Coaching and Mentoring 

Course aims

These qualifications are designed to be an introduction to the skills required to support learners in a wide range of contexts. They will offer the opportunity to understand how to support others to learn and to recognize a range of challenging issues and identify ways to overcome them.

What could these courses lead to?

These courses can lead to employment as an assistant in a school setting and as a route into higher education.

Job roles include: Classroom Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Worker within a Special Educational Needs team, Workplace Mentoring, Working in a charity, Own a business, Prison or Probation Service, Retail and Hospitality, Sport

In 2019-2020, the average salary was £24,117.

Course details 

Mentoring - Level 1 Award 

Course length 
60 hours – usually 20 weekly sessions of 3 hours.

Who is this course for? 
This qualification is designed to introduce people to some basic mentoring skills and their application to work roles and everyday life contexts.

Entry requirements 
Learners must be at least 18 years old.

You must have English at least at level 1 and Maths at Entry 3 or above.

All applicants must be interviewed prior to being accepted on to the course.

Course content 
You will learn about:

  • Building resilience
  • Mentoring relationship between the mentor and mentee 
  • Key stages within the mentoring process 
  • Specific skills and understanding required in order to mentor
  • How to review your own learning and performance in the mentoring role.

Will I gain any qualifications? 
You will gain TQUK Level 1 Award in Mentoring.

Mentoring - Level 2 Award  

Course length 
60hours – usually 20 weekly sessions of 3 hours.

Who is this course for? 
This course is for those who want to practice and refine mentoring skills and support others in a wide range of contexts, with a view to looking for work as mentors.

Entry requirements 
Learners must be at least 18 years old. You must have English at level 2 or above and Maths at level 1. Learners should already have completed Mentoring at level 1or have relevant work experience.

All applicants must be interviewed prior to being accepted onto the course.

Course content 
You will learn about:

  • Building resilience
  • Stages of the mentoring relationship
  • Boundaries of a mentoring relationship
  • Specific skills required in order to mentor 
  • Ways to deal with issues that may arise in the mentoring relationship
  • Reviewing own practice as a mentor 

Will I gain any qualifications? 
You will gain TQUK Level 2 Award in Mentoring.

How will I learn? 

You will be taught and supported by a tutor. You will be expected to attend your group once a week and take part in group and paired activities and discussions. You will build a portfolio of evidence and complete specific tasks with the guidance of your tutor. Independent study and research are required.

Your commitment as a learner 

To achieve success on the course you will need to attend regularly and on time. If you need to miss a class, please let us know in advance.

You will need to ensure that you allow sufficient time for self-study and complete any homework set. You will be expected to complete all assessments and complete the full course.

Coaching & Mentoring - Level 3 Award          Course Length 

39 hours - usually 13 weekly sessions of 3 hours.

Who is the course for? 

This course is intended for those who wish to take the first step in training to be anindependent life coach or a mentor. The course is suitable for those who want to use life coaching skills andtechniques in a variety of settings and roles.

Entry requirements 

Learners must be at least 18 years old. You must have English at level 2 and Maths at level 1. You should already have completed one of the following qualifications;

  • Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Award in Effective Listening Skills
  • Level 2 Award in Listening Support Skills
  • Learning Support (mentoring) Level 2 Certificate
  • Health and Social Care Level 2

There is no requirement for external personal life-coaching sessions. However, it is strongly recommended that candidates undertake some form of external personal development. There is no requirement for client work, but the candidate can use the skills and techniques learned in both the workplace and in personal settings.

All applicants must be interviewed prior to being accepted onto the course.

Course content 

You will learn about:

  • Building Resilience 
  • The principles of coaching and mentoring
  • The skills required of a coach
  • Skill required of a mentor 
  • The impact of coaching and mentoring on the individual, team and organisational performance

Will I gain any qualifications? 

You will gain TQUK Coaching & Mentoring Level 3 Award 

What could this course lead to? 

Level 4 Diploma in Life Coaching or Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Therapy.

Your commitments as a learner 

To achieve success, you will need to attend regularly. If you need to miss a class, please let us know in advance.

You will need to allow sufficient time for self-study and complete any homework set. You will be expected to complete all assessments and complete the full course.

What materials or equipment will I need to provide? 

You will need a pen, paper and a folder for your work. 

Other information 

Although no formal qualification is required to practice as a life coach, a level 4 in Life Coaching would be recommended to start a private practice.

Learners will be required to self-fund for this qualification. 

Interview and Initial Assessment

You will need to complete a written assessment and undertake a one to one discussion prior to enrolling onto a course. This is mandatory for all learners. Call our Information Line on 0121 303 4318 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make an appointment.

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