Coaching Skills Certificate

Coaching Skills Certificate

A two-day programme for those wanting to incorporate coaching skills into their people development expertise or begin their journey towards a coaching qualification. 

This programme is available virtually, in-person and is also available as in-house programme to organisations.

This course is perfect for line managers, team leaders, middle managers and aspiring leaders who wish to add coaching skills to their toolkit. Also for anyone with transferrable skills from other professions.

IN-HOUSE DELIVERY - interested in in-house delivery for your team or organisation? Contact Karen Smart in our Organisations Team for more info. 

Join us for our next FREE Open Event to learn more. 

Upcoming dates:

Sep 24

24 September 2024 - 25 September 2024

LocationUK/Live Virtual Sessions

Sep 24

24 September 2024 - 25 September 2024


Nov 07

07 November 2024 - 08 November 2024


Coaching plays a pivotal role in the design of our employees’ development as well as a company’s good governance. People skills are crucial to organisational success and the use of coaching enables us to be the very best version of ourselves that we can be – both as people and as businesses.

  • Improve your self-awareness to become better at communicating, building relationships and supporting others
  • Gain greater insight into others and how to help them realise their true potential
  • Learn how to have better, constructive conversations with others 
  • Gain new strategies to enable you to engage, motivate and empower others to perform more effectively
  • Helps support individuals in refining their soft skills
  • Reinforces your people development strategies by encouraging employees to maximise self-directed learning and development opportunities
  • Improves individual and team performance and resilience
  • Helps develop future leaders and high potential employees

What you will learn

What coaching is – this entry-level programme explains what coaching is, how it can be applied in the workplace and how it differs from similar interventions such as mentoring, counselling, training, managing, consulting and life coaching.

Essential coaching skills – you will be introduced to the core coaching skills needed to work effectively with colleagues or clients – listening, questioning, reflecting back and mirroring and paraphrasing and summarising. The course explores the principles behind each and establishes how they are used in coaching conversations.

About the GROW coaching model – one of the most widely used and powerful professional coaching models, you will discover how to apply this framework to everyday conversations to unlock potential and support developmental opportunities.

How to structure coaching conversations or sessions – fine-tune your interpersonal skills by learning how to design better developmental and performance management conversations. You will learn how to contract with the coachee, build rapport, manage expectations and set goals.

How you learn

This live virtual and in-person two-day certificate combines theory and participation to allow you to practise coaching skills in person, gain insights into how coaching is used and how it can be applied in your line of work.

You will work with fellow participants in pairs and small groups throughout the course to practise coaching skills, gain peer feedback and embed your learning.

You will be led by expert faculty who will provide personal and direct feedback as you test your ‘coaching wings’ in small practice triads: coach, coachee, observer.

Your learning experience

Learning is shared through faculty-led sessions with practise in pair and group work.

The programme’s experiential style of learning allows you to practise coaching skills from day one and will enable you to better understand how and why coaching is an effective development tool.

Your learning will be supported in a safe, secure and confidential environment where you will be able to test your skills and grow your confidence from personal and structured feedback.


The Coaching Skills Certificate is not an accredited coach training programme. The course provides 12 hours of coach education from the AoEC, which can be used towards an accreditation with a professional coaching body of your choice, including an ICF credential via the portfolio route.

If you are interested in becoming a coach, please refer to our triple-accredited Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching


Who is this programme for?

Anyone who would like to:

  • Learn about coaching
  • Develop existing skills
  • Improve their management technique
  • Become more efficient in the workplace or motivate others

People on previous courses are multi industry and have included:

  • Managers or team leaders
  • Human resource and talent development professionals
  • Leadership and development roles
  • People in employment transition or returning to work
  • Chief executive officers, business owners and employers
  • Employees that have been requested to attend by their managers
  • Individuals looking to become a coach or add coaching skills to their own business

How many people will be on the course?

This programme is limited to 16 participants to ensure a high-quality learning experience.

Is the course residential?


How do I apply?

You can apply for any of our certificate programmes online which are available throughout the year and offered in a choice of locations (available virtually dependent on individual country guidance). 

If you would like to find out more before applying, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be delighted to help you in any way we can.

Is there any pre-course work?

No, all training materials will be provided on the day.


Each programme is led by one faculty for up to 12 participants and two if the numbers of participants are more. Faculty members are all highly experienced executive coaches in their own right with a range of backgrounds in various professional sectors. Click here to see a list of faculty.

How much does the programme cost?

The programme is run repeatedly throughout the year and is offered in various locations. Due to its global nature, please check the price at the time of booking or contact us directly to discuss costs in more detail.

What does the programme fee include?

Face to face programme price includes all study materials, refreshments and lunch.

If a virtual programme - lunch and refreshment will not be included.

Is funding available for my training?

We are unable to offer discounts towards the certificate programme.

In the UK, if you wish to attend the Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching programme you will receive a £250 reduction if you recently attended the Coaching Skills Certificate.

What is your dress code?

We recommend wearing comfortable, casual clothing.

Are there any language requirements?

In the UK and most countries the programme is delivered in English. 

You must be able to speak and understand clear English to undertake this programme.

Some of our global partners deliver in the local language - please contact them to discuss.

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