Become a Professional Coach
Learn how to coach ethically, legally & responsibly to International standards
Professional | Life | Business | Career Transition | Team | Leadership | Executive | Health, Wellness & Vitality |
All our Diploma* courses are accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How long does it take to complete the course?
If you can spend more than 5-6 hours a week on your studies you should complete the course in around 9 months. Naturally if you can commit to more study time you can complete your Diploma more quickly. Some of our graduates have completed their Diploma in just 4 months.
2. When can I start?
Straight away! You will be enrolled and receive login details within hours of payment / first payment being made and us having received your completed Enrolment Form. Click the “Get Started Today” button on our homepage..
3. How do I access the course material?
Upon enrolment you gain immediate access to all the course units of study and accompanying questions via our learning platform. You read through the information in the workbook for that particular unit of study and make sure that you understand the learning material and know how to apply it to coaching situations and answer the questions.
4. How long do I have to complete my Diploma course?
You have 12 months to complete the Diploma coaching courses with extensions available for those needing more time. The reason we urge students to complete within the year is two-fold: (i) it gives students a target to work to, hence motivating them to keep studying towards completion, and (ii) we regularly review and if necessary, update, course content to ensure that it is consistent with industry standards and the ICF requirements for coaching, which constitute the Gold Standard of professional practice.
5. How am I assessed?
You complete the online assessments with support provided by our Education Team. You receive feedback on your assessments within 48 hours so that you may quickly improve (coach recordings excepted as they require a good deal more assessment although we still aim to complete these within 96hrs).
6. What support will I receive?
Upon enrolment you are assigned a mentor who is generally the Educator who will be assessing your work – they are there to help you through your course. Our dedicated Education Team is available to answer your questions via email or phone. In addition, a Student Support Webinar is conducted monthly which focuses on a particular unit of study, the possible issues that coachees will present in relation to this topic, and ways that coaching can support them to resolve these issues.
7. What is your Guarantee?
If for some reason you are not satisfied with your purchase within 5 days of your first payment being confirmed, we will offer you a full refund or alternate course. In the event of a refund, you must provide evidence via a witnessed Statutory Declaration that you have deleted all downloaded learning materials (our intellectual property).
8. Making payment?
When you have decided that this coaching course is the right course for you click on the “Get Started Today” button. You can pay upfront and receive a 20% discount or spread payments over 12 months. We have Paypal facilities or direct transfer and invoicing. Please feel free to talk to us if you would like to structure payments any other way – some students prefer to pay fortnightly or over 6 months for example and we are entirely flexible to meet your needs.
9. Is attendance at webinars and workshops compulsory?
This really depends on whether or not you are seeking ICF credentialing. Our courses are approved by the ICF, so if you are intending to seek ICF credentialing you will need to have attended at least one workshop in order to have the required number of coach-training hours under your belt. Even if you aren’t intending to go on to seek individual credentialing with the ICF, we do recommend attending a workshop as it’s a fantastic opportunity for you to put your learnings into practice in a safe and supportive environment.
10. Do the workshops cost anything extra?
No – Attendance at workshops is included in the cost of your course and not only that, you can attend as many workshops as you like. You can even attend after graduating as some do, as it’s an excellent chance to revise, practice and brush up on your coaching techniques.
11. What if I’m not ready to commit to a Diploma level coaching course just yet?
We provide two Foundations courses and a Certificate of Coaching for those wanting a more stepping-stone study approach to becoming a Professional Coach – see short courses. These courses all carry RPL onto Diploma courses and you only pay the difference as you “move up” in your studies with us.
12. I want to set up a Coaching Business, but don’t know where to start?
Support to identify your niche market and develop your Coaching Toolkit is provided as you complete the assessments in one of the units of study. In addition, attendance at the workshop gives you the opportunity to speak with your coach trainers in person and discuss your business concerns. Students enrolled in the Diploma of Life Coaching have two units of study dedicated to establishing and marketing your coaching business. These two units are provided as a BONUS for students enrolling in the Diplomas of Health, Wellness &Vitality, Career Transition, Team Coaching, Leadership and Executive Coaching. Students can also access individual coaching sessions via the Coaching Packages link on our website.
13. I am looking to introduce coaching into my organisation so do you cater for multiple students?
Yes – we work with organisations to build bespoke coach-training solutions. These range from, for example, 3 people doing a Foundations course, to 6 doctors doing an Executive Diploma, right through to a larger team or whole of organisation solutions. To learn more click through to Business Solutions.