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Excelling in Professional Coaching

Excelling in Professional Coaching

Our unique levy funded
level 5 coaching qualification

Our Excelling in Professional Coaching is perfect for existing and aspiring coaches who may not directly manage teams, but do have a focus on engagement and empowerment of others to drive performance and development across the business.

Our unique approach fully aligns to the Level 5 Coaching Professional apprenticeship programme meaning you can use the Apprenticeship Levy to fund your development.

Our unique levy funded level 5 coaching qualification

Who is it for?

The programme is suited for individuals whose roles include one-to-one coaching either full-time or as a component of their job.

Their key responsibilities may include:

  • Assessment
  • Developing coaching and/or training plans
  • Holding coaching sessions
  • Monitoring of progress and completion of goals
  • Delivering constructive feedback
  • Evaluation and reporting

Excelling in Professional Coaching
Programme Journey

Coaching Principles

It all starts here! We launch your professional coaching journey by establishing a coaching mindset, ethical practice, profiling coaching models, and the philosophy of coaching. You will learn the skills to begin planning your sessions, covering a wide format of coaching scenarios.

Coaching Competency

The best coaches in the world recognise and analyse coaching needs in others. Here you will explore raising awareness, questioning techniques, setting smarter goals and objectives and how to read a person’s verbal and non-verbal cues, all with the goal of moving your coachee forward.


Knowing yourself is a key part of your performance as a professional coach. We will research your personality and learn how you positively impact on others including what drives and motivates you to perform at your best. We will also discover the methods and techniques you can implement to analyse and improve your communication.

Coaching Culture
(2 days)

Making your sessions engaging, efficient and worthwhile for your coachee is a crucial element to promote and build successful outcomes. Here we will develop an understanding of how to create positivity and unearth a range of Neuro Linguistic and Psychological techniques to keep your coachee motivated and empowered.


How do you get your point across? Here we will learn about the fundamentals of communication, with a focus on developing the right skills for delivering constructive feedback. We will also formulate an understanding of unconscious bias, diversity, inclusion and how to embed your organisations core values into coaching sessions.

Reflecting on Practice

Professional coaches are always learning and developing; in this final topic we will review what you have learned to further propel your performance and fine tune your coaching skills. We will learn a range of methods on how to evaluate your coachee’s performance and demonstrate a return on investment.

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Featuring experts like
Toni Minichiello International coach

We have invested heavily in creating all our own content for our programmes, providing our learners with hours of resources.  Drawing on our unique access to the very best thought leadership across sectors, our programme feature insights from experts in the field of coaching and high performance, such as Toni Minichiello, International coach.



Programme Level

Programme Level

The programme maps to a Level 5 advanced apprenticeship standard.

Programme Duration

Programme Duration

The average programme length is 12 months plus 3 months for End Point Assessment.



We have designed our programme in a way that ensures learners achieve the required number of learning and coaching hours through the completion of regular tasks set. These are often naturally occurring activities that will be undertaken in work



The learner must work at least 50% of their time in England and must not have a qualification at the same level or above in this subject area.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements unless specified by the employer.



Achievement is gained through completion of End Point Assessments which are carried out by an Independent End Point Assessment Organisation.

Levy Funding available

As we are a Government Registered Apprenticeships Training Provider, you can use your Levy to fund this programme. Not enough funds in your Levy account? Don’t worry, the government will co-fund 95% of the programme costs.

Funded up to £5,000 per learner

To be able to see the learners develop, lead their own teams, gain promotions and be able to celebrate their success is what our Apprenticeship team thrive upon

Janette Healey
Head of Apprenticeships

Joining this team was the best move I have made in my professional career. A team where everyone is in pursuit of the same goal – to deliver an outstanding teaching and learning experience to our clients. Amazing resources too!

Julie Piergianni
Leadership & Management Coach

The passion and the drive to deliver the very best that we can is like nothing I have ever witnessed before! I love it here!

Simon Newton
Leadership & Management Coach

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