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ILM Level 5 - Online Course

  • 12-Month Programme
  • Tutor Support Throughout

Imagine being able to access your ILM level 5 learning whenever you need it.

Our online training option gives you 24/7 access to our learning platform for the duration of the course.

This option includes a comprehensive course manual, book reviews, useful guides and personalised tutor support.

The course documentation is detailed and easy to read, and you will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback.

What is the difference between the ILM Level 5 Certificate and the Diploma?

The only difference between the ILM Level 5 Diploma and the ILM Level 5 Certificate Qualifications in Effective Coaching and Mentoring is that those wishing to achieve the Diploma will be required to complete 54 hours of logged coaching with 4-9 people, whereas the Certificate requires 18 hours of logged coaching with 2-3 people. We offer full support and guidance in completing these final elements.

This is why the course dates are the same for both the Certificate and Diploma, as delegates attend the same course whichever qualification they are working towards; it is just the post-course coaching hours which are different.

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The price below includes unlimited email correspondence offering feedback and tutor guidance, with particular attention to ILM work-based assignments.

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Your Course Journey

The below timings are provided for guidance only, and are approximate timescales if the course was combined with a full time job. The programme elements and assignments can be completed as quickly as you like, with the only time limit being that the final assignment has to be submitted to ILM within 12 months of registration.


  • The difference between coaching and mentoring
  • Skills and competencies related to coaching
  • Framework for mentoring
  • STAR coaching model and how it relates to the GROW model
  • Build your bank of coaching questions
  • Coaching practice with other delegates
  • Self-management and coaching
  • Creating a great experience
  • How and when to combine mentoring and coaching
  • Authenticity in coaching
  • Application of your coaching skills
  • Understanding the relevance of psychometrics in coaching
  • Understanding your own coaching methodology
  • Additional guided learning hours
  • 3 work-based assignments
  • 12 months post training support
  • BCF Certificate of review sent following successful completion of training and post-course work.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Participants will 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 ILM Level 5 Certificate or Diploma in Effective Coaching and Mentoring.

These elements have been designed in order to show to ILM that you are able to put the skills and techniques learned on the programme into practice. We provide full support and guidance in completing these final elements.

We ask you to come prepared with issues which you are currently experiencing that you would be happy to discuss and be coached on.

Come prepared with 2 or 3 scenarios at work that you may apply your coaching learning to during your training. See this as a training pitch to get prepared before returning to the office.

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.

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

3 x work-based assignments need to be completed. We offer 1 year of support included in the price, but you have up to 3 years from attendance and registration to submit them. Embedded in the assignments, the Certificate will require delegates to complete 18 hours of logged coaching with 2-3 people. The Diploma will require delegates to complete 54 hours of logged coaching with 4-9 people.

Additional tutor guided learning will take the format of book and video reviews with ongoing tutor guidance and support via phone, Skype, Zoom or face-to-face.

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

Each participant on this business coaching course will be issued with a workbook to assist them both during and after the course, which will contain information, guidance and forms to assist with the coaching sessions.

Participants will also complete a Paradigm psychometric report and receive a year's membership with the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).

You will receive templates to assist with the three ILM work-based assignments, to ensure you complete your qualification successfully.

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