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Diploma in Coaching

The Diploma in Coaching aims to enable you to deepen your knowledge of the theory and practice of coaching. By the end of the programme, you will have built on your core coaching skills and developed clarity around your coaching presence and your unique coaching approach.

The programme is designed to develop a community of learning, so that all students learn together and from each other. Some aspects of the content will be co-created collaboratively as you and the other students collectively determine your areas of interest for the diploma, incorporating experiential and theoretical inputs on coaching models and approaches as well as developing self-awareness.

Volunteer coaching is an important element in developing coaching skills. You will be encouraged to further develop your coaching practice by working with three volunteer coachees for the duration of the diploma programme.


Pathway A: Fully booked, please complete an application form to be added to the waiting list.

Pathway B: 25 October 2019

Day and time

Pathway A
8 sessions in total.
4 sessions on Friday/4 sessions on Saturday 9.30am-4.30pm:
25/26 October, 29/30 November, 10/11 January and 14/15 February

Pathway B
8 sessions in total on Fridays, 9.30am-4.30pm:
25 October, 22 November, 10 January, 7 February, 6 March, 24 April, 22 May and 12 June

Qualification Diploma in Coaching (30 credits at Level 5)
Venue tbc, University of Warwick campus
Mode Classroom based, part-time
Reference D001
Fee The course fee for 2019/20 is £1770. View potential additional fees

Entry requirements One of the following: (1) have successfully completed CLL's Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring; (2) have an equivalent qualification and be able to demonstrate the level of coaching skills required to pass the Certificate; or (3) have substantial experience in coaching or other related one-to-one work.
Assessment 2 x 2,500-word assignments (70%) and observation of coaching practice (30%).
Progression Career Development and Coaching Studies Postgraduate programmes. On completion students will have improved interpersonal communication skills to support their current roles, or to be used as evidence when considering for new areas of employment
Contact Please use our Contact page to send us an enquiry

Learning outcomes

By the end of the Diploma you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of a range of ideas, tools and frameworks relevant to coaching
  • Use confidently and with clarity of intent key coaching skills, such as listening, questioning and playing back
  • Understand how the relationship between a coach and client evolves over time; appreciate how trust, rapport and openness develop; and know how to manage the different stages of a coaching relationship, from initial contracting through to closing review and disengagement
  • Articulate and justify your personal approach to coaching which takes into account
    - your own strengths, weaknesses and development needs as a coach
    - the context within which you coach
    - the needs of the clients you work with
  • Articulate and justify their personal stance on key ethical and practical issues (e.g. confidentiality, supervision, managing boundaries)
  • Develop a personal and authentic coaching presence and approach, being able to link this to theories and models of coaching.

Areas of study (indicative)

The areas of study below are indicative, as the specific content is co-created collaboratively and collectively by participants.

Coaching theories and approaches:

Learning about self:


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"I was prepared to be challenged and changed, and I was, indeed, far more than I could have imagined – and in a good way. The different perspectives and experiences brought to the course by fellow students, and the various lecturers and course leader were thought provoking. The environment created was supportive, where ideas, thinking and techniques could be practised."

Moragh. Diploma in Coaching, 2016/17.

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