Course Overview

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for:
• The coaching relationship with the coaches, the coaching contract, signposting to other services as needed across a caseload of individuals and teams.
• Quality assurance of their own practice (and their team in some instances), including maintaining continuing professional development, participating as a supervisee in coaching supervision, and using and/or establishing peer-to-peer support networks.
• Furthering the coaching culture.
• Working with a centralised learning and development or strategy team focused on embedding coaching skills in future or current leadership to better enable strategy future strategy, workforce resilience and innovation and succession planning.
• Where appropriate, embedding a coaching programme around a new system, regulatory change and/or change programme.
• Working with leaders to develop its diverse people to remove barriers that hinder success.
• Working with experienced expertise in middle management and connecting it to younger generations, for example through facilitating “reverse mentoring” interventions.

Coaches may work in a variety of locations and environments, both indoors and outdoors, which may require travel and overnight stays or irregular hours. Coaching activity may be face to face or by virtual means.

This standard aligns with the following professional recognition:
• European Mentoring and Coaching Council for Accredited Coaching Practitioner
• The Association for Coaching for Accredited Coach
• The International Coach Federation for Associate Certified Coach

Course Duration

14 Months

Entry Requirements

You will have to take a Skills Scan to ensure your current level of maths and English is at the required level.


• Observation with questions and answers
• Knowledge test
• Interview supported by portfolio of evidence


This role may be a gateway to further career opportunities, such as management or senior support roles or to further study.

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