Level 5/6

CMI in Leadership, Coaching & Mentoring (RQF)

This is a comprehensive Level 5 leadership, coaching and mentoring programme, comprising a three-day workshop with the option of completing a range of CMI Level 5/6 Coaching & Mentoring qualifications.

Course Overview

The purpose of the programme is to introduce middle and senior managers to the use of management mentoring and coaching skills to get better results from their teams. Delegates can also complete a number of optional CMI qualifications if they wish, either alongside the classroom sessions and/or via our personal Tutor supported Distance Learning programme. 

The optional CMI qualifications are as follows;

  • CMI Level 5 Award or Certificate in Principles of Professional Coaching
  • CMI Level 6 Award in Professional Coach Supervision
  • CMI Level 5 Award in Professional Team Coaching
  • CMI Level 5 Award, Certificate or Diploma in Professional Coaching Practice
  • CMI Level 5 Award or Certificate in Professional Mentoring Practice

Each Qualification syllabus is available for download at the end of the website page.

The benefits for the individuals taking part in this programme include;

  • Understanding the role that mentoring and coaching can play in achieving objectives
  • Understanding the core principles, skills and impact of coaching and mentoring on individuals
  • Learning how to construct and manage a suitable process for effective coaching and mentoring
  • Being able to put skills learned on the programme into practice
  • Gaining a nationally recognised qualification (optional)
  • Peer based learning and review

The benefits to the delegate organisation include;

  • A qualification focused on work-place activity and improvement
  • Managers with the skills and knowledge to deliver objectives
  • Managers with the self-awareness to lead and develop their teams
  • More motivated and enthusiastic staff
  • Managers with the knowledge required to make a real difference
Next Course
This course is run to suit your organisation as required.

What You Will Learn

Each of the three days focuses on a particular coaching, mentoring and leadership topic. They provide the opportunity to practically apply learning in real coaching and mentoring situations. This allows the delegates to experience and explore the various issues that are relevant to them as well as underpinning the knowledge required for the optional qualification.

Indicative module content is outlined below for each of the three days of the programme.


Delegates will learn;

  • Leadership style and the relevance to coaching
  • About the coaching ‘cycle’ and using models such as GROW and ACHIEVE to provide structure
  • The value of the ‘coaching contract’ and how to establish this
  • How to use the techniques of reflection, self-awareness, dialogue and questioning and listening
  • The Galway outer and inner game model and how to use it in coaching
  • How to encourage the coachee to use problem solving techniques to identify options
  • Inductive Reasoning, PDCA and Root Cause Analysis as problem solving techniques
  • The difference between coaching, mentoring and other development techniques
  • How to achieve behavioural and organisational change through coaching
  • The use of coaching to achieve organisational objectives

Delegates will learn;

  • How to build a string coaching relationship and the importance of doing so early
  • What personal skills are required and that should be developed as a coach
  • How to build commitment to the relationship on both sides
  • To establish SMART objectives that can be monitored for progress
  • Developing action plans to achieve the goals
  • To establish processes and procedures to coach effectively
  • Understanding stakeholders and the use of analysis such as situational coaching and leadership models

Delegates will learn;

  • To develop guidelines and protocols for coaching interventions within the organisation
  • The use of techniques to assess the impact on organisational objectives, behaviour and culture
  • Designing effective coaching interventions to achieve identified organisational objectives
  • A basic understanding of change process models (Kotter, Lewin, Stanley, Fisher, Burke-Litwin)
  • The impact of change on individuals within the organisation and coaching to engage people
  • The importance of supporting individuals through the change process
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of coaching interventions in achieving organisational objectives

Who Should Attend

The programme is designed for middle and senior managers and/or those working towards a more senior position. No previous training or experience of coaching and mentoring is required but participants will ideally have direct reports that they are responsible for appraising and developing.

Course Tutors

John and Carroll are both highly experienced and well respected business coaches, consultants and trainers. Participants will be able to learn from their wealth of knowledge and practical experience on this highly engaging programme.

Upcoming Locations & Dates

CMI Management, Coaching & Mentoring (RQF)

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