We specialise in training and supporting managers and coaches through accredited training programmes, coaching, mentoring and coaching supervision.

Elaine's Profile

Elaine Manley

Elaine is a highly
experienced trainer and
coach, with Post Graduate
and professional…

ILM Level 3

ILM Level 3 in Leadership & Management

Our highly flexible
way of achieving
a management

ILM Level 5

ILM Level 5 in Coaching & Mentoring

Our signature
programme is the ILM
Level 5 Certificate in
Coaching and Mentoring…



For more information
about any of our courses
please do not hesitate to
get in touch…


The training in coaching skills at Aberdeen University delivered by Elaine Manley and Joy Wootten is simply first class – it compares
favourably even against my experience with Sheffield/Hallam University – itself a leading
European centre for coaching and mentoring.

John Tomlinson - Former Corporate Director, Aberdeen City Council

Elaine Manley MA, FCIPD

Elaine is a highly experienced trainer and coach, with Post Graduate and professional qualifications, which include Fellowship of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Delivering national qualifications up to and including Post Graduate Programmes.

  • The company has been extensively involved in
    training internal coaches.
  • Working across industry sectors, our extensive list of clients include the uniformed services, major oil operators and oil service companies, as well as local authorities and universities across Scotland, hotel groups, small businesses and the third sector.
  • All the tutors are qualified to Post Graduate standard and beyond, and are actively involved in mentoring and coaching.

Elaine has considerable knowledge, skills and experience of executive coaching and training coaches through University, ILM and bespoke programmes. Elaine has excellent consultancy and training skills in a range of leadership/management, professional and personal development areas.

Joy Wootten - MSc, MBA


Our clients include: multinational companies, universities, local authorities and ‘not for profit’ organisations. We are passionate about coaching and we aim to encourage best practice with measurable results based on current theory and research.

Elaine has made a significant contribution to my development of skills and practice, both as a formal trainer and also in helping me to address challenges in my business development. I would recommend Elaine as a coach and as a trainer in coaching skills and technique.

Brian Miller – BA, CA, MAC

ILM Level 5 Programme

The Institute of Leadership and Management accredit this Level 5 programme:
All materials, processes, and tutorial staff are quality assured by ILM.

The programme is relevant
for the following...
  • Middle managers who are regularly coaching and mentoring as part of their roles.
  • Experienced first-line managers (as part of their development for more senior positions).
  • Human Resources, Learning and Development or Organisational Development Specialists who have a responsibility for coaching and mentoring.
  • Freelance consultants who wish to add a nationally recognized qualification to their portfolio.
This highly flexible
programme consists of...
  • either 4 contact days in a group setting
  • or two contact days with distance learning modules and tutorial support
  • We screen every application to ensure that all applicants will be able to complete the course and actively participate in the discussion groups, tutorials and pratical coaching.

Why choose
this programme?

Not only is this a highly practical programme, which equips people with essential skills, it is also based on current research and good practice.

Our enhanced package is a cost-effective way of assisting delegates to introduce coaching into their own organisations and/or support the development of an internal coaching culture.

On successful completion of the Level 5 programme, course graduates have the option of upgrading their qualification to deliver the modules in-house using our ready-made slides, handouts and DVDs. Accredited trainers would continue to have the support and back up of our training staff who can advise, mark assessments and supervise.

By the end of the ILM Level 5 course, delegates will be able to:

See the value and benefits of coaching and mentoring in organisations.

Plan, deliver and review at least 20 hours of coaching, and or, mentoring.

Apply the principles of effective coaching / mentoring programmes and identify strategies to overcome the potential barriers to introducing these successfully.

Add a range of tools and techniques to their coaching ‘toolkit’ to plan, deliver and appraise coaching/mentoring sessions to meet clients’ needs.

Review and sharpen their knowledge, skills and behaviours to become effective coaches or mentors.

Understand the role of supervision and reflective practice to develop coaching/mentoring skills.

In order to gain your Level 5 Certificate, we require the completion of 3 mandatory modules.

The revised certificate has 3 parts:

- A comprehensive written piece (4,500 – 5,000 words) on the business rationale for coaching and mentoring within an organisation.
- A portfolio of evidence.
- Coaching logs from 20 hours of practical coaching.

This programme fulfils the requirements of:

ILM 850-500

Understanding the Skills, Principles and Practice of Effective Management Coaching and Mentoring.

ILM 8580-501

Understanding Management Coaching or Mentoring in the Workplace.

ILM 8580-503

Reviewing Your Own Ability as a Management Coach or Mentor.

Each module has a written assessment. Candidates are also required to complete a log of all their coaching / mentoring sessions. Additionally, tutors will observe and give feedback on a minimum of two coaching or mentoring sessions.

ILM Level 3 certificate in Leadership and Management

Would a high quality, flexible training programme, leading to a nationally and internationally recognized qualification, be of interest to you?

We believe in delivering training that is very accessible, practical, delivered in ‘bite sized’ modules with maximum tutorial support, and tailored to delegates’ needs.

We are offering the Institute of Leadership and Management, Level 3 in Leadership and Management, delivered on a monthly basis, one half day a month (8:30-12). Each delegate is required to attend all of the training programmes and complete a work-based assignment for each.

What do you get from the programme?

  • 7 half-day training sessions required to obtain the qualification, spread over a year
  • The opportunity to build up the 7 modules over a longer period if necessary (up to two years)
  • A module consists of attendance at a training session plus the completion of an assignment
  • Flexible support and guidance, as a follow-up, to help complete the practical assignments set by ILM
  • An accredited qualification on successful completion of all the modules

We are also happy to welcome anyone to attend as many sessions as they wish, but who does not wish to complete the qualification.

For further information,
please contact Elaine Manley on 07792 021 105