Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching | 26th April - 15th Sep 2023
SOLD OUT - join our waiting list. Click for module dates.
This experiential diploma is offered in Great Britain as a virtual programme, face to face, available as a weekend option and as an in-house programme for organisations. Please note that programmes beginning in 2023 will last between five-six months to take into account the new ICF Level 1 requirements.
GET IN TOUCH to find out more about our highly rated, tripled accredited qualification or join us at an upcoming virtual open event (20 April or 23 May). See below for more info.
IN-HOUSE DELIVERY - interested in in-house delivery? Contact Tracy Childs in our Organisations Team for more info.
SOLD OUT - join our waiting list. Click for module dates.
Virtual - EARLY BIRD SPACES ARE ALL SOLD OUT - book soon to receive your place. Click for module dates.
In person - EARLY BIRD places are all sold out. Click for module dates.
Virtual - Limited EARLY BIRD pricing available with 5% off - book by 1st May. Click for module dates.
In person - Limited EARLY BIRD pricing available with 5% off - book by 15th May. Click for module dates.
Find out more about becoming a coach, what is means to be accredited and what is special about training with the AoEC at one of our monthly open events.
04 April 2023 - 14 September 2023
Ireland & Northern Ireland/Live Virtual Sessions
19 April 2023 - 27 October 2023
Kenya/Face to Face
25 April 2023 - 13 September 2023
Croatia/Live Virtual Sessions
25 April 2023 - 06 September 2023
Poland/Live Virtual Sessions
26 April 2023 - 15 September 2023
London, UK/Face to Face SOLD OUT FULLY BOOKED **apply to join Waiting List**
10 May 2023 - 01 November 2023
UK/Live Virtual Sessions
15 May 2023 - 25 October 2023
London, UK/Face to Face
13 June 2023 - 03 November 2023
London, UK/Face to Face
15 June 2023 - 17 November 2023
Kenya/Live Virtual Sessions
26 June 2023 - 01 December 2023
UK/Live Virtual Sessions **5% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT**
10 July 2023 - 10 January 2024
London, UK/Face to Face **5% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT AVAILABLE**
12 September 2023 - 23 January 2024
Poland/Live Virtual Sessions
19 September 2023 - 17 January 2024
Estonia/Face to Face
17 October 2023 - 22 February 2024
Zagreb, Croatia/Face to Face
It is a requirement of the programme that you stay with the same cohort through all three modules and assessment day and complete them in full.
Why choose to train with us?
Coaching skills are a new currency for the 21st century workplace. Supporting individual, team and organisational performance, coaching is becoming a natural and habitual part of organisational design and people development strategies. Enriching people, their careers and our businesses, coaching promotes good governance, responsible leadership and sustainable growth.
Indispensable and comprehensive coaching skills – the diploma covers a range of coaching methodologies and is expertly balanced around industry leading knowledge, supervised practise during modules, personal reflection and coaching experience between modules.
How to coach effectively – you will learn about the theory and put this into action working with two practice clients as part of the programme using a comprehensive range of tools and techniques.
Who you are as a coach and how to create your own signature model – you will explore a variety of effective coaching models and by drawing on what aligns with you, will discover your own unique style.
How to become an accredited coach – we offer you a free 12-month AoEC individual accreditation. Training with the AoEC also offers an effective route to professional accreditation with three of the industry’s leading professional bodies.
Held over a series of live 3 two-day modules plus an assessment day and supported by an elearning programme, your learning will mirror the Beginnings, Middles and Endings of the executive coaching process.
The experiential style of the four-month long programme allows you to practise coaching skills from day one and learning about the psychological underpinnings will enable you to deepen your understanding of how people function, grow and change.
Your learning is supported in a safe, secure and confidential environment to enable you to be comfortable and confident in applying your skills and coaching others in groups of three or four.
You will be led by expert faculty who are all highly experienced executive coaches and will receive constructive feedback to develop your abilities and confidence.
Learning is shared through faculty-led sessions with skills practise in small groups with your peers.
The programme’s blended learning and experiential style exposes you to a range of methods and theories. We will work with you to identify, mould and develop your own model, your own style, your own signature presence.
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 - being one of the few triple accredited programmes worldwide – the International Coaching Federation (ICF), European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and the Association for Coaching (AC).
We can therefore offer you professional credentials that will be recognised internationally.
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 Coaching 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).
Please note that we are in the process of converting from ICF ACSTH accreditation of our Practitioner Diploma to the new ICF Level 1 accreditation. This will take effect from 2023.
