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Advanced Coaching and Mentoring Programme (CMI 5/7)

Whether you are completing the Level 5 or 7 course, the CMI qualification is the benchmark for business professionals working in the field of coaching and mentoring.

Our programme offers unrivalled levels of support and professional supervision, and participants will additionally earn a University of York Professional Development Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring. This is one of the few programmes in the country with dual certification.

The programme runs over a 3 month period with a total commitment of 5 days of classroom learning time.

Ron Cooke Hub 

Programme Outline

 Pre-course - Delegates complete a pre-course workbook that will introduce key concepts and encourage reflective practice.  We will ask participants to complete a short learning styles questionnaire and an online personality profile (‘Big 5’ Personality Traits) that will add depth to the classroom sessions.

Module 1

A three day, highly interactive workshop that will introduce the skillset of the professional coach and mentor.  Learners will engage with a combination of classic and cutting edge theory, and put it into practice in a safe and supervised environment.

Interim - Participants will be asked to hold coaching conversations in the ‘real world’, whilst potentially forming peer supervision networks with fellow learners.  We will ask participants to maintain a reflective coaching journal and keep a regular record of their experience and learning, following David Kolb’s reflective practice model.

Module 2

A further 2 days, focussing on more advanced tools and techniques.  We will consider the strategic impact of coaching and mentoring, and how participants can begin to develop coaching projects and initiatives that will drive the initiative forwards, and have a sustained impact. 

Module 3 (Optional) - A final day for Level 7 delegates.  This session will focus on the coaching methods developed specifically for work with leaders in the development of organisational strategy.

 Supervision and Tutorials: 

Learners will have one to one tutorial support available to them, and will be sent supporting materials and research in addition to those offered by the CMI.  We will agree assignment deadlines with participants and attempt to schedule tutorials to coincide with these.



A professional coach will have the tools, capabilities and knowledge to support learning, development and growth in their colleagues and clients. 

A variety of studies have shown that coaching is highly valued by an increasing number of organisations, and the benefits include:

A safe, dedicated space to reframe and resolve problems.  Coaching provides a safe, confidential space which enables people to talk openly and gain new perspectives on problems and people.

Lasting positive change. Coaching results in lasting positive change, in terms of personal, business and team outcomes. It leads to the development of new capabilities and mind-sets, improvements in wellbeing, confidence and motivation and strengthened leadership identity.

 Improved leadership style. The reflection associated with coaching improves people’s leadership style:

 “You’re a different kind of leader. You handle things in a different way to you had in the past...more patience and more empathy and more consideration...that lots of people have things to offer" -  (Dan, Chief Customer Excellence Officer, financial services).

Reflection discussion enabling learning from past mistakes. Coaching enables reflection on experience, and encourages the processes of learning and improvement.

Our tutors are carefully selected for their blend of exemplary academic credentials (MSc level and beyond) and experience in professional practice. All work as executive coaches, and bring both the most up to date theory and research in this field, and first-hand experience to ensure every session is directly relevant to working as a professional coach.‌


This programme is accredited by the CMI at Coaching & Mentoring level 5 or level 7. 

Through attending each session and completing two assignments, delegates will gain an a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) either at level 5 or level 7 certificate in Leadership and Management. 

What are the benefits of a professional qualification with CMI?

CMI qualifications are valued by employers - qualifications are designed in consultation with
employers to meet today's demands

You'll be more marketable - a qualification speaks volumes to prospective employers, giving you
the advantage when looking for your next career move.

You can earn more - research proves that those with a qualification will earn more through their

You'll perform better - a qualification will not only sharpen your existing skills, it will equip you
with a range of ones.

To discuss your chosen pathway more, please contact the CPD team on 01904 325145 or email us at



Advanced Coaching & Mentoring cohort 3 will be running over the following days:

Module 1

2020 dates TBC

Module 2

2020 dates TBC

Module 3 (level 7 optional)



All days will be taking place at the Ron Cooke Hub on Heslington East campus. 

Investment & Payment

Course Investment 

 The programme will be £1800 per person for Level 5. This includes your registration and membership to the CMI Portal, tutorials and supervisions with your assigned tutor throughout your learning and all course materials needed to complete the programme. 

For information on Coaching & Mentoring Level 7, please contact the team directly by phone or email.


Registration is done online by Credit/Debit Card for instant payment and a guaranteed secured place on the course (please note the University of York does not accept American Express cards).


Contact details

CPD Unit
The University of York
RCH/132, Ron Cooke Hub
YO10 5GE

Tel: 01904 325145

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Discounts and Funding 

Are you are businesses operating within the Leeds City Region? Funding of up to 40% discount can be obtained for this programme through Leeds LEP via The Skills Service. 
For further information on funding opportunites, please click here.

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