Professional Coaching Practice (Level 5)

QN: 610/0903/9 | 610/0904/0 | 610/0905/2 | 610/0906/4

These qualifications are 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.

These qualifications are aligned to CMI Professional Standards.

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Qualification Title Award Certificate Diploma Extended Diploma
CMI Code 5A36 5C36 5D36 5XD36
Qualification Number (QN) 610/0903/9 610/0904/0 610/0905/2 610/0906/4
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 14 34 108 180
Total Qualification Time (TQT) 60 140 370 680
Credits 6 14 37 68
Accreditation status Live Live Live Live

Typical Units and Assessment

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

  • Principles of Professional Coaching
  • The Role of the Professional Coach
  • Strategies for Delivering Professional Coaching
  • Professional Coaching Practice
  • Management and Leadership Influences in Coaching and Mentoring 
  • Professional Team Coaching
  • Professional Mentoring Practice

Information for CMI Education Providers

If you still providing and require information on our previous Level 5 in Management Coaching & Mentoring, you can find the syllabus here.

Previously Withdrawn Syllabus

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

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Supporting Resources

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