Professional Mentoring Practice (Level 5)

QN: 610/0907/6 | 610/0908/8

This qualification is designed to provide an overview of principles of mentoring practice for individuals. This qualification explores the underpinning skills and knowledge to identify the role of mentoring in relation to coaching, how management and leadership principles can underpin practice, and deliver mentoring that empowers Mentee’s to work towards meaningful goals. Designed for practising or aspiring Mentors, who have the ability to apply their learning, to develop their skills in this area and/or progress onto further learning.

These qualifications are aligned to CMI Professional Standards.

Qualification Type Award Certificate
CMI Code 5A39 5C39
Qualification Number (QN) 610/0907/6 610/0908/8
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 28 58
Total Qualification Time (TQT) 80 210
Credits 8 21
Accreditation status Live Live

Typical Units

Our qualifications are broken down into units and relevant topics aligned to the level and qualification. Typical units for these qualifications are:

  • Management and Leadership Influences in Coaching and Mentoring
  • Professional Mentoring Practice

Information for CMI Education Providers

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

Previous Withdrawn Syllabus

Qualification Benefits


  • 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.
  • Improve the Mentee’s confidence, quality, consistency, and productivity in their work.


  • The Professional Coach or Mentor to evaluate the role and influence of organisation culture, management, leadership and change on coaching and mentoring and apply this information in their professional practice.
  • A Mentor is a trusted advisor, and the role differs, depending on the Mentee and their organisation’s needs.

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