Business coaching, management training and other professional development courses from the Business Learning Foundation




Home >> Business Coaching >> ILM Coaching Courses >> ILM Level 7

ILM Level 7 Qualifications in Executive Coaching and Mentoring

The ILM Level 7 Qualifications in Executive Coaching and Mentoring are designed for senior leaders/managers (or those working in a training and development role) who are regularly coaching or mentoring at a senior level.

It is for those executive coaches who wish to accredit, validate or enhance their skills with an internationally-recognised executive coaching qualification.


What Will I Learn?

The qualification is made up of three mandatory units which enable participants to develop their understanding of this level of coaching and mentoring, and to develop the coaching skills necessary to assist their employees, team members or clients.

In the first mandatory unit, participants critically review their own ability to perform effectively as a leadership mentor or executive coach, and engage in peer mentoring to seek feedback and advice on individual performance.

In the second unit, participants critically review the role and contribution of coaching and mentoring to individuals and organisations.

During the final mandatory unit participants plan, deliver and review at least 12 hours or leadership mentoring or executive coaching.


By the end of the ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring programme, participants will be able to:


  • Understand the theories of coaching and mentoring, as well as evaluate the contribution of leadership mentoring and executive coaching in developing leadership performance
  • Critically review the necessary conditions for leadership mentoring and executive coaching to develop effective leadership practice
  • Critically review their own abilities to perform effectively as a leadership mentor or executive coach
  • Understand how the client's personal characteristics and organisational context affects their own performance as a leadership mentor or executive coach
  • Agree a contract for leadership mentoring or executive coaching
  • Use peer mentoring and reflective learning to develop as an effective leadership mentor or executive coach, and review own leadership mentoring or executive coaching practice to inform own development


Accreditation

This is a fully accredited course certified by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). Upon successful completion of this programme, all attendees will receive the 'ILM Endorsed Programme in Business Coaching and Mentoring in Management' certificate. Participants will also be eligible to receive ILM letters after their name; either AMInstLM (Affiliate/Associate Member Institute Leadership & Management) or MInstLM (Member Institute Leadership & Management).

As with all ILM accredited programmes, participants will need to complete the post-programme activity in order to achieve their full ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring certificate. These elements have been designed in order to show to the ILM that you are able to put the skills and techniques learned on the programme into practice. We offer full support and guidance in completing these final elements.



Pre-Course Activity

We ask you to come prepared with issues which you are currently experiencing that you would be happy to discuss and be coached on. We also send out a short document containing questions and exercises which will help our coaches understand you better and work with you in order to receive the best training.

As part of the investment you're making by signing up to this course, we're inviting you to complete our Paradigm FiT In 5x5 psychometric.

Paradigm is one of the most accessible and up-to-date psychometrics available on the market. Developed, tested refined and validated over an extensive period by HR professionals this is an excellent business tool. You will see how the use of psychometrics can benefit a coaching session and raise discussion topics which may not have been highlighted without the use of a forensic tool. Paradigm is based on 100 years of psychological research.

The Paradigm assessment reports were developed, tested, refined and validated over an extensive period. This will provide, what we believe, to be the most practical and purpose built psychometric report available in the market today.



Post-Course Activity

To achieve this ILM qualification, participants will have to complete the following post-course activities:

3 x work-based assignments need to be completed within 1 year from attendance and registration. Embedded in the assignments, the Certificate will require delegates to complete 20 hours of coaching or mentoring activity with one or more clients. The Diploma will require delegates to complete 100 hours of coaching or mentoring with three or more clients.

Tutor Guided Learning will take on the format of book and video reviews with ongoing tutor guidance and support via phone, Skype, email or face-to-face where possible.

Optional: Self-initiated 2 x 45 min executive coaching sessions per delegate to offer a Coaching best practice view.



Course Material

Each participant will be issued with a workbook to assist them both during and after the course, which contains information, guidance and forms to assist with coaching sessions. Participants will also complete a Paradigm psychometric report and receive a six month membership with the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).






What is the difference between the ILM Level 7 Certificate and the Diploma?

There are three mandatory units in this qualification, which you can take as either a Certificate or a Diploma level. The first unit, "Understanding the Context of Coaching and Mentoring in a Strategic Business Environment" aims to enable you to critically review the role and contribution of coaching and mentoring at a senior level. The second unit, "Reviewing Own Ability as a Management Coach or Mentor" will give you the tools and techniques to review and improve your own practise, and understand how the client's organisation culture and structure affects the coaching and mentoring relationship.

For the Certificate, the third unit requires you demonstrate your ability to plan, deliver and review at least 20 hours of coaching and mentoring in your workplace. For the Diploma, that is extended to 100 hours of coaching and mentoring, and there is an added focus on assessing your work against best practise standards and benchmarks.



ILM Level 7 Diploma

For the Diploma, you will need to demonstrate your ability to plan, deliver and review at least 100 hours of coaching and mentoring, with an added focus on assessing your work against best practise standards and benchmarks.


ILM Level 7 Certificate

For the Certificate, you will need to demonstrate your ability to plan, deliver and review at least 20 hours of coaching and mentoring.