ECF Coaching Apprenticeship
With our ECF Coaching Apprenticeship qualification, we offer education professionals the opportunity to learn up-to-date, practical coaching skills, backed up by relevant research, in order to coach and assess early career teachers. Aligned with the Early Career Framework, the course develops the coaching and mentoring skills to support professional development within your school.
Predominantly online, the ECF Coaching Apprenticeship is particularly useful for those who want to hone their skills to actively listen, provide feedback and use coaching to develop performance.
Coaches are dual professionals who use their up-to-date professional knowledge and skills to support vocational and professional development across the education and training sector, or indeed in any employer setting, and at any level. The programme will deliver value to the school and, in turn, to its pupils. It can also be seen as a reward for those teachers being asked to coach and mentor their early career colleagues, as teachers undertaking the course will gain new professional skills.
Who is this course for?
This Apprenticeship Levy-funded course is especially suited to Early Career Mentors and ITT Leads who will be involved in facilitating the Early Career Framework and want to benefit from education-focused, practical training and a recognised qualification in this area.
It also allows coaches already within schools to gain a recognised qualification in coaching, mentoring and assessment.
Coaching Professional Apprenticeship (Level 5)
Mode of study
Work-based, predominantly online
£5,000, funded via the Apprenticeship Levy
- GCSE Maths and English, Grade C or above or 4/5. However, there are opportunities to work with colleagues who have not gained these grades but are committed to gaining these confirmations prior to the completion of the course
- Level 1 Safeguarding
- ICT Level 2 (equivalent to grade C or above or 4/5)
- The applicant must have the opportunity to be engaged within a coaching relationship and display the behavioural attributes required of a coach, such as trust and integrity
An example breakdown of the course content is shown below, but exact modules and options may vary.