Level 5 Diploma in Coaching for Professionals (Level 5) (HTQ)

610/1277/4 - go live 1st September 2024

Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs) are level 4 or 5 qualifications that have been quality marked by IfATE to indicate their alignment to employer-led occupational standards. New or existing level 4 or 5 qualifications submitted to IfATE’s approvals process will receive a quality-mark if the qualification satisfies IfATE's approvals criteria. HTQs align to approved occupational standards and allow learners to enter their chosen profession or progress onto higher education.

CMI's Level 5 Diploma in Coaching for Professionals has been approved by IfATE for delivery as a Higher Technical Qualification. It has been designed to support individuals in the development of professional coaching skills, helping them understand and be able to apply core skills required for effective coaching practice. For individuals wishing to develop their professional coaching abilities, and who will have the knowledge, skills and behaviours to coach.

They will have the professionalism to deliver impact, behave ethically and demonstrate a commitment to continual learning and development.

This qualification is aligned to CMI Professional Standards.

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Qualification Title Diploma
CMI Code 5D42
Qualification Number (QN) 610/1277/4
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 92
Total Qualification Time (TQT) 370
Credits 37
Accreditation status - go live 1st September 2024

Typical Units

Our qualifications are broken down into units and relevant topics aligned to the level and qualification. The units for the Level 5 Coaching for Professionals qualification are:

  • Principles of Professional Coaching
  • The Role of the Professional Coach
  • Strategies for Delivering Professional Coaching
  • Professional Coaching Practice

Qualification Benefits


  • Introduces the principles of professional coaching
  • The ability to deliver high quality coaching is central to the role of the Professional Coach
  • Contains a blend of practical activities,  including the preparation and delivery of coaching and participation in coaching supervision
  • An insight into these topics will enable the Professional Coach or Mentor to develop an in-depth appreciation of the challenges faced by individuals they support


  • Develop Internal Professional Coaches
  • Internal support that contains a blend of practical activities, including the preparation and delivery of coaching and participation in coaching supervision
  • Coaching can impact organisational success

Chartered Manager

Do you strive for excellence? Do you deliver positive results for your business? Can you track the link between the two? As a Chartered Manager you'll join in a community of high performing professional managers who are self-aware and skills focused, delivering real value for their business. 

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Supporting Resources

Completing a CMI qualification offers you more than just academic standing, alongside your qualification you have access to CMI Membership and Support for the duration of your study. This includes access to digital learning resources through ManagementDirect, our Careers Development Centre (CDC) and much more. We’ve pulled together all the key additional learning resources together for your studies.

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Partners and Centres

CMI is here to help your business grow, together increasing the number and standard of professionally qualified managers.

As the only Chartered Awarding Organisation of Management and Leadership qualifications, we offer you a respected and recognised brand, with a portfolio of high quality, internationally recognised, research-led, future-ready qualifications, programmes and endorsement.

As a CMI Centre or Training Provider, you have access to additional qualification resources to assist with the assessments of the qualifications for your Learners through MyCMI. Here, you'll be able to access assignment briefs, assessment booklets, and marking sheets among other important resources.

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