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Foundation in Professional Coaching Skills (6 months)

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  • Date: 27 Jan 2023
  • Time: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
  • Location: online

Foundation in Professional Coaching Skills

with Ailbhe Harrington

Online Welcome & Introduction: Jan 27th 9am – 10:30am
Programme Feb - July all via Zoom
Starts 10th & 11th February
(9am - 5:30pm)

Cost = €3,375 ICBE Member / €3,600 Non Member
with Skillnet funding applied

Contact alison@icbe.ie to register your interest


This training will enable you to gain a recognised professional qualification, the Associate Certified Coach Credential with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Click link to view full brochure: AspireCoachTraining_Level_1_Brochure_2023.

It is a highly experiential programme focusing on developing the core competencies and skills that have been set out by the ICF. In addition, it is about growing your coaching mindset, and increasing your self-awareness so that you can be an effective professional coach. We draw on thinking from Neuroscience, Transactional Analysis, Neuro Linguistic Programming and Carl Rogers Client Centred approach. We create a psychologically safe environment for learning, and our style reflects a person-centred approach to adult learning.

Our online training days which comprise your synchronous learning hours use the principal method of experiential learning: learning by doing, coupled with personal reflection and exploration. We have tutor inputs, interactive sessions, discussions, practice with observation and feedback, live demonstrations of coaching by credentialed coaches; MCC, PCC and ACC, a group coach mentoring day +2 x 90 mins individual coach mentoring sessions. There are also additional self-directed asynchronous learning hours that are completed outside of the training days. These include a reflective journal, short assignments, quizzes, recorded coaching demonstrations to review and learn from, short questionnaires, reflective questions, and preparation for your individual coach mentoring sessions.

We also provide resources to support you for when you with set up a business as coach or working as an internal coach when you complete the programme. Finally, to integrate the skills that you are learning you also engage in peer-to-peer coaching and coaching real clients during the programme so that you start to build your coaching experience and hours as a coach.

Programme Dates for Spring 2023

27th January 2023 - Online from 9 – 10:30am

  • 10th & 11th Feb 2023 (9am - 5:30pm)
  • 10th & 11th March 2023 (9am - 5:30pm)
  • 21st & 22nd April 2023 (9am - 5:30pm)
  • 12th May 2023 (9am - 5:30pm)
    Submit first recording, transcript and reflection to coach mentor by 24th May
    A time will be organised with you directly for your 1:1 coach mentoring feedback session
  • 9th & 10th June 2023 (9am - 5:30pm)
  • 21st June 2023 (9am - 5:30pm)
    Submit second recording, transcript and reflection to coach mentor by 21st June
    A time will be organised with you directly for your 1:1 coach mentoring feedback session
  • 23rd June 2023 Supervision Clinic from 9am-12pm
  • 21st July 2023 - Final Assessment for ACC
    1. Submit recording for ACC assessment
    2. Submit your coaching framework document
    3. Submit your coaching pathway document
  • Graduation Day - Date to be decided by the group with option to attend in person or virtuallyNote: Attendance is required for each training day & the supervision clinic