These qualifications are for individuals setting out on their management / leadership journey where coaching is / will be an integral part of the role.
They are also relevant to individuals who would like to start a freelance coaching business.
ILM Level 3 qualifications
Award in Workplace Coaching for Team Leaders and First Line Managers. It aims to equip practising and potential team leaders and first line managers with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to perform effectively as workplace coaches as part of their normal work role.
Certificate for Professional Workplace Coaches aims to equip practising and potential team leaders and first line managers with the knowledge, skills and confidence to perform effectively as workplace coaches as part of their normal work role; and in addition to equip them to possibly move into a development role within their organisation or as a freelance workplace coach.
Coach Profile at this level
Team leaders and first line managers (FLMs) are normally appointed to the role because they have already demonstrated high standards of performance in the occupational role that (at least some of) their team fulfil. Obviously in work groups containing a variety of skills, team leaders and FLMs can usually only be expected to be competent in some of them. This high standard of performance is often a criterion for promotion to their current role.
Because of their expertise, team leaders and FLMs may be expected to help others develop similar levels of competence, and this can include coaching individuals. This qualification is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required by team leaders and FLMs in undertaking this responsibility.
Coaching for team leaders and FLMs is defined as the process of enabling individuals to acquire the knowledge, skills and techniques needed to perform effectively in their occupational role by motivating, inspiring, challenging, stimulating and guiding them. The coach must be able to recognise the needs of individuals being coached, develop coaching programmes appropriate to meet those needs, and help individuals to achieve to their full potential.