.
These explanatory notes are applicable for all course and workshop applications:

  • Coaching Courses and Workshops
  • Mentoring Courses and Workshops
  • Coaching and Mentoring Courses and Workshops

A course provides the student with the opportunity to qualify as a coach or mentor or to learn new or additional coaching or mentoring skills, tools, techniques, models, etc.  A workshop provides the student with the opportunity to learn new or additional coaching or mentoring skills, tools, techniques, models, etc.

All training accredited by the IIC&M will be coach or mentor specific training.  Other non-coaching or non-mentoring elements maybe included in the actual training course/workshop; but will not be included as part of the accreditation review. Where there are additional elements, these will be noted as part of the course/workshop description.

Where a course covers both coaching and mentoring it is important that the course title and the awarding designation indicate whether the course/workshop is a:

  • coaching course which includes a range of mentoring skills, tools, techniques, models, etc.
  • mentoring course which includes a range of coaching skills, tools, techniques, models, etc.
  • coaching and mentoring course which includes both coaching and mentoring skills, tools, techniques, models, etc.; and highlights the difference between the two.

It is important that all courses and workshops explain the difference between coaching and mentoring.

Accreditation Grading

Accreditation Grading

Accredited
Full Training Course (IIC&M)

Accredited Training Course (IIC&M) Accredited Foundation Training Course (IIC&M) Accredited Short Course (IIC&M) *

Accredited Workshop (IIC&M)

Master’s Degree or Post Graduate

Batchelor’s Degree Diploma Certificate

Award

English Education:

Level 7

Level 6 Level 5 Level 4

Level 3

Scottish Education:

Level 11

Level 9 Level 8 Level 7

Level 6

Irish Education:

Level 9

Level 7 Level 6  

 

       

Short-courses are of a more instructional nature on a particular mentoring topic or subject and will usually be direct contact training which counts towards the coaches or mentors qualification and/or CPD.

Workshops will be of a more practical or participatory nature; and will be direct contact training which more often counts towards CPD but may also count towards a qualification.

* Level 4 is split into two grading categories:
– Level 4 which includes 14-59 hours of training and 
– Level 4 Advanced which includes 60-99 hours of training.

Mentoring Courses/Workshops Niche and Niche Experience

Mentoring Courses/Workshops
Niche and Niche Experience

This explanatory note is applicable to the following courses and/or workshops:

  • Mentoring specific courses and/or workshops
  • Coaching and Mentoring courses and/or workshops

A mentor can only work in an industry or with a topic in which they have knowledge and experience, as defined in the difference between coaching and mentoring.

Niche

Therefore it is important that all mentoring courses and workshops or coaching and mentoring courses and workshops confirm the niche market for this course or workshop.

Niche Experience

Therefore taking into consideration the experience a student has in the niche is important to the student and the structure of the courses/workshops.

 

Level 7

Level 6
Level 5
Level 4

Level 3

Niche Experience

5 years

4 years 3 years 1 year

No

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning

The IIC&M will accept a course or workshops where the number of hours is less than those defined as required, because the Training Organisation has a structured Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) element in their course; and where they have clarified how they have defined their RPL in relation to a number of hours of training.

RPL for personal and career development allows for formal recognition of prior formal or informal learning as part of the students further learning and development.  RPL should include reflection on prior experiences, identifying the learning gained from these experiences, and providing evidence of this reflection.

It is important that you confirm the following information for the course or workshop:

  • does this course or workshop include a Recognition of Prior Learning?
    If students are allowed to join this course who have prior learning and it is recognised to reduce the volume of work the students are required to undertake to complete and qualify from the course or workshop, select ‘yes’
  • how has the Recognition of Prior Learning been defined?
    There is no standard process for RPL, but it should include at a minimum, previous training certificates in the same niche or in coaching skills or in mentoring skills, and may include a range of activities that will demonstrate the students prior learning, knowledge and experience.
  • are these hours a requirement for the student to complete this course or workshop?
    Some courses and workshops are designed to allow the student to complete one course or workshop before embarking on the next level of training. Where this is the case and the RPL is a mandatory part of the qualification, then select yes.

Course/Workshop Training Hours

Course or Workshop Training Hours

All training accredited by the IIC&M will be coach or mentor specific training.  Other non-coaching or non-mentoring elements maybe included in the actual training course/workshop; but will not be included as part of the accreditation review.  Where there are additional elements, these will be noted as part of the course/workshop description.

