The International Regulator of Coaching and Mentoring CIC (IRCM CIC) is the only international coaching and mentoring regulator approved by the Regulator of Community Interest Companies (appointed by the United Kingdom’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) for the protection of all consumers.
This approval gives the IRCM CIC the authority to carry out international activities for the benefit of coaching and mentoring Consumers (buyer, end-user, clients, customers, students, members); as well as Coaching and Mentoring Professionals (coaches and mentors), Professional Bodies (accreditation bodies, trade/membership bodies, and associations), Support Groups, Training Organisations, and a range of Commercial Organisations.
As the International Regulator for the Coaching and Mentoring Industry CIC, the IRCM CIC is committed to creating and maintaining a single set of internationally recognised Core Competencies for the international coaching and mentoring industry. From our research, the IRCM CIC has determined the Coaching and Mentoring Core Competencies are a specific set of skills or techniques that creates and delivers added value by the Coaching and Mentoring Professionals, Professional Bodies, Training and Commercial Organisations, to all Consumers.
This Coaching and Mentoring Code of Industry Core Competencies are created within the boundaries of UK Law and takes into consideration other international countries. It sets out the expectations of best practices for all individuals and organisations working within the Coaching and Mentoring Industry, which includes all individuals who call themselves a Coach and/or a Mentor; as well as all organisations that provide a service and/or product in the coaching and mentoring industry; professional bodies, support groups, training organisations, commercial organisations who employ/supply coaches and mentors, or products/services of a Coaching and/or Mentoring nature.
Each individual or organisation that ‘registers’ or Professional Body that gains their ‘accreditation’ with the IRCM CIC agrees to abide by the Code of Industry Standards and Ethics, the Industry Core Competencies, the IRCM CICs Disciplinary Procedures, and recognises and acknowledges the Ombudsman Service.
Should any individual or organisation fall short of the consumer’s expectations, with the Code of Industry Standards and Ethics, these core competencies will be used in the assessment for any Grievance, Disciplinary Procedure, or Ombudsman process.