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EMCC EQA Bespoke Practitioner Mentoring Programme

About the programme

This programme has been designed to provide an opportunity for active mentors to complete a training programme accredited by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) at Practitioner level. Recent research undertaken for the National Coaching and Mentoring Collaborative shows that, in an increasingly challenging environment, mentoring will be an essential
ingredient within the NHS of the future. Mentoring draws on the collective experiences of individuals at all levels across the system with currency of knowledge, offering support at an individual level and, as a form of development it remains cost-effective and sustainable.

On successful completion of the programme, participants will receive a EMCC European Quality Award (EQA) Bespoke Programme Certificate* and will also be recommended for EMCC Professional Designation as a Mentor and Coach – i.e. European Individual Accreditation (EIA) at Practitioner level or Foundation level. This depends on the breadth and length of their mentoring and/or coaching experience and practice, against the EMCC Mentoring and Coaching Competency Framework.

The EQA and EIA are globally recognised, demonstrating that an individual practising as a professional mentor and/or coach has the appropriate level of knowledge and the ability to apply it effectively in his/her practice.


Who this programme is for

This practitioner level programme is for active mentors across the South East and requires delegates to have some formal or informal experience of mentoring, including either working as an internal mentor (within their organisation) or using mentoring as part of their main job. 


Following successful completion of the programme participants will be required to:

  • Mentor in their organisation and around the wider KSS – TVW system through the Leadership Academy’s Regional Mentoring Register

  • Mentor at least 2 clients at any one time, meeting every 6-8 weeks

  • Engage in CPD on an ongoing basis, minimum twice per year

  • Attend Supervision, minimum of four hours per year

  • Demonstrate ongoing effective reflective practice


By the end of this innovative programme participants will:

  • Understand the concept of mentoring; the roles and responsibilities for mentors and mentees

  • Understand the EMCC core competencies for mentoring and/or coaching and be able to relate these to their own mentoring practice

  • Be able to apply a limited range of tools and techniques to support your mentoring practice

  • Have an awareness of change theories, relationship transition points and how to support change at both an individual and organisation level

  • Feel comfortable in managing client contract including boundaries, ethics and diversity

  • Be able to evaluate and reflect on their own mentoring practice, identify development areas and opportunities for CPD

  • Understand the requirements of the EMCC ongoing EIA process, mentor and coach professional designation pathways, related assessments and renewal.


If you are interested in this programme please email