The hours related to the coach or mentor specific training will, in part, determine the level of accreditation awarded for the course or workshop.  Therefore the hours entered on the Information Statement must relate only to the coach or mentor specific training and not include the additional elements.

 

Level 7

Level 6 Level 5 Level 5

Level 3

Hours of Specific
Coach or Mentor Training

300 +
hours

200 – 299
hours
100 – 199
hours
14-59
hours

7 – 10
hours

60-99
hours

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The information provided must show the breakdown across each element of training and how these sum to the total number of hours the student will train.

Please see ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ above.

Direct Contact Training

Direct Contact Training

Direct Contact Training hours must be included in the Hours of Specific Training and are not in addition to those hours.

Teleclasses, webinars, and teleconference calls can also be included in this training.  Where these are given in a live presentation by a member of the current faculty, they may be included in the direct contact training.  Where the student has the option to listen to previously recorded teleclasses, webinars, and teleconference calls; these may only be included if they have been recorded by the current faculty and will be included in the overall training hours.  Please highlight the difference.

You are required to provide details of all Direct Contact Training, where for courses direct contract training could include as a minimum requirement:

  • Classroom environment training
    • Lectures
    • Role play
    • Participatory sessions
    • Demonstrations or examples
    • Assessments
      • For Level 7, Level 6, and Level 5 accredited courses
      • For Level 4 and Level 3 where the course/workshop provides a qualification
  • For Level 7 and Level 6 accredited courses:
    • Mentoring with verbal and written feedback.  This gives the student the opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills while working with a qualified, experienced, and IIC&M Accredited Coach or Mentor.
    • Skills Assessment with a written review and feedback.  This assessment is an assessment of the students coaching or mentoring skills as part of their qualification and is undertaken by a qualified, experienced, and IIC&M Accredited Coach or Mentor.
  • Teleclasses, webinars, teleconference calls where these are given as a live presentation.
    • Previously recorded teleclasses, webinars, teleconference calls maybe not be included in the direct contact training, but maybe included in the overall training where these are provided by a member of the current faculty.
  • Any other direct contact training that is included providing the accreditation level of the trainers presenting the training meets the IIC&M requirements.
  Level 7 Level 6 Level 5 Level 4 Level 3
Direct Contact Training
35 hours 24 hours 16 hours generally direct contact training generally direct contact training

Reading

Reading

It is mandatory for Level 7, Level 6, and Level 5 courses that reading is included.

In order to provide a solid foundation for the courses, a number of courses will include one or more specific books.  If this course includes a specific book please confirm the title of the book and the author(s).

Additional reading should also be encouraged.  Please indicate whether this course encourages additional reading.

Research

Research

It is mandatory for Level 7, Level 6, and Level 5 courses that additional research is included.

Written Submissions

Written Submissions

It is mandatory for Level 7, Level 6, and Level 5 courses that the students submit written work.

Written submissions could include:

  • multiple choice tests,
  • essays,
  • dissertation,
  • a thesis.

The detail of all written submissions must be specified as well as the assessment details.

Mentor

Mentor

It is mandatory for Level 7, and Level 6 courses that the students are mentored by a qualified and accredited coach or mentor.  The level of accreditation and additional details for the mentor are found under the Faculty heading.

Mentoring is where the student:

  • for a coaching course coaches a qualified and accredited coach
  • for a mentoring course mentors a qualified and accredited mentor
  • for a coaching and mentoring course where both skills are taught on the one course, the student has specific sessions where in one session they coach a qualified and accredited coach and in another session they mentor a qualified and accredited mentor
  • receives feedback from the qualified, IIC&M accredited, and practicing coach or mentor who is a member of the current faculty.

Skills Assessment

Skills Assessment

It is mandatory for Level 7, and Level 6 courses that the students are assessed by a qualified and accredited coach or mentor.  The level of accreditation and additional details for the skills assessor are found under the Faculty heading.

Skills Assessment is where the skills assessor, assesses the practical skills generally developed as their studying with the mentor, as part of the student’s qualification.  The student:

  • for a coaching course coaches a qualified and accredited coach
  • for a mentoring course mentors a qualified and accredited mentor
  • for a coaching and mentoring course where both skills are taught on the one course, the student has specific sessions where in one session they coach a qualified and accredited coach and in another session they mentor a qualified and accredited mentor
  • receives a grading and feedback from the qualified, IIC&M accredited, and practicing coach or mentor who is a member of the current faculty.

Coaching and Mentoring Core Competencies

Coaching and Mentoring Core Competencies

The IIC&M has developed seven Core Competencies to promote an understanding of the skills the IIC&M has determined as being desirable in a competent Coach or Mentor.

