Our next in-person programme begins April 2025

Coaching has an amazing impact on our ability to communicate, to lead, influence, to support and enable. It teaches us so much about ourselves and helps increase our confidence, our performance and our well-being.

If you’d like to develop your coaching skills further, deepen your practice and gain an industry recognised qualification, the ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring is for you.

And new for 2025, we’ll be offering EMCC accreditation alongside the ILM qualification – more information to follow soon.

Perhaps you are a manager or Human Resources / Organisation Development professional wishing to build on your existing coaching skills and develop your expertise and credibility in executive and senior level coaching and mentoring.

Or maybe you’re a professional coach or mentor looking to enhance and accredit your experience, or you have a dream of establishing a coaching business.

ILM’s coaching and mentoring qualifications provide a recognised structure for learning and are the industry standard for coaches. In addition, having a European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) accreditation is a celebration of everything you have learned and experienced as a coach or mentor up until now. It says to your clients or your organisation that you are practicing at a level which has been assessed and verified by a professional body. We are currently working towards our EMCC Global Quality Award and anticipate that when our programme starts in spring 2025, you will have everything you need to complete your ILM qualification and an EMCC accreditation with us.

Benefits for individuals

    • Understand the strategic purposes of coaching and mentoring at an executive or senior level
    • Analyse the knowledge, skills, behaviours and practices necessary for effective coaching or mentoring at an executive or senior level
    • Plan, deliver and review own effective coaching or mentoring at an executive or senior level
    • Learn why reflective learning is important for own professional practice
    • Be able to plan own future professional development activities as a coach or mentor operating at an executive or senior level

Benefits for organisations

    • Implement coaching in complex working environments or at an executive or senior level in your organisation
    • Ensure your organisation’s coaches and mentors are properly equipped with the skills, knowledge and understanding they need
    • 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

Why choose us?

  • Our facilitators bring the curiosity, compassion and energy you’d expect of a good coach to everything they do – to every learning session, supervision group and 1-1 conversation.
  • All sessions are interactive, thought provoking and practical – we are great believers in learning from experience which is underpinned by a good theoretical base.
  • We’re proud of the support we offer for learners both during and after our programmes and you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you are supported by experienced coaches and a qualified coach supervisor throughout. This will help you grow and develop without feeling overwhelmed.
  • All our programmes include high quality learning resources both in hard copy and electronically.
  • We have a wealth of experience of coaching in a wide range of contexts – including the NHS, senior civil service, businesses and the voluntary sector. We are a values-led team and providing social value is important to us. We are involved in initiatives to promote inclusion including volunteering with the wonderful Queen Bee Coaching.
  • We know that the learning doesn’t stop when the course finishes! We offer a complementary workshop if you want to set up your own coaching business and 3 months free access to our Consciously Connected Coaching Collective

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Provisional dates

    • 23 and 24 April 2025 – full learning days including coaching practice
    • 21 and 22 May 2025 – full learning days including coaching practice
    • 25 and 26 June 2025 – full learning days including coaching practice
    • June/July 2025 – 2 x online learning half-day sessions via Zoom
    • Ongoing 1-1 online tutorial support and supervision
    • 6 months membership of the Consciously Connected Coaching Collective


Provisionally, the Didsbury House, Didsbury Park, Didsbury Village, M20 5LJ