Taught course

Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring (ILM Level 5)

UWE Bristol · Bristol Business School

Entry requirements

This programme is designed for:

  • Managers with significant responsibility for effective coaching and mentoring as part of their daily role working with employees and colleagues within an organisational context
  • Aspirational or early career freelance coaches or mentors offering coaching and mentoring to people within work settings
  • Individuals aspiring to take up coaching or mentoring as part of their role

This programme is partly delivered online. To ensure you can participate fully, please see the following required computer specifications:

Operating system: Windows 7+, Mac OS 10.9

Web browser: Google Chrome is the optimal browser. However other browsers such as Firefox, safari and Microsoft Edge are also compatible.

Required Plugins: Adobe Flash Player

Additional requirements:

  • 256 MB RAM
  • 20 MB free disk space
  • Internet Access - 28.8 kbps speed or above (Broadband connection highly recommended). Slower internet connections may cause issues with audio and video.
  • Soundcard with microphone and headphones (A headset with microphone/headphones is highly recommended)
  • Webcam

Months of entry


Course content

At Bristol Business School, our portfolio of open programmes offers you and your business a flexible learning solution.

Our Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring programme aims to give you the skills and experience to develop your coaching/mentoring skills by practically completing coaching/mentoring sessions and critically reviewing these.

Our programmes are delivered by experienced academics and practitioners, who combine cutting-edge thinking with a practical, real-world focus, ensuring our programmes meet professional and industry needs.

Firmly rooted in academic ideas and research, the team of tutors (all practising coaches and mentors) will navigate participants through the ways in which coaching can use a range of interventions which support and embellish practice, theory and coach/coachee behaviours.

The course will help the candidates move away from formulaic questions to an engagement of managers in complex ways of thinking. Practice will be a key part of class and include the use of live examples of coaching, working in coaching triads and giving and receiving feedback.

The cohorts and tutors will work together to learn and reflect upon well-researched approaches and will introduce the coaching techniques and the use of creative questions and ideas for making coaching and mentoring dynamic and will help participants move toward coaching and mentoring mastery.

For further details about each of the sessions and the assignments please see our programme brochure.

Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • CPD
    part time
    13 months months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

This qualification is accredited by the ILM.

European Mentoring and Coaching Council UK (EMCC UK)

All ILM students who are studying for an ILM coaching and mentoring qualification are eligible for a 25% reduction in membership with the EMCC UK.

EMCC UK is a professional membership organisation which encourages excellence and progression for mentors, coaches and supervisors. ILM are delighted to have partnered with EMCC UK to offer ILM learners studying for a coaching and mentoring qualification 25% off membership.

Course contact details

Professional Development Team, College of Business and Law
0117 32 81043 (option 1, then 2)