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Foundations of Coaching Practice

Are you interested in taking your first steps in coaching, to unlock your potential and the potential of others? If so, the Foundations of Coaching Practice is for you. This level 4 certificate, will provide you with a strong foundation, covering all of the fundamental skills of coaching. You will learn the theory and practice the skills to enable you to confidently start your coach development journey.

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This course offers you a foundation of relevant models and practical skills that will equip you to engage in purposeful coaching and mentoring conversations and relationships. If you are new to coaching this course has been developed for you, focussing on the development of core coaching skills: listening, questioning and structuring a coaching and mentoring conversation. You will explore the spectrum from directive to non-directive approaches, and the contrast between coaching and mentoring, encouraging you to identify where you wish to operate in your own practice.

Key facts

Starts: October 2021

Level: Short Course, 30 credits at Level 4 (requires submission of reflective assignment)

Length: 8 x 1-day workshops

Venue: Face-to-face on University of Warwick campus

Student stories

"The course was an excellent balance between theory and experiential learning from both others and during the practice.

I really had no idea of the real power behind feeling heard."

Former student