ILM level 7 certificate for senior level coaches and mentors

Love Your Coaching
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Professional Training
6 days
2,545 GBP excl. VAT
Part time
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2,545 GBP

Course description

ILM Level 7 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring for Executives and Senior Managers (Webinar)

Earn a highly respected, nationally recognised, advanced coaching qualification. Take on a new challenge for 2022 with a 10% discount special for April!

Level 7 certificate in coaching for executives and senior leaders. Awarded by the Institute of Leadership and Management.

The level 7 certificate in coaching for senior executives is the flagship programme of the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Adding this qualification to your experience marks you out as a high-quality coach, able to coach senior people in challenging circumstances.

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 7 certificate in coaching are:

  1. Understanding the principles and practice of effective coaching at a senior level
  2. Undertaking coaching at a senior level – 20 hours
  3. Reviewing your own ability as a coach acting at a senior level

These are assessment by:

A written assignment about coaching at senior level

  • 20 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:

  • Template answer books to follow
  • Full guidance on completion of assignments
  • 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 7 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 advanced coaching course…..

You will have been using coaching skills in your work or self-employment, and are likely to hold a senior leadership position.

It is not necessary to have an existing coaching qualification, but it is important that you understand the rudiments of coaching.

To help, we carry out a pre-booking informal assessment, to make sure that this course is at the right level for you.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

You will earn

The prestigious ILM level 7 certificate in coaching and mentoring for executives and senior leaders.

You will learn

  • All the skills and structures for coaching senior leaders
  • How to coach people in challenging circumstances
  • Long term coaching engagements

By the end of this programme you will have the skills, experience and the qualification to know you are an advanced 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


Take on a new challenge for 2022 with a 10% discount special for April!

Course Fees:

L7 Commercial: £2545 (Not inclusive of VAT or ILM fee)

L7 Self-funded: £2295 (Not inclusive of VAT or ILM fee)

In addition to the core course fee is a registration fee for the ILM of £197 - no VAT

We have two 2022 courses beginning in either April or September:

April 21st, 22nd (pm), 27th and 28th (am) May 19th, 20th, 26th & 27th (am) June 28th, 29th (pm) July 5th and 6th (am)

September 6th, 7th, 13th & 14th (pm) October 4th, 5th, 13th & 14th (pm)
November 15th, 16th, 22nd & 23rd (am)

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

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Average rating 5

Based on 5 reviews.

The course was very clearly laid out, there was a lot of interaction. The support from Charlie was excellent. The small number on the course made for a great team dynamic and allowed in-depth learning to take place. At the beginning I’d rate my coaching 4/10 and by the end: 8.5/10. I feel confident coaching, structuring programmes and explain th...
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Iain O.
I just wanted to thank you Charlie for your skill in guiding this mature fella through his coaching qualification. You have great team, an engaging and supportive style that did not let us off the hook!
Penny W.
Charlie was my trainer on my ILM Level 7 in Executive Coaching and Mentoring qualification and I would 100% recommend him as an extremely knowledgeable, supportive and inspiring course leader, who delivered the most engaging training I have ever experienced. As a student, it was important to me to develop robust adaptable skills, to have the abi...
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