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ILM Level 7 - Classroom Courses

  • In-House Option Available

With our classroom options, you benefit from training days with our experienced tutors.

You’ll reap the rewards of their business-relevant, tried-and-tested approach and will be encouraged to bring live business issues and case histories with you on the course.

As well as your time in the classroom, you will need to complete three work-based assessments.

This is estimated to take three hours a week for 12 months. We offer full tutor support to help you achieve this.

  • Course materials and workbook
  • ILM project fees
  • ILM certificate fees
  • Lunchtime buffet
  • Refreshments
  • 12 Months of tutor support

What is the difference between the ILM Level 7 Certificate and the Diploma?

The only difference is in the amount of logged coaching that is required post-course. If you want to achieve the Certificate, you need to complete 20 hours of logged coaching with 2-3 people. For the Diploma, you need to complete 60 hours of logged coaching with 6-9 people.

This is why the course dates are the same for both the Certificate and Diploma. Delegates attend the same course whichever qualification they are working towards – it is just the post-course coaching hours which are different.

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Scheduled classroom course dates


5 Wheatcroft Business Park, Landmere Lane, Edwalton, Nottingham, NG12 4DG

All of our Nottingham courses are held at our head office. The comfortable training suites are fully air-conditioned with natural daylight and are wheelchair-friendly. Free car parking is also available.

10-11 September 2024

    Prices include:

  • ILM Certificate Fees
  • Lunchtime Buffet
  • 12 Months of Tutor Support

14-15 January 2025

    Prices include:

  • ILM Certificate Fees
  • Lunchtime Buffet
  • 12 Months of Tutor Support


Media First Ltd, 1 Winnersh Fields, Gazelle Close, Winnersh, Reading, RG41 5QS

Our Reading courses are located at our sister company, Media First Ltd. The training facilities are approximately 7 minutes walk from Winnersh Triangle railway station, and easily accessible from London. The training suites are wheelchair-friendly, and there is free on-site car parking available.

18-19 July 2024

    Prices include:

  • ILM Certificate Fees
  • Lunchtime Buffet
  • 12 Months of Tutor Support

12-13 November 2024

    Prices include:

  • ILM Certificate Fees
  • Lunchtime Buffet
  • 12 Months of Tutor Support

Your Course Journey

The below timings are provided for guidance only, and are approximate timescales if the course was combined with a full time job. The programme elements and assignments can be completed as quickly as you like, with the only time limit being that the final assignment has to be submitted to ILM within 12 months of registration.

  • Exploring your own personal brand for coaching
  • Neuroscience behind the coaching experience
  • What is your true coaching methodology
  • Expectation setting and influencing of coaching
  • Code and ethics explored
  • Contracting with stakeholders and clients
  • Coaching and perspectives
  • Coaching at a strategic level
  • Coaching supervision explored
  • How to deepen your questioning when coaching
  • Additional guided learning hours (a Book & TED talk review)
  • ILM Assignment qualification work – three assignments
  • 12 months post-training tutor support
  • BCF Certificate of review sent following successful completion of training and post-course work.


Please find below a selection of testimonials for our ILM Level 7 Coaching and Mentoring courses.

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Course Formats

We offer this qualification in a variety of formats. This gives you maximum flexibility, and allows you to fit your studies around your work and personal commitments.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Participants will be eligible to receive ILM letters after their name; either AMInstLM (Affiliate/Associate Member Institute Leadership & Management) or MInstLM (Member Institute Leadership & Management).

As with all ILM accredited programmes, participants will need to complete the post-programme activity in order to achieve their ILM Level 7 Certificate or Diploma for Executive and Senior Level Coaches.

These elements have been designed in order to show to ILM that you are able to put the skills and techniques learned on the programme into practice. We provide full support and guidance in completing these final elements.

We ask you to come prepared with issues which you are currently experiencing that you would be happy to discuss and be coached on.

Come prepared with 2 or 3 scenarios at work that you may apply your coaching learning to during your training. See this as a training pitch to get prepared before returning to the office.

We also send out a short document containing questions and exercises which will help our coaches understand you better and work with you in order to receive the best training.

To achieve this ILM qualification, participants will have to complete the following post-course activities:

3 x work-based assignments need to be completed. We offer 1 year of support included in the price, but you have up to 3 years from attendance and registration to submit them. Embedded in the assignments, the Certificate will require delegates to complete 18 hours of logged coaching with 2-3 people. The Diploma will require delegates to complete 54 hours of logged coaching with 4-9 people.

Additional tutor guided learning will take the format of book and video reviews with ongoing tutor guidance and support via phone, Skype, Zoom or face-to-face.

You will receive 12 months support from our assessors who will be there to guide you through your assignments. Information on how to book sessions with your assessor are found on the online refresher course which you will be given access to once you have completed the 2 day course.

Each participant on this business coaching course will be issued with a workbook to assist them both during and after the course, which will contain information, guidance and forms to assist with the coaching sessions.

Participants will also complete a Paradigm psychometric report and receive a year's membership with the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).

You will receive templates to assist with the three ILM work-based assignments, to ensure you complete your qualification successfully.

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