Skills Bootcamp – Coaching and Mentoring

This 10-week course is designed to empower adult professional learners of all levels, equipping you with the tools necessary to excel in in coaching and mentoring.

Course Information

  • Course Type Adult - Professional
  • Subject Area Business and Professional Services
  • Qualification CMI Award
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
  • Location Future Skills Centre
  • Course Length 10 weeks
  • Start Date TBC
  • End Date TBC
  • Day Tuesdays (one day per week)
  • Times 09.00-17.00
  • Fee Funded (eligibility criteria applies)

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The course is one day per week over 12 weeks with a coaching and mentoring session to support your professional development. This course is delivered at our Future Skills Centre.

The comprehensive programme will ensure that you emerge from this course armed with the knowledge and skills needed carry out effective coaching and mentoring with confidence.

The fundamentals of coaching and mentoring will be covered through taught lessons, practical tasks, case study analysis and expert guest speaker input. It offers organisations the opportunity to upskill their staff with future-critical knowledge.

The course includes the achievement of Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 3 Award in Management Coaching and Mentoring. Recognised globally for its quality and relevance, the certification brings immense value to your professional profile. By completing this course, you will earn a qualification that will set you apart in the competitive job market and allow you to confidently deliver effective coaching and mentoring.

Throughout the duration of the course, learners will have access to comprehensive course materials, available on demand via virtual learning environment. Learners will also have access to CMI’s learning resources and student membership. Explore benefits of CMI membership:

During the coaching and mentoring sessions there will be progress reviews, an opportunity to further discuss the content of the programme, as well as focusing on Individual Professional Development, reflecting on skills development and individual target setting, and supporting those applying for a change of job role.

In the final weeks of the programme there will be interview preparation, visiting speaker talks and graduation!

Module examples:

Week 1 ·         Induction

·         Introduction to CMI benefits and opportunities

·         How people learn?

·         Understanding your strengths, learning and areas for development

Week 2 – 3 ·         What is coaching and mentoring?

·         Differences in coaching and mentoring

·         The coaching continuum and how it works

·         Essential skills for coaching and mentoring

Week 4 – 5 ·         Different coaching techniques and how to use them in your role

·         The coaching process

·         Coaching and mentoring models

·         The mentoring process

·         Mentoring practical

Week 6 – 7 ·         Feedback models for coaching and mentoring

·         Values and their role in coaching, mentoring and learning

·         Identifying coaching and mentoring opportunities in your organisation

Week 8 – 9 ·         Coaching and mentoring to support performance and performance management

·         Reflective practice

·         Supervision and contracting

·         Coaching and mentoring practical

Week 10 ·         Confidentiality and ethics

·         How to support achievement and monitor progress, target setting

·         Coaching and mentoring practical

Week 12 ·         Knowledge check and assignment preparation

·         Plan and prepare a skills plan to enable learner to be successful in the specific field of coaching and mentoring

·         Interview skills and techniques

·         Mock interviews

Assessment: CMI Level 3 Award, written assignment completion – certificated by CMI. The course is considered as complete once attendance and bootcamp milestone evidence requirements are fulfilled.  

Next steps: On the achievement of the course, learners will be able to confidently perform in a coaching and mentoring role, apply for relevant jobs, progress to higher qualifications and professional membership should they wish so.

For more information please contact one of our Adult Advisers:
Call: 01392 400170

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for full funding, applicants for this course need to be unemployed – looking for a role in the coaching and mentoring field, self-employed or looking for new employment. If you are employed and are upskilling, your employer may be asked to pay a contribution dependant on your circumstances. This course is open to residents of Devon and Cornwall only. All applicants will be assessed at interview.


Future Skills Centre is our state-of-the-art learning hub set in the stunning East Devon countryside just 6 miles from Exeter City Centre and with excellent transport links. Free parking is available on site. More about Future Skills Centre: Future Skills Centre (

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