Apprenticeship Standard

Coaching Professional Level 5

Coaching professionals engage with and empower a wide range of individuals and teams in every sector to improve their professional performance.

There is growing demand for the professionalisation of coaching to be embedded in company culture and governance to help provide one-to-one, team, leadership, and skills coaching.

Coaching is a way of leading in a non-directive manner, helping people to improve their self-belief, to be curious and self-aware, to be better equipped to adapt to change.

Typical Job Roles: Business Coach, Career Coach, Coach, Coaching Practitioner, Coaching Professional, Leadership Coach, Performance Coach, Systemic Coach, Team Coach, Wellbeing Coach.



Apprenticeship Duration

14 Months

Training method

Blend of online and classroom

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What to expect from Skills Training UK
  • Course content customized for your organisation and its goals.
  • Support from a dedicated trainer who will support with learning, skill competency and developing evidence for assessment.
  • Individual support and mentoring to make every apprenticeship a success.
  • Access to our virtual learning environment with virtual classes, on-demand videos and tasks to reinforce learning.
What does an employer need to do?
  • Provide the learner with the opportunity to take part in work and projects which to produce a substantial portfolio of evidence required for Apprenticeship assessment and completion.
  • Take part in progress reviews at regular intervals.
  • Have some involvement in the project(s) being undertaken.
  • Allow the apprentice an agreed amount of classroom time.

What is included in the Standard?


  • Learning and reflective practice theories
  • Emotional and social intelligence theories
  • Diversity, inclusion and bias theory – including personality types
  • Coaching theory
  • Work culture and values
  • Communication
  • Listening
  • Relationship management
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Return on investment

Skills and Practical Application

  • Time management
  • Goals
  • Communication
  • Stakeholder management
  • Trust
  • Feedback
  • Questioning techniques
  • Coaching models
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Diversity management


  • Committed to self-development, including self-reflection
  • Self-awareness of own behaviours, values, beliefs and attitudes, and attending to own wellbeing, resilience and maintaining mental capacity
  • Act as an ambassador for a coaching mindset and for a positive approach to personal development
  • Be spontaneous, open and flexible, demonstrating respect and engendering trust

Eligibility criteria

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End Point Assessment.

Qualifications and professional recognition

This standard aligns with the following professional recognitions:

  • European Mentoring and Coaching Council for Accredited Coaching Practitioner
  • The Association for Coaching for Accredited Coach
  • The International Coach Federation for Associate Certified Coach

End Point Assessment

To successfully complete the apprenticeship, the learner needs to pass an independent End Point Assessment which consists of three distinct assessment methods:

Assessment Method Area Assessed Weighting
Observation with questions and answers Knowledge, skills and behaviours One third
Interview supported by portfolio of evidence Knowledge, skills and behaviours One third
Knowledge Test Knowledge One third

The training itself is the perfect balance between classroom and practical learning and the trainers do a fantastic job of incorporating their own experiences, using real life examples that people can relate to and remember.

Diana Srinivansan, HR Business Patner, Photobox

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