For more information visit the ICF website.
EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council)
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.
GATHER is available to everyone on an open (public) Practitioner Diploma in England, Scotland and Wales.
Throughout your time on the programme you will have free access to this platform to help you to "gather" all of your administration together. From GATHER you can schedule your practice coaching sessions, collate your reflections and track your coaching hours.
After you complete your diploma you will have the option to continue your subscription at 50% discount up to a full year. Read more about GATHER.
The diploma is appropriate for people with a working understanding of coaching and is suitable for experienced coaches and professionals who want to become qualified, or who are building a portfolio career.
People on previous courses have included:
This live programme is limited to 20 participants to ensure we deliver a high-quality learning experience and that you receive direct individual feedback from faculty.
Yes we do run weekend courses and they get booked up pretty quickly. Keep an eye on the right hand side of this page for weekend course availability.
You can apply for any of our Practitioner Diploma 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.
There is a questionnaire, some recommended pre course reading and also some online learning via the interactive e-learning portal (approximately two hours).
You are expected to find a minimum of two practice clients to work with during the programme (to be ready following module one onwards). We will provide some guidance around this.
As the modules are spaced out across 5-6 months, you can manage your time reasonably flexibly between modules.
Commitments pre and post modules:
As well as the above, for the assessment you will be required to complete a 3,000 word learning essay and prepare a short presentation (20 minutes) of your coaching model.
Our faculty are all highly experienced executive coaches in their own right with a range of backgrounds in various professional sectors. Each module will be led by two core faculty members and where there are more than 16 participants on the programme, there will be three faculty members on hand. Click here to see a list of faculty.
The programme has been designed to be completed around a full time job. It is a challenge and will require some of your spare time but the majority of people that complete this programme do so around working.
The programme is run repeatedly throughout the year and in different 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.
Face to face programme price includes all study materials, refreshments and lunch.
If a virtual programme - lunch and refreshment will not be included.
In England and Scotland there is a £250 discount for individuals who have completed the Coaching Skills Certificate with the AoEC.
Interest free payment plans are available to self-funders if you wish to pay for the programme in instalments. Please contact us for further information.
We recommend wearing comfortable, casual clothing on course dates.
We advise against missing days wherever possible and recommend working in the same cohort for the full duration of the course to enhance your personal learning journey and network building. If for any reason you need to transfer to another programme, we will work with you to ensure the best possible outcome.
The assessment consists of a full day with presentations held in the morning and coaching demonstrations in the afternoon. Your 3,000 word essay will need to be completed and emailed to the relevant faculty member in advance of your assessment day.
The programme includes an assessment day and if for any reason, you do not pass, our faculty will continue to work closely with you to ensure you can re-submit your essay or repeat your demonstration or presentation.
On graduation you will receive a free 12-month AoEC individual accreditation. You will also receive free membership of the AoEC’s Alumni Association along with discounted insurance and other discounts to specific services.
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 Partners deliver in the local language - please contact them to discuss.
We expect applicants to commit to and complete the full programme. We don't currently accept transfers of course credit from other programmes. If, in exceptional circumstances, you do not complete the full programme, we will provide written confirmation of the hours completed.
“Participating on the AoEC Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching has been a great investment. The sessions are brilliantly delivered and have provided a wide insight into the range of options available to coaches to maximise relationships with clients. My notebook is full of new learning, much of which I have already begun to practise with my own clients. The course has energised my own development and learning, helped me to engage with peers from other sectors and I will be able to develop my own professional practice as a result.”
Paul White, Organisational Performance Specialist - Northern Ireland
“When I found out the Practitioner Diploma would be held on zoom to be honest, I was sceptical. I was torn between feeling relieved that the course was going ahead and concerned that learning on zoom wouldn’t meet my learning preference and needs. I need not have been concerned at all, my experience has been better than I could have ever imagined. Everything worked so well in the zoom environment that it is hard to imagine how it could have run any better, with the added bonus what we have learnt to coach in the virtual world. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed learning with the AOEC and have been able to build great relationships with my peers on the course, despite never meeting in person. I thoroughly recommend.”
Gemma Grover, People Development Manager, BDO UK - UK
“What started off as a journey for coaching accreditiation ended up as a journey of raising self awarenss, reconnectiong with my authentic sled and growing towards becoming an ICF accredited Coach. I would recommend this journey to anyone who is bold enough to define and address the questions "Who AM I?" and "what is my coaching model?"! Thank you AoEC family!”
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