Foundation Diploma in Life Coaching – A Tutor Supported Online Training Course
Whether you are studying this course for your own pleasure or you wish to build a career in Coaching, this Foundation Diploma in Life Coaching will provide you with all the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to build a Coaching Practice and to really change lives for the better.
This Foundation Diploma in Life Coaching will show you, step by step, how to coach effectively, starting with yourself and then working with others. This learning will be both a Personal & Professional Development journey which will equip you with the tools and the confidence to become a powerful Life Coach that really gets results.
During this Foundation Diploma in Life Coaching training, you will explore a range of coaching models and how they work with clients.
As well as learning all the skills of Coaching you will look at some actual coaching cases so that you understand the Coaching process and how cases develop. Finally, you will explore some key ideas on how to set up your own practice so that you can use your new-found skills to help others change their lives forever!
There can be few careers that can be as rewarding, satisfying and exciting as a career in Life Coaching. This training course could be the beginning of a whole new life, not only for you but for all your potential clients!
“Completing the College of Personal Development Foundation Diploma in Life Coaching has proved a life changing experience. Great support, great content, it has given me the theory and framework to grow professionally and personally.” ~ David Wood
This online course provides comprehensive training content and, split into 6 distinct modules with easy to complete assignments. Then midway through the course, your tutor will encourage you to begin some actual Life Coaching sessions.
The online course is made up of narrated PowerPoint, videos of coaching sessions and various other support documents. You will be assigned a personal tutor who will be your guide and support throughout the entire programme of studies.
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available when purchasing this qualification, therefore, registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. (AC membership extra).
All tutors/supervisors are qualified coaching professionals and also are members of the UKCPD training team delivering coach-specific training across a wide range of coaching qualifications. Additionally, all tutors are members of the professional body, the Association For Coaching.
What Previous Knowledge is Required?
The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this training course in Life Coaching. This Life Coach training is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about the role of a Life Coach and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. Each module builds on the previous learning, so by the end of the course, you will have the tools, knowledge and the confidence to build a thriving coaching practice!
This course is made up of videos, questions and short assignments that are designed to ensure your success and to gain the Accredited Award In Life Coaching.
This course is Accredited by the Association For Coaching, students that successfully complete the course will be eligible to join the Association For Coaching, this is the professional body for coaching in the UK. Students that successfully complete the course will also become members of the UK College of Personal Development. (This is a Level 3 professional qualification.)
Professional Body Membership – Association For Coaching
The UK College is a full Organisational Member of the Association For Coaching, the leading Professional Membership and Coach Accreditation body in the UK.
Because of our long relationship and as our coach training is accredited by The Association For Coaching, all our students gain a one year FREE Student Member of the Association For Coaching. For the student, this provides access to the wealth of information and support that is available from the AC, at a time when many will be embarking upon their coaching careers. Membership is available for a full 12 months while they complete their course, after which they will be invited to continue their membership as an individual.
The UK College of Personal Development is committed to sustaining and advancing the very best coaching practice. Our aim as a professional training organisation is to fully support all our students that are completing our range of accredited coach training programmes. As set out by the professional body, supervision is regarded as essential for all developing and practising professional coaches.
Supervision is provided while you are completing your course and the required coaching hours, as it is a key part of your training and development as a Life coach. Your personal tutor will be your supervisor as you complete your studies.
What is Coaching Supervision?
Coaching supervision is a formal and protected time for facilitating in-depth reflection for coaches to discuss their work with someone who is experienced as a Coach. Supervision offers a confidential framework within a collaborative working relationship in which the practice, tasks, process and challenges of the development of the coach and the actual coaching work can be explored.
The primary aim of supervision is to enable the coach to gain ethical competence, confidence and creativity so as to ensure the best possible service to the coaching client. Supervision is not a ‘policing’ role, but rather a trusting and collegiate professional relationship.
These sessions will be held at regular intervals so no matter where you are in your studies, there will be opportunities for you to join the sessions. Once you are a registered student you will be included in the supervision event invitations.
