Young Professionals Coaching Skills Certificate

(available to organisations)

Young Professionals Coaching Skills Certificate

in association with CoachBright

The Young Professionals Coaching Skills Certificate, run in collaboration with CoachBright, is a high-quality in-house training opportunity that aims to ease the transition into working life. A 2-day experiential programme, it supports organisations, future leader development schemes and individuals by introducing coaching skills to those aged 18-30 years. As well as helping young professionals perform better and feel more fulfilled at work, the programme helps build essential soft skills required for leadership today.

According to the Institute of Student Employers' Student Development Survey 2019, many graduates, apprentices and school leavers entering the workplace for the first-time lack key stills including resilience, managing up, leadership, commercial awareness and self-awareness. Enriching continuous learning and professional development opportunities, a coaching approach can help prepare your younger talent for key roles. Arming them with coaching skills will keep your rising stars engaged, better able to adapt to change and become more effective leaders and managers in the future.

  • Improve your self-awareness to become better at communicating, building relationships and supporting others in the workplace
  • Learn how to be the best version of yourself at work and in life
  • Finesse your employability skills such as leadership, problem solving and creativity
  • Develop an understanding of how best to manage the development of other people
  • 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 performance and resilience
  • Helps develop future leaders and high potential employees

What you will learn

What coaching is – this foundation 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 more effectively with colleagues in the workplace – 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

The certificate is held over two non-consecutive days and 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 job.

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 practice 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 completed two-day programme will provide you with 12 hours CPD certification.


Who is this programme for?

Anyone who:

  • is aged between 18-30 years
  • is new to the workplace / transitioning to the workplace

and would like to:

  • learn about coaching
  • develop new and existing skills
  • become more efficient in the workplace
  • develop a style to help others with their performance, confidence and motivation

How many people will be on the course?

This programme is tailored to suit your specific needs and is designed to ensure a high-quality learning experience and that you receive personal and individual feedback from faculty.

Is the course residential?

No. This programme is run at your organisation.

How do I apply?

You can apply for the Young Professionals Coaching Skills Certificate by speaking with us to discuss your individual requirements.

Is there any pre-course work?

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


Each programme is led by dedicated faculty members who are young professionals themselves and already highly experienced executive coaches in their own right.

How much does the programme cost?

Offered as an in-house programme the price is subject to final numbers. Please contact us directly to discuss requirements and costs in more detail.

What does the programme fee include?

It covers the price of all study materials and the faculty team’s time.

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