Coaching Professional Level 5 Apprenticeship Standard

This occupation is found in private, public and third sector national and multinational organisations and employers. It is found in every sector across the country including the health sector, finance sector, engineering and manufacturing sectors, business and professional services, education sector, retail sector, leisure sector, technology sector and construction. The broad purpose of the occupation is to work with a wide range of individuals and teams across organisations, to empower and engage with them to enhance their professional performance. Coaching is a way of leading in a non-directive manner, helping people to learn through deep listening and reflective, open questions rather than instructing, giving advice.

Job Roles this qualification is suitable for:

coaches and mentors who:

(examples Business coach ,Career Coach , Team Coach, Performance Coach, Leadership Coach and Coaching Professional)

  • Interact with coachees as their primary contact, bringing a fresh, independent perspective to Support the individual/team/organisation with the development of its people.
  • Interact with a wide range of stakeholders including line managers, senior leaders and/or heads of the organisation. The stakeholders they engage with may be at any level, including those seniors to the coach.
  • Engage with Human Resources teams, Learning and Development teams, and Organisational Development teams, learning providers, professional bodies, psychometric providers, coach training providers, the coach supervisor and peer to peer networks.
  • May also interact with occupational health, support organisations, faith-based organisations and/or charities etc. to provide specialised support as needed to suit the

The aim of the qualification

On completion the learner will learn about:

  • Theories of emotional and social intelligence
  • Organisational culture and leadership styles
  • Coaching theory
  • Methods of communication and listening skills
  • Personality type theories

The programme consists of the following:

  • Occupational Duties covering Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours of the required standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English
  • End Point Assessment

How is it delivered?

The learner will be allocated a qualified Tutor to support the full completion of the qualification and prepare for end point assessment. The tutor will hold sessions with the learner on a regular basis to conduct teaching, learning and assessment which will be planned with the learner and their manager; this will also be conducted through a blended model of e–Learning and face to face delivery. The Tutor will manage the learner’s portfolio of evidence using an online electronic system called OneFile and provide regular updates about progress. The learner can contact their Tutor in between sessions to discuss any aspect of the qualification and will have access to their individual learner’s portfolio.

End Point Assessment

An End Point Assessment will be carried out by staff from an independent End Point Assessment organisation approved on the Register of End Point Assessment Organisations.

The End Point Assessment will test the entire apprenticeship standard, and be undertaken as follows:

  • Compiling an Online Portfolio
  • Observation with questions
  • Interview supported by portfolio of evidence
  • Knowledge Test

The End Point Assessment requires apprentices to demonstrate they have achieved the standard. A Pass Merit or Distinction can be achieved

Assessment Gateway

Before the apprentice is adjudged ready to undertake the end-point assessment by their employer and learning provider, they will need to:

  • Consistently working at, or above, the level of the occupational standard
  • Achieve Level 2 maths and English Functional Skills
  • Complete a portfolio of evidence
  • Completed their learning journal to have achieved at least 20% OTJ hours

The purpose of the End Point Assessment is to test (in a synoptic way) the skills, knowledge and behaviours of the learner as set out in the apprenticeship standard

The learner’s manager will be required to take part in the end point assessment on several occasions to undertake / support activities – This is a mandatory requirement, you will be required to confirm your agreement to commit in order to enrol. End Point Assessment provides learners with a showcase opportunity to provide oral and documentary evidence of their knowledge, skills and behaviours developed throughout the apprenticeship. Enables the independent assessor to assess the skills and behaviours of the apprentice by observing the learner in the course of their normal work. Tests the knowledge acquired by the apprentice throughout the apprenticeship.

How long will it take to complete?

The qualification usually takes 18 months including EPA. However, it is possible to complete earlier depending on existing achievement and individual circumstance which can be discussed with the Tutor.

Progression routes:

This apprenticeship is designed to prepare successful apprentices to meet the requirements for registration as a Coaching Professional with one of the following professional bodies:

  • The European Mentoring and Coaching Council
  • The Association for Coaching
  • The International Coach Federation