Is this programme for you?
The ILM Level 7 Certiﬁcate and Diploma for Coaching Supervisors are ILM’s most senior coaching qualiﬁcations. As a learner, you will develop your expertise in the ﬁelds of coaching supervision and accredit your experience with a nationally recognised qualiﬁcation.
The ILM Level 7 Certiﬁcate and Diploma for Coaching Supervisors consists of three mandatory units that allow you to critically review the role and contribution of coaching supervision to the process of coaching at all levels. We combine the structured framework of an ILM qualiﬁcation with a ﬂexible blended approach to learning that provides a pragmatic alternative to workshop based programmes with ﬁxed dates for attendance. You will be provided with tools and techniques to improve your practice and understand how your personality and circumstances can affect the coaching supervision relationship. For the Certiﬁcate, you are required to demonstrate you ability to plan, deliver and review at least 20 hours of coaching supervision. For the Diploma, this is extended to 60 hours.
Each course is delivered through a unique blend of supervision, workbased learning and coaching practice. You will deﬁne a set of objectives designed to have a real impact on your coaching supervision practice. As you progress, supported by your own coaching supervisor, you will focus on achieving high levels of impact for yourself and your clients. Your learning will evolve as you progress, drawing on monthly coaching supervision sessions, structured online learning and a large library of materials.
The Certiﬁcate consists of three ‘themes’. The Diploma consists of four themes’. All are designed around the learning outcomes of the ILM units.
The Level 7 Certiﬁcate for Coaching Supervisors can normally be completed within 6 months, although timescales can be adjusted to suit individual needs.
The Level 7 Diploma for Coaching Supervisors can normally be completed within 9 -12 months, again timescales can be adjusted to suit individual needs.
Course start dates are agreed on an individual basis.
Principles and practice of effective coaching supervision
Certiﬁcate & Diploma
This theme enables students to develop a critical understanding of how coaching supervision can contribute to the support, guidance and development of coaches at all levels. It will challenge learners to critically analyse and evaluate the underlying purposes and principles of coaching supervision, the roles and responsibilities of the coaching supervisor and the importance of reﬂective practice. It will examine a range of approaches to coaching supervision, both philosophically and through a range of models, and critically reﬂect on the results and impacts that might be expected from the process.
Undertaking effective coaching supervision
Certiﬁcate & Diploma
This theme enables students to develop a critical understanding of the skills and practice of coaching supervisors working with coaches at all levels. It will challenge learners to review and develop their own skills and abilities in coaching supervision. Students will also keep records of their own practice as they deliver a programme of supervised coaching supervision. It will hone the skills of reﬂective and reﬂexive practice and demonstrate the key role of adult learning in the coaching supervision process.
Reﬂecting on your practice as a coaching supervisor
Certiﬁcate & Diploma
This theme enables students to critically review their practice as a coaching supervisor, examining their strengths and development areas and the effect that client roles, values and beliefs can have on the supervision relationship. You will get to understand in depth the source of your effectiveness as a coach and coach supervisor, to reﬂect upon and be able to articulate your approach; your philosophy, your view as to the purpose of coaching and coaching supervision and how that shows up practically in the way you work. This will lead to a review of their capability as a coaching supervisor and the development of a detailed CPD Plan. Finally, students will be encouraged to build their professional proﬁle as a coaching supervisor to be used in marketing documents and to build a viable professional practice.
This theme enables students to extend their professional practice as a coaching supervisor. It will challenge the learner to use critical reﬂection to develop and improve in their role.
Each unit involves a number of learning activities which may include:
- on-line learning
- monthly coaching/supervision sessions with a highly experienced coaching supervisor
- completion of reﬂective assignments designed to help you reﬂect on your progress
- a series of practical activities which guide students through the coaching process from contracting to evaluation
- regular feedback from your coach supervisor and the assessment team
N.B. All students are provided with studying membership of the Institute of Leadership & Management for the duration of their course.