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Professional course

Coaching in Practice

About this course

Course code:
Professional/Short Course
Bristol Business School
Two days
Course director:
Emir Kullar

Page last updated 20 February 2017


Bristol Business School's portfolio of CPD courses offers flexible learning solutions for you and your business.

We have a range of flexible one - three day short courses in: Finance and Strategic Planning; Human Resource Management and Personal Development; Management, and Marketing and Communications. 

Our courses are delivered by experienced academics and consultants, who apply their expertise and cutting-edge thinking with a practical focus.

Course introduction

This programme is aimed at coaching and mentoring professionals, both new to the field and experienced practitioners.

It offers the space and time to practice using a range of tools and techniques to include in your everyday coaching practice in addition to offering the opportunity to reflect on and engage in coaching and mentoring through a variety of learning styles.

You will be able to explore the impact and use of language and the opportunity to gain feedback on interventions.

Attention will be given to both structured and unstructured practices and the consideration of different techniques to enhance coachee engagement.

You should come prepared to actively explore a number of issues and will take on the roles of coach or mentor, coachee or mentee and observer.

Who is it for?

Individuals who are interested in exploring new techniques to integrate into their coaching practice. 

This course would benefit practising coaches and mentors, those wishing to become coaches or mentors, managers and leaders wanting to gain coaching/ mentoring techniques and skills, and HRM professionals wishing to extend their skills and professional techniques in an environment where coaching is becoming more prominent.  

What do I get out of It?

For the individual

  • The opportunity to increase your skills and confidence using a range of tools and techniques to develop and enhance your coaching practice.
  • The opportunity to reflect on and gain from constructive feedback
  • The opportunity to observe and learn from other coaches.

For the  organisation:-

  • The opportunity to develop  more skilled practitioners, managers and leaders with a broader range of competencies
  • The opportunity to develop more aware and capable personnel  with the ability to draw on a range of  tools and techniques appropriate to addressing interpersonal issues and difficulties

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements

Careers / Further study

ILM Qualifications in (Executive) Coaching and Mentoring - Modular Route



What does it cover?

  • Practice using a range of techniques to develop rapport and  explore individual goals within the coaching  or mentoring session
  • The use of perspective, limiting beliefs and feedback in helping an individual explore their current reality
  • The use of creative problem solving techniques to develop individual thinking and challenge perception.
  • The use of structured and unstructured approaches to encourage and challenge individual  commitment to action
  • Reflection on the use of language, media, questioning and listening in coaching and mentoring delivery

How will I learn?

This course is highly interactive. Participants are invited to engage in coaching experiences and should come prepared to coach, be a coachee and to offer feedback to others on their coaching interventions.  Participants will be introduced to a range of tools and techniques and asked to try working with them and evaluate their suitability for their own context. It is recommended that participants use the reading list and on-line resource database as a source of guidance and inspiration to develop their practice and the facilitated session as a forum to reflect on and consider the value and impact of the tools and techniques explored.

Course Director

Emir Kullar - Staff Profile


This course is not assessed but provides useful exploration of and reflection on best practice which may be transferred to our ILM Level 5 and 7 Coaching and Mentoring qualifications.

If you are undertaking ILM Coaching and Mentoring qualifications at levels 5 and 7 you may use these sessions as a source of feedback on your professional practice.

Ensure you complete your peer coaching/mentoring record as evidence for your assignments.


Study facilities

Our short CPD courses are run at our dedicated Executive Development Centre, providing a professional environment for your training needs.

Located at Frenchay Campus, with easy access to the M4 and M5 motorways and Bristol Parkway rail station, it has four fully equipped training rooms, a communications and reception area.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

£495 short course price only

Please see our short course webpage for early bird and other discounts.

All course prices include course materials, car parking, lunch and refreshments.

Course dates

We are currently scheduling future dates for this course. if you would like to be sent updates, please complete our enquiry form below.

How to apply

How to apply

For all enquiries please complete our online enquiry form or contact us on the number below.


Executive Development Centre, UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY

How to find UWE Bristol

For further information

  • Email: Please contact us on the enquiry form above.
  • Telephone: 0117 32 87408

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