CMI Level 5 Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice


The CMI Level 5 Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice is designed to support individuals in developing professional coaching skills, helping them understand and apply core skills required for effective coaching practice.

CMI has developed this qualification after extensive research alongside employers to ensure it is suitable, valid and reflective of skills required in the workplace.

This extensive online CMI Level 5 Certificate in Professional Coaching course will introduce you to the principles of professional coaching and help you gain the competency to deliver high-quality coaching practice. 

For Learners

  • Introduces the principles of professional coaching
  • The ability to deliver high-quality coaching is central to the role of the Professional Coach
  • It contains a blend of practical activities, including the preparation and delivery of coaching and participation in coaching supervision
  • An insight into these topics will enable the Professional Coach or Mentor to develop an in-depth appreciation of the challenges faced by individuals they support

For Organisations

  • Develop Internal Professional Coaches
  • Internal support that contains a blend of practical activities, including the preparation and delivery of coaching and participation in coaching supervision
  • Coaching can impact organisational success
  •  Do you wish to be a professional coach? Then, the CMI Level 5 Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice offered by the School of Business and Technology London is the right solution for you.
  •  Remember! The assessment for the qualification is done based on assignments only, and you do not need to worry about writing any exam.
  •  With the School of Business and Technology London, you can complete the qualification at your own pace, choosing online or blended learning from the comfort of your home. 
  •  Learning and pathway materials and study guides developed by our CMI-approved tutors will be available around the clock in our cutting-edge learning management system. 
  •  Most importantly, at the School of Business and Technology London, we will provide comprehensive tutor support through our dedicated support desk. 
  •  If you choose your course with blended learning, you will also enjoy live sessions with an assigned tutor, which you can book at your convenience.

The CMI Level 5 in Professional Coaching Practice can open many career pathways, including but not limited to:

  • Professional Coach-With an estimated salary of £35,524
  • Training Manager, with an estimated average salary of £31,613 per annum
  • Training & Development Manager, with an estimated average salary of £36,885 per annum
  • Independent Coach or Mentor with an estimated average salary of £28,000 per annum
  • Corporate Coach or Mentor with an estimated average salary of £38,950 per annum

Chartered Management Institute established over 60 years ago as the British Institute of Management back then; it has developed the UK’s very first diploma in management studies. In the years that followed CMI has consistently been at the forefront of all aspects of management and leadership. Today CMI is the only chartered professional awarding body committed to offering the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. Presently over 100,000 managers use its unique services daily. CMI qualifications aim for managers and leaders at any level, and it remains the only Awarding Body which can award Chartered Manager status – the ultimate management accolade. Employers highly value the qualifications awarded by CMI, and boost your career prospects.

  • Learn 100% online at your own pace
  • Dedicated support from expert tutors
  • Dedicated Support Desk Portal: You can raise queries, request tutor support and ask for a call back whenever you need guidance and assistance.
  • Elevate Knowledge: Your tutors will provide formative assessment feedback for each module, helping you improve your achievements throughout the program
  • Schedule online personal tutor meetings whenever you want, which will help you get the most out of your studies and provide guidance, support and encouragement
  • 10 months support period 
  • 24-hour access to the online learning platform ‘MyLearnDirect’
  • Schedule live online classes for each module at your convenience. (Blended learning only)
  • Quality learning resources and study guides developed by CMI-approved tutors.
  • All assessment materials are conveniently accessible through the online learning platform ‘MyLearnDirect’
  • Induction: We offer online and flexible learning induction to help you settle in and prepare for your online studies
  • Access to CMI Management Direct. It has 100,000s of reliable and validated management and leadership resources, including company and industry reports, videos, checklists, E-books, and journals.
  • You have access to CMI Membership and Support for the duration of your study.

For each module you study, you will complete a written assignment of 4000 words and submit it online at your MyLearnDirect learning portal. The submitted assignments will be assessed by your CMI-approved tutor.

The CMI Level 5 Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice is designed to support individuals in developing professional coaching skills. To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be 19 years of age and over
  • Have some work experience as a team leader, first-line manager, coach, mentor, supervisor or a similar role
  • Possess the ability to complete the Level 5 Qualification

Our friendly admissions advisors will provide the best advice, considering your needs and goals. 

