Our Master Course programme is aimed at:

To qualify for this programme an interview process is in place to assess potential participants.

Benefits of this programme

  • Distinguishes you as a professional coach, working to rigorous and demanding standards
  • Provides assurance for users/buyers of your coaching of your competence and ability
  • Dramatically broadens and deepens your coaching capability
  • Deepens your application of coaching psychology, systems theory and your team coaching capability
  • Raises your personal credibility and professionalism
  • Provides you with the latest and leading thinking from experts within the coaching industry and highly experienced practitioners that are leaders in their fields
  • Demonstrates you are continually developing and always improving your coaching ability
  • Raises the credibility and standards of our profession.

Course details

The course is approximately 12 months in length and involves:

  • 5 workshops over 10 days
  • 150 hours coaching practice (60 hours during this programme building on 90 hours of practice from Years 1 and 2).
  • a practical coaching assessment
  • 1-2-1 support from personal tutor
  • undertaking co-supervision and group supervision
  • undertaking reflective practice and relevant course work
  • submission of a learning portfolio and written assignments to demonstrate your application of programme to your coaching practice
  • access to online learning resources.

Course modules

Note: modules are numbered from 9 up to reflect the fact that this course forms the third year of our three year coaching programme (and picks up from module 8 of the EMCC Senior Practitioner qualification). For those taking the course as a standalone programme, module 9 is the first instalment of the training. Find out more about our routes of study here.

Module 9: Coaching and mindfulness

The aims of this experiential 2-day module are to help you:

  • explore how a mindfulness practice can develop your emotional intelligence and presence as a coach
  • understand the latest insights on mindfulness from neuropsychology and the reported benefits of a mindfulness practice
  • learn techniques for presence, grounding and centring as coach
  • learn and practice at least 3 mindfulness meditation practices.

Module 10: A Gestalt approach to coaching

In this 2-day module you will:

  • find out the meaning of the word Gestalt
  • learn about the Gestalt cycle or wave of awareness; the interconnections between that cycle and the Gestalt cycle of contact and withdrawal and the Gestalt cycle of figure and ground
  • find out why awareness is a central feature of Gestalt
  • find out how an individual actively (although unconsciously) organizes his / her field
  • learn how to use experiments and experimental approaches to help coachees radically increase their awareness – especially their awareness in relationship to the life dilemmas they bring to coaching sessions
  • learn how to describe an equal or horizontal coaching relationship and co-create such a relationship.

Module 11: Advanced embodied systemic coaching

In this 3-day module you will:

  • learn to understand the field and the system and their place and relevance in systemic coaching
  • become able to explain and fluently use all 4 ways of knowing and behaving within their individual coaching sessions (intuitive, emotional, embodied and cognitive / intellectual).
  • learn how to practise each of the stages of the CLEAR model of systemic coaching (clarify & contract; layout; explore, experiment & embody; align; resolve & resource)
  • practise embodied solution-focussed approaches to systemic coaching within individual coaching sessions
  • use systemic approaches to explore the place and relationship of the coach or consultant to the organizational system
  • begin to use systemic coaching and consulting to explore team issues within the context of team coaching
  • learn how to interconnect more meaningfully with other members of the learning community and with the wider field.

Module 12: Advanced coaching teams and groups

In this 2-day module you will learn about:

  • clarifying distinctions between team coaching and other team interventions
  • consulting and contracting with the team
  • working with mission, objectives, ways of working, roles, disciplines and values
  • the Inner and outer game in team coaching
  • models for team function, change and improvement
  • development of team observation and intervention skills
  • team coaching protocols and methodologies
  • how to work with conflict constructively in team coaching
  • the use of metaphors such as “team sculpting” for describing team processes and dynamics.

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.

Course dates and fees

Master Coach Programme – £3,750 + VAT

The course takes place at Roffey Park near Horsham.

Cohort 3

  • Module 9: 13, 14 March 2018 – Coaching and Mindfulness
  • Module 10: 3, 4 July 2018 – Gestalt Coaching
  • Module 11: 11, 12 September 2018 – Advanced Embodied Systemic Coaching
  • Module 12: 20, 21 November 2018 – Advanced Coaching Teams and Groups
  • Coach Integration Day: 10 January 2019

More information

If you want to find out more about our master coach programme, you can apply here or contact us.