results were growing steadily and the staff survey results were improving so the programme must have been doing something right.’

‘The organisation has identified clear performance differences between those who are coached and those who are not in terms of meeting targets and quickly addressing issues that arise.'

‘Within just five months, the sales team had met their targets for the first time and within a year were continually surpassing them.’

‘Change is quicker as well as more focused as a result of the coaching interventions.’

‘In the Sunday Times poll of 100 Best Companies To Work For we went from 78th to 42nd to 30th and we were voted Scotland’s Learning Employer of the Year 2004 by Learndirect Scotland’

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