Level 5

Course Level

Level 5


14 months

Business School

90% of apprentices will remain in employment after completing their apprenticeship

83% of apprentices say their apprenticeship has improved their career prospects

Are you passionate about empowering people to achieve their best? Coaching professionals work with a wide range of individuals and teams to help enhance their performance, building their self-belief and awareness as well as equipping them better to collaborate and innovate. If you want to enhance your skills for this field of work, our Coaching Professional Apprenticeship will show you the way.

Coaching involves leading in a non-directive manner, helping people learn through deep listening and reflective, open questions rather than instructing, giving advice or making suggestions. Coaching professionals are found in private, public and third sector national and multinational organisations and employers, operating within fields ranging from business, finance and retail to health, engineering and manufacturing, technology, construction, education and leisure.

Demand is growing for the professionalisation of this occupation to include one-to-one, team and leadership coaching, as well as for the embedding of coaching skills in culture and governance infrastructures. Aligned with recognition from various professional bodies, our coaching apprenticeship will help you develop the essential skills and knowledge for this work through both theoretical training and on-the-job application, all while gaining a Level 5 qualification to boost your career prospects.

Why choose this apprenticeship?

  • BOOST YOUR SKILLS – Develop coaching abilities for supporting self-development, relationship building, enabling learning and evaluation and much more
  • LEARN WHILE YOU WORK – Put your training into practice in the workplace alongside your studies and gain vital hands-on experience
  • INDUSTRY APPROVED – Get a Level 5 qualification with recognition from a range of professional coaching bodies (see more information below)

Our facilities

Our learning spaces at University College Birmingham ensure you have the right environments to build your knowledge, from lecture theatres to interactive group working spaces and extensive library resources.

Entry requirements

  • We will undertake an assessment and in-depth skills scan to ensure this standard is applicable and suitable to your job role and your prior level of skills and knowledge.
  • GCSE Maths and English at grade 4/C or above.
  • You must be working in a suitable role/employment setting for a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Note: Entry requirements for this apprenticeship may be decided by the employer in conjunction with University College Birmingham.

Key information

Professional recognition

This standard aligns with the following professional recognition:

  • European Mentoring and Coaching Council – Accredited Coaching Practitioner
  • Association for Coaching – Accredited Coach
  • International Coaching Federation – Associate Certified Coach

Teaching and assessment

This course incorporates delivery of the Coaching Professional Level 5 Standard. There will be a mix of theory and practical assessments at University College Birmingham and in the workplace. Blended learning will also be used to ensure continuity of teaching and learning for all apprentices.

Attendance at University College Birmingham will be agreed in advance, with access to our wide range of facilities to enhance your learning experience.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.

End-point assessment

An e-portfolio contributes to an end-point assessment which comprises several elements. Achievement at the independent end-point assessment confirms whether the apprenticeship is complete and you have met the standard at pass, merit or distinction.

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