Coaching Professional


There has been a growing demand for the professionalisation of coaching to include one-to-one coaching, team coaching, leadership coaching and for coaching skills to be embedded within culture and governance infrastructures to support future ways of working.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to work with a wide range of individuals and teams across organisations, to empower and engage with them to enhance their professional performance. Coaching is a way of leading in a non-directive manner, helping people to learn through deep listening and reflective, open questions rather than instructing, giving advice, or making suggestions.

Level 5 qualification in coaching

15 months

Assessed virtually

This qualification covers a range of topics including: 

  • Introduction to Coaching
  • Understanding yourself and others
  • Coaching skills
  • Setting up successful coaching sessions
  • Goal setting and accountability
  • Coaching agreements, ethics & safeguarding
  • Design coaching interventions
  • Evaluating coaching sessions

As the apprenticeship is a work-based qualification it means that much of your learning and assessment will be completed on the job. It will be a perfect opportunity for you to gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to provide holistic, evidence based professional coaching skills. You will build an apprenticeship portfolio of evidence using real pieces of work which your dedicated assessor will guide you on, so you’ll be demonstrating your learning whilst doing your job.

Not ready for level 5?

Level 3 Team Leader

The Team leader/ Supervisor apprenticeship is ideally suited for colleagues taking their first step into line management, or those with some experience of managing a team or project.

Next steps

If you are interested in applying or would like to enquire about the course, then please fill in the form below and someone will be in touch.