Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Level 5 Flexi Study Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice - Birmingham & Black Country - Sandwell College

Part Time

Level 5 Flexi Study Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice

Level 5 Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice (FLEXI-STUDY)


Bennetts Hill


Course summary

Only 1 in 5 managers have a recognised management qualification and yet employers are actively looking for people with these qualifications right now! Why not join the ‘1 in 5’ and make your CV stand out from the crowd by gaining a CMI qualification with Sandwell College? Why do this Course? The ability to coach others is a highly sought after workplace skill; as employers are increasingly using both professional coaches to develop the skills, knowledge and performance of their employees. Often Line Managers and Human Resource Management (HRM) staff within organisations are responsible for delivering coaching interventions, so these courses are ideal if you already have some line management or HRM experience or if you plan to become a manager or work in HRM in the future. This course is designed to introduce individuals to the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to become professional coaches (both within organisations and/or as external contractors).


Flexi-Study enables you to fit your studies around your work and personal life. The Flexi-Study approach combines one day a month of face-to-face classroom teaching with independent distance learning, using online, on-demand learning materials which are available 24/7. You will also have a dedicated tutor who is there to support you throughout your studies via scheduled online assignment workshops and a personal tutorial to provide support with each assignment. The monthly classes are delivered on a Friday from 9am to 5pm at the College’s Professional Studies Centre at Bennetts Hill in Birmingham City Centre. New Street Station and Snow Hill Station are only a few minutes walk away and the area is well served by buses and trams.

How much does the course cost?

The total fee for this course (including registration and certification) is £900.   HOWEVER, if you live within ‘West Midlands Combined Authority’ region, you may be eligible to a FREE place on this course subject to certain terms and conditions.  

When does the course start and end?

Start Date: 2nd February 2024 Other Sessions: 1st March 2024, 3rd May 2024, 7th June 2024, 5th July 2024, 26th July 2024.

Course requirements

You must have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including English or equivalent qualifications. Ideally, you will also have gained at least a Level 3 CMI Diploma in Management and Leadership/Management Mentoring or Coaching or equivalent qualification or a CIPD Level 3 Qualification in Human Resource Management/ Organisational Development or equivalent qualification.


HOWEVER, if you are a mature applicant (over 21 years) your work experience (paid and/or unpaid) may be taken into account in lieu of formal qualifications.



What does the Course Involve?


You will study three units:-


· Principles of Professional Coaching

· The Role of the Professional Coach

· Strategies for Delivering Professional Coaching


Whilst on the course, you will be given FREE professional membership of the CMI, which includes access to a range of CMI products and services to support you throughout the qualification and later as you progress in their career.

Each unit is assessed via a written assignment of approximately 4,000-4,500 words.

Progression opportunities include completing the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Professional Coaching Practice.


How can I apply?

Please contact [email protected]

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*

Book now for our next open events! BOOK NOW