ILM Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring (Mentoring Pathway)


Why choose the ILM Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring?

If you’re a manager interested in helping others develop professionally, you may be keen to take on the role of coach or mentor within the job you already do. The ILM Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring is a course that will give you a grounding in good practice of these areas, helping you feel confident, and providing you with skills and strategies that will make your approach most effective.

You will cover context and process for coaching and mentoring, which will help you understand your role as coach or mentor better. On this mentoring pathway, you’ll also learn how to plan and organise formal workplace mentoring sessions over an extended period for professional development purposes. This will help you design and implement effective mentoring so your sessions will be more worthwhile for the people you manage, and you will learn how to use feedback to make your work relevant and appropriate.

Continuing professional development helps people stay ahead of their game, and benefits industries as a whole because it means workers and managers regularly update their skills and knowledge. Taking on a role within coaching and mentoring will help your CPD as well as the progress of those who work with you, so the ILM Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring is as valuable to your employers as it is to you.

Modules for this course

Module 1: Understanding good practice in workplace coaching (A/503/9561)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the context for effective workplace coaching
  • Understand the process and content of effective workplace coaching

Module 2: Understanding good practice in workplace mentoring (T/503/9610)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the context and processes for effective workplace mentoring

Module 3: Undertaking an extended period of mentoring in the workplace (F503/9612)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to plan and organise formal workplace mentoring sessions
  • Be able to undertake at least 36 hours of formal workplace mentoring
  • Be able to summarise and analyse a period of formal mentoring in the workplace using stakeholder feedback
  • Know how to use supervision to enhance workplace mentoring

Module 4: Reflecting on workplace mentoring skills (F/503/9613)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to assess your own abilities and characteristics as a workplace mentor
  • Be able to reflect on your communication and interpersonal skills when mentoring
  • Be able to demonstrate understanding of your effectiveness as a workplace mentor


Although there are NO formal entry requirements for the ILM Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring, it is targeted at new managers who want to develop their coaching and mentoring skills. You will find there are a few basic assessments in English and Maths.


You’ll get a question paper at the end of each lesson, and this should take you around 1-2 hours to complete. These papers, once marked by your assessor, will enable your tutor to continually monitor your progress and provide help and advice where needed. The course is estimated to require around 36 hours of study time in total.

Qualification number: 60136984

To gain the qualification you will need to successfully complete all the units in the course.
Please note: Online access is required in order to complete this course.


ILM is the UK's leading provider of leadership, management and coaching qualifications and a City and Guilds Group Business. ILM offers a specialist suite of qualifications ranging from Level 2 to Level 7, which are awarded by The City and Guilds of London Institute. All ILM qualifications have been accredited by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).

Developing your career

How can I follow up my ILM Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring?

Every new skill you learn will be an additional string to your employment bow, so your ILM Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring will help you stand out when job-seeking, and will be appreciated by both current and new employers.

Even if you one day change direction completely, you’ll find your coaching and mentoring skills are transferable, so whether you change industries, try a new sector, or start up your business, you’ll be able to use the same skillset to help the employees you manage develop their own professional practice.

You could even go on to run a consulting business in coaching and mentoring, or to specialise in this for your employer, especially if you find you’re particularly gifted at this type of work.

The benefits for your employer include the fact that you will be equipped with skills and knowledge they do need, and that you will be able to help them develop and maintain a culture of coaching and mentoring across the organisation. What’s more, because coaching and mentoring is very much about communication, you will be able to use your management skills to nurture better relationships and communication in your team.

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Course Fees

Price £724.00

Payment methods

1 Pay with Advanced Learner Loan
(No repayments until your salary reaches £21,000)
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2 Pay in Full - £724.00

3 Pay by Instalments - £724.00
Deposit of 50% of fee + £20 admin fee
Plus 2 payments of 25% (3 and 6 months into the course)

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Further Information

Course ref: 60136984

Course starts: Anytime

Guided Learning Hours: 36

Modules: 4

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