Coaching Core Competencies

Mentoring Core Competencies

Although similar there are differences between coaching and mentoring and these are represented in these Core Competencies.

The Core Competencies are essential for any competent Coach or Mentor to demonstrate and have been broken down into further detail.  These Core Competencies form a basis of the criteria used in the IIC&M’s Coach or Mentor Accreditation process.

In your application material you are required to confirm which of the Coaching and/or Mentoring Core Competencies are included in your training material.  Where not every element of the relevant Core Competencies is included, please highlight which elements are not included on the Coaching or Mentoring Core Competencies Mapping Form.

  %age of Core Competency included
Level 7 95%
Level 6 85%
Level 5 75%

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Coaching Core Competencies Mapping Form

Mentoring Core Competency Mapping Form

As Short Courses and Workshops mainly focus on one area or a small number of coaching or mentoring skills, it would be beneficial if you would highlight in your submission which Coaching and/or Mentoring Core Competency or Competencies are covered in the training.

Course (Level 7, Level 6, Level 5) Agenda and Structure

Course Agenda and Structure

The course agenda and structure must show the detail of how the student will work their way through the course.

This must detail the amount of time each element of the course is designed to take totally to the total number of hours the course will take to complete.

These timings include showing in detail the amount of contact time i.e. the actual number of hours of the course where the students has contact with a trainer (excluding meal breaks); where applicable, the number of mentoring sessions allocated to each student with the breakdown between actual mentoring time and feedback time; and where applicable how the support coaches or mentors will work with the students.  The total specified number of training hours defined for each course must be coach or mentor specific training only.  Where the course includes elements of training which are not coach or mentor specific, these details must be highlighted and not included in the hours specified.

Each course includes a variety of training, and for Level 7, Level 6, and Level 5 courses this should include as a minimum:

  • Home studying
  • Direct Contact Training
    • Teleclasses, webinars, and teleconference calls can also be included in this training.
      Where these are given in a live presentation by a member of the current faculty, they may be included in the direct contact training.  Where the student has the option to listen to previously recorded teleclasses, webinars, and teleconference calls; these may only be included if they have been recorded by the current faculty and will be included in the overall training hours.  Please highlight the difference.
  • Reading
  • Research
  • Writing, with the detail of writing types specified.

Specifically for Level 7 and Level 6 courses:

  • mentoring is included, where the feedback is given by qualified, IIC&M accredited, and practicing coach or mentor who is a member of the current faculty.
  • a Skills Assessment is included, where the skills assessment assesses the practical skills as part of the student’s qualification.  The assessment mentor is a qualified, IIC&M accredited, and practicing mentor who is a member of the current faculty.
    • the Skills Assessment criteria must be detailed.

The more information provided, the easier it will be to accredit the course.

Short Course (Level 4 Advanced, Level 4) or Workshop (Level 3) Agenda and Structure

Short Course or Workshop Agenda and Structure

The short course or workshop agenda and structure must show the detail of how the student will work their way through the training.  This must detail the amount of time each element of the day or days is designed to take (excluding meal breaks) and where applicable, the breakdown between student work and trainers review and feedback time.

This training is coach or mentor specific training.  Where the short course or workshop includes elements of training which are not coach or mentor specific, these details must be highlighted.

Although generally direct contact training, each short course or workshop will include a variety of training which should include direct contact training, student exercises, reviews, and feedback.

Where the short course or workshop includes a training certificate rather than an attendance certificate, the methods of assessment must be included.

The more information provided, the easier it will be to accredit the short course or workshop.

Course and Workshop Material

Course and Workshop Material

The course and workshop material submitted must include everything that is issued and used by the:

  • student before, during and if applicable, after the course.
  • trainer(s) (i.e. trainers notes)
  • mentors (i.e. mentor guidance and assessment notes) for Level 7 and Level 6 accredited courses.  This should include an example of a mentoring call with the written reports to support the feedback.
  • skills assessors (i.e. assessment guidance and assessment notes) for Level 7 and Level 6 accredited courses.  This should include an example of a skills assessment call with the written reports to support the feedback and results.
  • adjudicators (i.e. marking guidance and forms) where qualification certificates are issued at the end of the course, short course or workshop.  This should include an example of how a student’s work is marked.

Quality of Materials

Quality of Materials

The quality of materials will be assessed through the review of the Course/Workshop Agenda; the materials provided to the student before, during and if applicable, after the course; trainers; mentors; skills assessors; and adjudicators.

