ILM level 5 certificate in effective coaching and mentoring

Love Your Coaching
Course summary
Professional Training
4 days
1,995 GBP excl. VAT
Part time
Online courses

Course description

ILM Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring (Webinar) 

Advance your coaching - earn a valuable qualification. Small group training, for a door-opening coaching qualification.

Level 5 certificate in effective coaching and mentoring. Awarded by the Institute of Leadership and Management

Earn a highly respected, nationally recognised coaching qualification

  • Learn effective and powerful skills and approaches to coaching
  • Learn how to structure coaching sessions so that they are effective and impactful
  • Use coaching skills for your job or your business

The level 5 certificate in effective coaching  and mentoring is the Institute of Leadership and Management’s most popular coaching course. It allows managers and others who are new to coaching to learn high quality coaching skills, for use on an everyday basis.

Adding this qualification to your experience marks you out as a high-quality coach, able to access coaching skills at any time.

Key features

  • Small groups – maximum of 8 people
  • Highly practical and participative approach
  • Written and verbal feedback on your coaching sessions
  • Unlimited tutorial support between training room days
  • Continual support until you pass your ILM qualification
  • Thriving alumni community, to continue your learning


The three units of the ILM level 5 certificate in effective coaching are:

  1. Understanding the skills, principles and practices of effective management coaching and mentoring
  2. Undertaking coaching at a senior level – 18 hours
  3. Reviewing your own ability as a coach at a management level

These are assessment by:

  • A written assignment about coaching at senior level
  • 18 hours of coaching practice, including assessment of a coaching session, and completion of coaching logs
  • A reflective journal, showing your development as a coach

These assignments are undertaken after the training days have finished and are completed within 6 months.

Assignment support

Many adult learners have not undertaken formal assignments or study for many years. We understand this and provide a high level of support, so that everyone gets through the challenging times and completes their assignments. The support includes:

Full guidance on completion of assignments

  • Template answer books to follow
  • Example assignments to draw inspiration from
  • Marking and reviews of assignments, prior to final submission to the ILM
  • Detailed feedback on your coaching practice
  • Unlimited tutorial support and mentoring through the process

Our approach

Coaching is a practical skill, with a theoretical basis. Our approach is that we practice the skill in the training room and study the theory outside of the training room.

This makes the training days highly focussed, active and practical, with opportunities to coach, be coached, receive feedback and work on coaching skills.

At the same time, we provide support to make sure the academic and study element is fully met, by providing resources, guidance and specific texts to study

Tutor team

The lead trainer for the Level 5 programme is Charlie Warshawski. He has been coaching since 2017 and delivering ILM qualifications since 2014. His own coaching practice is of over 1000 hours, and he focusses on coaching leaders in education.

Charlie’s approach is inclusive, structured, rigorous and empathetic. Learners are highly supported, respectfully challenged and helped to become the best coaches they can  be.

Alongside Charlie is a team of experienced coach trainers, all of whom have taken the ILM qualification through Love Your Coaching. They support training days, feedback to coaches and assessments.

Suitability - Who should attend?

No previous coaching qualification is necessary to enrol on this coaching course…..

People who enrol for this ILM level 5 programme are normally in management positions in organisations or run their own businesses. Our candidate profiles include:

  • New to coaching or with limited coaching experience
  • Hold a management position in an organisation, or
  • Self employed, and looking to coach at a management level

Outcome / Qualification etc.

You will earn

The prestigious ILM level 5 certificate in effective coaching and mentoring.

You will learn

  • All the skills and structures for effective coaching conversations
  • How to develop supportive and impactful coaching relationships
  • How to develop your own coaching style

By the end of this programme you will have the skills, experience and the qualification to know you are a qualified coach.

Expectations for successful candidates for this qualification include:

  • Access to approved coach registers, with the NHS and elsewhere
  • Significant career progression opportunities: most senior roles in HR and management are calling for coaching skills and qualifications

Training Course Content

Course outcomes

On completion of this programme, you will be able to

  • Access your coaching skills for structured coaching sessions
  • Carry out informal and impromptu coaching sessions in the workplace and elsewhere
  • Balance between support and challenge, empathy and rigour in your coaching
  • Have the skills to help people you coach self reflect and come up with their own solutions


In order to meet the qualification requirements, the training covers topics that include:

  • Coaching definitions and explanations
  • Self-assessing on coaching skills
  • Coaching skills, including questions, listening, pausing, challenging respectfully, managing the process
  • A variety of structures for standard coaching sessions
  • Goals, actions and commitment in coaching
  • The coaching relationship

Why choose Love Your Coaching

95% pass rate for our qualification courses

1400 + learners accredited

Full support throughout the qualification process

Top 10 Awards

Top 10 Winner - 2021

We're delighted Love Your Coaching is a winner of our Top 10 Courses 2021 in Top 10 Online Human Resources Courses.

Each year, we select the Top 10 most popular courses on our site in some of the most popular categories to make it easier for our users to find the right course for them - so you can book with confidence.


Course fee:

L5 commercial (webinar): £1995 (not inclusive of VAT or the ILM fee)

L5 self-funded (webinar): £1575 (not inclusive of VAT or the ILM fee)

In addition to the core course fee is a registration fee for the ILM of £146 - no VAT

2022 - April webinar dates:

April 25th + 26th (am), May 4th+ 5th (am), June 8th + 9th (am), June 13th + 14th (pm)

(AM sessions are from 09.00-12.30 PM sessions are from 13.30-17.00)

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Average rating 5

Based on 5 reviews.

Greg J.
This was the best training I have ever been on, Charlie was engaging and enlightening throughout the course, and I went from having no idea what coaching really meant to being a fully-fledged coach with professional accreditation and a new focus on life and wellbeing. Greg Juckes
Emma F.
I completed the ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring with Charlie in 2019 and I can’t rate the programme highly enough. Charlie’s expert knowledge, skill and energy for coaching is exemplary. He is a fantastic trainer and I enjoyed every minute of the programme. Without doubt the programme transformed my coaching skills and cement...
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Angela K.
I recently undertook ILM Coaching with Charlie -love your coaching. Charlies approach to supporting our group through the ILM certification was supportive and intuitive. He was always able to adapt to our needs with great patience and honesty. I personally found his style of facilitation a great support, leading me to understand the possibilitie...
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