ILM Level 3 Award

Effective Coaching

Ideal for those who may already be in a leadership role and wish to support others, this programme will provide you with the tools and techniques needed to effectively coach.

Effective Coaching

Course Overview

  • Duration


    6 months
  • Dates


    13 October 2021
  • Venue


    Online Learning
  • Cost


    Free to eligible businesses and individuals

This course is part of the three-year #WECAN (Women Empowered through Coaching and Networking) project. Partly funded by the European Union Social Fund and working with a network of partners - including Edge Hill University and Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber (SEYH) – the project offers bespoke support to SMEs and their women employees and managers. Discover more about #WECAN on our dedicated pages.


ILM Level 3 Effective Coaching provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Know what it takes to be an effective coach
  • Understand how coaching works
  • Learn a recognised coaching model, and the tools and techniques to support it
  • Put your new skills into practice and carry out supervised coaching sessions 
  • Reflect on your own coaching performance 

This programme is led by #WECAN delivery lead David Taylor. For over twenty years David has been a professional coach with a portfolio of clients including owners and Managing Directors of SME’s as well as leaders working in larger organisations in the UK and beyond. 

David will guide you through group workshops and individual tutorials online via MS Teams. The programme is structured into three distinct stages: 

1) Understanding coaching theories and processes 

  • 4 x 3-hour workshops (including tutorial time)
  • 6 weeks to complete a 2500 - 3000 word report
  • Allow approximately 25 hours for preparing and writing this report 

2) Six hours practical coaching with one or two coaches

  • 1 x 3 hour workshop
  • 1 x 3 hour tutorial
  • 1 x 1 hour supervision of practical coaching
  • 7 weeks to complete 6 hours of coaching

3) Reflecting and reviewing your experience 

  • 1 x 3 hour workshop
  • 4 weeks to complete the assessment
  • Allow 15 – 20 hours for preparing your assessment 
Accredited by
European Union Social Fund

Partly funded by the European Union Social Fund

The project has a budget of £1.7m over three years, partly funded by partners and partly from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations.