Coaching Apprenticeships

Level 5 Coaching Professional Apprenticeship Standard

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Programme Aim

Having qualified professionals in place with exceptional coaching skills is the secret to any organisation’s success.

Developing the potential in others, providing constructive feedback to push people to the next level, and inspiring staff with a confidence in their abilities all play an important role. But that’s not all.

To really excel in a coaching role, professionals need to have the right mind-set themselves.

That way, they can approach this position of responsibility positively, and proactively.

Covering a range of targeted areas, our Coaching Apprenticeship is designed with real-world situations in mind. Instead of focussing on theory, we’ll look at how coaching professionals can use tried and tested techniques in the context of everyday scenarios to boost the skillset and motivation of others and embed the organisation’s culture/values. And we always tailor each programme to your industry, sector and team, so we can be sure we’re providing actual, workable solutions that really make sense.


This programme is for professionals within an occupational area where they can apply coaching in their daily work. Potential learners are those responsible for one or more of the following:

  • Developing others (e.g. management role)
  • Embedding a coaching programme within the organisation
  • Furthering the coaching culture
  • A formal coaching relationship
  • Coaching supervision/ establishing peer-to-peer networks

The entry requirement is for candidates to have or study towards Level 2 Functional Skills or GCSE qualifications at Grade A*-C (or 4-9) in English and maths.


On successful completion, learners will gain:

  • The Level 5 Apprenticeship Standard for Coaching Professional
  • The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 Award in Management Coaching and Mentoring


On completion, learners may progress to a more in-depth Level 5 qualification or a Level 7 qualification in Leadership Coaching.

Programme Structure

Adalta’s Level 5 Coaching Professional Programme is a highly pragmatic and well-rounded programme delivered via a range of methodologies, which provides variety, challenge and flexibility.

The emphasis is on the application of the new knowledge, skills, tools and techniques gained in the context of a Coaching Professional (or equivalent) role. Through a continual process of learn, apply, reflect and refine, we help learners to build successful coaching relationships and deliver coaching in a way that measurably helps others to develop and progress.

The programme is fully levy funded, can start at any time and is delivered across approximately 14- months. The integration of a professional management qualification provides an important coaching pathway following the programme to support future career progression.

The programme comprises nine core elements which are delivered in a progressive way in that each builds on the learning from the previous one.

Programme Delivery

We recognise that everyone learns in different ways and that in order for learning to be truly effective, we ensure a rich blend of methodologies to provide variety, challenge and flexibility.

The pie chart below provides an indicative example of a) typical learning methods integrated and b) the extent to which each features within the overall programme of learning.

The focus of the programme is on applying new skills and behaviours in the context of the learner’s role, which means learners and the organisation reap immediate benefits from a performance and cultural perspective.

Programme Assessment

The purpose of assessment is simply to ensure that the learner has gained the required knowledge, and can demonstrate the required skills and behaviours. The ultimate objective is to prove that the learner is fully competent in the Coaching Professional role as per the industry standard.
There are three key stages to assessment.

  • 1 On-programme Assessment

During the Apprenticeship programme, learners will be continually assessed to make sure they reach the required level of competence as set out in the Standard. This is assessed on a continual, rolling basis against specific knowledge, skill and behaviour outcomes.
  • 2 Gateway Assessment
The Gateway assessment is a 3-way process between Adalta, the learner and their employer/line manager to ensure their readiness to proceed to end-point assessment. Adalta ensure learners know what to expect from the outset and ensure they are fully prepared.
  • 3 End-point Assessment
Learners have their skills, knowledge and behaviours evaluated at the end of their apprenticeship by taking an ‘end-point assessment’ (EPA). This is known as synoptic assessment. It is conducted independently to ensure fairness and impartiality, and helps ensure the quality and integrity of Apprenticeships. The objective of EPA is to determine that the learner is fully competent in the occupation of an Coaching Professional Role.

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