Coaching and Mentoring

CPD Approved
Coaching and Mentoring
For me
For teams
  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£30 +VAT

include vat

Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

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
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

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).

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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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.

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.

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Add your chosen course to your basket. Once you’ve added all the courses you need, follow our step-by-step checkout process where you can purchase using Debit or Credit card.

For companies ordering 5 or more courses, you’ll also be given the option to pay by invoice.

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Course access

Once you’ve completed your purchase, look out for an email containing the details you’ll need to start your training. 

If you’ve purchased a single course, we’ll send you a unique course code. You can use this to add your training to an existing account, or create a brand new one. 

Purchased multiple courses for training your team? We’ll email you all the login details you need to distribute to your staff.

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If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.

Don’t want to wait? You can instantly download your digital certificate as a PDF after course completion.

Additionally, please note that if your company is paying by invoice we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

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Continued support

Our friendly customer support team is happy to help at any stage of your training. Call us on 0333 006 7000 or contact, and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have. 

Additionally, have you seen our help page? It’s full of useful information to help guide you through your training experience.