Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring Programme

Coaching and mentoring is a key professional development tool to support adult reflective learning. It is used in leadership development, and to support senior managers and clinicians throughout the NHS and to assist the primary care workforce to grow and develop; providing more internal support for themselves and their colleagues and building resilience and emotional buoyancy.

In Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, coaching is currently provided through a network of clinical coaches working with Akeso to GPs and Nurses in C&P, and through AMB coaching on a referral basis from the LMC. The NHS Leadership academy also has a coaching offer for future leaders including programmes for GP Partners and business leaders as well as practice managers through the Assuring Better Practice Programme (ABPP).

Coaching is a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires individuals to maximise their personal and professional potential. It can help boost morale, increase motivation, engage enthusiasm, reduce levels of stress, improve self-confidence and performance and encourage a more proactive approach to addressing issues and making decisions.

Training Hub is committed to developing coaches and mentors in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough by providing a programme of quality coaching and mentoring training.

Coaching and Mentoring Training

Who is it for?

Coaching and mentoring training is for those who:

  • are working with staff/learners/patients and want to have better conversations
  • want to develop skills in coaching and mentoring personally, to enhance their clinical, managerial and educational work
  • may want to become a coach/mentor as part of their portfolio career


What are the training options?

Our Coaching & Mentoring Training Programme is continually developing, training options currently available are shown below.

Akeso: Introduction to Mentoring Taster Workshops
A ½ day introductory taster session run over 3 hours, via Zoom, to introduce would-be Mentors to the skills and approaches required to be an effective coach mentor. These sessions are available to a range of multi-professional staff including GPs, PMs, Nurses and Senior practice staff (eg reception leads or team leads) – those with the responsibility for other team members.

Available for: a range of multi-professional staff including GPs, PMs, Nurses and Senior practice staff (eg reception leads or team leads) – those with the responsibility for other team members.

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Akeso: Coaching and Mentoring Training for New Coaches
A highly regarded course of 6 sessions held over 6 consecutive weeks (2.5 hour sessions, online) supported by online learning materials. As part of the programme, each new coach will receive 3 coaching supervision sessions to support their development and build confidence and competence as a coach. All coaches have regular supervision/CPD Access to support such as AKESO Doctors Mess. Useful to all those mentoring staff in practice, and also to work as a coach and mentor with Akeso in the wider system should you wish to. There are 2 sets of dates for these courses, each with 12 spaces.

Available for: Any GP or nurse working in C&P

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ILM Accredited Level 5 qualification
In development: A one year programme to be run online as a fully interactive, blended learning programme that will reward participants with an ILM L5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring, and more importantly give them the skills and confidence to become a Mentor or Coach.

Further information and application process coming shortly.