IC and CMI recommend for progression once completing the Professional coaching Practice qualifications would be
to progress onto

  •  CMI level 6 Professional Coach supervision
  •  Any courses

The CMI Level 5 Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice course contains a blend of practical activities, including the preparation and delivery of coaching and participation in coaching supervision.

By achieving this Level 5 Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice qualification, you will have the professionalism to deliver impact, behave ethically and demonstrate a commitment to continual learning and development.

With this course, you will learn the principles of professional coaching and develop an in-depth appreciation of the challenges faced by individuals you support as a mentor or coach.

Studying for a CMI qualification offers you more than just academic standing. When you enrol with us for the CMI Level 5 Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice course, you will have access to CMI Membership and Support for the duration of your study alongside your qualification.

CMI graduates achieve remarkable things:

  • 72% agree that their CMI qualification gave them a competitive edge in the job application process.
  • 89% agree they use the skills learnt on their accredited qualification in their current role.
  • 88% agree that the accredited qualification gave them good career prospects.
  • Recent CMI graduates earn a median of 28k compared to just 21k for a typical business studies graduate.
  • Employers highly value the qualifications awarded by CMI, and over 80% of managers agree that a CMI qualification is essential to becoming a professional manager.

Learners must request before enrolment to interchange unit(s) other than the preselected units shown in the SBTL website because we need to make sure the availability of learning materials for the requested unit(s). SBTL will reject an application if the learning materials for the requested interchange unit(s) are unavailable.

Learners are not allowed to make any request to interchange unit(s) once enrolment is complete.


Reference No : 531

Credit : 6 || TQT : 60

This unit focuses on the principles of professional coaching, its benefits, various methods that support the development of coaches, various legal frameworks, etc. The unit also elaborates the roles and purposes of contracting and the process of delivering professional coaching. The unit aims to enlighten individual the processes for contracting, delivering, and managing coaching.

Reference No : 535

Credit : 8 || TQT : 80

The aim of the unit is for the Professional Coach or Mentor to evaluate the role and influence of organisation culture, management, leadership and change on coaching and mentoring and apply this information in their professional practice. Upon successful completion of the unit, coaches or mentors develop an in-depth appreciation of the challenges faced by individuals they support.

Delivery Methods

School of Business & Technology London provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners, including online learning and blended learning. Thus, learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience. The program is self-paced and accomplished through our cutting-edge Learning Management System. Learners can interact with tutors by messaging through the SBTL Support Desk Portal System to discuss the course materials, get guidance and assistance and request assessment feedbacks on assignments.

We at SBTL offer outstanding support and infrastructure for both online and blended learning. We indeed pursue an innovative learning approach where traditional regular classroom-based learning is replaced by web-based learning and incredibly high support level. Learners enrolled at SBTL are allocated a dedicated tutor, whether online or blended learning, who provide learners with comprehensive guidance and support from start to finish.

The significant difference between blended learning and online learning methods at SBTL is the Block Delivery of Online Live Sessions. Learners enrolled at SBTL on blended learning are offered a block delivery of online live sessions, which can be booked in advance on their convenience at additional cost. These live sessions are relevant to the learners' program of study and aim to enhance the student's comprehension of research, methodology and other essential study skills. We try to make these live sessions as communicating as possible by providing interactive activities and presentations.

Resources and Support

School of Business & Technology London is dedicated to offering excellent support on every step of your learning journey. School of Business & Technology London occupies a centralised tutor support desk portal. Our support team liaises with both tutors and learners to provide guidance, assessment feedback, and any other study support adequately and promptly. Once a learner raises a support request through the support desk portal (Be it for guidance, assessment feedback or any additional assistance), one of the support team members assign the relevant to request to an allocated tutor. As soon as the support receives a response from the allocated tutor, it will be made available to the learner in the portal. The support desk system is in place to assist the learners adequately and streamline all the support processes efficiently.

Quality learning materials made by industry experts is a significant competitive edge of the School of Business & Technology London. Quality learning materials comprised of structured lecture notes, study guides, practical applications which includes real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats, such as PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.

Management Direct

As part of the program, you will get access to CMI Management Direct, which provides a rich foundation of management and resource for students. The Management Direct is packed with content, including:

  • E-Books
  • Articles
  • Leader videos
  • Idea for leaders
  • Models and so much more...

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