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The next course will start on 6 May 2020.  Please email for full details and an application form. 

The course covers CMI Management Coaching & Mentoring Units 5014, 5016 and 5017.  The teaching sessions are interspersed with workshops focusing on the assessment tasks and with individual sessions during which you can work on developing your coaching skills.

The course will enable you to:

  • Understand the concept and purpose of management coaching and mentoring
  • Understand the relationship between management coaching and mentoring and organisational objectives
  • Develop management coaching and mentoring skills for your own work-based practice, eg advanced questioning skills, feedback skills, using basic coaching tools
  • Be able to determine the use of management coaching and mentoring as a tool in human resources development                  
  • Be able to determine how learning and development styles support management coaching and mentoring practice
  • Understand how to manage change in the operation of management coaching and mentoring
  • Be able to articulate and develop a coherent ethical framework to support management coaching and mentoring within an organisation
  • Be able to further develop management coaching and mentoring skills for your work-based practice
  • Understand the tools and techniques used in coaching practice
  • Understand the need to develop relationships to support coaching practice
  • Understand guidelines and protocols for intervention and the need to develop coaching interventions to meet organisational requirements

You will receive:

  • Professional support for your work-based coaching practice
  • Academic support for your assignment preparation and writing
  • Course materials and a wide range of online learning resources
  • Complimentary lunch and refreshments on teaching workshop days

Why choose this course?

  • Teaching workshops plus coaching skills sessions and individual tutorials
  • Builds on and develops management coaching and mentoring knowledge and skills
  • Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Duration of course:  typically 6 months from Day 1 to submission of final assignment.

Students are expected to carry out management coaching/mentoring practice in addition to reading, studying and assignment writing throughout the programme.  The course confers 18 academic credit points; CMI recommends that approximately 180 notional learning hours are needed to get the best from your study. 

Assessment covers the requirements of CMI Level 5 units 5014, 5016 and 5017, and is by written assignments, comprising a report (2500 words max), reflective journal & personal development plan (2000 words max), essay (2000 words max) and guided discussion (equivalent to 1500 words max).  

Entry requirements...

The CMI does not specify entry requirements, but the Level 5 qualification in Management Coaching & Mentoring is designed to support managers in the development of management coaching and mentoring skills, and in identifying the links between coaching, mentoring and the successful achievement of business goals. Students are likely to be leading teams or be aiming to do so in the future.

This course is for anyone in a business environment who wants to empower and enable the people around them to become independent thinkers and learners.  It is especially relevant for leaders and line managers who wish to improve their skills and build coaching and mentoring into their everyday work.

Students are required to practice their coaching and mentoring skills in the workplace between teaching sessions, and to feed back on this to the tutors and to the group. They are also required to spend time outside the classroom on study and on the writing of the mandatory assessments.



Start DateEnd DateDay and TimeCostLink
05/03/201931/10/2019Various £1600Apply online

Course fees

£1,600 (vat exempt); includes one year's affiliate CMI membership.

Teaching methods

The course features:

  • Structured input
  • Group activities
  • Demonstrations from experienced & qualified coaches
  • Peer coaching practice: coaching and being coached
  • Practical coaching exercises
  • Materials and handouts
  • Access to the University's learning facilities including online portal StudyNet