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  • Introduction to Coaching Courses
  • Coaching Development for Practioners
  • Integrated Coaching Development for Business Leaders
  • Qualifications in Management Coaching and Mentoring
  • Assement and Accreditation of Coaching
  • Youth and social organisation team coaching

Companies trained for

  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • East Lothian Council
  • West Lothian Council
  • South Lanarkshire Council
  • Results Coaching Systems
  • Buccleuch Estates
  • Buccleuch Building Services
  • Alba Trees
  • Edinburgh Young Carers
  • Edinburgh Cyrenians
  • Citadel Youth Centre
  • Design Links Ltd

Acorn Principles Plus Ltd

Profile

Michele Armstrong, (Director, APP Ltd) is passionate about people reaching their true potential.  Drawing on the latest coaching technologies and contemporary neuroscience, our dynamic coach/training team are down to earth, practical and great value. Working with individuals, teams and organisations to bring about positive sustainable change, we offer bespoke and accredited training & results focused coaching programmes to improve performance and support transition through change.  As former Head of the Association for Coaching in Scotland, Michele is committed to raising standards and ethics in coaching and is currently an AC Assessor and coach mentor/supervisor.  Michele was instrumental in establishing Youth Coach Scotland to make coaching accessible and affordable to young people.  Michele has been designing and implementing training programmes for almost 20 years and started Acorn Principles Plus in 2003.  Michele is an AC Accredited Coach; Level 1 Life/Business Coach (Results CS); has ILM Level 5 Diploma in Management Coaching & Mentoring and Strathclyde University Performance Coaching Certificate. 

Offering

Management Coaching & Mentoring for the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)

Institute of Leadership & Management – Levels 3/5/7 Qualifications in Management Coaching & Mentoring  (6 courses offered).
 

Level:  Managers / Leaders / Professional Coaches / Executives


Synopsis
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6 courses listed; many can be run in tandem (e.g. L5 Certificate & Diploma – where the content is the same and only the number of coaching practice hours differs).
 

Learning Objectives and Formats for Learning:

See individual programmes by clicking on the title of the courseClicking on the titles listed will take you to a course descriptor for each specific training programme:
 

Level 3 Award in Workplace Coaching for Team Leaders and First Line Managers:


This Level 3 qualification in Coaching and Mentoring aims to provide practising and potential team leaders and first line managers with the knowledge, skills and confidence to perform effectively as workplace coaches as part of their normal work role.


Level 3 Certificate for Professional Workplace Coaches:


The ILM Level 3 Certificate for Professional Workplace Coaches aims to provide practising/potential team leaders and first line managers with the knowledge, skills and confidence to perform effectively as workplace coaches as part of their normal work role (or move into freelance workplace coaching).


Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring in Management:

This Level 5 qualification in Coaching and Mentoring aims to provide practising managers with the knowledge, skills and confidence to perform effectively as coaches or mentors as part of their normal work role.


Level 5 Diploma for Professional Management Coaches and Mentors:


The ILM Level 5 Diploma for Professional Coaches and Mentors in Management is aimed at participants who will be significantly involved in management coaching/mentoring, within an organisation or as a freelancer.


Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring:

This Level 7 qualification in Coaching and Mentoring aims to provide practising senior leaders/managers (or those working in a training and development role) with the knowledge, skills and confidence to perform effectively as coaches/mentors as part of their normal work role.


Level 7 Diploma for Professional Executive Coaches & Leadership Mentors:

The ILM Level 7 Diploma for Professional Executive Coaches and Leadership Mentors is aimed at participants who will be significantly involved in executive coaching/leadership mentoring, within an organisation or more likely as a freelancer


Length and Cost:

  • Duration and Cost – varies depending on course – please contact us for further info.
  • All courses can be delivered in-house and bespoke training designed to meet the specific needs of the organisation.
  • Accreditation/Licence if applicable All courses are accredited by the ILM

 

To book the course now, call us at 08455213747 or click here to fill the form.


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Testimonials

"I would have no hesitation in recommending the coach training provided by APP. The course was delivered at weekends and evenings which made it possible to do the training around full time work and other commitments. I found the extensive practical experience crucial learning which, really helped to build my confidence. The mentor support was also very useful and the course gave me a clear process to follow as well as some useful tools to use in my coaching.  I have now set up my own coaching practice which, has enabled me to make a real difference to people lives and I am loving it!"

Sarah Howard, Howard Coaching

How Team Coaching can make a real difference

"I head up a building maintenance organisation and have utilised the APP Performance Coach on a number of occasions and in varying situations.

For example, I have three managers in separate locations undertaking the same role but with different levels of experience.  In this situation the coach facilitated a number of meetings with them to develop a single business focus that they could all share and accept. Whilst working to a brief from myself the process was owned very much by the coach and the managers. Through the work there was a significant improvement in their interaction following the sessions, the key factor of the coach in this situation was her ability to observe the managers and prompt where appropriate but that they found the answers and solutions themselves.

The use of the coaching approach is a very objective tool, in the manner that the issues are brought out but the solutions are wholly owned by the recipients as they have to find them for themselves.  I believe it to be a powerful and positive business tool particularly in supporting people through difficult situations, in my case through business change, which can often be a very threatening experience."

Iain Grice, Building Services Manager

"It is my personal opinion that executive coaching is more important now than ever. As businesses face the challenges of restructuring to match costs with falling turnover the opportunity to look at oneself so as to keep the medium and long term plans still in play should be considered very seriously.

Setting clear personal and business goals requires regularised dedicated time. Coaching is certainly not the only way to do this but, in my view, is a really good way of delivering this function relatively quickly and painlessly and therefore, in turn, releasing further clear time to focus on trading successfully."

Christopher Sparrow BSc (Hons) MRICS, Estate Manager, Broughton Estates

"This course has opened doors for me and I would recommend it to anyone." 

Team Manager, Edinburgh City Council