Who is the ILM Level 3 for?

Our ILM Level 3 Award in Effective Coaching qualification is aimed at team leaders and first line managers who want to be able to adopt a coaching approach with their team within their day-to-day role, as well as develop the capability to undertake structured coaching sessions.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Benefits for the Individual


Gain a critical understanding of the role, responsibilities, behaviours, skills and values required of the workplace coach


Obtain a valuable and internationally recognised qualification whilst demonstrating a commitment to developing colleagues

Develop Skills

An opportunity to learn and practice new skills and methods of operating, in a safe environment, with tutor supervision

Benefits for the Organisation

Management Development

Managers will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and ethical understanding to effectively coach and mentor team members


Encouragement for managers to provide effective support for the development of others and improve their performance

Embedded Culture

Help embed a coaching and mentoring culture within your organisation

What do I need to do and how long does it take?

To gain the ILM Level 3 qualification, you will need to compile a portfolio of evidence throughout the programme, which consists of:

  • Records of a minimum 18 hours workplace coaching or mentoring
  • 3 written assignments, focused around your understanding of coaching and application and review of your practice
  • 1 book review of one of our recommended reads
  • Evidence of your own learning and development, including tutorial notes and reflections

The journey from the start of the programme, through to completing the qualification usually takes between 9-12 months.

Programme Summary


Access to online videos, documents and other resources to support the journey


Pre, mid and post programme calls with your tutor

On Programme Support

Learner support available from start to finish from tutor/s and support team

Programme Logistics

For the Individual

We host ILM Level 3 programmes regularly, which are available for individuals to attend in order to gain the qualification.

If the current dates do not work for you, please register your interest in the form below and we will keep you up-to-date with future programmes.

For a Group/Organisation

We can deliver this programme virtually or at a location of your choosing, with a key focus on developing a coaching and/or mentoring strategy within your organisation.

Enquire about our ILM Level 3 progamme