April 10, 2019

Certificate in Professional Coaching Skills

This is an original programme teaching best professional theory and
practice. This Module’s primary focus is to develop and refine our inherent
interpersonal skills, such as perceptive, empathic listening and questioning, and our
ability to engage with others so as to create real connection, clarity, choice and
forward action.
We build on this foundation with a thorough training in the co-active coaching
model, together with selected processes from Neuro-Linguistic Programming. We
think it is valuable to have a psychological model to
aid our thinking and have chosen Transactional Analysis, widely used in business
and personal development. Throughout the programme the International Coach
Federation (ICF) Core Competencies provide the criteria and framework for
evaluating participants’ growing coaching skills.

Gain a recognised professional qualification as a coach on our Professional Coaching Skills
programme. You will develop the attitude skills and key competencies of an effective
professional coach on our established in-depth and highly experiential course.
Our trainers are ICF-accredited Master and Professional Certified Coaches who also have
extensive business and organisational experience. We also have an integrated mentor team who
support participants on their learning journey.

Module 1Assignments
• Assignment 1:1 Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) This assignment is
designed to enable you to reflect on your journey before starting the
programme in relation to your experience, skills, knowledge and abilities.
• The on-going work is your Learning Journal, which is only seen by you
but used to help you write Assignment 1:3
• Assignment 1.3 Reflective Essay following your completion of the 20
days. It is vitally important that you make small entries as
you go through the training days, and put these into a more cohesive form in
between our meetings; it will be almost impossible for you
to write your reflective essay unless you make regular notes. On Module 1
in September we will give you more detailed guidelines
and information on how to keep your journal, how you will use it to write
your essay and the reasons for developing your capacity
to reflect.
• There are other pieces of work to do during the programme. Most
of these are learning by doing. You will be coaching other course
participants, and will be the client of colleagues who will coach you. You
will make a recording of yourself coaching, and will complete Assignment
1.2 Written Skills Analysis of your coaching where
you will analyse your coaching according to the guidelines we give you.
Finally you will be observed while coaching another course participant on
three occasions and receive feedback as you progress through the

Trainer Profile

Ailbhe Harrington
(Programme Leader),

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