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Coaching Professional
Apprenticeship Level 5

Work with a wide range of individuals and teams across organisations, to empower and engage with them to enhance their professional performance.

Coaches are found in private, public and third sector national and multinational organisations and employers. Coaching Professionals deliver one-to-one coaching, team coaching, leadership coaching and for coaching skills to be embedded within culture and governance infrastructures to support future ways of working.



This apprenticeship will take around 14 months to complete.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to work with a wide range of individuals and teams across organisations, to empower and engage with them to enhance their professional performance. Coaching is a way of leading in a non-directive manner, helping people to learn through deep listening and reflective, open questions rather than instructing, giving advice or making suggestions.

Apprentices will complete the CMI Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring as part of this apprenticeship at no additional cost.


Building your Skills, Knowledge & Behaviours

Coaching is a way of treating people, a way of thinking and a way of being which is seen as vital to supporting individuals and organisations in increasingly volatile and ever-changing environments. The underlying and ever present purpose of coaching is building the self-belief of others, regardless of the context, to be curious and self-aware, better equipping them to collaborate, innovate, deal with the increasing pace of change and get the best from increasingly diverse environments. Effective coaching is future focussed, releases potential, and enables transition, transformation and change for business improvement. Understanding self, commitment to self-development, managing the contract, building the relationship, enabling insight and learning, outcome and action orientation, use of models and techniques and evaluation are key overarching areas which feature within this occupational area.

Coaching Professionals:

  • Use enhanced listening and questioning skills to increase individuals' and teams' self-awareness to enable them to evaluate their own and others' strengths and development areas, allowing the individual(s) receiving coaching ("the coachee") to create and deliver bespoke actions leading to positive change.

  • Use their emotional and social intelligence in an applied way to support the development of self-awareness, adaptability, resilience, wellbeing, motivation and confidence in the coachee.

  • Are non-judgmental (neither denying nor affirming a coachee's perspectives and opinions) and encourage individuals to find their own solutions and appropriate ways forward.

  • Work with coachees in one-to-one relationships, in person and via video or audio conferencing, to aid in their self-reflection, and may observe coachees, for example by attending a relevant meeting, to provide non-judgmental feedback.

  • Work with groups and teams, to increase collective awareness and increase accountability associated with making positive change.

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Typical Duties

Coaching Professional apprentices will:

- Plan, conduct and record coaching needs analyses

- Agree and develop coaching contracts with all the relevant parties

- Deliver effective and responsive coaching sessions

- Select and use a suitable variety of coaching tools and techniques and/or psychometrics to challenge/support, analyse and enable learning and insights

- Review and interpret coaching needs analyses, identifying when coaching is / isn’t appropriate

- Evaluate the effectiveness of coaching interactions for the purposes of quality assurance


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