Further details of each element are found in these Explanatory Notes found below.

Quality of Training

Quality of Training

The quality of training will be assessed through the review of the hours of training; the material; the different methods and variety of training; the quality of the faculty; mentoring; skills assessments and qualification assessment.

Further details of each element are found in these Explanatory Notes found below.

Methods and Variety of Training

Methods and Variety of Training

It is accepted that some courses are structured in such a way that an element of the course will be done through Distance Learning, whereas others will all be classroom based learning.

However the course is structured it is important that there is a range of methods used to train the student.  These should include as a minimum:

For Level 7, Level 6, and Level 5 accredited courses:

  • Home studying
  • Reading – set reading as well as additional reading
  • Writing and written submissions
  • Research
  • Assessments of work submitted
  • Networking:
    • with the focus of gaining more insights to the training
  • Direct Contact Training

It is acknowledged that Level 4 Advanced, Level 4, and Level 3 accredited courses/workshops are generally direct contact training with the Level 4 courses being of a more instructional nature rather than a practical or participatory nature and Level 3 workshops of a more practical or participatory nature.  Although generally direct contact training, each short course or workshop will include a variety of training which should include direct contact training, student exercises, reviews, and feedback.

Back-up and Support

Details of back-up and support

Provided during the training

Back-up and support can be provided throughout the students training period.  It may be as part of the direct contact training or as a separate element provides over the phone or through internet based communication.

Where this support is skills related it is important to identify how and what type of back-up and support is provided.

Provided after the training

Back-up and support can be provided after the student has completed their training.  In this instance it is more normally provided as a separate element over the phone or through internet based communication.

Where this support is skills related it is important to identify how and what type of back-up and support is provided.

Marketing Material

Marketing Material

The marketing material submitted must include everything that is issued through all media:

  • direct to the students
  • adverts
  • flyers
  • social media
  • articles
  • press releases
  • etc.

Marketing Methods

Marketing Methods

Under materials above you are required to all marketing literature and material that is used to market your course.  Please can you also provide the methods that are used – adverts, social media, workshops, exhibitions, press release, etc.

Information sent to Students

Information sent to Students

This includes all information sent to the Students i.e. covering letters, emails, information packs, support material, outline newsletters, feedback, reports, assessments, etc.

Quality of Assessment

Quality of Assessment

This is requirement of Level 7, Level 6, and Level 6; but where the Level 4 or Level 3 course/workshop provides a qualification; the assessment criteria for every element of assessment must be included and provided in detail.

This detail must show the different grading for the final assessing of the students qualification – fail, pass, distinction, etc.

Financial stability of Training Organisation

Financial stability of Training Organisation

The reason for looking at the financial stability of an organisation is not to exclude organisations but to ensure that an organisation has the ability to support each student throughout the duration of the course.

Please provide the latest set of published accounts, showing the year of publication and the previous year, and a copy of your indemnity to ensure that all students signing up for the course will be able to complete the course.

Where the company hasn’t traded and therefore cannot provide the accounts for one or more years, it is important that the indemnity covers the length of time each student will take to complete the course.

An interview with a member of the Accreditation Team will be organised.

Value for Money

Value for Money

The cost of the course per delegate must be included.  This cost must be inclusive of all elements and exclusive of Sales Tax/VAT and in all currencies.

Value for Money is the general term used to assess whether or not an individual or organisation has obtained the maximum benefit from the goods and services it acquires.  It not only measures the cost of goods and services, but also takes account of the mix of quality, cost, resource use, fitness for purpose, timeliness, and convenience to judge whether or not, when taken together, they constitute good value.

Therefore the more information provided in the points above, the simpler it will be for the IIC&M to assess the Value for Money.

Faculty

Faculty

Where one or more members of the faculty are not currently Accredited Members (Coaches and/or Mentors) with the IIC&M, to expedite the process please provide details of when the faculty member applied for their coach or mentor accreditation.

You are required to provide the name, qualification, accreditation level, of the following members of the faculty.

It is accepted that one person may be responsible for more than one role within the faculty.

Where the course is a coaching course, the faculty must be Accredited Coaches.
Where the course is a mentoring course, the faculty must be Accredited Mentors.
Where the course is a combination of coaching and mentoring, the faculty must be a combination of, or both Accredited Coaches and Accredited Mentors.

Course Creator

This is the person who designed the course/workshop, wrote the course/workshop material, and where applicable determined how the course/workshop would be marked and the qualification requirements.

