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Level 3 Award in Coaching and Level 5 Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring, Autumn 2018

New Dates for ILM Coaching and Mentoring Programmes starting September 2018

Programme Dates Venue Details
Level 3 Award in Coaching 19th, 20th September & 19th October 2018 The Mount Conference Centre, Belfast Contact for further details and reserve place.
Level 5 Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring 19th, 20th September & 19th October, 22ns November 2018 & 17th January 2019 The Mount Conference Centre, Belfast Contact for further details and reserve place.

About our ILM Coaching and Mentoring Programmes

This ILM Coaching programme offers an excellent grounding in adopting a coaching approach and the principles, tools and techniques of coaching and it is widely recognised in the coaching marketplace.

We have successfully trained 500 candidates in the first five years and this has included Leaders, HR and L&D Specialists, Consultants and Independent Coaches.

The programmes are led by Niamh Shiells as Head of Coaching & Coach Training at Advance. Niamh is a Fellow of the Association of Coaching and a highly experienced and successful Executive Coach.

All this gives her a deep understanding of the competencies and standards required in Coach training and brings a richness to these programmes grounded in real world coaching.


Here’s what some of our 2017/18 candidates had to say :



I am just completing my Level 5 Coach programme. Niamh and Debbie are great trainers and provide a very supportive learning environment.   I would definitely recommend the coaching courses provided by Advance Coaching for anyone who is interested in becoming a qualified coach.   Lorna Parsons, Director – Recruitment & Diversity, Local Government Staff Commission


“Training with advance coaching was professional and supportive. Knowing that Niamh was there through the process to advise and mentor really helped me succeed.” Sue O’Neill, Chairwoman , NIFL Women’s Premiership.


“I’ve recently completed the ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring Programme with Advance Coach and I highly recommend this programme. I’ve honestly found it to be one of the best professional development experiences I’ve had. The quality of the teaching, and the overall learning experience was second to none, and I found that I was challenged and inspired in equal measure.”  Tina McCrossan, Chief Executive, Adoption Routes


“The energy, enthusiasm, sincerity and professional way in which the course is delivered separates it out from other learning pathways I have embarked on. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wishes to become an effective coach or those who want to simply develop their skills to include an entirely different approach to how we manage and communicate.” Dr. Alison Sweeney , Organisational Development Partner, NI Water


“A truly rewarding and insightful learning experience. I discovered more about myself as well as the coaching process and feel all the more confident in my coaching practice as a result. Very impactful!” Sandra Lee , Training & Learning Solutions


“Niamh has a huge breadth of experience in the subject matter which made her a natural tutor, mentor and coach throughout the duration of the Level 5 certificate programme.  She was extremely supportive which created the right environment of trust and openness for me to be able to develop my coaching skills and gain confidence in my practice; uncovering my own style as we went along.  I could not recommend Niamh and Advance Coaching highly enough for those who are looking to embark on their own journey towards coaching qualification, along with some fantastic self-discovery and personal development along the way.”Matthew Hamilton, People Partner, Neueda


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