ILM Level 5 Certificate & Diploma in Coaching & Mentoring

Who are these qualifications for?

The Certificate and Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring are ideal qualifications for managers with significant responsibility for coaching and mentoring as part of 
their day-to-day role. They are also designed to develop learners planning to move into a development role or start a career as a freelance coach and mentor.

Benefits for individuals:

  • Get a critical understanding of the role and responsibilities of the workplace coach and mentor
  • Deepen your understanding of how coaching and mentoring can impact an organisation
  • Be able to assess your own skills, behaviours and knowledge as a coach and mentor
  • Provide evidence of your own development as a coach and mentor through the qualification
  • Plan your further development
  • Plan, deliver and review coaching and mentoring in your organisation.

Benefits for employers 


  • Ensure the managers you develop as coaches or mentors are properly equipped with the skills, knowledge and ethical understanding they need
  • Develop a coaching and mentoring culture in your organisation, so that managers are able to provide effective support for the development of others and improve their performance.

Qualification overview

There are three mandatory units in each qualification. The first unit, ‘Understanding the skills, principles
and practice of effective management coaching and mentoring’ aims to enable learners to understand the role and contribution of coaching and mentoring, and build a business case.

The second unit, ‘Reviewing own ability as a management coach or mentor’ aims to give learners the ability to critically review their own personal qualities, skills
and competence.

For the Certificate, the third unit requires learners to demonstrate their ability to plan, deliver and review
at least 12 hours of coaching and mentoring in the workplace. For the Diploma, the final unit is an extended 100 hours of coaching and mentoring, with multiple clients, and there is an added focus on using supervision and reflective review to develop individual practice.

Training with Women to Work

Women to Work brings inspiring delivery, motivational support and an in-depth knowledge and experience of coaching and mentoring to these ILM Level 5 qualifications.

Here are some testimonials from client’s who are currently taking the qualification and have been working with one of our Founders and Coaches, alongside, some further organisational testimonials.

Here are some testimonials to give you a flavor of what to expect when working with Jenny and Emma

 “I undertook my ILM Coaching and Mentoring Study (Level 5) with Jenny and Emma over a period of 18 months.

 My experiences of Emma and Jenny are that they are driven by delivering quality in all they do. To me, they are passionate about working with people from a range of backgrounds, supporting them to make a difference or change and really respecting whatever the person holds dear.

They provided a well-structured ILM programme suiting different learning styles, through different mediums e.g. on-line, telephone support, offering Skype support, paper hand-out materials, group sessions and support/information via email.

Emma and Jenny are true professionals and have a range of experience and materials which they drew upon and shared throughout the programme.

They work well together, are approachable, listen well, are highly organised and to the point, which is a huge help when you are studying, working and juggling many other elements of life!

I would thoroughly recommend ‘Women to Work’ as a business and as an ILM Coaching and Mentoring Course Provider.”

Anne Raw, HR & L&D Professional

“This is a fantastic course, very well run, challenged my coaching and helped me to develop, would recommend.”

Vicky Blissett, Director of Employee Engagement and Development, Ashfield, part of UDG Healthcare Plc

The programme will suit individuals wishing to take a qualification independently, individuals working within an organisation or for an organisation looking to run an in-house coaching and mentoring training programme.

To find out more about how you can get started with an ILM Coaching & Mentoring qualification please get in touch.

For organisations wishing to book multiple places, to run an in-house or full face to face workshop version of the programme or for those interested in ILM Level 3 Coaching and Mentoring qualifications please get in touch.

Please note, these qualifications are offered in association with Red Vanilla, a Sheffield based accredited ILM Centre.