Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching

The Practitioner Diploma explores coaching’s key principles, develops your unique personal style and equips you with a toolbox of skills indispensable for coaching in a corporate environment.

Reasons to enrol:

This is the ideal course for learning how to put theory into practice and developing marketable skills in your own personal style – perfect whether you aim to become a professional coach, coach part-time, an internal coach or would like to take your people management role to the next level. It is also ideal for you if you procure coaching for your organisations

You will work closely with the AoEC’s highly skilled faculty who combine coaching expertise, with extensive business leadership and Masters level psychological experience to achieve the high standards of our carefully designed Practitioner Diploma programme.

What is involved?

This course is a highly experiential programme which includes a combination of directed learning, coursework and supervised coach practice where you will receive constructive feedback to develop your confidence and abilities.

Held over a series of 3 two-day modules plus an assessment day and supported by an intuitive e-learning programme, participants work with the AoEC’s comprehensive coaching model around Beginnings, Middles and Endings to mirror the Executive Coaching process.

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Participants are expected to attend all modules, take part in the 1:1 and group tutorials, have a minimum of two external practice clients and complete the required coursework.

Please our download brochure for more information about the course and each module.

Who is the course for?

This course is appropriate for people who have an understanding of coaching.

Participants typically include experienced managers, trainers, consultants and people already in a coaching role and wanting to develop their skills or to become qualified.


“It is a very comprehensive and compact program. It also allows us to find our own unique model of coaching based on our background, strengths and interests. Therefore, it is very strong yet flexible.” Unilever – Director

“Opened up the world of coaching for me; with a focus on some popular models and how to apply in corporate practice. Enlightening!” Rakish Rana – Executive Coach

“The Practitioner Diploma course provided a fantastic blend of concepts and practice. The course facilitators were first class.” Linda Miller – HR Consultant Accreditation


Our Faculty are all highly experienced executive coaches in their own right with various backgrounds in the corporate sector.

Sarah Carrington
John Gray
Moira Halliday
David Kesby
Kirstie McLachlan
Maggie O’Grady
Lizzie Pawsey
Anita Rolls
Brigid Russell
Karen Smart
Alan Taylor
Simon Taylor
Kay Young
Have a look at their profiles on the Faculty page.


If you would like to become an accredited coach there are two components that require your consideration.
The first is that you will need to do a programme that is accredited.

This programme has been accredited by the main internationally recognised coaching bodies – more than any other UK provider in our sphere – the International Coaching Federation (ICF), European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and the Association of Coaching (AC), as well as validated by Middlesex University*.

We can therefore offer you professional and academic credentials that will be recognised internationally.

* The course is accredited by Middlesex University. Accreditation is the formal mechanism for the recognition of learning that is achieved outside the University’s validated programmes of study. The course uses Middlesex University’s credit framework to evaluate and quantify such learning in terms of credit points at a particular level. The course is delivered by the AoEC and can lead to the award of 20 level 6 credit points. The course does not result in the award of a Middlesex qualification.

The second thing to consider is your own individual accreditation. Each professional body has similar but different requirements for individual coach accreditation at different levels. Completion of this programme will provide you with the following:

ICF (International Coach Federation)
Represents 60 Accredited Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH). The ICF requires 60 Coach Specific Training Hours when applying through the ACSTH path for individual coach accreditation for ACC (Associate Certified Coach).

For more information visit the ICF website.

EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council)
Practitioner level
Equivalent to UG degree / NVQ5

For more information visit the EMCC website.

Association for Coaching
AC Accredited Award in Coach Training

For more detailed information see the Association for Coaching website.

Middlesex University / Professional Development Foundation 
20 level 6 credits through Middlesex University

*see note above.

Funding for your training

If you are funding yourself and you need financial help we may be able to help.

Payment plans are available to help spread the cost across the duration of your course.

Bursary places may additionally be available.

If you would like to discuss either of these options please contact us.

The Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching is also available for delivery within organisations. Please contact Karen Smart, Head of Consultancy to discuss

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PD94 Module 1, 18 – 19 Jul 2017

PD94 Module 2, 19 – 20 Sep 2017

PD94 Module 3, 19 – 20 Oct 2017

PD94 Assessment 29th or 30th Nov 2017, 29 – 30 Nov 2017

1-3 Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4BX United Kingdom

PD95 Module 1, 21 – 22 Sep 2017

PD95 Module 2, 17 – 18 Oct 2017

PD95 Module 3, 23 – 24 Nov 2017

PD95 Assessment date: 9th or 10th Jan 2018, 09 – 10 Jan 2018

1-3 Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4BX United Kingdom
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Registration Closes: Jul 18, 2017 10:30AM
London Bonhill House, London 18 Jul – 30 Nov 2017 £4,495.00

Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching

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Bonhill House, London

18 Jul – 30 Nov 2017

£4,495.00 exc. VAT


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Registration Closes: Sep 21, 2017 10:30AM
London Bonhill House, London 21 Sep 2017 – 10 Jan 2018 £4,495.00

Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching

Registration Closes
Sep 21, 2017 10:30AM


Bonhill House, London

21 Sep 2017 – 10 Jan 2018

£4,495.00 exc. VAT


Register Now » Available
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