Level 7 Level 6 Level 5 Level 4 Level 3
Accredited Master Coach (IIC&M)
or above
Accredited Senior Coach (IIC&M)
or above
Accredited Master Mentor (IIC&M)
or above
Accredited Senior Mentor (IIC&M)
or above

.
The accreditation application fee will be paid by the Course Creator or the Training Organisation.
The annual membership fee for the Course Creator (applicable from one year after initial accreditation application) will be included in annual fee of the course.

Director of Training

This is the person responsible for the training strategy of the organisation.

It is accepted that they may not be a coach or mentor but will be an Associate Member.  Where the Director of Training is an accredited coach or mentor, please provide their accreditation level with the IIC&M.

Level 7 Level 6 Level 5 Level 4 Level 3
Associate Member
or above

.
The annual membership fee for the Director of Training will be included in annual fee of the course.
Where the Director of Training is an accredited coach or mentor, the accreditation application fee will be paid by the Director of Training separately.

Course/Workshop Manager

This is the person who is responsible for managing the course/workshop and for managing the process so that student successfully completes the course/workshop.

This is the person who is responsible for the process from when a student signs onto the course, until that student receives their qualification/attendance certificate.  They may not be a coach or mentor and will be an Associate Member.  Where the Course/Workshop Manager is an accredited coach or mentor, please provide their accreditation level with the IIC&M.

The Course Manager will be the main point of contact with the IIC&M.

Level 7 Level 6 Level 5 Level 4 Level 3
Associate Member
or above

.
The annual membership fee for the Course/Workshop Manager will be included in annual fee of the course.
Where the Course/Workshop Manager is an accredited coach or mentor, the accreditation application fee will be paid by the Course/Workshop Manager separately.

 

Lead Trainer(s)

This person leads one or more specific elements of the training.

There will be a Lead Trainer allocated to each element of the training, and it is important that against the different elements, methods and variety of training the Lead Trainers name and accreditation level is allocated.

Level 7 Level 6 Level 5 Level 4 Level 3
Accredited Master Coach (IIC&M)
or above
Accredited Senior Coach (IIC&M)
or above
Accredited Master Mentor (IIC&M)
or above
Accredited Senior Mentor (IIC&M)
or above

.
The annual membership fee for the Lead Trainer(s) is not included in annual fee of the course.
The accreditation application fee will be paid by the Lead Trainer(s) separately.
It is important that the Lead Trainer(s) understand their responsibility to maintain or upgrade their accreditation level with the IIC&M, such that the course/workshop or training organisation retains their accreditation level.

 

Trainer(s)

These are the team who undertaken each element of the training.

There will be a Trainer(s) allocated to each element of the training.  It is important that against the different elements, methods and variety of training the Trainer(s) name and accreditation level is allocated.

Level 7 Level 6 Level 5 Level 4 Level 3
Accredited Senior Coach (IIC&M)
or above
Accredited Practitioner Coach (IIC&M)
or above
Accredited Senior Mentor (IIC&M)
or above
Accredited Practitioner Mentor (IIC&M)
or above

.
The annual membership fee for the Trainer(s) is not included in annual fee of the course.
The accreditation application fee will be paid by the Trainer(s) separately.
It is important that the Trainer(s) understand their responsibility to maintain or upgrade their accreditation level with the IIC&M, such that the course/workshop or training organisation retains their accreditation level.

 

Mentor

This is the person who assists the student with the development of their practical mentoring skills.  Mentoring is a requirement for Level 7 and Level 6 courses.  The name and accreditation level of each Mentor must be provided.

Level 7 Level 6 Level 5 Level 4 Level 3
Accredited Senior Coach (IIC&M)
or above
Not Applicable
Accredited Senior Mentor (IIC&M)
or above
Not Applicable

.
The annual membership fee for the Mentor(s) is not included in annual fee of the course.
The accreditation application fee will be paid by the Mentor(s) separately.
It is important that the Mentor(s) understand their responsibility to maintain or upgrade their accreditation level with the IIC&M, such that the course/workshop or training organisation retains their accreditation level.

 

Skills Assessor

This is the person who assesses the practical mentoring skills developed by the student.  Mentoring is a requirement for Level 7 and Level 6 courses.  The name and accreditation level of each Skills Assessor must be provided.

Level 7 Level 6 Level 5 Level 4 Level 3
Accredited Master Coach (IIC&M)
or above
Not Applicable
Accredited Master Mentor (IIC&M)
or above
Not Applicable

.
The annual membership fee for the Skills Assessor(s) is not included in annual fee of the course.
The accreditation application fee will be paid by the Skills Assessor(s) separately.
It is important that the Skills Assessor(s) understand their responsibility to maintain or upgrade their accreditation level with the IIC&M, such that the course/workshop or training organisation retains their accreditation level.

