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Level 5 Coaching Professional Apprenticeship

Level 5 Coaching Professional Apprenticeship

in partnership with Katherine Powell & Associates

Effective coaching creates a powerful space to think, releasing potential and enabling new perspectives, choice and change.

Ebor Academy Trust is thrilled to announce the launch of our Level 5 Coaching Professional Apprenticeship Programme, in partnership with Katherine Powell & Associates (KP&A), designed to empower a wide range of individuals to become proficient coaches as leaders in their respective roles and organisations.

What is coaching?

Coaching is all about being curious: asking great questions and making timely observations that help others to think deeply for themselves, self-reflect, consider other perspectives and make choices about how to move forward. It can empower, clarify and strengthen, optimising self-potential and potential of organisations.

Coaching can result in self-insight or the achievement of a particular goal or aim and is often a catalyst for feeling stronger, braver and more objective.

Why choose Ebor Academy Trust?

High Quality Training: Designed in accordance with the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) Level 5 Coaching Professional Standard, and written by coaching experts KP&A, our 15-month programme ensures a comprehensive and industry-relevant curriculum.

Experienced Instructor: Learn from highly experienced and qualified executive coaches and supervisors from KP&A who bring real-world experience of coaching to the classroom, providing invaluable insights and practical knowledge.

Blended Learning Approach: Enjoy a mix of online and in-person workshops, supervision and practical coaching sessions, catering to various learning styles.

Mentorship: Benefit from one-to-one mentorship with experienced professionals, guiding you through your apprenticeship journey and providing personalised feedback to ensure your success.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with a community of like-minded individuals, expanding your professional network and creating valuable connections within the coaching industry.

No Cost: There are no tuition fees as the course is funded through your employer’s Apprenticeship Levy. Employers who do not pay into the levy, can get 95% of their apprenticeship training fees funded by the government.

Application requirements

  • GCSE Maths and English at Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent functional skills).
  • You must have the opportunity to be engaged in a coaching relationship within the organisational context.
  • An ‘Off the job’ commitment must be demonstrated and agreed upon before commencing the course.

How to apply

Email us at: to register your interest and to start the application process.

Don’t miss this opportunity to embark on your coaching journey and to kickstart your career as a coaching professional with Ebor Academy Trust!

Application deadline: 30 April 2024

About KP&A

Lead Without Limits – Empowering Partnerships

At KP&A, we specialise in empowering great leadership through the use of Executive Coaching, Systemic Team Coaching, psychometric testing (MBTI, 16PF and 360s), EMCC-accredited professional coaching training, coaching consultancy and supervision and, Action Learning.

We work to support aspiring and existing executive, senior and c-suite leaders across a diverse range of settings from large corporate organisations to start-ups, to government and public sector bodies, and to charitable trusts.

We are passionate about working with leaders, teams and organisations that have hit a ‘bump’ in the road.

Our way of working is underpinned by:

• Empowering sustainability

• Working with you in a personalised way

• Understanding your context

• Being clear but kind

• Working in non-judgement

• Working in partnership to find solutions and ways forward to the challenges you, your team or your organisation face.

We work with you to understand what you want to achieve and design a response which enables your desired end goal.

Our facilitators

Matt Dechaine

Matt is an experienced Leadership and Executive Coach, accredited at Senior Practitioner level with EMCC. He coaches leaders and executives working within a range of public, commercial and not-for-profit organisations. Having had senior leadership roles in UK schools and international development, Matt understands the challenges and issues faced by those working at senior levels.

Matt began his career in UK education before becoming the headteacher of a successful school listed in the Times Top 200 State Primary Schools in 2014.

Matt then moved into international development working as a senior leader for an education charity. Working between London and Gujarat, Matt was responsible for the creation of the professional development and coaching programmes for all middle and senior leaders as well as being the leadership and pedagogical technical lead.

Matt has successfully worked with leaders and their teams to develop and enhance their understanding and application of leadership theories. Matt also has extensive experience of project design and implementation through working with culturally and geographically diverse teams.

Katherine Powell

Katherine is the Director and Founder of KP&A. As a coach, Katherine specialises in working with senior and aspiring women leaders, particularly female CEOs. She believes that everyone should lead ‘just as they are’ and uses her coaching skills to support leaders in achieving this.

Katherine has a degree in Psychology, a ILM Level 7 certificate in executive coaching as well as additional qualifications in MBTI®, Transactional Analytic Counselling, Team Coaching, Well-Being Coaching, Coaching Supervision (ESIA) and NLP. She is a member of and accredited by EMCC at Senior Practitioner level and follows the Global Code of Ethics.

Katherine began her career in retail management working for W.H.Smith, later providing learning and development opportunities to new leaders entering the business. She is a qualified teacher and worked as both a Head Teacher and Executive Head Teacher of a federation of schools, achieving ‘National Leader of Education’ status which enabled her to support organisations facing challenge as well as advise the Department for Education on the direction of education policy. Most recently, Katherine has been a director of and deputy to the CEO of a successful multi-academy trust.