The Certificate in Coaching is a programme in partnership with the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning
The Certificate in Coaching is a full professional coaching qualification which is based on the pure definition of coaching.
People get confused about coaching, mainly because the word is often wrongly used in connection with sport.
Coaching is not about training, or showing, or mentoring, or advising.
It is about enabling the person being coached (client) to have their own thoughts and produce their own solutions.
Therefore coaching is a very powerful management tool.
Certificate in Coaching – Objectives and Outcomes
The Certificate in Coaching is a very pragmatic programme. You will learn a ranger of tools such as GROW, STAR and ABC. You will then apply them in live coaching situations and you will learn by doing.
You will find yourself some volunteer clients and you can develop your skills by carrying out real coaching sessions with them. Your volunteers can be friends, family or colleagues at work. They are helping you achieve your Certificate in Coaching.
Your programme facilitator will give you feedback and will coach you towards becoming a fully qualified professional coach.
This qualification will enable you to gain entry into the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning as a full Member and you will be able to use the letters MITOL (Member of the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning) after your name.
Who Should Attend the Certificate in Coaching?
Anyone who is in a position to help other achieve their goals.
So you could be a learning professional, a line manager, a team leader, a senior manager or a freelance trainer.
The programme runs well as an in-house programme with a number of attendees however it also works well and a one-to-one programme.
Occasionally we will run it as an open programme, but only if the demand is there.
Certificate in Coaching – Success Criteria
There a number of outputs you need to produce so you can be assessed.
You will keep a coaching log which will show what you do to prepare for and follow-up on each coaching session.
You will keep client notes which will be used to assess you.
You will also record how many hours coaching practise you get. The minimum is 10 hours.
You will also provide feedback from at least one client and from someone who sits and observes a coaching session.
And finally you will produce a written assignment of around 2,500 words which will demonstrate your understanding of an aspect of the coaching process.