ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring(for People in Education and/or Training)
This suite of qualifications provide knowledge and understanding of coaching and/or mentoring principles and develop best practice in their application. Each qualification has a specific focus and programme length aimed at meeting the needs of individual learners and the organisations, where they may be employed.
This is a core qualification available to existing and interested centres of ATHE.
Graded pass or fail
Advanced learner loans available in the UK – to check if funding is available see the latest Qualification Catalogue here.
For the progression routes visit our progression routes page.
This qualification can be delivered as full-time or part-time study via blended or distance learning.
To view the specification, please click here.
This qualification is designed for learners who are typically aged 21 and above.
This qualification is designed for learners who have the appropriate levels of experience and maturity to take on the roles of coach and mentor. For example, the learners may have extensive experience of working in the roles where mentoring or coaching is taking place.
For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include:
- a level 5 or level 6 qualification in a range of subject areas
- other equivalent international qualifications
- qualifications and/or training in coaching or mentoring.
For those whom English is not their first language we recommend the following standards of proficiency in English language skills or an approved equivalent for this qualification:
- IELTs 5.5
- Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2
- Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 162 or above
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic 42-49
Learners must complete all 5 mandatory units.
|Unit Name||Unit Aims||Credits||Mandatory|
|Principles and practice of coaching and mentoring||The unit aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the differences between coaching and mentoring, their application and the principles and practices which can be used in coaching and mentoring situations. This will provide a basis for learners to build skills in these areas.||11||Yes|
|Personal development for coaches and mentors||This unit aims to support learners in identifying their own development needs in the context of coaching and mentoring and to plan to meet those needs. It also emphasises the need for continuing professional development and review of own activities that will lead to continuous improvement as a coach and/or mentor.||8||Yes|
|Coaching education professionals||The aim of this unit is to develop effective coaching practice for working with individuals involved in teaching, training or other aspects of education.||8||Yes|
|Mentoring education professionals||The aim of this unit is to develop mentoring practice specifically in the context of working with teachers, trainers or the development of other education professionals.||8||Yes|
|Managing mentoring or coaching in organisations||The aims of this unit are to enable learners to assess the need for a coaching or mentoring programme in an organisation or part of an organisation and based on the assessment, plan a programme and assess its effectiveness. Learners will also develop understanding of how to embed coaching or mentoring into organisational culture.||8||Yes|