Course Overview

Course Qualification ILM Level 3 Award or Certificate in Effective Mentoring
Awarding Body Institute of Leadership and Management
Professional Recognition 10 QCF credits – Award
13 QCF credits – Certificate
This QCF qualification is  comparable to:-
A-Levels, GCE, NVQs and BTEC at Level 3 in applied subjects, intermediate baccalaureate
Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements. However, the course is aimed at junior or first line managers and supervisors.
Assessment •    Written based assignment
•    Mentoring diary demonstrating 6 hours & reflection on practice
•    Personal reflection reviewing own ability as a mentor
Duration 8 months

Who are the qualifications for:-

These qualifications are for those at all levels who want to develop their mentoring knowledge, skills and understanding in order to enhance their ability and confidence in coaching.  They are ideal for both new and existing mentors.

Aim of the programme

To provide learners with the required knowledge, skills and understanding in order to effectively coach others within an organisational context.

Programme Support

Our qualifications adopt a blended learning approach that includes a range of activities which include:-

  • 4 x 1/2 Days of taught input Classroom Training – we also offer this programme as a LIVE Interactive Virtual option!
  • 2 x one to one Telephone Sessions with your Coach-Mentor-Supervisor
  • Peer Mentoring.
  • Mentoring Supervision/Observed Mentoring.
  • Series of Assessment Podcasts – providing guidance on how to complete the assessed work
  • Distance Learning Activities – Workbook and Guided Reading (A Core text is supplied to support these activities).
  • Free 12 month ILM Membership where you can access latest thinking and resources.

Throughout the programme you will be fully supported by an accredited Coach/Mentor providing you with all the support and guidance you will need to gain your qualification.


This qualification will provide progression opportunities in other qualifications such as:-

  • ILM Level 3 Certificate in  Effective Mentoring

Participants can access the Certificate directly by completing the same units as the Award. The only changes would be in the third unit which requires learners to demonstrate their ability to plan, deliver and review at least 12 hours of coaching instead of 6 hours. There will also be an added focus on attaining a deeper level of skills and experience.

How to Apply

For more information please complete the online enquiry form.

Alternatively please contact us directly on +44 (0)845 051 0950 for a free consultation.

All qualification programmes fees are available on request

Looking for an in-house programme?

Currently this programme, ILM Level 3 Award or Certificate in Effective Mentoring is available in-house for a minimum of 6 delegates or as an Open Access Programme.