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Coaching and Mentoring (Level 2)

Course Overview

Coaching and Mentoring Distance Learning

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. 

Course Syllabus

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. 

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Instalments: £360 (Interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £80

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 has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Brentwood Open Learning College have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Brentwood Open Learning College 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.

Career Path

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. 

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Teachers and educators at all levels
  • Existing coaches and mentors with no formal qualifications
  • Anyone looking to improve their communication skills
  • Candidates considering moving on to more advance studies
  • Anyone with an interest in going into business for themselves

Related Links:

Certificate in Introduction to Trainer Skills (Level 3)

Certificate in Team Leading Skills (Level 3)

NLP (Level 2)

Course Level
Level 2

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
125 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
No entry requirement.

Start Date

  • Explore the role of the coach and mentor
  • Discover the value and importance of mentoring
  • Develop effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Build critical core coaching skills
  • Explore the coaching model and various common challenges 

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