EDN’s Coaching Professional training course is a Level 5 apprenticeship aimed at those with responsibility for developing and coaching more junior members of staff. The programme focuses on developing effective coaching skills, including being future focussed, releasing potential, and enabling transition, transformation and change for business improvement.
This course takes a minimum of 14 months to complete.
What is a coaching professional?
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 or making suggestions.
Coaching is a way of treating people, a way of thinking and a way of being which is seen as vital to supporting individuals and organisations in increasingly volatile and ever-changing environments.
Coaching professionals can work across industries or within sectors such as education and training. Their responsibilities vary but can include:
- Responsibility for the coaching relationship with the coaches.
- Quality assurance of their own practice, including maintaining continuing professional development, participating as a supervisee in coaching supervision, and using and/or establishing peer-to-peer support networks.
- Furthering the coaching culture.
- Working with a centralised learning and development or strategy team focussed on embedding coaching skills in workplace culture.
- Working with leaders to develop its diverse people to remove barriers that hinder success.
- Working with experienced expertise in middle management and connecting it to younger generations.
Employers will set their own entry requirements in order to start on this apprenticeship.
On completion, the coaching professional could progress to a full teaching role within an education and training provider organisation.
Cost / Funding
Levy payers – £5,000
Non-levy payers – £250 + VAT
Apprentices will need to pass maths and English Functional Skills level 2 during their apprenticeship.
The End Point Assessment (EPA) for the Operations or Department Manager Apprenticeship includes:
- Observations with questions and answers.
- Interview supported by a portfolio of evidence.
- Knowledge test.
EDN assigns a designated Vocational Trainer to each apprentice who will be in regular contact with the apprentice to coach, mentor and discuss progress.