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Coaching Professional Apprenticeship Standard

What you need to know about the Highfield Level 5 End-Point Assessment for Coaching Professional

Who is this Standard for?

This apprenticeship is for individuals working with a wide range of individuals and teams across organisations, to empower and engage with them to enhance their professional performance. In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with coachees as their primary contact, bringing a fresh, independent perspective to support the individual/team/organisation with the development of its people.

Upon completion of this apprenticeship, successful apprentices will meet the requirements for registration as a Coaching Professional with one of the following professional bodies:

  • The European Mentoring and Coaching Council
  • The Association for Coaching
  • The International Coach Federation

Programme structure
This is a level 5 apprenticeship standard that has a typical duration of 14 months. Apprentices will be placed in a suitable role and supported by a tutor to achieve the standards and Level 2 maths and English qualifications.

Assessment Plan

Apprentices who started their apprenticeship on or after 13/05/2020 will be assessed against ST0809/AP01

End-Point Assessment methods:

  • Observation with Q&A
  • Interview supported by a portfolio of evidence
  • Knowledge test

Highfield will be ready and able to deliver end-point assessment for the coaching professional standard in Autumn 2021. Readiness is defined as having necessary administrative and systems infrastructure and associated internal quality assurance policies and procedures to support Highfield’s end-to-end end-point assessment service.

EPA kit - To access the full EPA kit and the Gateway Readiness Report for this standard, please visit here.

Apprenticeship Standard and EPA Timeline - this document (available here) supports employers, training providers and apprentices by providing them with the clear time frames required to complete each stage of the apprenticeship and end-point assessment journey, through to ESFA certification.

Apprentice Support and Guidance Documents

These documents support employers, training providers and apprentices preparing for end-point assessment.

Think About - Interview Supported by Portfolio of Evidence

Think About - Observation with Q&A