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Foundation in Professional Coaching Skills (6 months)

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  • Date: 25 Jan - 18 Jul 2024
  • Time: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
  • Location: online

Foundation in Professional Coaching Skills

with Ailbhe Harrington, Aspire Coach Training

Online Welcome & Introduction: Jan 25th 9am – 10:30am
Programme Feb - July (All via Zoom)
Starts:  9th/10th February
(9am - 5:30pm)

Cost = €3,150 ICBE Member / €4,500 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_2024_

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 2024

  • 25th January 2024 - Welcome & Introduction to the programme and student platform / Online 9 – 10:30am
  • 9th & 10th Feb 2024 Days 1& 2
  • 8th & 9th March 2024 Days 3 & 4
  • 12th & 13th April 2024 Days 5 & 6
  • 26th April 2024 Day 7
  • 15th May 2024 - Submit first recording, transcript and reflection to coach mentor by 15th May

A time will be organised with you directly for your 1:1 coach mentoring feedback session

  • 31st May & 1st June 2024 Days 8 & 9
  • 19th June 2024 - Submit second recording, transcript and reflection to coach mentor by 19th June

A time will be organised with you directly for your 1:1 coach mentoring feedback session

  • 21st June 2024 - Supervision Clinic: 9am -12pm
  • 18th July 2024 - Final Assessment for ACC

1. Submit recording for ACC assessment
2. Submit your coaching framework document
3. Submit your coaching pathway document

  • 19th October 2024 - Will form part of an in-person Alumni Day

Graduation Day - Date to be decided by the group with option to attend in person or virtually
Note: Attendance is required for each training day & the supervision clinic