• ILM Level 7 Certificate for Executive and Senior Level Coaches


This programme is designed for senior managers or HR/LD professionals who want to develop their expertise and credibility in the fields of Coaching and Mentoring, or to establish coaching at an organisational and strategic level.

Details and Approach

Programme - Autumn 2021

Location - Lift, Islington - London - See on Google Maps

Cost - £2,995 + £235 ILM Registration Fee +VAT

We are planning to deliver this face-to-face at the above venue, assuming it is safe and advisable to do so. We will monitor the situation and keep attendees informed with our thinking - a final decision will be made no less than 1 month prior to the workshop dates. If need be, we will use the same dates and times and undertake workshops virtually - this may mean a blended approach. Virtual workshops are still tutor lead, group learning sessions, don't involve PowerPoints and have lots of space for practice.

Dates and Times

Workshop 1, days 1 and 2 – 8th and 9th September

Workshop 2, days 3 and 4 – 13th and 14th October

Workshop 3, day 5 – 24th and 25th November

Workshop 4, day 7 – 13th January

Each workshop days runs from 9am - 5pm.

What is Included?

When you attend our Open ILM programme everything you will need is included; from pens, notebooks and workbooks, through to lunch and refreshments.

Next Steps

To book your place on this programme, click the button below and complete the registration form. Once done, our team will be in contact and arrange the pre-programme introduction call, send all relevant materials and answer any questions you may have on the programme.

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ILM Level 7 Certificate Outline

Target Audience

The ILM Level 7 qualification is aimed at senior managers and HR/L&D professionals who want to develop their expertise and credibility in coaching, whilst learning how to utilise and establish coaching and/or mentoring at an organisational and strategic level. This would also be an appropriate qualification for individuals looking to move into an Executive Coaching role in the future.

Delivery Method


We have planned face-to-face delivery at Lift in Islington. Our style is inclusive, collaborative and experiential. Our experienced tutors will present models and theories to the group and build it through discussion and challenge - we want to make the theory work for you. Each afternoon session will involve practice of the new skills and models learnt, include observations from tutors and reviews and reflections as a group.


If we have to go virtual, each traditional workshop day will be split into three 2-hour sessions, starting at 9am, 12pm and 3pm each day – with hour long breaks to refresh.

Our virtual style closely imitates our face-to-face, so we chalk and talk, don’t use PowerPoints and aim to make the sessions as inclusive an interactive as possible. We still breakout for practice in the meetings to allow you to apply the new tools and skills learned in a safe controlled environment.

Our preferred platform is Zoom.

Our Approach

Our approach is highly experiential, engaging and focused on the practical – we use what works at work. Our intent is not only to deliver an outstanding ILM accredited programme but to ensure that the participants leave with the practical capability to coach at work and really make a positive impact on their own performance and to that of their organisation.

Programme Structure

Our ILM Level 7 Certificate programme consists of:

  • Seven workshop days, split into 4 workshops
  • Pre, mid and post programme 1:1 calls with the Tutor
  • Provision of extensive online resources
  • Telephone check-ins with the Tutor as required
  • Undertaking a minimum of 30 hours of formal workplace coaching

Successful candidates will be required to produce a portfolio of evidence consisting of the following assignments:

  • Assignment 1: Understanding the Principles and Practice of Effective Coaching and Mentoring at an Executive or Senior Level
  • Assignment 2: Undertaking Coaching or Mentoring at an Executive or Senior Level
  • Assignment 3: Reflecting on Your Ability to Perform Effectively as a Coach or Mentor at an Executive or Senior Level

In addition, we ask candidates to read and review at least three books from our core reading list.

Benefits for the Individual

Personal Development

Critically review and develop your own skills, values and competence as a Coach or Mentor

Build a Strategy

Know how to review and build the context, strategy, culture and processes for coaching and mentoring at a senior and strategic level

Coaching and Mentoring Models

Understand and analyse different coaching and mentoring models and their impact


Learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of coaching and mentoring in an organisation

Plan, Deliver and Review

Plan, deliver and review coaching and mentoring contract at a senior and strategic level

Understand the Return on Investment

Understand the measurable impact of coaching and mentoring interventions

Benefits for the Organisation

Implement Coaching

Implement coaching in complex working environments or at a senior and strategic level in your organisation

Knowledge and Understanding

Ensure your organisation’s coaches and mentors are properly equipped with the skills, knowledge and ethical understanding they need


Benchmark your organisation’s approach against the latest coaching/mentoring best practice

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