Coaching Professional Level 5 Apprenticeship Standard

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Coaching Professional Level 5 Apprenticeship Standard

Coaching Professional 

This occupation is found in private, public, and third sector national and multinational organisations and employers.

It is found in every sector across the country including:

  • the health sector
  • finance sector
  • engineering and manufacturing sectors
  • business and professional services
  • education sector
  • retail sector
  • leisure sector
  • technology sector
  • construction

There has been a growing demand for the professionalisation of coaching to include one-to-one coaching, team coaching, leadership coaching, and for coaching skills to be embedded within culture and governance infrastructures to support future ways of working.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to work with a wide range of individuals and teams across organisations, to empower and engage with them to enhance their professional performance.

Coaching is a way of leading in a non-directive manner, helping people to learn through deep listening and reflective, open questions rather than instructing, giving advice, or making suggestions.

A coaching professional teaches people a way of thinking and being which is vital when supporting individuals and organisations in increasingly volatile and ever-changing environments.

The underlying and ever-present purpose of coaching is building the self-belief of others, regardless of the context, to be curious and self-aware, better equipping them to collaborate, innovate, deal with the increasing pace of change and get the best from increasingly diverse environments.

Effective coaching professionals are future-focussed, releases potential, and enables transition, transformation, and change for business improvement.

Understanding self, commitment to self-development, managing the contract, building the relationship, enabling insight and learning, outcome and action orientation, use of models and techniques, and evaluation are key overarching areas which feature within this occupational area (and across all the knowledge, behaviours, skills identified below).


Minimum of 14 months plus 3 months for End Point Assessment


• Level 5 Coaching Professional
• Maths Functional Skills*
• English Functional Skills*
*If required

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