Coaching Professional Level 5 apprenticeship

Who is the apprenticeship for?

This apprenticeship will teach you 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.

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Coaching practitioner
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Leadership coach
Performance coach
Systemic coach
Team coach
Wellbeing coach

Coaching Professional Apprenticeship Standard Level 5

15 months

Highfield Assessment

What will you learn?

In your daily work, in this occupation you will learn to interact with coachees as their primary contact. How to bring a fresh, independent perspective to support the individual/team/organisation with the development of its people.

There will be a wide range of stakeholders including line managers, senior leaders and/or heads of the organisation. The stakeholders you engage with may be at any level, including those senior to the coaching role you’re in.

How will you learn?

Our Personal Tutors will deliver high-quality face-to-face learning and coaching and provide all the resources you will need to progress quickly. Our intuitive learner management system ‘Bud’ will really bring the subject to life through interactive learning tools, access to complementary online resources and relevant social communities, as well as provide real-time information so that you will always know where you’re at in your learner journey.

This apprenticeship will develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours in the following areas:


  • Learning & reflective practice
  • Emotional & social intelligence
  • Diversity & inclusion
  • Coaching contracting & re-contracting
  • Organisational culture & leadership
  • Maintaining good practice
  • Communication
  • Self-awareness
  • Return on investment
  • Legislation
  • Models & techniques


  • Time management
  • Goal setting
  • Communication
  • Stakeholder management
  • Rapport building & maintenance
  • Delivering feedback
  • Beliefs & actions
  • Questioning techniques
  • Tools & techniques
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Identifying energy shifts
  • Celebrates diversity
  • Effective meeting objectives


  • Self-development
  • Self-reflection
  • Self-awareness
  • Ambassador for coaching
  • Spontaneous
  • Open & flexible
  • Demonstrates respect
  • Engenders trust

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Your pathway to success

If you’re interested in starting your Talent Management career with Paragon Skills, we can help you get there. Get in touch today!


Do I have to find a job first?

If you’re not currently employed or looking for a new job, you can apply for apprenticeship vacancies advertised by employers looking to employ an apprentice, as you must be employed to undertake an apprenticeship.

You can view current vacancies here: apprenticeship vacancies

If you already have a job and wish to gain a qualification in that industry as an apprentice, this is possible subject to your employer’s agreement.

Will it cost me anything?

No. Your employer pays your wage and we apply for government funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency to support the cost of your qualification.
Currently 100% funding is available for apprentices ages 16 – 18 and 90% for those aged 19 + (subject to the employers levy status).

You or your employer can call us to discuss any questions you have regarding funding on 0800 783 2545.

Can I undertake an Apprenticeship with my current employer?

Yes. If you already have a job and wish to gain a nationally recognised qualification in that role, an apprenticeship is a great way to do it. A great way to start is to visit our employing an apprentice page ready to discuss with your employer or give us a call on 0800 783 2545


We used the levy to improve retention. In our sector, staff turnover has been historically high, but now our own management numbers in particular are much more stable and there are far fewer HR issues.

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