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ILM 3: Building Your Foundation in Coaching


This course is designed for first line managers and team leaders who are seeking the skills and knowledge to coach others within their organisation.

Taking part in the programme will expose you to new insights, tools and approaches which will develop your capability and confidence to use a coaching style in a range of situations, as well as in 1-to-1 coaching sessions with colleagues.

The workshops are highly participative, using facilitated discussion, group activities, coaching practices and feedback. The concept of personal reflection is promoted during the sessions and you will be encouraged to identify opportunities to put your new skills into practice in your job.

In order to achieve this qualification, you must complete three assignments and conduct at least six hours of coaching.  This course is accredited as a ILM Level 3 Award in Effective Coaching. 

Suitable for

First Line Managers and Team Leaders who wish to develop their capability to coach others within their organisation.

On completion you will be able to

  • Put your new skills into practice in your job.
  • Carry out 1-to-1 coaching sessions with colleagues.
  • Analyse, assess and plan to improve your own coaching ability.
  • Help promote the benefits of embedding a coaching into your organisation.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however it is expected that you are working in a job which requires you to coach people as part of your normal working role.

Dates - All courses currently postponed due to COVID-19

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There are four training days with an additional half-day group tutorial session and two 1-to-1 tutorial sessions.

It usually takes around 6 months for you to complete the Award.


09:30 - 16:30 on each of the training days



Leeds Beckett University


£1,250 - as a university, we do not add VAT to this cost and so this will be your final fee


We can design our courses to meet your specific business objectives, developing a tailored programme deliver the results you are looking for. We can run bespoke courses at your organisation or at our own campuses in Leeds.

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Learning Outcomes

Course Modules

Understanding Good Practice in Coaching within an Organisational Context

Consider the role and contribution of coaching in your workplace, enabling you to build a clear business case.

Undertaking Coaching within an Organisational Context

Demonstrate your ability to plan, deliver and review at least 6 hours of coaching in your workplace.

Reflecting on Coaching Skills within an Organisational Context

Critically review your own personal qualities, skills and competence.


The assessments give you the opportunity to practice the skills vital to effective coaching in the workplace and then to demonstrate your understanding of these. They consist of three written assignments; the first is a written assessment of around 3,000 words, the second a portfolio of coaching records, and the third a reflective journal that references all of the recorded evidence utilised in the second unit.

You will need to evidence a minimum of 6 hours of coaching practice.

The deadline for submission of your first assessment will be around six weeks after the first training session; the second and third assessment deadlines are staggered to allow time between each of them.

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