Here’s a question – what’s the difference between a coach/mentor and a trainer? The answer – coaches and mentors nurture development by inspiring others, while trainers simply provide direct instructions. Suffice to say, becoming a genuinely effective and successful mentor can be quite the challenge, as getting it right means mastering a variety of interconnected disciplines. Nevertheless, for those with the required skills, talents and personal attributes, the role of the coach/mentor can be one of unique rewards and opportunities.
This Coaching and Mentoring Distance Learning, course builds an important foundation upon which to continue building professional-level coaching and mentoring skills. Candidates explore the ways in which inspirational guidance, the sharing of wisdom and generally leading by example can be infinitely more powerful than telling other what to do or how to do it. Four intensive course units introduce crucial coaching and mentoring skills, assessment and evaluation, the provision of feedback and the development of powerful interpersonal skills.
Coaching and Mentoring Distance Learning,course consists of the following four units:
Unit 1 – Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring
In the opening course unit, candidates are guided through what it is that the coach/mentor does and the role they play in the modern business/organisation. A variety of key coaching skills and techniques are introduced, along with effective approaches to assessment and scoring for the monitoring and management of progress.
Unit 2 – Interpersonal Communication Skills
The primary core focus of Unit 2 is the development of strong interpersonal communication skills, along with their importance in the field of coaching and mentoring. Candidates also investigate effective probing techniques, along with the importance of listening rather than simply hearing others and how to become a better listener in general.
Unit 3 – Critical Coaching Skills
Course content then moves onto core coaching skills, incorporating an investigation of common learning styles and principles, what it takes to become an effective coach and an investigation of the benefits/consequences matrix. Candidates are also introduced to the methodology of setting goals in accordance with the SPIRIT model – Specific, Prizes, Individual, Review, Inspiring, Time-Bound.
Unit 4 – The Coaching Model
In the final course unit, the coaching model is explored in greater depth with specific focus on common coaching challenges. Candidates are guided through common coaching problems and their respective causes/solutions, along with the importance of providing proactive feedback and a breakdown of the ‘Four Steps’ coaching model.
Paying in Instalments: £360 (Interest FREE Instalments)
No of Instalments: 10
Each Instalment: £28
Pay in Full: (£60 Discount) £300
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course itself has been designed by BOLC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
What is ABC Awards?
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
A career in coaching is all about helping others reach their full potential. Upon completion of this course, you will be one step closer to reaching your own full potential as a coach or mentor. You may pursue a position with an established business, within a school or educational environment or you may choose to set up your own business from scratch. Typical starting salaries range from around £18,000 to £25,000 for qualified candidates.
125 Hours Approx.
No entry requirement.
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