The Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring (RQF) qualification is regulated by Ofqual on the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) and accredited through our Awarding Organisation, Training Qualifications UK (TQUK). This qualification is undertaken online through our easy-to-use Online Qualification System.

Qualification Information
The qualification is ideal for anyone with significant responsibility for coaching and mentoring as part of their day-to-day role, either employed or volunteering. It is suitable for anyone who works or volunteers in the capacity of a coach or mentor within any industry. During your time on the qualification, you will:

  • Get a critical understanding of the role and responsibilities of a coach and/or mentor
  • Deepen your understanding of the impact coaching and mentoring can have on an individual, group and organisation.

Duration of the Qualification
You will have up to one year to complete the qualification, although most learners complete it with Educating UK within five to six months. Some learners may complete within a shorter time frame.

Content of the Qualification
The qualification covers three units:

Unit 1: Preparing for the Coaching Role

Unit 2: Preparing for the Mentoring Role

Unit 3: Coaching and Mentoring

A range of topics are covered within the three units including; the principles of coaching and mentoring and the skills required, values, behaviours, attitudes, and emotional awareness, setting ground rules, ethics and professionalism, models of communication and relationship building, confidentiality and giving feedback, legal requirements, setting goals, SMART target setting, the GROW Model, the process of coaching and mentoring and reflective practice.

Qualification Assessment Activities
The qualification is assessed through the completion of written assessments, personal statements, observations, expert witness testimonies and evidenced produced during your work or volunteer practice.

Qualification Requirements
You must have access to two colleagues, learners, or clients that you are able to work with to plan and deliver coaching or mentoring sessions. You must be observed by an Expert Witness undertaking at least two coaching or mentoring activities with your colleagues, clients or learners. Your Expert Witness must can be your line manager or a colleague who is qualified and/or competent in coaching and mentoring. They must be able to confirm that they hold a relevant qualification and competence in coaching, mentoring, or teaching.

What you get with Educating UK
Throughout your time studying with us, you will receive access to our bespoke Online Qualification System and a designated Tutor. You will be given on-going support by your experienced and well qualified Tutor. You will also receive detailed feedback on each of your assessments within 72 hours of submitting your work.

Entry Requirements
You must:

– Have reading and writing skills adequate to meet the requirements of the qualification and be able to complete the written assessments to a good standard.

– Undertake coaching and/ or mentoring activties within your work or volunteer role.

– Have access to two colleagues, learners or clients.

– Have access to an Expert Witness.


Our qualification fee of £675.00 includes registration and certification costs with our awarding organisation. There are no hidden fees or extra costs to pay.