Here are answers to a series of frequently asked questions relating to the Portfolio ILM coaching qualification programmes:

What are the time requirements?

In addition to the 6-days of tutor-led input, there is an element of research/ pre-work between modules (typically 1-2 hours per module). In order to gain the ILM qualification students are required to complete the assessed activities, consisting of work-based assignments and the completion of at least 18* hours of coaching and subsequent reflective practices. (*20 hours for L7 Certificate for Executive & Senior Level Coaches)

How many students per programme?

Programme numbers are restricted to ensure that participants receive a high level of tutor support and individual supervision. Typically, a cohort will not exceed 12 members.

What happens if I can’t attend one of the scheduled workshops?

Because this is a qualification programme, you are required to complete a specified number of guided learning hours. Your tutor will discuss options on an individual case-by-case basis; these may include additional tutorials, or attendance on a workshop on a later programme.

Where are the open programmes held?

All of our UK-based qualification programmes are held at Ashorne Hill, Leamington Spa which offers centrally-located learning facilities and high-quality accommodation.  Our Island base is St John's Mill (IoM) - a beautiful learning environment with easy access from all parts of the Island.

How do I book a place on one of your programmes?

Access to all ILM qualification programmes is via application; complete and submit the relevant application form. Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you’ll generally be advised of a decision within 3 working days.

What are the fees for the open programmes?

Fees for our open programmes are published in the relevant (L5 or L7) brochures. Current fees for 2020 open programmes are:

  • ILM Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching & Mentoring: £1,695 + VAT
  • ILM Level 7 Certificate for Executive & Senior Level Coaches & Mentors:  £2,395 + VAT

Fees include all tutorials (workshops plus individual phone tutorials), ILM registration fees, comprehensive study materials, ILM assessment, individual coaching supervision, access to online support area and attendance on day-delegate basis at Ashorne Hill/ St Johns, including lunch and refreshments. (Excludes accommodation.)

Why ILM coaching qualifications?

In our opinion the ILM coaching qualifications provide the necessary blend of theory and practical application relevant to today's coaching environment. Our curriculum focuses on ensuring Portfolio students develop the skills and the knowledge to perform credibly in an increasingly-competitive coaching marketplace. 

Something else? Contact us by phone or by email, and we’ll do our best to answer your query.


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