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Coach­ing Pro­fes­sion­al — High­er Appren­tice­ship (Lev­el 5)

Apprenticeship outline

If you want to advance your career in coaching then this apprenticeship could be for you.

There are three parts to achieving this higher apprenticeship:


  • Theories of learning and reflective practice
  • Emotional and social intelligence
  • Diversity, inclusion and bias
  • Theory including:
    • Personality types
    • Organisational culture
    • Self-awareness
    • Coaching models
    • Coaching contracts


  • Enhanced listening skills
  • Time management
  • Goal setting
  • Communication
  • Stakeholder contracting
  • Rapport/trust building
  • Questioning techniques
  • Managing and celebrating diversity in professional practice


  • Committing to self-development
  • Self-awareness
  • Demonstrating respect and engendering trust
  • Acting as an ambassador for a coaching mindset

Teaching and assessing will be flexible with a mixture of remote, on-line and face to face sessions.

How to enrol onto this apprenticeship

You can register your interest in an Apprenticeship by emailing your CV to

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Study location Workplace

100% Employer Based

Start date

You can start this course at any time.


Coaching Professional - Higher Apprenticeship Level 5 Standard


18 months

Level Level 5
Entry requirements

You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.

You will also need 5 GCSEs at grades 9 – 4 (A* – C), including English Language and Maths. Functional Skills Level 2 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 4 (C) or above. Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Adults who are aged 19+ with appropriate industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.

All applicants will be required to undertake an assessment in English and maths prior to enrolling.

Teaching & assessment

Assessment will be via:

  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Observation of coaching sessions with questions and answers
  • Interview supported by portfolio of evidence
  • Knowledge test
  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training
  • Level 5 Operational/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship
  • Self-employed Coach
Additional information

Professional body recognition:

  • The European Mentoring and Coaching Council
  • The Association for Coaching
  • The International Coach Federation