ILM Level 7 Certificate for Executive Coaches & Mentors

Learn how to help others reach their full potential with this specialized program aimed at transforming senior professionals into practicing leadership coaches.

ILM Level 7 Certificate for Executive Coaches & Mentors


This program provides experienced business professionals with a structured learning environment that enables them to develop the key skills of coaching at a senior and strategic level, either with individuals already within an organization, or those seeking career transition coaching. 

This intensive course provides insight and self-reflection through a variety of learning methods to expand on knowledge about individual difference and leadership contribution. This provides the specialist skills base to engage even the most senior of leaders.

Approved and delivered by a direct quality claim status ILM approved center Facilitated by highly-trained and experienced senior coaches with vast business experience, delivered with an academic and commercial perspective Established global network of senior executives with each program cohort Your own Club 7 membership, giving you access to monthly online drop-in sessions for support around coaching practice and ILM assessments

Course content

4 Sections • Total hours 20hrs

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There are 3 classroom-based modules providing you with all the required skills and knowledge needed to become a corporate coach and even potentially start your own business.

Module 1: Learning the skills of coaching and mentoring

  • Similarities & differences between coaching & mentoring
  • Overview of coaching
  • Ethics in coaching & confidentiality
  • Introduction to the CREATE model

Module 2: The practice and business of coaching

  • Nature & behaviour of change
  • Learning the ITEA - (Impact, thoughts, emotion & action)
  • Issues for Modern Leaders
  • Strategic Leadership: The 4 steps

Module 3: Leadership and coaching

  • Introduction into psychometrics
  • Coaching in organisations
  • Coaching plan
  • Supervision & observation


  • Suitable for senior managers, leaders, executive directors and HR professionals seeking career change, or those hoping to unleash the potential in others through coaching and mentoring

Learning outcomes

As an ILM graduate, you will learn the most widely accepted models of coaching, be able to design, implement and evaluate coaching programs and learn how to influence boards, businesses and people through questions and challenges.

Upon graduation, you will receive the ILM Level 7 Certificate for Executive & Senior Level Coaches and Mentors. Gaining this ILM 7 accredited coaching qualification could make you an invaluable asset to any business, while also giving you the tools and knowledge to start your own coaching business.
This course includes:
  • 20 hour on-demand footage
  • 20 articles
  • 50 downloadable resources
  • 6 group sessions
  • Certificate of completion