DURATION

75 hours

LOCATION

Online (Zoom)

COURSE FEE

€2,900

ICF-ACCREDITED COACH TRAINING

PROFESSIONAL COACHING SKILLS
CERTIFICATION

Develop a strong coaching foundation by learning and practicing the core coaching competencies.

Our coaching certification supports new and experienced coaches in becoming great professional practitioners. We provide resources, tips, and personalised feedback that will enable you to learn all the coaching competencies and finish the programme with high standards of coaching practice. You will have a coaching toolbox of evidence-based theories and creative activities to use during your sessions to help you understand what is happening for your clients and how to unstuck them.

Our programme has been approved by the International Coaching Federation and granted the ICF ACSTH programme accreditation. It will enable coaches to apply for an ICF ACC accreditation via the ACSTH path.

It is tailored for anyone looking to develop their coaching skills and for those who want to become professional life coaches, career coaches, and leadership & executive coaches.

Attend live training classes delivered on Zoom

Complete coursework in your own time

Develop critical coaching
skills

Learn useful coaching models and theories

Practice coaching with other participants

COURSE CONTENT

We pride ourselves to offer an online learning experience as warm and welcoming as an in-person course. Our approach is student-centered and inquiry-based, which means participants play an active role in the learning process by asking questions and supporting each other, while trainers facilitate learning, provide guidance and offer feedback.

We also believe in role modeling what we teach. We demonstrate what a coaching mindset looks like and offer demos throughout the programme to show how tools and theories work before participants apply them in their sessions.

8 participants maximum

Our classes are small to allow for a safe and trusted environment.

10 hours of Mentor Coaching

Mentor Coaching is one of the requirements to apply for an ICF accreditation.

Physical copy of the course handbook

Our training may be online, but we still send you the course handbook by post.

Access to an online learning platform

Get unlimited access to our learning platform for additional content.

Invitation to our alumni community

Join our alumni group to meet like-minded coaches and support each other.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Two half-days per week (Thursdays and Fridays), with one week of break.

Dates:

  • January: 19-20, 26-27
  • February: 2-3, 9-10, 23-24
  • March: 2-3, 9-10

Time:

  • 8:30am to 12:30pm (GMT/UTC)
  • Up to 3 hours of additional study to complete each week

Three half-days per week (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

Dates:

  • February: 6-7-8, 13-14-15, 20-21-22, 27-28
  • March: 1, 6-7

Time:

  • 1pm to 5pm (GMT/UTC)
  • 9am to 12pm (EST)
  • Up to 3 hours of additional study to complete each week

Two half-days per week (Thursdays and Friday), with one week of break.

Dates:

  • April: 27-28
  • May: 4-5, 11-12, 18-19
  • June: 1-2, 8-9, 15-16

Time:

  • 8:30am to 12:30pm (GMT+1/UTC+1)
  • Up to 3 hours of additional study to complete each week

Two half-days per week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

Dates:

  • August: 29-30
  • September: 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
  • October: 3-4, 10-11

Time:

  • 1pm to 5pm (GMT/UTC)
  • 9am to 12pm (EST)
  • Up to 3 hours of additional study to complete each week

Two half-days per week (Thursdays and Friday), with one week of break.

Dates:

  • September: 28-29
  • October: 5-6, 12-13, 19-20
  • November: 2-3, 9-10, 16-17

Time:

  • 8:30am to 12:30pm (GMT+1/UTC+1)
  • Up to 3 hours of additional study to complete each week

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More about the certification

The Professional Coaching Skills Certification and the Advanced Diploma in Coaching are the two ICF-accredited programmes we deliver.

The certification is a 75-hour coach training which gives participants the key to build a strong foundation of coaching. Participants practice coaching skills they learn in the classroom setting, as well as theories and models that can help them understand their clients better. No previous experience requirement is necessary to join the certification. It allows people to apply to the ICF ACC accreditation via the ACSTH path.

The diploma, on the other hand, is our 150-hour programme. It comprises the certification above, as well as an advanced 75-hour training which focuses on coaching psychology theories like CBT, psychodynamics and Gestalt,  as well as advanced practice and supervision. It enables participants to coach at a more advanced level. The diploma allows people to apply to the ICF ACC and PCC accreditations via the ACTP path. To receive the diploma, you need to successfully complete both the certification and the advanced course. 

The course is delivered in English. 

We tend to follow the same format for most training days (start time is indicative only):

  • 9-9:30am – Discussion about previous day, Q&A
  • 9:30-10:30am – Coaching core competency
  • 10:30-11am – Coaching theory/model/tool
  • 11am-12:30pm – Coaching practice
  • 12:30-1pm – Daily recap and wrap up

We have regular breaks incorporated in the agenda.

We have 3 important requirements that we ask all participants to consider before signing up to any of our programmes:

  1. Participants must be able to attend all classes and must be in the right mindset to practice coaching. The learning is intensive, so it is important to choose a training format that best suits your learning style and preference.
  2. Participants must join the training from a private, quiet location where they will not be distracted during classes and the coaching sessions they will facilitate. This is to maintain focus as well as honour the confidentiality of their clients’ sessions.
  3. The participants’ Internet bandwidth needs to be good enough to join a Zoom call with video and audio from your laptop or desktop.

These requirements are essential to maintain a positive and enriching learning experience for you but also for the group.

Regarding specific background, experience or education, there is no requirement. Anyone interested in learning and practicing coaching skills can join. Though most of our students have already practiced coaching one way or another, some have never formally coached before.

Aside from all the information listed above, it is important to know that you will practice coaching a lot during the programme. You will coach and be coached each time we meet (so once per half-day of training), on real topics.

Being coached so much can be difficult for some people. There are two reasons we included so much real practice:

  • The first one is that coaching is an art that can only be perfected through practice. You can learn the theory but it is only when you coach that you can improve your skills.
  • It is essential that you also experience coaching as a client so you can see the different styles of coaching from other participants, as well as increase your self-awareness and reflective practice.

To apply to an ICF ACC accreditation, you need to meet the following requirements:

  1. At least 60 hours of coach-specific training.
  2. A minimum of 100 hours of coaching experience with at least 8 clients following the start of your coach-specific training. A maximum of 25 hours can be pro-bono coaching.
  3. 10 hours of Mentor Coaching over a minimum of three months.
  4. An audio recording and written transcript of a coaching session at ACC level.
  5. Completion of the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) during the application process.

If you have any additional questions about the ICF credentialing process, please visit ICF website for more information.

On the first day of the programme you will be provided a template of an ICF Coaching Log and you will be explained how to use it.

You can practice paid coaching in different ways. The ICF defines “paid coaching” as follows:

  • Peer-to-peer coaching (coaching another coach and receiving coaching in return)
  • With paying clients (payment may be in any amount, or exchange of goods or services)
  • Internal coaching (as part of the coach’s employment)
  • Third-party coaching (when the coach receives payment from an organisation for coaching a client. Payment may be in any amount or barter of goods or services).
  • Team/Group coaching
Visit the ICF website for more information on the experience requirements.

Yes the course is enough to practice as a coach. The ICF accreditation is not mandatory. However we strongly encourage coaches to aim for an ICF certification, which validates your training and experience and is highly recognised.

You will complete the 7 hours of group mentor coaching on the last day of the live training. 

The remaining 3 hours of individual mentor coaching need to be scheduled over a period of 3 months minimum after the last day of the training.

Unfortunately the training dates can’t be changed as the trainer and people who booked their place have already committed to them. Make sure to check all the dates suit you before registering, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Contact us

Send us an email to register for our next certification programme and if you have any questions.