Coaching Diploma

The EMCC Practitioner Level Diploma in Coach Mentoring is the East Midlands Leadership Academy’s programme to qualify new Coaches. This programme is accredited by the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC).

This programme will:

  • develop a cohort of coaches with the academic knowledge necessary to underpin their practice and the ability to continue their learning independently after the completion of the programme.
  • enhance the confidence and experience of participants to enable them to be effective coaches


The NHS is a complex organisation. It has undergone significant re-structure and reform and will continue to do so to address future challenges. Both individual leaders and, increasingly, leadership teams are being challenged to perform in a complex and changing environment.

Therefore, the role of coaching and individual coaches is increasing  within NHS organisations, as an approach to enable organisations and their people to become more resilient, connected to the wider system and ‘change ready’.

Who is EMCC Practitioner Level Diploma in Coach Mentoring for?

The Diploma is for anyone who wants to become a qualified coach and who has strong support from their line manager and their organisation. You will have the ability to build rapport with a range of people at different levels in organisations as well as opportunities to coach within your current role.

You will also need to be able and willing to coach other NHS staff across the East Midlands, to contribute to regular supervision sessions and to be coached – to go through your own ‘coaching journey’.

Dates and how to apply:

Application window not open at present.  Further details on Cohorts 8 and 9 coming soon.

If you have any queries, please contact Nicci Jamson, Programme Coordinator, at