Coaching and mentoring are invaluable skills that can add value and make a really positive impact in any organisation - whether for the purposes of supporting the development of senior staff, middle managers or newcomers to the business.
City College Norwich is offering two part-time Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)-accredited courses to help you develop these skills, through our Level 3 Coaching Award and Level 3 Mentoring Award.
These highly practical and interactive courses are a great investment in staff skills for your organisation. By developing your coaching/mentoring skills within the workplace, they will in turn enable you to nurture and support the development of your colleagues.
The weekly taught elements of the course, covered in the first 4 weeks, cover the essentials of coaching and mentoring, planning, and different models of coaching/mentoring.
Participants then apply what they have learnt by undertaking a series of coaching/mentoring sessions within their organisation, supported by one-to-one supervision and support from a qualified and experienced trainer.
Successful completion of the course requires participants to undertake reflective practice on their coaching/mentoring experiences, completion of a portfolio, and action planning for their further development.
These popular courses attract individuals from a wide range of sectors and job roles, as well as different types and sizes of organisation. Participants value the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals in developing their coaching and mentoring skills in a safe and supportive environment, as reflected in this feedback from one participant:
“The ILM Level 3 course in Mentoring broadened my skillset, subsequently helping me to apply my experience in mentoring others in the workplace, both in a formal and informal way... Working with others in the sessions really helped explore different styles and try out ideas with each other.”