Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching

Academy of Executive Coaching
Course summary
Professional Training
7 days
4,100 - 4,995 GBP, 7,535 CHF excl. VAT
Full time
Professional Training
Course Dates
Online courses
Online delivery option may be available - Please contact provider.

Online courses
4,500 GBP
Start Date: 24Feb - HALF DAY SESSIONS 9am to 12:30pm daily UK Time Zone

7,535 CHF
Starting 7th May. Module 1 will be virtual.

Course description

Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching

7-day professional training programme

The Practitioner Diploma is held over a series of 3 two-day sessions, run one month apart, and includes an additional assessment day.

The Practitioner Diploma enables you to become a qualified coach. It explores coaching’s key principles, develops your unique personal style and equips you with a toolbox of skills indispensable for coaching in a corporate environment. It’s rigorously designed to meet the core competencies for accreditation/credentialing with three of the top coaching bodies, the International Coaching Federation (ICF), European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and the Association for Coaching (AC).

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is appropriate for people who have an understanding of coaching.

Participants typically include experienced managers, trainers, consultants and people already in a coaching role and wanting to develop their skills or to become a qualified coach.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

If you would like to become an accredited coach there are two components that require your consideration.

The first is that you will need to do a programme that is accredited.

This programme has been accreditedby the main internationally recognised coaching bodies – more than any other UK provider in our sphere – the International Coaching Federation (ICF), European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and the Association of Coaching (AC).

We can therefore offer you professional and academic credentials that will be recognised internationally.

The second thing to consider isyour own individual accreditation. Each professional body has similar but different requirements for individual coach accreditation at different levels. Completion of this programme will provide you with the following:

ICF (International Coach Federation)

Represents 60 Accredited Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH). The ICF requires 60 Coach Specific Training Hours when applying through the ACSTH path for individual coach accreditation for ACC (Associate Certified Coach).

For more information visit the ICF website.

EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council)

Practitioner level

Equivalent to UG degree / NVQ5

For more information visit theEMCC website.

Association for Coaching

AC Accredited Award in Coach Training

For more detailed information see the Association for Coaching website.

Training Course Content

The course is delivered over 3 two-day training sessions, covering the following coaching topics and practice:

Beginnings: engaging the client

  • develop a clearer understanding of contracting with client, coach and sponsor
  • study key coaching frameworks and models to clarify goals and objectives
  • enhance your listening and questioning skills in practice sessions with direct feedback
  • start to develop your own personal, unique coaching framework
  • clarify your understanding of ethical guidelines and professional standards
  • establish peer coaching relationships to promote coaching practice

Middles: deepening the understanding

  • utilise creative techniques to enable deeper understanding
  • assess your client's developmental and emotional needs
  • clarify the boundaries of your personal coaching practice
  • explore the nature of personal and professional change
  • experience supervised coaching practice
  • be alert to both explicit and tacit information and its impact on coaching outcome
  • perform mid-term reviews with client and sponsor

Endings: successful review and closure

  • understand how your own experience of organisations influences your approach
  • explore coaching within an organisational context
  • provide organisational feedback in a way that respects the confidentiality of the client
  • explore the importance of ethics in executive coaching
  • manage the ‘psychology of endings’, providing healthy closure for client, coach
  • employ solutions-focused coaching tools to achieve client outcomes

Why choose Academy of Executive Coaching

13000 people trained worldwide

14 global locations

20 years experience of delivering professional coach training


The cost of the Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching programme is £4,500 + VAT per Participant. Payment plans are available, please contact the Programme Manager for further details or to discuss.

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Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC)

The Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC) offers professional executive and team coach training alongside coaching-based services for organisations. Founded in 1999, the AoEC serves the global market with offices around the world including the UK, South America, Middle East, mainland...

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Average rating 5

Based on 3 reviews.

Jackie Taylor
Great balance of theory and practice, feel I had optimal opportunity to develop skills. Very supportive, knowledgeable faculty. Venue excellent.
I have just completed the 'Practitioner Diploma'. I do not think I could do justice to the excellence and quality of the course in a few lines. I would encourage anyone thinking of taking a serious step towards a career as an executive coach to undergo the 'Practitioner Diploma'. Steve Goldstein
I have found the AoEC diploma course to have been both rewarding and extremely useful. The balance of directed learning, course work and supervised coaching practice has been the right mix for me. Most powerful has been the in-house coaching sessions where there has been opportunity to practice and receive meaningful feedback. Matt Lock, Gradua...
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