Introductory Certificate in Coaching

This is an introductory course to the skills of coaching. It is designed for people who are responsible for work carried out by other people and for those who need to coach others from time to time, either in a formal or informal environment. This programme is designed for coaches who are seeking to explore the basics of supervision and consider the application of supervision to their coaching practice. The broad outline for the course will include an overview of the concept, nature and value of coaching supervision and reviewing the skills and competencies of coaching supervision.

Completion will provide entry into the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning as a full Member.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Run a coaching session using the GROW technique
  • Use various tools to encourage coaching clients to work towards a realistic action plan
  • Give motivational and developmental feedback
  • Develop their listening and questioning skills
  • Receive feedback and act on this to develop their coaching style
  • Use body language and techniques to build rapport with coaching clients
  • Contract for results
  • Identify how to use coaching informal coaching and everyday informal situations

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Course Delivery



Course Fee

£995 + VAT

Your fee includes:

  • Registration and certification
  • Comprehensive course notes and supplementary learning resources
  • Refreshments
  • Marking & moderation
  • First-year Membership of the Institute


Full-time: two-day teaching block (including assessment)

Please enquire about blended and or distance learning for this course if this is something you’re interested in completing.

The course is assessed through practical engagement, including, facilitation of learning in groups, giving feedback, identifying individual learning needs and facilitating learning by demonstration and one to one instruction. In order to qualify for the certificate Coaching participants must:

  • Fully attend and complete the programme
  • Demonstrate their coaching skills during the programme to a satisfactory level as specified by the lead facilitator