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Coaching Professional (LEVEL 5)

Duration (excl EPA)

14 months (£5000)

 

EPA Duration

3 Months

 

Start Date

Various

 

about the course

This occupation is found in private, public and third sector national and multinational organisations and employers. It is found in every sector across the country including, for example; the health sector, finance sector, engineering and manufacturing sectors, business and professional services, education sector, retail sector, leisure sector, technology sector and construction.

 

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.

 

Coaching is a way of treating people, a way of thinking and a way of being which is seen as vital to supporting individuals and organisations in increasingly volatile and ever-changing environments. The underlying and ever-present purpose of coaching is building the self-belief of others, regardless of the context, to be curious and self-aware, better equipping them to collaborate, innovate, deal with the increasing pace of change and get the best from increasingly diverse environments.

 

Effective coaching is future focussed, releases potential, and enables transition, transformation and change for business improvement. Understanding self, commitment to self-development, managing the contract, building the relationship, enabling insight and learning, outcome and action orientation, use of models and techniques and evaluation are key overarching areas which feature within this occupational area (and across all the knowledge, behaviours, skills identified below).

Course Overview

As part of the Coaching Professional Programme, you will be required to develop Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours in the below areas within your organisation:

  • use enhanced listening and questioning skills to increase individuals’ and teams’ self-awareness to enable them to evaluate their own and others’ strengths and development areas, allowing the individual(s) receiving coaching (“the coachee”) to create and deliver bespoke actions leading to positive change.
  • Use their emotional and social intelligence in an applied way to support the development of self-awareness, adaptability, resilience, wellbeing, motivation and confidence in the coachee.
  • Are non-judgmental (neither denying nor affirming a coachee’s perspectives and opinions) and encourage individuals to find their own solutions and appropriate ways forward.
  • Work with coachees in one-to-one relationships, in person and via video or audio conferencing, to aid in their self-reflection, and may observe coachees, for example by attending a relevant meeting, to provide non-judgmental feedback.
  • Work with groups and teams, to increase collective awareness and increase accountability associated with making positive change.

Course Delivery

The course will typically be completed over a 14-month period, which will include monthly knowledge delivery through either webinars or face-to-face sessions.

 

The learners will also be observed in the workplace on at least 2 occasions to identify the standards of competence are being met.

There will also be recorded professional discussions covering competence towards the standard.

 

The tutor will complete a progress review in the first 6 weeks and every 10-12 weeks thereafter, which will require the Employer’s presence. All work will be stored on an electronic portfolio ready to be submitted to the End Point Assessment Organisation.

 

At the end of the 14th month, the learner will have a final assessment with an End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO). Revision and mock activities will be completed with the learner prior to the final assessment.

 

 

End-Point Assessment

As part of the Apprenticeship Standard, you will be required to complete an End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of your programme with an external Independent Assessor (EPAO).

Throughout the programme, your tutor will prepare you for the End Point Assessment and complete mock assessments prior to your final assessment.

 

The following elements will be completed during the End Point Assessment for the Coaching Professional Standard

  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Professional Discussion
  • Observation with Q&A
  • Knowledge Test

 

At the end of the final assessment, the below grades will be awarded by the EPAO:

  • Fail
  • Pass
  • Distinction

Entry Requirements

Typical applicants will display a good attitude, a positive approach to learning & development and a high level of ambition. Apprentices will need to sit an initial assessment in both English and Maths.

 

Where a learner does not hold an equivalent to or GSCE grade 4 (C) or above, you will need to sit Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths prior to taking the End Point assessment.

Qualifications

As part of the Coaching Professional Standard you will be achieving the following qualifications:

  • Apprenticeship Standard Certificate in Coaching Professional
  • Functional Skills Maths (Level 2)*
  • Functional Skills English (Level 2)*

 

*Will be achieved if relevant qualification not already held prior to the Apprenticeship.

Learner Journey

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