Continuing Professional Development Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring (ILM level 5)

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
Bristol Business School
13 months
Blended remote and face-to-face
Course Director
Dr Arthur Turner

Page last updated 23 May 2024


Accreditations and partnerships:

At Bristol Business School, our portfolio of open programmes offers you and your business a flexible learning solution.  We have a range of programmes covering a wide range of topics, including Finance, Strategy, Marketing, Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring, Innovation, and Design Thinking, among many others.  Our programmes are delivered by experienced academics and practitioners, who combine cutting-edge thinking with a practical, real-world focus, ensuring our programmes meet professional and industry needs.

Our Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring programme aims to give you the skills and experience to develop your coaching/mentoring skills by practically completing coaching/mentoring sessions and critically reviewing these.

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Who is it for?

This programme is designed for:

  • Managers with significant responsibility for effective coaching and mentoring as part of their daily role working with employees and colleagues within an organisational context
  • Aspirational or early career freelance coaches or mentors offering coaching and mentoring to people within work settings
  • Individuals aspiring to take up coaching or mentoring as part of their role.*

*Please see our entry requirements section with regards to what you will need to be able to do.



Firmly rooted in academic ideas and research, the team of tutors (all practising coaches and mentors) will navigate participants through the ways in which coaching can use a range of  interventions which support and embellish practice, theory and coach/coachee behaviours.

The course will help the candidates move away from formulaic questions to an engagement of managers in complex ways of thinking. Practice will be a key part of class and include the use of live examples of coaching, working in coaching triads and giving and receiving feedback.

The cohorts and tutors will work together to learn and reflect upon well-researched approaches and will introduce the coaching techniques and the use of creative questions and ideas for making coaching and mentoring dynamic and will help participants move toward coaching and mentoring mastery.

For further details about each of the sessions and the assignments, please see our programme brochure (PDF).

Learning and Teaching

How is the programme delivered?

The delivery of this programme will be blended with four sessions delivered on our online learning platform, and the remaining three sessions taking place at the Bristol Business School. This is located at UWE Bristol's 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.

To be able to fully participate in our programme, you will need to be comfortable with using the Internet and searching for information online. Session materials are presented through a number of sources including Microsoft Word, Power Point, pdf and online tools and workbooks to aid self-reflection and peer discussion, designed to support you further through your programme learning. You will also have full access to our online library resources, study skills support sessions, and librarian chat function.

It is crucial that you are able to commit to all the teaching days and fully participate in the learning. If exceptional circumstances arise which impact on your attendance on the learning days, please inform the tutor as soon as possible to catch up on learning missed.

This open programme has practical online development days designed to give you an opportunity to look, analyse and discuss with our tutors and your peers the subject area and explore possible approaches and tools and techniques available to use. You will also need to allow approximately 140 hours for independent study.

As a learner at UWE Bristol, you will also have full access to our library on campus and all online materials and resources.


Professional accreditation

This qualification is accredited by the ILM.

European Mentoring and Coaching Council UK (EMCC UK) 

All ILM students who are studying for an ILM coaching and mentoring qualification are eligible for a 25% reduction in membership with the EMCC UK.

EMCC UK is a professional membership organisation which encourages excellence and progression for mentors, coaches and supervisors. ILM are delighted to have partnered with EMCC UK to offer ILM learners studying for a coaching and mentoring qualification 25% off membership.

View further information and how to access membership.

Study facilities

Our Continuing Professional Development programmes are run at the Bristol Business School, providing a professional environment for your development 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.

IT requirements

This programme is delivered partly online. To ensure you can participate fully in these sessions and access programme materials, please see the following required computer specifications:

Operating system: Windows 7+, Mac OS 10.9

Web browser: Google Chrome is the optimal browser. However other browsers such as Firefox, safari and Microsoft Edge are also compatible.

Required Plugins: Adobe Flash Player

Additional requirements:

  • 256 MB RAM
  • 20 MB free disk space
  • Internet Access - 28.8 kbps speed or above (Broadband connection highly recommended). Slower internet connections may cause issues with audio and video.
  • Soundcard with microphone and headphones (A headset with microphone/headphones is highly recommended)
  • Webcam

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Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Programme dates

Cohort - April 2024TimeLocation

Introduction - Tuesday 16 April 2024

Session 1 - Tuesday 23 April 2024

Session 2 - Tuesday 21 May 2024

Session 3 - Tuesday 25 June 2024

Session 4 - Monday 9 September 2024

Session 5 - Tuesday 1 October 2024

Session 6 (part 1) - Tuesday 5 November 2024

Session 6 (part 2) - Monday 2 December 2024

Session 7 - Monday 13 January 2025

10:00 - 11:00

09:30 - 16:30

09:30 - 16:30

09:30 - 16:30

09:30 - 16:30

09:30 - 16:30

09:30 - 13:00

09:30 - 13:00

09:30 - 16:30


Frenchay Campus



Frenchay Campus




Frenchay Campus


Programme fees

Please see the table below for current fees and discounts available. All prices are VAT exempt.

The pricing below is a guide, and may be subject to change.

CohortApril 2024
LocationOnline/Frenchay Campus
Full Fee£2,340
Payment deadline9 April 2024
Early Bird Discount£2,105
Payment deadline12 March 2024
UWE Bristol Alumni Discount£1,989
Payment deadline9 April 2024
UWE Bristol Staff Discount£1,989
Payment deadline9 April 2024
Course Connect Partner£1,872
Payment deadline9 April 2024

Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with each other. The greatest discount available will be applied at your booking confirmation.

How to apply

How to apply

To make a full or provisional booking for this programme, please complete the relevant online booking form below: 

If the cohort has already started, please complete the enquiry form to be notified of upcoming dates.

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For further information

  • Email: Please contact us through the online enquiry form.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 81043 (option 1 then option 2)