The programme follows on from and builds upon the Certificate in Coaching. It provides a clear progression route for students wishing to develop their coaching practice. The diploma deepens and enriches knowledge about coaching, enhances coaching skills and enables you to recognise and reflect upon your growing competence.
ICE is an Organisational Member and recognised coach training provider of the Association for Coaching and this course has been awarded the Accredited Diploma in Coach Training (ADCT) status. During your studies with us, you will have the support of the full range of AC services available to AC Affiliate Members. Benefits include Co-coaching forums, Group Supervision, and discounts on events, conferences and third-party services including insurance.
What will I be studying?
Unit 1: Psychological approaches to coaching
This unit introduces you to the psychological and emotional dimensions of coaching. It describes a number of psychological approaches and their influence upon coaching:
- cognitive behavioural
- transactional analysis
- positive psychology
- emotional intelligence
4 day workshop in October 2016 at the Institute of Continuing Education followed by online teaching and assessment of 3,500 - 4,000 words
Unit 2: Personal and professional development
This unit focuses on the personal and professional growth of the coach. There is considerable emphasis on coaching practice and experiential learning. Whereas the other two assignments are knowledge based, this practical unit describes the growing capability of the student to coach others.
4 day workshop in February 2017 at the Institute of Continuing Education followed by online teaching and assessment of 3,500 - 4,000 words.
Unit 3: Coaching and change
Learning and development interventions are predicated upon change in the learner, and this unit explores coaching, change and the causal relationships between the two. The initial focus is on change intra-personally, from the client's perspective followed by students analysis and review of their own personal experiences of and responses to change.
4 day workshop in May 2017 at the Institute of Continuing Education followed by online teaching and assessment of 3,500 - 4,000 words.
* Please note the Easter term workshops are Monday to Thursday not Tuesday to Friday. Whilst every effort is made to avoid changes to the workshop dates, these dates still may be subject to change.
Full details of each Unit; including learning objectives, outcomes and assessment, are given in the 2016/17 Course Specification, which is available below under Downloads.
What our students say
- 96% of students said the tutor's subject knowledge was Excellent
- 100% of students said the course was Excellent (58%) or Good (42%) at effectively meeting objectives
(statistics taken from 10 students surveyed 3 times during the 14/15 academic year. 87% response rate)
“The course was above and beyond my expectations. I was really looking forward to the course, but I had not anticipated just how enjoyable and enriching the experience would be. I found the course an excellent balance between the theoretical framework of coaching and an opportunity to practice.” Nicola Magnusson Diploma in Coaching 2015-16
There is limited accommodation available should you wish to stay at Madingley Hall during the workshops. To book accommodation please visit the Madingley Hall website or telephone +44 (0)1223 726222. When making a reservation please state that you are a student on the ICE Diploma in Coaching course.