 

Support Coaches and/or Mentors

These are generally newly qualified coaches and/or mentors who will provide support to the current students.  The name and accreditation level of each Support Coach and/or Mentor must be provided.

Level 7 Level 6 Level 5 Level 4 Level 3
Accredited Practitioner Coach (IIC&M)
or above
Not Applicable
Accredited Practitioner Mentor (IIC&M)
or above
Not Applicable

.
The annual membership fee for each Support Coach and/or Mentor is not included in annual fee of the course.
The accreditation application fee will be paid by each Support Coach and/or Mentor separately.
It is important that each Support Coach and/or Mentor understands their responsibility to maintain or upgrade their accreditation level with the IIC&M, such that the course/workshop or training organisation retains their accreditation level.

Qualification Assessor

This is person who is involved in all elements of assessment with the exception of the Skills Assessor above, and is the person who signs off the final qualification.

They may be part of the training team or they may be an independent assessor.  The name and accreditation level of each Qualification Assessor must be provided.

Level 7 Level 6 Level 5 Level 4 Level 3
Accredited Master Coach (IIC&M)
or above
where applicable
Accredited Senior Coach (IIC&M)
or above
Accredited Master Mentor (IIC&M)
or above
where applicable
Accredited Senior Mentor (IIC&M)
or above

.
The annual membership fee for each Qualification Assessor is not included in annual fee of the course.
The accreditation application fee will be paid by each Qualification Assessor separately.
It is important that each Qualification Assessor understands their responsibility to maintain or upgrade their accreditation level with the IIC&M, such that the course/workshop or training organisation retains their accreditation level.

Please note the IIC&M may request additional information about a member of the faculty.

Statement of Information

Statement of Information

The Statement of Information provided by the organisation for each course or workshop to be included for accreditation should include as much information as possible.

Any documentation that is to be submitted as part of this accreditation application or upgrade or renewal must be emailed to accreditation@IICandM.org as soon as possible after the Statement of Information has been submitted.

This Statement of Information should be signed by the Director of Training for the course or workshop but maybe signed by the Course Manager.

Declaration of Integrity

Signed Declaration of Integrity

Your signed Declaration of Integrity is your verification that the information provided and the documentation submitted as part of your accreditation application is accurate and genuine.

This must be signed by your Director of Training and relates to all the courses and workshops submitted for accreditation.

No course or workshop accreditation will begin until this has been received, so please ensure that this is submitted through electronic signature as soon as possible.

Students qualifying through an IIC&M Accredited Course/Workshop

Students qualifying through an IIC&M Accredited Course or Workshop

Students who qualify through an Accredited Course have a simplified route to gaining their accreditation immediately they have qualified.

Level 7 Level 6 Level 5 Level 5 Level 3
Accredited Senior Coach (IIC&M)
Accredited Practitioner Coach (IIC&M) Associate Member
Accredited Senior Mentor (IIC&M) Accredited Practitioner Mentor (IIC&M) Associate Member

.
These students are awarded a simplified route to gain their accreditation.

For example, a student applying for their Accredited Practitioner (IIC&M) accreditation and paying their fees when they first start to train or during their training will be awarded their Accredited Practitioner Coach (IIC&M) or Accredited Practitioner Mentor (IIC&M) accreditation when they submit:

  • a scanned copy of the qualification certificate
  • a signed copy of the Coaches or Mentors Declaration of Integrity

Student Membership Fees

Training organisations are encouraged to include the Accredited Practitioner Coach (IIC&M) or Accredited Practitioner Mentor (IIC&M) fees in their training course fee.

For those organisations who take up this offer, as a special gesture, IIC&M will increase the membership tenure for each student from 12 months to 18 months at no additional cost to either the training organisation or the student.

In addition, based on the number of students joining the IIC&M from the Training Organisation, the Training Organisation gets a discount on their annual fee.

<i>Where the training organisation does not include the Accredited Practitioner Coach (IIC&M) or Accredited Practitioner Mentor (IIC&M) fees in their training course, these students may apply directly to the IIC&M and the IIC&M will increase the membership tenure for each student from 12 months to 18 months at no additional cost to the student.</i>

It is important to recognise that a student applying for their:

  • Accredited Practitioner Coach (IIC&M) accreditation may also wish to apply for their Accredited Practitioner Mentor (IIC&M) accreditation, or
  • Accredited Practitioner Mentor (IIC&M) accreditation may also wish to apply for their Accredited Practitioner Coach (IIC&M) accreditation.
  • Where the training organisation or student wishes to apply for both levels of accreditation they will be required to apply for each accreditation individually and pay the relevant fees.

