Courses: General Introduction
The Centre for Coaching has developed an integrated, modular programme of courses based on cognitive-behavioural and solution focused approaches to coaching. The modular programme is sufficiently flexible to allow students to design their own programme of training. Most modules i.e. primary or certificate courses, can be taken as individual workshops or put towards an advanced certificate or diploma programme. Within acceptable limits, students can study and attend courses at their own speed depending upon the time and the finances they have available. (However, do check the particular course you are interested in.) Our Association for Coaching accredited programme is now one of our most popular extended IAFPD advanced diploma courses.
These training programmes can also be run in-house for organisations who wish their staff to attend the same course.
Brief Overview to our Professional Body Approved & Recognised programmes
We run a range of coaching related programmes: The Certificate in Coaching (introductory level); Certificate in Stress Management & Performance Coaching, Certificate in Psychological Coaching (intermediate/advanced); Certificate in Coaching Psychology ((intermediate/advanced level); Diploma in Coaching (intermediate/advanced level); Diploma in Psychological Coaching and the Diploma in Coaching Psychology (advanced level).
NB The Levels quoted are provided as a general guide for comparative uses only. For example, if you have little or no coaching experience and/or no relevant coaching qualifications, then it may be advisable to start your training with an introductory programme. Our courses and programmes are not regulated by Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) and do not provide university credits. (Visit our Course Levels page for further information.)
Most certificated courses involve pre-course reading/preparation and written assignments (e.g. seen exam papers) undertaken at home or at your office. Depending upon the programme, the written assignments may include between 3,500 words to over 5000 words.
Brief Overview to our ILM Endorsed Programmes
Some delegates are attending our courses to obtain Continuing Professional Development. Although they are keen to attend the courses and programmes we offer, they may not wish to undertake the written assignments due to a lack of time. As most of the courses are also recognised ILM Development Programmes, if students attend the programmes they can apply for an ILM Development certificate which demonstrates that they have attended an approved course.
The Institute of Leadership and Management
By attending our Centre’s ILM Development Programmes, our Learners become eligible to join the Institute of Leadership and Management (TILM) at Associate and Full Member levels. Successful completion of the 5-day Coaching Development Programme or the 5-day Psychological Coaching Programme provides eligibility at Associate Membership Level of the Institute of Leadership and Management (subject to completion of the administrative forms). Successful completion of both programmes provides eligibility of the Institute at Full Membership level.
For further information about taking our Development programmes in order to be eligible to join the Institute of Leadership and Management, please visit our Centre Hub that has been launched to focus on this professional route.