Christmas came early for us here at the Dental Coaching Academy, as we received the first batch of Post-Graduate Certificates in Leadership Coaching and Mentoring. The successful candidates are now qualified to coach and mentor dentists and their teams, supporting Denplan clients to grow their members’ success.

First-rate education in leadership, coaching and mentoring

Nigel Girling, external verifier at the National Centre for Strategic Leadership said today,

“The Dental Coaching Academy can be especially pleased with, and proud of, their work with these candidates. The Assessors gave them the biggest ‘shake’ it could and found the quality of the work to be excellent. The standard of the training, the calibre of the candidates and quality of the evidence are all first-rate.”

This new qualification is a level 7 Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership Coaching and Mentoring, offered by the Dental Coaching Academy and awarded by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) with external verification provided by the National Centre for Strategic Leadership (NCSL).


To achieve the Certificate candidates combined face-to-face tutoring with online learning, telephone tutorials and supervised coaching over six months – much of which was self-paced - so candidates fitted it into their busy schedules. They then successfully passed a live examination scenario.

Why a qualification in leadership, coaching and mentoring is good for Dental Professionals

Helen Caton-Hughes MA explains what makes the Post-Graduate Certificate in Leadership Coaching and Mentoring special:

“With busy Dental Practices having more and more demands placed upon them, leaders in the field need more support than ever. Whether that’s to improve patient care, build a better business, or get the best out of the whole Dental Team. This qualification is a unique blend of underpinning knowledge and practical skills, tailored for busy dental professionals and the organisations in which they work: whether a body corporate, a single practice or an NHS Trust. Coaching and mentoring by dental professionals lifts the whole team, and builds better leadership too."

The PG Cert in Leadership Coaching and Mentoring is available for independent students and organisations who wish to develop a mentoring and coaching environment. It’s a particularly exciting career step for those who want to give back to the profession. It’s a powerful and practical programme for dental professionals seeking to develop their career by supporting others.

Juggling the commitment of learning is a fulfilling experience

The Denplan candidates passed with flying colours: a 100 per cent pass rate. Dr Catherine Rutland MA BChD IRMCert, from Denplan said,

“Juggling the commitment with working lives is challenging, yet has given so much more to the delegates than expected.”

Dr. Janine Brooks MBE, who has worked as a dental professional, lecturer and assessor since (1983), said today, 

“I feel privileged to have been involved in the development and delivery of this excellent new qualification. It has been a pleasure working with such a dedicated and committed group of dentists. I know they will go on to provide much valued mentoring and coaching support to fellow dentists.”

So a huge CONGRATULATIONS to our successful candidates!

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