The good news is that the process of support and development for our students will not end when they qualify and leave the training programme, we will continue to offer additional opportunities for professional CPD and Supervision, both with a group or one to one to all via our new Professional Support Service programme.
Each module has a short assignment and you will keep a Reflective Learning Log as you work through the course. You will have your own dedicated tutor who will support and guide you through your coursework and answer any questions you may have during your Foundation Diploma in Life Coaching. Full tutor support is provided for a period of 18 months and included in the cost of the Life Coaching training course. Once registered onto the programme your tutor will be in touch via e-mail in the first instance and then arrange phone / Skype support as required. – This is a Level 3 qualification.
Foundation Diploma in Life Coaching Individual Modules:
MODULE 1 (LCD.01)
- A History of Coaching
- The Role of the Coach
- The Six Roles of an Executive Coach
- Core Coaching Competencies
- The Development of the Life Coach
- The Differences Between Personal Coaching, Life Coaching, Business Coaching, etc.
- The Ten Major Human Improvement Processes
- Why Be a Life Coach?
- So What is the Role of the Coach?
- Different Approaches to Life Coaching
- Understanding Yourself / Coaching Clients Map of The World
- Coaching and Outcomes.
- Time to Reflect
MODULE 2 (LCD.02)
- Communication – a Useful Model
- Why Coaching Works.
- The Coaching process
- The Coach is a Mirror
- The Forming of New Habits
- Qualities Required For Good Coaching
- Coaching Maxims and Principles
- Personal Development of The Life Coach
MODULE 3 (LCD.03)
- Coaching: A Starting Point
- The Wheel of Life
- Coaching Wheel: – Personal
- Coaching Wheel: – Professional
- Coaching Wheel: – Health
- Power Coaching Questions
MODULE 4 (LCD.04)
- Coaching And Coaching Models
- The What Coaching Model
- The STEPPPA Coaching Model
- The SUCCESS Coaching Model
- The G.R.O.W Coaching Model
- The APROCESS Coaching Model
MODULE 5 (LCD.05)
- Developing Your Practice
- Sources of Work
- Your First Client
- Where Does Coaching Take Place?
- Professional Bodies & Insurance
- Record Keeping & Contracts
- Coaching Diary Template
- First Session Client Record Sheet
- Example Coaching Agreement (1)
- Example Coaching Agreement (2)
MODULE 6 (LCD.06)
Assess your potential as a Life Coach, undertake 50 hours coaching, and reflect on your performance. 3500 Words including 3 cases studies.
MODULE 7 Bonus Training Material
As the saying goes, “practice makes perfect”, to support your coach skill and confidence development this module contains additional content including video examples of coaching session using a mix of coaching models. This module also contains access to the Digital Library of Academic Articles Focusing on Coaching & Mentoring.
- You will need a computer (PC /Mac) with a broadband internet connection.
- An active e-mail account
- Speakers connected to your PC (or headphones)
- Web Browser
We strongly suggest you use the Chrome Web Browser as we have had some difficulties with MS Explorer running all of the features of the online platform, if you have any questions about this please feel free to contact the office.
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Students that successfully complete the course will be eligible to join the Association For Coaching, this is the professional body for coaching in the UK.
Who are We?
The UK College of Personal Development is an independent college based in Swindon Wiltshire. The college’s focus is on the development of the individual, developing and unlocking human potential, and in turn adding to both personal and professional performance. Students that successfully complete this programme of studies course will also become members of the UK College of Personal Development.
Our expertise and the key focus of our training is in the following areas:
- Leadership & Management Development: (Bespoke & ILM Training courses)
- Coaching Training & Certification: (ILM & AC Accredited / Recognised, Practitioner, Master Coach)
- NLP Training & Certification: (Diploma, Practitioner & Master Practitioner)
- Personal Development: Confidence Building, Public Speaking Skills, Short courses and more…
If you would like additional information about any of the above, or if you would like to discuss how our experienced team of trainers can unlock the potential of the people in your organization please contact us via:
Telephone: 01793 511 180
Post: The UK College of Personal Development, 3-5 Wood Street, Old Town, Swindon, SN1 4AN