Standout from other coaches with an ILM Qualification

We are pleased to announce our dates for our 2017 Coaching & Mentoring Programme.

This course always receives excellent feedback and we have helped many people achieve a recognised coaching and mentoring qualification from ILM.  Increasingly, coaches and mentors are being asked to provide evidence of their professional competence and ILM is a perfect option for obtaining a qualification in reasonable timescales.

We want to make your route to a qualification as supportive as possible and our programme includes:

  • 3 x  monthly 2-day blocks of classroom training (Fri/Sat)
  • 3 additional tutorial sessions to focus on ILM assignment work
  • Ad hoc support from our ILM Centre
  • The Coaching Programme Manual
  • ILM Registration, assessment and feedback
  • 1 Year Study Membership from ILM

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We are an ILM Approved Centre with ‘Lifetime Approval’  status reflecting the quality of our programmes.


What previous delegates said:

If you are motivated by leadership and people and how to support and move behaviour then this course and this team are just right for you.   You will have some cathartic moments of self reflection and insight, but you will also experience great points of energy and release. You will understand in a different way and be able to offer help in a different way, I have seen a key benefit of being able to help real people achieve better for less and so much more if they apply energy and decisions in the right way. 

Stuart Jackson

 I approached No Guru as an ILM Approved Centre to provide Level 7 places to members of our senior leadership team, to enable us to push forward our agenda to develop coaching and mentoring skills to support leadership development and particularly our talent management programme.  I believe the quality of the delivery of the sessions and the bespoke support provided to be the best I have seen in a training course. I received feedback from one of our most Senior leaders saying that “this was one of the best courses he has been on”. This is reflective of the way the programme has been received

Merseyside Police


ILM Programme Details – How the qualifications work for you

Please download our up to date course information with dates and prices for 2017.

2017 ILM C&M 2017

Here is the ILM Framework for Level 5.  You are required to produce:

  1. Work-based Assignment demonstrating understanding of coaching & mentoring
  2. 12 hours Practical Coaching & Mentoring, planning, practice and evaluation
  3. Reflective review of your coaching & mentoring practice


Here is the ILM Framework for Level 7.  You are required to produce:

  1. Work-based Assignment demonstrating understanding of coaching & mentoring
  2. 20 hours Practical Coaching & Mentoring, planning, practice and evaluation
  3. Reflective review of your coaching & mentoring practice



Call us on 0844 873  1226 for more information



New ‘Skills for Growth’ scheme provides funded training for Liverpool region

No Guru are delighted to announce a new partnership with Bluebird Training who have secured a contract to deliver funded training to businesses in the Liverpool region. Offerings include Management Training, Staff Development, Business Skills, ILM Qualifications, Legal, IT and Social media training as well as our Online Training Platform. Training will be delivered via some of the region’s best training providers and we are proud to work alongside Uniti Solutions, All Point Consulting and The City of Liverpool College.

The course prospectus  is comprehensive, covering a wide range of business needs ensuring managers and staff are effective, safe and compliant.  Courses attract up to 80% funding and businesses can register interest for the scheme here  via the Skills for Growth Programme.

MD of No Guru John Drysdale said “We are genuinely excited about this development.  Funding, or lack of it, has been a theme for the last few years for local businesses who want access to affordable training to develop skills in their workforce.  Working with our partners we have put together an offering that I know will be attractive to them.  The quality of the training will be second to none, offering corporate standard courses supported by substantial contributions via the Skills for Growth scheme.  It’s a great opportunity for the region.”

Call Bluebird on 0203 409 7040 or email for further information.


NEW: Even more Online Courses

We’re very pleased to announce new additions to our Online Suite of Training Courses.  We have just added:

  • Anti Harassment and Bullying
  • Effective Delegation
  • Disciplinary Procedures
  • Negotiation

Our course of the week this week is Safeguarding Children.  (more…)

No Guru receives Workplace Wellbeing Charter

We are delighted to secure the Workplace Wellbeing Charter which demonstrates our commitment to health, safety & wellbeing in the workplace.   (more…)


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