Annual Review

Annual Review

To ensure that the standards attained by the organisation for their accredited courses and workshops is maintained; the IIC&M undertake an annual review of each course and workshop.  This annual review is applicable from one year after initial accreditation application.

With this annual review the training organisation is able to demonstrate its professionalism through continually meeting the independent requirements of course or workshop accreditation.

It is important that all elements of the material submitted as part of the initial accreditation is reviewed and therefore you are asked to:

  • sign the Annual Review Declaration of Integrity as your verification that the information provided and the documentation submitted as part of your accreditation application and annual review is accurate and genuine.
  • submit the Statement of Information for each course and workshop
  • submit any changes made to the course
  • provide full details of the faculty and their accreditation status with the IIC&M
  • request a minimum of 10 students to provide feedback from your qualified students which covers the following topics:
    • Quality of Materials
    • Quality of Training
    • Methods and Variety of Training
    • Experience of Faculty
    • Experience of Mentoring
    • Value for money
    • Student care during training
    • Student care after training
    • Qualification assessment
    • Marketing Methods and Materials
  • pay your annual fee

Franchise Holders/Distributors/Licensees

Franchise Holders, Distributors, Licensees

The IIC&M recognise that training organisations provide their courses, short courses and/or workshops to other training organisations to market in a specific territory in a contractually binding agreement.

The training organisation and other organisation have two ways in which they may be awarded course and/or workshop accreditation with the IIC&M:

  1. Training Organisation where the originating organisation applies for and is awarded their training organisation accreditation.
    • The training organisation takes responsibility to ensure that all members of the faculty within their own organisation and across all other training organisations are included on each Statement of Information
    • It is important to recognise that as each new training organisation is awarded a commercial agreement to train using the originating organisations training courses/workshops, that the Originating Training Organisation submits an updated Statement of Information which includes the new faculty members.
  2. Training Organisation where the originating organisation applies for and is awarded one or more courses/workshops, but does not apply for all courses and workshops to be accredited.
    • The training organisation takes responsibility to ensure that all members of the faculty within their own organisation and across all other training organisations are included on each Statement of Information
    • It is important to recognise that as each new training organisation is awarded a commercial agreement to train using the originating organisations training courses/workshops, that the Originating Training Organisation submits an updated Statement of Information which includes the new faculty members.
  3. Originating Training Organisation applies for their own accreditation (as a Training Organisation or for specific courses and workshop), and other training organisations who have been awarded a commercial agreement apply for their own accreditation (as a Training Organisation or for specific courses and workshop).
    • It is then the responsibility of each training organisation to ensure that all members of the faculty within their own organisation only are included on each Statement of Information.
    • When each new training organisation is awarded a commercial agreement to train using the originating organisations training courses/workshops, it is the decision of the new training organisation to apply for their own accreditation.
  4. Where a training organisation who has been awarded a commercial agreement to run an originating organisations training course or workshop, where the originating organisation, the originating organisation s training course or workshop is not accredited by the IIC&M; the training organisation who has been awarded the commercial agreement may still apply for training organisation or course/workshop accreditation.

Where the third option is selected, it is the responsibility of the originating Training Organisation to ensure that the other training organisations are not using the same marketing material and do not represent themselves by using the IIC&M awarded accreditation.

Where the fourth option is selected, it is the responsibility of the Training Organisation who has been awarded the commercial agreement and been awarded the accreditation to ensure that no other organisation running this or these courses/workshops represents themselves using the IIC&M awarded accreditation.

Marketing Organisations

Marketing Organisations

The IIC&M recognise that training organisations will work with organisations who will market their training courses and/or workshops, in a contractually binding agreement.

Where this occurs, it is the responsibility of the Training Organisation to ensure that the marketing organisation is not representing themselves by using the IIC&M awarded accreditation.

The IIC&M grants these marketing organisations the right to use the IIC&M logo issued to the Training Organisations for the length of time that the Training Organisation retains their accreditation:

  • Training Organisation accreditation
  • Course and/or workshop accreditation

Where the Marketing Organisation wishes to use a different IIC&M logo, they will need to confirm their use of the specific IIC&M logo to accreditation@IICandM.org.

