For Business Professionals

Level 6

Are you a ‘people’ person?

People skills are perfect for a career in Coaching and Mentoring.

Through practice, reflective feedback and study, you will become skilled in business coaching techniques and mentoring skills.

Through this course you will have access to a unique set of tools, resources, tips and frameworks to help you create best practice.

You will develop confidence and gain understanding in how successful and effective business coaching works in the modern workplace.

Throughout your study you will have access to expert coaches.

Become a forward-thinking boss

Train your staff – help them to help you.

Are you an employer?

Do you get the most from your staff?

Do you coach your staff in the relationship between their role & company profits?

When asked, most staff do not understand how their role directly affects the growth of the company.

Many staff said they felt invisible within the organisation and didn’t feel they directly contributed to profit generation.

Nearly all staff said, if they were coached to perform better in their roles and understood how they contributed to profit, they would be more engaged in their roles and feel more valued by the organisation.

Programme Description

This practical, interactive programme will equip the participant to be an effective coach or mentor to organisations and their people.

By taking the qualification, the participant will learn, practice and apply essential coaching and mentoring skills and techniques.

The participant will also access tools, resources, tips and frameworks to help develop coaching and mentoring practices.

To strengthen confidence, the participant will gain a background understanding of the theory that underpins successful coaching and mentoring.

As the participant works through this programme, they will receive support and guidance from Gold Edge Training’s expert coaches.

Key Features

This programme is principally authored by an acknowledged leader in talent development, as well as a highly regarded author and expert in coaching and mentoring.

The programme contains a rich mix of content media including text and video which provide a highly interactive engagement experience.

Included in the programme are real-life case studies and scenarios which translate concepts into everyday working situations.

Also contained in the course are skills-based activities and assessments which build coaching and mentoring practice.

Studying this programme provides access to an expert coach.

The programme leads to a recognised certification at level 6.

This programme is suitable for these audiences:

Those who would like to be an external coach and/or mentor consultant.

Those who would like to be a coach and/or mentor within their organisation.

Managers who recognise the value of a coaching style of leadership & management to develop high performing teams.

HR professionals who wish to introduce coaching and mentoring into their organisation.

The programme is suitable at all levels of employees including middle and senior management. It is particularly useful at board level when there is a strategy to develop a coaching and mentoring practice as part of a wider programme of training and development.

Principles And Practices Of Coaching And Mentoring

This module will build background understanding, offering insights into the features and benefits of coaching and mentoring, the differences between the two, and how they are managed and arranged in the organisation.

Personal Development For Coaches And Mentors

As the participant works through the module, they will practise and master the main skills needed to be an effective coach or mentor. At the end, the participant will set plans for continuous professional development, as well as plans to keep their performance as a coach or mentor under review.

Coaching For Business Improvement

In this module, participants develop their coaching practice. They will analyse the benefits of coaching and the role of the business coach. They will know how to determine when coaching will be of value and the resources needed. Participants will also analyse the factors that may negatively impact the success of business coaching and how to overcome these.

Mentoring Business Professionals

Here the aims are to help people develop their mentoring practice, analysing the role of those engaged in mentoring people in business. This will include support for the establishment and/or growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Managing Coaching or Mentoring in Organisations

The aims of this module are to enable delegates to assess the need for a coaching or mentoring programme in an organisation or part of an organisation and then plan how to implement it and assess its effectiveness. Learners also develop understanding of how to embed coaching or mentoring into organisational culture.


This programme leads to a Level 6 qualification in Coaching and Mentoring provided by the national regulated awarding body, ATHE.

Duration of the Programme

Each credit equals 10 hours of learning for the average participant, so this programme takes approximately 430 hours to complete.


The resources include text and multimedia, further reading, reflective activities, assignments, illustrative case studies.

The reflective activities we invite the participant to undertake are designed to consolidate learning and help the participant apply the materials to context.

These reflective activities make the programme more interactive and engage the participant in active learning.

Career Path

The programme and qualification are suitable for those who want to become a business coach and mentor.

On successful completion of this quality assured programme, which is in line with today’s challenging business environment, the participants will receive a recognised level 6 qualification.

This qualification will enable the participant to work confidently as a coach or mentor to support other business professionals. It will also equip the participant to manage and organise coaching and mentoring in the organisation.

The participant will be able to forge a new career as an external business coach or mentor or, add valuable skills and know-how to enhance career progression.

This is also a credit bearing qualification and can be counted towards degree and postgraduate qualifications.


The participant will produce a comprehensive portfolio of work from the programme of learning. There are two or three assessed tasks per module that include written work to provide evidence of knowledge and understanding, along with practical tasks to demonstrate learning that has taken place and how the participant applied that learning.

The portfolio must contain all the evidence produced during the period of study, so it demonstrates achievement of the learning outcomes, at the standards provided by the assessment criteria given in each module. The learning outcomes and assessment criteria specify what the participant has to achieve, and the evidence provided in the portfolio will show how this has been undertaken.

The contents of the portfolio will be assessed, and the evidence contained in the portfolio will form the basis for the award of the qualification. The participant can retain the portfolio for future reference and to support further development.

The participant will also need to participate in observed/recorded and assessed practice or a professional discussion, in a real work environment. These observations, recordings or professional discussions will demonstrate the application of the learning and competence in the coaching and/or mentoring role.

ATHE Coaching & Mentoring Professionals Level 6:

Guided Learning Hours (GLH):

Coaching and mentoring in Education 430 GLH

ATHE Student Registration

Registration included in tuition fees


Included in fees

Non-financial package Entrepreneurship with Coaching and Mentoring Professionals

This package is ideal for students wishing to become business start up advisors. The package will give them the knowledge and understanding to advise on business start up and also to coach and mentor new business owners through the start up process.