Professional Mentoring Academy - Foundation Course


This intensive, highly practical workshop is based on more than 40 years of market leading practice and research and provides a formal baseline to Mentoring for those seeking to become professional mentors. It’s ideal for individuals who have been a mentor or supporting mentoring relationships for many years and now wish to formalise that experience with accreditation.

This is the first of three courses within our Professional Mentoring Programme, leading onto Practitioner level, and Senior Practitioner level. Whilst many individuals receive some mentoring training during their working lives and may have plenty of mentoring experience, it’s rare that the training is sufficient to meet any standards for formal accreditation.  This course provides a solid foundation and toolkit to underpin all your prior experience with a formal accreditation from the major governing body in mentoring – EMCC Global.

This Professional Mentoring Foundation course is merged with those attending the Mentoring Foundation course (as the core skills & training are the same) but thereafter follows a dedicated Professional Mentor only path with Practitioner to follow in September 2025.


Our programs are designed to be flexible in their delivery. Generally we offer programs in one of these formats:

  • 4 x 4-hour virtual sessions, plus some self-organised study.
  • 2-day virtual (or in person) programme, plus some self-organised study.
  • Classroom Group Practice & Practical application
  • Typical course size – 12 to 24 delegates
  • Individual & Group Reflection
  • Coursework: Reflective assignment


  • Provides a solid understanding of the key theories, tools & techniques required for effective mentoring
  • Formal mentoring accreditation from EMCC Global
  • The opportunity to connect, network and co-learn with other mentors and support each other during the learning journey
  • 12 months free CCMI membership with full access to the Resource Library




This programme is aimed at anyone who wants to become a professional mentor, with robust training and accreditation to formalise and enhance the many years of practical mentoring experience they already have.

It is particularly suited to:

  • Executives and leaders, who wish to make a career change upon semi-retirement
  • Anyone wanting to start their journey as a professional mentor
  • Mentoring programme managers wanting to have a solid foundation for their own practice
  • Professional coaches looking to add mentoring to their practice
  • NOTE: If you are looking for Mentor training to enhance your current mentoring role but not to become a professional mentor, please visit our Mentoring Foundation course page.


  • At least 1 year in a role associated with  1-2-1 coaching/mentoring – which could be in the context of a management or leadership role.


  • Understanding the key roles and responsibilities of mentors and mentees
  • Deepening the mentoring conversations and evolving relationship
  • Develop and apply a toolkit of mentoring skills and techniques
  • How to continue their own learning journey as a professional mentor


Our Mentoring Programmes are accredited by EMCC Global. Successful candidates will receive:

  • a certificate of accreditation from CCMI which you can use to claim 35 hours of CPD
  • automatic recommendation for the  European Individual Accreditation EIA (an individual  Coach / Mentor level award at Foundation level)  from EMCC Global


A copy of the Programme brochure is available to download here. 

What some of our participants have said : 

  • “The sessions were incredibly insightful. The breakout sessions that facilitated conversations with co-participants were great”
  • “The material provided was professional, relevant and will help us in the future.. “
  • “Life changing!”

How our participants have scored the course :  

  • How would you rate the program overall? Current rating is  9.3 score  (1 – lowest, 10 – highest)



Bespoke in-house courses available provided by a CCMI Network Member in your local country.

If your country isn’t covered by a CCMI Network Member, or you need delivery across multiple countries please contact us


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