General Information

General Information

It is recognised that where an organisation is applying for their Training Organisation accreditation that although they will submit their material one course/workshop at a time, it is important that all documentation submitted to support their Accreditation application is submitted at the same time.

Should your course or workshop <b>not</b> meet the standards required by the IIC&M to attain the accreditation level you applied for, the Intl. Head of Accreditation will contact you to discuss your options.  These options include a member of the Accreditation team working with you to achieve the standards required, or awarding you with a course accreditation status lower than you applied for.
As soon as you have had this conversation, and if required to re-submit any further information; as soon as the re-submitted documentation or recording is received, your application will be reprocessed.  <b>Please note</b> although there may be an additional charge made for this, you will not be asked to pay the full application fee again.  The additional fee will be based on the areas that you are asked to re-submit.

Once you have gained your course/workshop accreditation (even though the IIC&M may still be progressing your Training Organisation accreditation), your students will be able to become Associate Members while they are studying at a discounted rate and for Level 7, Level 6 and Level 5 courses, your students will be automatically awarded their Accredited Practitioner Coach (IIC&M) or Accredited Practitioner Mentor (IIC&M) accreditation immediately they have qualified.  Those training on a Level 7 course may upgrade to Accredited Senior Coach (IIC&M) or Accredited Senior Mentor (IIC&M) by completing the extra steps required.

Step by Step Process to gaining your accreditation

Step by Step Process to gaining your accreditation

  1. apply for your training organisation or course(s)/workshop(s) accreditation
  2. pay the fee
  3. complete the Declaration of Integrity
  4. submit a Statement of Information for each course and/or workshop
  5. complete the Core Competency Mapping Forms
    • coaching
    • mentoring
  6. submit all material to the Accreditation Department
  7. arrange interview with a member of the Accreditation Department
  8. the accreditation process will take between 1 and 3 months to complete on completion of step 6
    Where you are submitting more than one course and/or workshop for accreditation, it is important that you submit the material for each course and/or workshop one at a time.  This will allow the Accreditation Department to progress your accreditation in a timely and efficient manner.
  9. receive the outcome of your accreditation application.

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Successful Completion of
Accreditation Application

Training Organisation accreditation

Training Organisation accreditation

On successful completion of your Training Organisation accreditation application, you will be notified by the Accreditation Team and your certificate and logo will be forwarded to you.

This certificate will list all your training course and workshops and must be made available through your marketing channels.

Only on receipt of your certificate and logo may you refer to your organisation as an IIC&M Accredited Training Organisation.

Your logo will represent the course and/or workshop levels of accreditation.

In line with the IIC&M’s Coaching and Mentoring Standards and Ethics, please ensure that your organisation is referred to an IIC&M Accredited Training Organisation, and that where you have commercial agreements with other training organisations that are not included in your training organisation, you do not allow them to use this accreditation.

Training Organisation Accreditation, once granted, remains with the organisation for the length of the time that the application and annual requirements are met and the annual fees are paid.  Where a Training Organisation does not renew its accreditation through the annual requirements or do not pay the annual fees, the training organisation will not retain its accreditation status and will be required to re-apply.

Specific course or workshop accreditation

Specific course or workshop accreditation

On successful completion of your course/workshop accreditation application, you will be notified by the Accreditation Team and your certificate and logo will be forwarded to you.

The certificate will list the specific training course or workshop along with its IIC&M Accreditation award and must be made available through your marketing channels.  Only on receipt of your certificate may you refer to this specific course or workshop as:

Full title Grading
Accredited Full Training Course (IIC&M) Level 7
Accredited Training Course (IIC&M) Level 6
Accredited Foundation Training Course (IIC&M) Level 5
Accredited Advanced Short Course (IIC&M) Level 4
advanced
 Accredited Short Course (IIC&M) Level 4
Accredited Workshop (IIC&M) Level 3

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In line with the IIC&M’s Coaching and Mentoring Standards and Ethics, please ensure that your organisation or course or workshop accreditation level is always mentioned and that you do not refer to the course or workshop as simply as an IIC&M Accredited Course or IIC&M Accredited Course.

Course or Workshop Accreditation, once granted, remains with the organisation for the length of the time that the application and annual requirements are met and the annual fees are paid.  Where a Training Organisation does not renew its course or workshop accreditation through the annual requirements or do not pay the annual fees, the course or workshop will not retain its accreditation status and will be required to re-apply.

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We hope that these Explanatory Notes explains the accreditation process in the fullest detail possible.

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Issue 4: January, 2015

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