Who is our Coach Practitioner qualification for?

emcc-accreditedThis Coach Practitioner qualification has been accredited with the EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) at the Practitioner level, and carries the European Quality Award (EQA). It is ideal for anyone involved in coaching/mentoring – whether it’s just one part of your role or it’s your main function.


The qualification:

  • distinguishes you as a professional coach/mentor, working to rigorous and demanding standards
  • provides assurance for users/buyers of coaching/mentoring services of your competence and ability
  • raises your personal credibility and professionalism
  • demonstrates you are continually developing and always improving your coaching/mentoring ability
  • raises the credibility and standards of our profession
  • provides more than a qualification – it recognises that you are able to apply good practice in coaching/mentoring
  • provides a framework for your personal development.

Course details

The course is approximately 9 months in length and involves / includes:

  • 5 workshops over 10 days
  • virtual group supervision after each module
  • personal tutor
  • 36 hours coaching practice
  • reflective practice
  • coaching assessment
  • undertaking co-supervision
  • learning portfolio submission
  • access to online learning resources

Workshop outputs – practitioner level

Module 1: Foundation coaching skills

  • Develop core coach competencies
  • Understand the key skills and models for coaching and be able to apply these in a coaching relationship
  • Define coaching and understand the range of coaching styles
  • Understand the boundaries for a coaching relationship and how to contract effectively
  • Explore the importance of supervision within coaching
  • Learn to self-reflect and appraise coaching capabilities to identify areas for personal development in coaching, and plan for new learning.

Module 2: Creating insights

  • Explore your vision and identity as a coach; understand your signature strengths and areas of focus
  • Become more self aware and emotionally intelligent as a coach
  • Learn to self evaluate performance and ways of being as a coach
  • Help clients develop emotional intelligence and personal insight
  • Explore a number of different concepts and tools which generate personal insights in others and enable personal change

Module 3: Applied positive psychology in coaching

  • Understand different tools, concepts and approaches from Positive Psychology and how these can be used to impact learning and performance
  • Develop approaches to help clients to become more resilient and have more of a strengths based focus
  • Work with purpose and meaning
  • Work on self, using transpersonal tools and techniques to create deep awareness and personal change

Module 4: Coaching through ambiguity and complexity

  • Explore your identity as a leadership coach and as a leader
  • Practice models, tools and concepts to enable you to coach through ambiguity and complexity
  • Examine your own reaction to “not knowing” and your ability to work alongside your coachees as they experience uncertainty
  • Explore the unconscious relationship dynamics that are often at play in your coaching relationships and the impact that has on your effectiveness as a coach

Coach integration day

On our coach integration day you will:
  • be assessed on your current level of coaching capability
  • participate in group supervision
  • reflect on development throughout the programme, identifying key strengths and future focus for practitioner development including supervision
  • review certification requirements.

About the EMCC

The EMCC is the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. It exists to develop, promote and set the expectation of best practice in mentoring and coaching across Europe and beyond, for the benefit of society.


Our programmes are accredited by the EMCC European Quality Award (EQA). This is the benchmark quality standard for mentoring/coaching training programmes – it ensures that successful students meet the research-based competence standards presented in the EMCC Competency Framework.

Important for all applicants

If you have successfully completed a training programme provided by an EMCC EQA Provider, you do not automatically receive a European Individual Accreditation (EIA) award. You do, however, qualify for a simplified, less costly application process, using the EIA v2 application for EQA certificate holding applicants (assuming you are applying at the same level of your training or lower AND the certificate was received within 2 years prior to the date of your EIA application submission).  For more information, please visit the EMCC website.

Course dates and fees

Coach Practitioner (EMCC accredited) – £3,925 + VAT

The course takes place at Roffey Park near Horsham.

Cohort 19

  • Module 1: 18, 19, 20 September 2018 – Foundation Coaching Skills
  • Module 2: 13, 14 November 2018 – Creating Insights
  • Module 3: 8, 9 January 2019 – Applied Positive Psychology in Coaching
  • Module 4: 5, 6 March 2019 – Coaching Through Ambiguity and Complexity
  • Coach Integration Day: 7 May 2019

Cohort 20

  • Module 1: 29, 30, 31 January 2019 – Foundation Coaching Skills
  • Module 2: 19, 20 March 2019 – Creating Insights
  • Module 3: 14, 15 May 2019 – Applied Positive Psychology in Coaching
  • Module 4: 9, 10 July 2019 – Coaching Through Ambiguity and Complexity
  • Coach Integration Day: 10 September 2019

Cohort 21

  • Module 1: 21, 22, 23 May 2019 – Foundation Coaching Skills
  • Module 2: 16, 17 July 2019 – Creating Insights
  • Module 3: 24, 25 September 2019 – Applied Positive Psychology in Coaching
  • Module 4: 19, 20 November 2019 – Coaching Through Ambiguity and Complexity
  • Coach Integration Day: 14 January 2020

Cohort 22

  • Module 1: 11,12, 13 September 2019 – Foundation Coaching Skills
  • Module 2: 12, 13 November 2019 – Creating Insights
  • Module 3: 7, 8  January 2020 – Applied Positive Psychology in Coaching
  • Module 4: 10, 11 March 2020 – Coaching Through Ambiguity and Complexity
  • Coach Integration Day: 6 May 2020

Cohort 23

  • Module 1: 21,22, 23 January 2020- Foundation Coaching Skills
  • Module 2: 17, 18 March 2020- Creating Insights
  • Module 3: 19, 20 May 2020 – Applied Positive Psychology in Coaching
  • Module 4: 14, 15 July 2020 – Coaching Through Ambiguity and Complexity
  • Coach Integration Day: 8 September 2020

More information

If you’d like more information about our Coach Practitioner course, you can apply here or please contact us today.