ILM Level 7 Executive and Senior Coaching and Mentoring

Who is the ILM Level 7 Coaching & Mentoring Programme for?

These qualifications are designed for senior managers or Human Resources or Organisation Development professionals who want to develop their expertise and credibility in the fields of Executive or Senior level coaching and mentoring, or to establish coaching at an organisational level. They are also ideal for professional coaches and mentors seeking to enhance and accredit their experience with a nationally recognised qualification.

The Result for You

You will be able to:

  • Review and build the context, strategy, culture and processes for coaching and mentoring at a senior and strategic level
  • Analyse different coaching and mentoring models and their impact
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of coaching and mentoring in an organisation
  • Critically review your own communication skills, emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills and values, to assess your competence as a coach or mentor
  • Plan, deliver and review coaching and mentoring contact with clients at a senior and strategic level
The Benefits for Employers

You will be able to:

  • Implement coaching in complex working environments or at a senior and strategic level in the organisation
  • Ensure that your organisation’s coaches and mentors are properly equipped with the skills, knowledge and ethical understanding they need
  • Benchmark your organisation’s approach against the latest best practice
  • Create a measurable impact from coaching and mentoring sessions carried out as part of this qualification
  • Create a coaching and mentoring culture in which senior managers and leaders demonstrate their commitment to supporting their own and others’ development and performance improvement
What Will You Learn?

We offer two levels of qualification. At Level 7, the Certificate requires 138 hours study time and the Diploma 368 hours.

ILM Level 7 Certificate for Executive and Senior Level Coaches and Mentors

14 credits, 3 mandatory units, 20 hours of practice coaching

ILM Level 7 Diploma for Executive and Senior Level Coaches and Mentors

37 credits, 3 mandatory units, 60 hours of practice coaching

Units available

Understanding the Principles and Practice of Effective Coaching or Mentoring at an Executive or Senior level

(5 credits, 20 guided learning hours, Certificate & Diploma)

Undertaking Coaching or Mentoring at an Executive or Senior Level

(4 credits, 12 guided learning hours, Certificate only)

Undertaking an Extended Period of Supervised Coaching or Mentoring at an Executive or Senior level

(27 credits, 20 guided learning hours, Diploma only)

Reflecting on Your Ability to Perform Effectively as a Coach or Mentor at an Executive or Senior Level

(5 credits, 20 guided learning hours, Certificate & Diploma)

How Do We Deliver?

Our approach to qualification delivery is unique, flexible and focused on achieving the best possible experience for the learner.

Advisors with decades of experience coach the learner on a one to one or small group basis, allowing each to progress at their own pace while receiving individualised feedback and support via direct video, audio or face to face discussion. Our technology allows questions to be asked on a real time basis, while the support sessions themselves are scheduled whenever possible to suit the schedules of both learner and Advisor.

For further details of what sets us apart as a centre, see below for ‘What makes us special?’

What Makes Us Special?
  • Heritage: Established in 1986, we became a CIPD study centre in 1987 and have been delivering ILM qualifications since the '90s. Our two principals, Maureen Scholefield and Carol Bates, have provided consistent leadership ever since.
  • Care: Large enough to have substance, but small enough to care, we are known for our friendliness and expertise. You will be supported by our small, tight knit team, – we see learners as individuals and not just another person to be processed.
  • Quality: All of our Advisors are either Chartered Fellows of CIPD, ILM, or both, giving you the benefit of an experienced coach throughout your studies – and often beyond. Our candidates value the unique one to one coaching relationship with their Advisor, who is available to discuss more than just the programme they are taking.
  • Choice: We are one of few centres offering a broad choice of units in all of the ILM qualifications. We don’t have set start dates so you can start at a convenient time and when paying for yourself, have access to instalments with no interest charged.
  • Flexibility: we enable you to fit your studies within your work schedule and personal commitments. Between formal deadlines, a direct message to your Advisor means that as soon as they are free, they will give “just in time learning” to help. This flexible support is highly valued by our learners as it is personal to them.
  • Resources:  You have 24 hour access to our regularly updated curated resources area in the Cloud in addition to analysis and discussion of the latest reports at our Circle of Peers events.
  • An award winning approach: We practice what we preach; we are the only study centre accredited by Investors in People (IiP) with the highest standard of Platinum. In 2020 we were recognised as in the top ten organisations of our size.
  • Future proofing: We have been supporting our learners in a virtual manner since 2010. This has given us the ability to support you with no interruption during COVID. Innovation is in our DNA. The latest technology is in use – Advisors can be contacted by Zoom, Slack or phone.
  • Thorough induction: We carry out a technical induction to ensure you are comfortable with using the Slack collaborative tool and accessing your space in our Google cloud area. There is then a gentle induction into the programme and agreement of the first formal deadline.
  • Professional Development: Our complimentary Circle of Peers events are designed to enable attendees to hear the latest thinking, to discuss and debate, and to network with fellow learners and those in the wider People community.

Hear from some of our past candidates…

I recently received my 20 year certificate from CIPD (gulp) and immediately messaged Carol to thank her from the bottom of my heart for all she has done for me over those years. Carol is incredibly unique and special. Carol is always there, always supportive, always guiding, always non-judgemental and always smiling whilst pushing in the right direction! HR is not a transactional function it is a compassionate one that treats employees fairly and reasonably, ensuring they have a voice and are listened to. HR is the conscience of a company.

Carol taught me that in 1999. I have never forgotten. Carol supported me with my recent Coaching qualification and it was wonderful to be working with her again. She’s guided me toward my MBA which I’m currently working on – thanks Carol! :o) I sincerely look forward to the next 20 years…

Sam Cottenden

HR and Compliance Manager at Lochinver House School

If you are looking for an organisation that promotes honesty, integrity, openness, exchange of ideas, one which deals with you in a straightforward way and treats you as an individual and not another statistic then Cullen Scholefield is who you want to sign up with.

Rahim Ahamed

Senior HR Advisor at Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

I chose this course because I was drawn to the promised level of contact with Carol and found her not only enjoyable but at the same time fully supportive. Her knowledge came through very clearly by her engagement throughout the entire programme.

I particularly found benefit from the collaborative peer meetings discussing a range of coaching and supervision situations while applying the best and most effective techniques. If you are looking for a high level coaching qualification that allows you to grow and enjoy, then the partnership with Carol and Cullen Scholefield is the perfect solution. Thank you.

Julia Bend

Executive Coach at Premier-Coaching

Further questions or ready to book?