Coaching and Mentoring

Coaching and Mentoring
£30 +VAT

This Coaching and Mentoring training course is designed to give you the practical tools and techniques needed to get started with successful coaching and mentoring today. The course focuses on three key areas: foundations, principles and practice. Each of these will be explored throughout the training to help you plan for an effective session, get the most out of the person you are coaching or mentoring, coach or mentor with consistency, and avoid common errors that people often make when coaching or mentoring without the right tools to hand.

The course includes a downloadable workbook that you can complete alongside the training to help develop your skills further and to understand your own personal coaching and mentoring style.

  • Developed by experts in coaching and mentoring
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 1-2 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who should take this course?

This Coaching and Mentoring course is suitable for anyone who is new to the topic or anyone who wants to revise their existing coaching and mentoring skills but it's particularly useful for educational professionals, for example, headteachers, deputy headteachers, heads of year, heads of departments, teacher trainers, sports coaches and team leaders. 

The course gives you background information and practical tools to get started with coaching and mentoring today, no matter which industry you work in.

Mike Fleetham

This course has been produced in partnership with Mike Fleetham. Mike is an ILM-qualified Level 7 executive coach with over 20 years coaching experience in education and business. He is also a learning designer, trainer, accredited workplace mediator and author of twelve books. Mike supports many schools and businesses to become more effective through enriched teaching, training, learning and leadership


CPD Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!

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Course content

1How to be an Effective Coach and Mentor

Coaching, mentoring or both, paired professional learning (PPL), coaching and mentoring contracts, expectations and when NOT to use coaching and mentoring.

2Seven Principles of Effective Coaching and Mentoring

Agreeing on the process, managing the agenda and planning sessions, effective questioning and listening, using silence, and coaching AND mentoring.

3Starting and theming a session

Questions and powerful words, ending a session, and evaluating impact.

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Aims of the course

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Develop a practical, working definition of coaching and mentoring.
  • Understand the rationale for using coaching and mentoring and the prerequisites for making it successful.
  • Learn and apply the seven principles of effective coaching and mentoring.
  • Develop frameworks and scripts for efficient coaching and mentoring sessions.
  • Evaluate coaching and mentoring by considering sustainable impact and ROI (return on investment).


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 10 multiple-choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass, don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

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