Foundation in Coaching Practice

Application deadline - 29 March for 29 April start

Programme dates available for April and September - with pilot fees on applications received by 10 March

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The programme is structured to support you to blend coaching skills with your existing activities as leaders and professionals. This programme will also support you to assess your appetite for further professional development as a coach. The programme ‘demystifies’ coaching, introducing the core concepts, models and approaches, while supporting you to practice your coaching skills within and between each module.

Who is it for?

Anyone looking for new ways to motivate and empower others, there is no "typical" participant. Previous attendees have included participants from all sectors, internal coaches, psychologists, consultants, teachers, lawyers, professionals within HR and IT as well as the self employed.

This programme is the first step towards a career as an accredited coach, although a key focus is on applying the skills learnt to your individual context.

Learning journey

At i-coach academy, we believe that coaching is entirely unique to the individual. So rather than encouraging you to memorise rigid models and behaviours, we support you to construct your own views. Find out more about the i-coach learning philosophy. This way of learning is supported through the use of an individual coaching framework.

On successful completion of the programme you will be able to:

  • Confidently use appropriate coaching skills and techniques
  • Engage in effective formal and informal coaching conversations
  • Have established the foundations for building a career as a Coach
  • Understand the importance of a path of professional development to evolve your practice further

Traditionally this has been delivered as a face-to-face learning programme in seven days over approximately seven months and combines classroom based activities, practical application, self-study and reflection.

At this current time, the programme will be delivered as a virtual blended learning programme, which delivers the same content but with a different learning flow.


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To complete the programme, you will need to complete the following requirements:

  • Active participation in webinars, calls, learning groups and online programme over around 38 weeks
  • Deliver a minimum of 36 hours of coaching with individuals in formal coaching programmes
  • Practice your coaching style and skills in informal conversations including team meetings for at least one hour per week during the programme
  • Receive a minimum of five hours of coach mentoring
  • Work independently for approximately one hour per week on activities such as journaling and reading
  • Successfully complete the Skills Benchmarking activities in final module
  • Successfully complete a reflective assignment which includes a 2,000 word essay, development plan, individual profile, coaching logs and ethics statement

Programme accreditation

The i-coach academy Foundation in Coaching Practice is an open programme with a strong professional pedigree; accredited by EMCC (EQA Practitioner level), by the ICF (ACSTH – 102 hours) and also by the Association for Coaching (ACCT – Accredited Certificate in Coach Training).

Find out more about Accreditation.



Student stories

The programme is structured to support you to blend coaching skills with your existing activities as leaders and professionals. This programme will also support you to assess your appetite for further professional development as a coach. The programme ‘demystifies’ coaching, introducing the core concepts, models and approaches, while supporting you to practice your coaching skills within and between each module.


"I really liked the i-coach approach – you learn something and then you go and practice it. It’s the perfect experiential cycle of learning. That was brilliant because that’s exactly my learning style."

Read Katie's story


"I engage with people in a different way now – I feel I’m better at following the individual’s issues and needs and better at helping them explore them without direct input from me. In my career now there are more circumstances where I can have a coaching conversation rather than a managerial one to help people through an issue."

Read Paul's story


"I chose this course because I wanted something with real depth that really challenged and pushed me. i-coach's approach fundamentally really sat well with me because their philosophy is that there is no singular way of doing coaching. You've got to discover your own signature coaching style and it's got to be something authentically you."

Read Hamid's story

Online starting 29 April 2021 at 16:00

  • Week 1 29 April 2021 16:00-18:00 BST
  • Week 2 06 May 2021 16:00-18:00 BST
  • Week 3 13 May 2021 13:30-15:30 and 16:00-18:00 BST
  • Week 4 20 May 2021 16:00-18:00 BST
  • Week 7 10 June 2021 16:00-18:00 BST
  • Week 9 24 June 2021 13:30-15:30 and 16:00-18:00 BST

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Dates available for a programme in September

Currently scheduled face to face however will move online depending on the current situation

Programme Dates - Foundation in Coaching Practice

Fees

Fees to cover the online programme as well as five 1:1 sessions with an i-coach Academy coach mentor are as follows:

Private Sector Organisations
£3,300 plus VAT if you apply by 10th March 2021, after that the fees will be £4,150 plus VAT

Self-Funding Professionals, Publicly Funded Organisations and Charities
£2,850 plus 20% VAT if you apply by 10th March 2021, after that the fees will be £3,325 plus VAT

A 20% deposit is required to secure your place and the balance is to be paid before the programme starts, unless otherwise agreed. There is an option to pay in tranches subject to a £100 administration fee. All fees are subject to VAT.

There are government loans available and our provider number is UKPRN: 10026009

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If you would like to run this programme for an organisation cohort, please get in touch.

For further information, please call us on 020 7129 1442 or email info@i-coach.co.uk

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