Coaching and Mentoring 

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Since 2010 Footdown has been an Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Approved Centre. As such we part of the largest awarding body for leadership and management qualifications in the UK and a global network of over 2,000 accredited centres, the Footdown School of Coaching offers qualifications in coaching & mentoring. 
 
Throughout ILM training, participants work through the skills needed to manage their teams effectively and make sure they are achieving organisational goals. 
 
“We went through a rigorous approval process to achieve our ILM status and are delighted to offer specialist leadership and management qualifications. 
 
“We would strongly encourage anyone in a position of leadership or management to consider taking an ILM qualification. By investing in management development, organisations can ensure that their leaders are confident in their abilities and able to lead employees through the challenging times ahead. Nurturing effective leaders through management development is the single most cost-effective investment.” 
 
Dr Mark Kilgallon, Programme Leader 
 

Aims and Objectives 

 
Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of an ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management) Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring in Management. This aims to equip practising managers with the knowledge, skills and confidence to perform effectively as coaches or mentors as part of their normal work role.  
 
At the end of the Footdown coaching programme, participants will be able to: 
 
• Understand how leadership coaching and mentoring can benefit individuals and organisations. 
• Self-assess their abilities as a leadership coach or mentor 
• Synthesise their learning within the Footdown workbook and other coaching models 
• Apply their leadership coaching skills within the workplace structure 
 

Tutor led learning (43 hours approx). 

There are four courses throughout the 8 month programme where all participants will get together with course leaders. There are two 2-day courses (approximately months 1 and 5) and two 1-day courses (usually in months 3 and 8). 
 
Dates for these will be arranged throughout the programme at times that are convenient for the majority. They will be held in country hotels, and accommodation and meals are provided where appropriate. In addition, participants will have at least three 1-1 telephone coaching sessions during the programme  
 
Coaching practice (15+ hours). Participants will undertake practical experience by coaching three individuals for four sessions each. These will be of the participants' choosing and can be from their personal or working life.  
 
Course leaders will provide guidance on who to choose, and help for those who cannot identify possible coachees. Learners should also maintain and complete a Footdown Learning Journal - to be assessed by trained Footdown assessors. 
 
Pre-reading and subsequent reading around the subject will be required. In addition, all participants will need to complete a work-based assignment. 

ILM Membership 

All registered candidates automatically become studying members of the ILM for one year, free of charge, and can enjoy a range of member benefits accessible through the ILM website.  
 
Successful completion of a Level 5 qualification provides eligibility for Associate Membership (AMInstLM) of the Institute of Leadership & Management. 
 
Full details from the website: www.i-l-m.com 
 
Units and assessment 
 
Achievement of the qualification is dependent on the completion of two assessments covering the mandatory units. Assessment is done internally and is then internally quality assured. Marked assessments may be subject to further review by the ILM assessment team.