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Our Supercharging Coaching initiative is already working to support coaches across the health and social care system of Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG), and now, we are offering the opportunity to all BNSSG health and social care staff to train as a coach!

You’ll find all the information you need to apply to our coaching training on this page or by downloading the Training Information document. If you would like to request this information and the application form in an alternative format or have any further enquiries, contact us through the form at the bottom of the page.

Download the Training Information document.

What is coaching?

Listening deliberately, with fascination, and asking great questions is the basis of fantastic care. This is coaching – it helps us to see things differently, find purpose and success in our roles, and look after our wellbeing. By asking people what helps them grow, be more well, and be their best, we can help them to feel supported to be and do their best. Coaching can give us healthier communities and healthier colleagues, and it’s also how we will work better together across health and social care.

Coaching can help you to build resilience, new perspectives, and awareness, and develop clarity and purpose. It can enable you to make positive choices and confidently manage your interactions. Coaching can be useful through changes at work, figuring out and working towards goals, and to support wellbeing.

Coaching is…

  • Support to consider and make decisions for yourself
  • A mix of questions, challenges, reflection, and support
  • Goal and growth focused
  • For everyone – no matter your role, seniority, or aspiration

Coaching is not…

  • Giving answers or telling you what to do
  • Purely listening
  • Therapy, counselling, or mentoring
  • Only for Executives or people in a position of seniority

Why don’t you book a session with a coach to experience it for yourself? You can find a coach by registering as a coachee on the hub.

Or join us at our Coaching for All event on 20th April Register for a ticket to the Coaching for All event here

Information about the training

You will be undertaking the accredited Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring, which is widely recognised across the UK and internationally. The training involves attending five training days (we are offering two more training days than the standard ILM offering), completing 50 coaching practice hours, assignments, and supervision over a duration of 6-9 months. All training will take place face-to-face at Engineer’s House in Bristol – with the exception of our digital cohort, which will take place online on Microsoft Teams.

You will undertake three modules: Understanding the Skills, Principles and Practice of Effective Management Coaching and Mentoring; Undertaking Management Coaching or Mentoring in the Workplace; and Reviewing Own Ability as a Management Coach or Mentor.

You will…

  • Get a critical understanding of the role and responsibilities of the workplace coach and mentor
  • Deepen your understanding of how coaching and mentoring can impact an organisation
  • Be able to assess your own skills, behaviours and knowledge as a coach and mentor
  • Provide evidence of your own development as a coach and mentor through the qualification
  • Plan your further development

Who can apply?

Anyone working in health and social care in Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire can apply – no matter the role, seniority, or level of responsibility. We are also offering a number of training opportunities to people from underrepresented and protected characteristic groups as part of our Positive Action scheme. You can read more about this in the Training Information document.

How to apply

Please make sure you have read everything in the Training Information document and complete the training application form – the questions will ask if you have had a conversation with your line manager about becoming a coach. This is important as we want to make sure you are supported to complete the training and practice as a coach once qualified.

Positive Action scheme

We know the value of having a coach with lived experience, and especially when it aligns with their coachees’. We also want to increase access to and actively offer more development opportunities to staff from underrepresented and/or protected characteristic groups, so we are offering a number of Supercharging Coaching training opportunities to people belonging to these groups under a Positive Action scheme. Please complete the equal opportunities monitoring questions in the application form to help us take an equitable approach to supporting all staff. You can also opt out of the scheme if you so wish.

Download our Positive Action statement

Help us spread the word

We would like to get the word out about this training to as many of the 50,000 health and social care staff in Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire as possible. If you’d like to help us, please download the communications resources below and share widely:

Coaching training poster

Coaching training poster – printable

Coaching training signature strip

Coaching training social media tile

Link to social media for reposting: LinkedIn

Link to social media for reposting: Twitter

Blurb for promotion (long and short versions)

Training Information document

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