ILM Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring

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The Calming Influence of Coaching and Mentoring

Institute of Leadership & Management Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring

What is Coaching

Coaching is a powerful and cost-effective tool for management and organisational development.

Coaching uses one-to-one conversations and guided questioning to unlock inner potential. It helps managers deal with change and find solutions to business problems using their own resources. It’s an effective way of creating a high performance culture in your organisation.

ILM research shows that:

  • 90% of organisations with over 2,000 employees use business coaching
  • 95% say that coaching has delivered tangible benefits to their business

For more information on understanding the concepts of coaching and mentoring and the business benefits click here

Why Should You Attend?

There are four main reasons:-

  • This Nationally recognised accredited course
  • This is an opportunity to enhance management skills, job satisfaction and business efficiency
  • Call of the Wild Ltd have been approved by the ILM to deliver this course based on our quality and experience
  • This Institute of Leadership and Management course is designed in the context of improving business performance where it counts  – in the workplace

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Call of the Wild’s Different Approach To Delivering Training

At Call of the Wild we have a totally new approach to accredited learning. Our courses are not off the shelf standard one size fits all. We don’t try and fit square pegs into round holes. Most colleges and providers offer you training for your course but really all they are doing is supporting you to collect evidence for you qualification and tick the boxes. It’s not not about real learning to suit your individual needs or about self-development. We are definitely not box tickers – we want to make a difference for you and your organisation.

At Call of the Wild our training is all about you!!!

Coaching course

As we all have our own unique way of learning and engaging, we operate on a learner centred approach to our programmes. We can accommodate to all our clients needs and abilities without you feeling alienated or singled out.  Our approach is to work with all learners based on their individual learning styles, abilities and knowledge and is very much based on our belief that using experiential learning as a vehicle for the development of leadership capability has significant value for the learner. Experiential learning places emphasis on learning through “reflection-on-doing” and involves the whole person resulting in a process which supports individual learning preferences.

Call of the WildWe believe that experiential learning is a highly effective educational method. It engages the learner at a more personal level by addressing the needs and wants of the individual. Experiential learning requires qualities such as self-initiative and self-evaluation. For experiential learning to be truly effective, it should employ the whole learning wheel, from goal setting, to experimenting and observing, to reviewing, and finally action planning. This complete process allows one to learn new skills, new attitudes or even entirely new ways of thinking and offers learners a way of learning which takes into account their individual learning preferences.

Course Content

ilmThe ILM level 3 in coaching and mentoring has six mandatory units in this qualification.Two units cover understanding good practice in workplace coaching and mentoring, which introduces what coaches and mentors do, the processes they follow and the qualities and abilities individuals need to be effective in these roles. There are two units that deal with reflecting on learners’ own skills as a coach or mentor in the workplace, which give them tools and techniques to develop and improve their practice. Finally, there are two units which require learners to plan and carry out 36 hours each of coaching and mentoring, with supervision and support. The units are:-

  • Understanding Good Practice in Workplace Coaching
  • Undertaking an Extended Period of Coaching in the Workplace
  • Reflecting on Workplace Coaching Skills
  • Understanding Good Practice in Workplace Mentoring
  • Undertaking an Extended Period of Mentoring in the Workplace
  • Reflecting on Workplace Mentoring Skills
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ILM Level 3 Course Duration

The ILM level 3 coaching and mentoring as an example of course structure can have 6 one day training days (In 3 blocks of 2 days over 6 months)

Blended Approach to Learning and Resourcing

training and development coursesThese training days are hands on experiential learning sessions designed to improve your management skills and help to develop you into the manager you always aspire to be using the very latest learning techniques. We can guarantee our training is always different and never boring!!! In addition you get full tutor support, sign-posted learning including access to our online academy, reading and development activities.

Our online learning facility contains 100s of support materials and models, learning style options and allows every learner to set up their own learning plan within the platform. Topics covered by the Academy  include the main theories of motivation, McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y, Herzberg’s Two Factor Theory, Vroom’s Expectancy Theory and McClelland’s 3-Needs Theory.

Course Focus

By extended use of silence, reflective space and the building of questioning skills the individuals (and the group as a developing network) will study:

Motivational factors: 

Those are available to the leader (e.g. safety and security, sense of belonging and common purpose, respect, recognition of achievement, empowerment and self- actualisation, sense of fulfilment, personal and professional development, material rewards, sanctions, job roles and employment conditions)

Action Learning: 

ilm level 3 coaching and mentoringWhat does being socially aware mean? (empathy, organisational and ‘political’ awareness, service to others)   The concept of emotional intelligence as developed by different theorists and how it applies to the leadership role   The importance of understanding one’s own strengths and limitations   Using and interpreting different techniques to identify  own characteristics, strengths and limitations   The importance of continuous self-development and how to identify opportunities to develop oneself in the leadership role   The importance of leaders displaying confidence and self-assurance by playing to own strengths and showing a readiness to take calculated risks


In addition workshop support and intra- workshop coaching will allow the delegate to be able to plan and undertake activities to develop own leadership performance (self-development) and identify and select appropriate activities and sources of help and support to develop own leadership capacity.They will be able to plan activities to develop their own leadership capacity, undertake planned activities to improve their  own leadership performance and make  judgements about their effectiveness.

Six assignments and one to one assessor sessions

After every session you will be set one assignment to complete . Every completed assignment will count as completed units towards your ILM qualifications.

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Comments From Past Learners

“The facilitator has very good techniques and is a brilliant tutor” “Very interesting with different and stimulating ways of learning” “The information is delivered very subtly to suit all our needs and making us do the work enables a deeper understanding. He is a good facilitator” “Very good, great ideas and good approach to learning”

“It sounded interesting and worthwhile, I needed to gain more professionalism in my leadership of preschool, I wanted to improve my management skills.” “Felt that the degree I have just completed did not cover leadership and management in as much detail as I need to carry out my role effectively.” “Great for CPD .”

How Much Does It Cost?

A full ILM certificate in Coaching and Mentoring is £1,265 per person.

Dates and Venues

If you have 6 or more staff interested in completing the course we can arrange dates and venues to suit your requirements.

Training CentreOr alternatively why not treat yourself to a learning vacation on our 70 acre farm within the Brecon Beacons

How Do I Apply?

Either complete the enquiry form for one of our Business Managers to contact you

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