Frequently Asked Questions
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I've never done any coaching before, will this course be okay for me?
Absolutely. We will start with the foundations of coaching, so you will be absolutely fine.
where are you based? will there be a problem with timezones?
I am based in the U.K. and all times mentioned in the course information will be Greenwish Mean Tme (GMT) or British Summer Time (BST) whatever is local for us in the UK at that time of year.
I have had people join my online events from all over the world but you have to make sure the timing is right for you!
If you're unsure, drop me a message.
I've done some coach training before, will this course be okay for me?
It really depends what you want to achieve, and what type of coach training you've done before. Why not book a call with me, and we can have a chat to see if it would be of benefit to you?
How Much Time Commitment Is There?
There are a number of elements to the courses:
The first introductory workshop is 3 hours long. Each subsequent live workshop is 4 hours in duration and will usually be held fortnightly. (Although we work around school and bank holidays so this isn't always the case.)
Each online training module is mandatory and must be completed between the live workshops. It is estimated that each of these will take approximately 2.5 hours.
There is an additional element of self study required: for the certificate a minimum of 10 hours, and the diploma a minimum of 40 hours. Suggestions are made for self study and the bonus workshops also count towards this. These hours do not have to be completed before the final workshop.
Practice Coaching is an essential part of the programme but doesn’t have to be completed before the final workshop. Full guidance will be given around this To complete the certificate you will need to have 6 hours of coaching practice, and for the diploma, 20 hours of coaching practice.
For the certificate I estimate you will need to commit around 8-9 hours per fortnight.
For the diploma I estimate you will need to commit around 10-11 hours per fortnight.
I'm Not Sure Which Qualification To Go For?
Both qualifications start with the same foundations and initial workshops, so you can easily join us for the certificate and decide later whether to continue your studies and upgrade to the diploma.
I will let you know at the start of the course when you will need to make your decision by.
If there is no break in your studies the upgrade fee will simply be the difference between the two course fees. And any discount code or special offer you used for the certificate will be applied to the upgrade so you won't be paying any more than you would have done.
You can also arrange a quick call with me if you'd like to discuss this further. Use the form below to get in touch and we can go from there.
Is There An Exam Or Similar Test?
There are no exams!
You will be asked to keep a learning log, and a log of your coaching practice.
For the diploma you will also be asked to keep a reflective journal and submit a written assignment and a recording of a coaching session for observation and feedback purposes.
You will be provided with full guidance and support to help you complete these aspects of the course.
The assignment and recording won’t be expected until toward the end of your course, when you will have gained plenty of experience.
I've seen spiritual life coach training for £3000 upwards, Why Is This Course So much less?
I know that there are so many courses out there charging significantly more. I want to make these skills are available to people who will benefit from and use them to help others without having to take out a second mortgage, while also valuing the time, effort and commitment it takes for me to create and deliver this course and work with you. And because the workshops are run online, not only can we remove travelling, accommodation, and room hire we can bring people together from all over the world.
Additionally, some people want to use this course for their own learning and development and have no intention of running a business in this field. I love this, and I know how powerful the course can be, so I don't want to exclude anyone from doing so.
I've Seen A Spiritual Life Coach Course For £27 Online, How Is Yours Different?
Yes, out of interest I bought one of those once!
Here's the thing, you can buy a cheap online course, or even a book on coaching and read it in a day. Does that make you a coach? Does that equip you sufficiently to see clients?
It takes time and guidance to hone your skills as a coach and with an online course or book you won't get the opportunity to practice, receive feedback, and develop your techniques.
On this diploma we will work to embed the skills of coaching, and help you to develop your own approach to working with clients.
This course is accredited by the Association for Coaching. At the end of it you will also be in a position to start your business and begin the process of personal accreditation (if that's what you wish to do).
Tell Me More About The Accreditation Of This Course
Of course! You will see varying phrases used online like certified and accredited. It’s important to know the difference. (Although some people seem to use them interchangeably so it's as well to check what they really mean).
A certified coach usually means that you have passed a course with a training organisation. It says nothing about the quality of their training.
An accredited training course is one that has been assessed by a coaching organisation like the Association for Coaching (AC), the International Coaching Federation (ICF), or the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) against their criteria and core competencies. This ensures the quality of the content and training you will receive.
An accredited coach is someone who has not only passed a training course, but has been through the process of being assessed personally for their coaching competencies with a coaching organisation like the AC, ICF, or EMCC. They are required to have undertaken a certain number of coach specific training hours, as well as paid coaching hours, amongst other criteria.
Attending an accredited training course will put you in the best place to not only learn excellent coaching skills, but to work on your future accreditation if that's something you wish to do.
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