A Guide to the Accrediting Bodies
Ready to become a fully qualified executive or team coach?
After completing and graduating from one of the AoEC’s accredited diploma training programmes, you are on your way to becoming a qualified coach.
Offering new graduates accreditation with the AoEC for one year, we can also further support you in choosing the accrediting body which best suits you and your specific needs going forward.
With an estimated 89% of coaches attending accredited or approved coach-specific training through an independent provider or university, it is becoming abundantly clear that credibility is vital to coach practitioners. Not only important to individual coaches, professional certification is also a key consideration or condition for organisations, with a reported 83% of coaching clients expecting their coach to hold a recognised credential.
As a coach, you will be expected to gain accredited coach training in order to be able to apply to become a qualified coach with all of the industry’s leading bodies including the Association for Coaching (AC), European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF). This is why the importance of undertaking an accredited training programme to work in the profession cannot be overstated.
Underlining the quality and rigour of your training, credentialing also demonstrates authority, your commitment to best practice and gives reassurance to the client that you adhere to high standards. Those who hold a coaching qualification which is validated by one of the professional bodies typically receive more clients, who pay higher fees and make greater annual revenue from coaching compared to their credential-less counterparts.
As well as offering you a route to accreditation with a range of programmes designed to take you from beginner or semi-experienced through to advanced, we have also put together a handy accreditation guide to help you to identify the main accrediting bodies and which one may be right for you.
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