Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is in the Coaching and Mentoring Academy?

A: The Coaching and Mentoring Academy is made up of colleagues who are committed to the development of staff.   Our members are from academia, professional services and research.   

Q: What coaching and mentoring experience do academy members have?

A: All academy members are either qualified or are working towards a qualification in coaching and/or mentoring.  Essential components of coaching and mentoring development programmes are reflection and practice: both in the workshops and outside with coachees and mentees.

Q: Who is eligible to apply to join the academy and undertake training?

A: We welcome applications from across Coventry University Group; from all departments, faculties, schools and research centres.  Staff at all grades may apply.  We encourage members to work together and support each other regardless of grade or experience as this is a learning journey for all.

Q: I’ve recently joined Coventry University Group, but I’d love to be involved.  Am I eligible to join the Academy?

A: For new staff, we stipulate that you must have passed your probation period before applying to join the academy.

Q: What are you looking for in new academy members?

A: We’re looking for people who are passionate about developing and supporting our staff.  It’s also important to have a good degree of self-awareness and be open to giving and receiving feedback.  You may also wish to consider receiving coaching yourself as this can be one of the most helpful ways to learn how to be a coach. 

Q: What is the expected commitment of a coach-mentor on joining the Academy?

Our academy members must be able to commit to the following:

  • 36 coaching and mentoring hours per year
  • 8 hours of group supervision per year
  • 7 hours of CPD per year

Total commitment: 51 hours per calendar year. 

Q: How do I apply?

A: If you are interested in undertaking the Coaching Professional Apprenticeship, please complete the Expression of Interest form 

The next cohort will start in Autumn 2022. 


Please email to arrange a confidential conversation with a member our team.