CMI Level 7 Qualifications in Leadership Coaching and Mentoring (QCF)

The qualifications covered are:

  • CMI Level 7 Award in Leadership Coaching & Mentoring (QCF)
  • CMI Level 7 Certificate in Leadership Coaching & Mentoring (QCF)
  • CMI Level 7 Diploma in Leadership Coaching & Mentoring (QCF)

Whether you are just starting out in management or are at the top of your game with the responsibility to implement an organisation-wide policy, our Coaching and Mentoring qualifications will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to get the very best from your team.

These qualifications are designed for managers and leaders who have the authority and responsibility for developing and implementing a coaching and mentoring strategy across the organisation. The qualifications require managers and leaders to build on their strategic management and leadership skills and to focus on the requirements of embedding the organisation’s strategy.


Each qualification is summarised below with the corresponding UK and International fee, inclusive of VAT, tuition, course materials and registration with the awarding body. Further supplementary programme information is provided towards the end of the page, and in the FAQ.

Course fees can be paid in full directly via the secure payment option next to the qualification to be studied. For alternative payment methods, including monthly payment plans, see our FAQ.


The Level 7 Award in Coaching and Mentoring will introduce you to organisational coaching and mentoring and develop your leadership skills.

CMI Level 7 Award in Leadership Coaching & Mentoring (QCF)

A more extensive qualification, the Level 7 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring gives you a broader knowledge of strategic coaching and mentoring skills within your organisation.

CMI Level 7 Certificate in Leadership Coaching & Mentoring (QCF)

The Level 7 Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring is designed for supervisors and first line managers. It builds on the learning gained in the Certificate and develops your understanding of coaching and mentoring policies and managing organisational culture and change. A Diploma in Management and Leadership is the benchmark qualification for full CMI membership, taking you another step towards Chartered Manager status.

CMI Level 7 Diploma in Leadership Coaching & Mentoring (QCF)

Typical Units

  • Organisational change
  • Coaching and mentoring policies
  • Strategic impact of coaching and mentoring
  • Leadership coaching and mentoring skills
  • Leading equality and diversity


The length of time varies depending upon the time you can commit to studying. A basic guide:

Award:    6 – 8 weeks

Certificate:    18 – 24 weeks

Diploma:    12 – 18 months


Assessment is normally via practical work-based assignments provided by ET&C. This ensures you minimise time away from work and that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own organisation’s context.

Academic Equivalences

Qualifications at QCF Level 7 portray practical skills and competences that are rated in academic terms as being comparable to Master’s Degrees, Integrated Master’s Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Postgraduate Certificates.

Entry Requirements

These qualifications can be offered to individuals from age 19. There are no specific entry requirements for these qualifications, but ET&C must ensure that individuals admitted to the programme have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.


On successful completion of a Level 7 qualification in Leadership Coaching and Mentoring, a number of progression opportunities become available:

  • Enhance your professional status by upgrading your CMI membership
  • Progress to other qualifications at the same level (e.g. from Level 7 Award to Level 7 Certificate etc.)
  • Apply to become a Chartered Manager (Diploma only)

Please also see our portfolio of qualifications.


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