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Fast-Track Diploma in Life Coaching Skills

Course Length: 1 Year (start at any time)
Qualification: Diploma in Life Coaching Skills
Course Fees: £1699.00

This qualification is for anyone interested in adding life coaching skills to their work portfolio. You will learn the underpinning theory of life coaching plus how to apply the skills in practice. The one year course which you can start throughout the year, is delivered via blended learning (online and F2F) with full tutor support.

Course Outline and Modules

The Fast-Track Diploma in Life Coaching Skills is taken over one year (depending on your lifestyle and discipline, it can be completed within six months).  You can start at any time in the year and is suitable for anyone new to coaching, who wants to develop a life coaching practice or use life coaching skills in their work.

Tip:  If you can read The Coaching Manual by Julie Starr (available from Amazon) before you start your supervised skills development workshops, this would be very helpful to provide you with an overview of coaching skills.

You have four modules to complete with tutor support.  Each module has a 1000-word tutor-marked assignment designed to give you the underpinning knowledge you need in order to practice life coaching.  Completed work is passed onto your tutor for marking and comment and returned to you together with the next module.

Module 1: Facilitating Coaching Sessions

Differences between coaching, counselling and mentoring – AC Coaching Competency Framework – AC Code of Ethics and Good Practice – How people learn – GROW Model – Other coaching models – Facilitating coaching sessions – Showing attention and interest – Using exploration skills – Showing understanding skills – Using action skills – Change management – Coaching management:  supervision, record keeping, confidentiality, insurance, data protection

Module 2: Cognitive Behavioural Coaching

Defining cognitive behavioural coaching – The 8-step process to using CBC in coaching – Step 1: Setting the Scene for CBC – Step 2: Problem Identification – Step 3: Goal Selection – Step 4: Choices & Consequences – Step 5: Exploration of Faulty Thinking – Step 6: Decision-Making & Action Planning – Step 7: Implementation – Step 8: Evaluation

Module 3: Embracing Change

Anxiety management – Managing challenge  – Personal control – Temporary V permanent

Module 4: Ways to Deliver Coaching

Thinking about a sustainable business.


You can add modules from other courses for £59.00. The option includes learning material, a tutor-marked assignment and CPD certification.


Fast-Track Diplomas

  • Complete in one year (or six months).
  • Starting anytime.
  • Four modules for key theory.
  • Six supervised skills development workshops.
  • Supervised case study work (six hours).
  • Accredited Award in Coach Training from the Association for Coaching.

Advanced Diplomas

  • Complete over two years (however you can complete quicker depending on your lifestyle and discipline or take longer).
  • Enrolments are accepted throughout the year with a start any time policy.
  • Access to accelerated coach accreditation with the Association for Coaching.
  • Extra modules included for additional theory.
  • Eight supervised skills development workshops.
  • Supervised case study work (50 hours).
  • Reflective learning opportunities.
  • 30-minute marketing consultation with Kameleon Marketing.
  • Accredited Certificate in Coach Training from the Association for Coaching.

Professionals who have studied with us include: GPs, counsellors, complementary therapists, army officers, yoga teachers, HR professionals, nurses (diabetic, theatre, hospice, general), coaches, advocacy management, occupational therapists, nutritionists, paediatricians, medical physiotherapists, police officers, personal trainers, mental health workers, day centre management, adult social care workers, community service management, health care support workers, teachers and rehab workers.

The course is also suitable for career changers or those looking to start their own business, enhance an existing business and for retirement career-changers.  You are welcome to enrol straight on this course.  You do not have to take a Certificate in Life Coaching before coming on this course.

Graduates from our coaching diplomas tend to take their new skills and knowledge:

  • back into their existing PAYE job or a new PAYE job e.g. HR, teaching, youth work, social work, pastoral support, civil service, army personnel, policing, OT, corporate wellbeing, sports, mental health, support work, GP/NHS health coaching, employability coaching, leisure management
  • back into their existing business
  • into a new business alongside their PAYE job

You could use what you learn on this course to integrate into counseling, as part of human resource facilitation, to work with people in transition, as part of elder-care, for a lifestyle change or with young people.

Course Accreditation



Wellness Professionals at Work is an authorized course provider of the Complementary Medical Association (CMA). This course carries CPD points (1 point for every hour of study or skills development). The CMA also offers student membership which you can apply for while still studying and will gain the post-nominal letters SCMA. Upon graduation, you can apply for full CMA Membership “MCMA”.   CMA membership (as a student or graduate) also qualifies you for reduced insurance rates.



Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (ACCPH) is an online independent professional body and register for counsellors, coaches, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists. All endorsement and validation of courses and training by the ACCPH is of the highest standard and closely follows the level benchmarks set by National Awarding bodies and professional bodies.


Association for Coaching (AC)

Wellness Professionals at Work is an organizational and training provider member of the Association for Coaching (AC) and is committed to the ethical development of coaching as a profession. This training is accredited by the AC and student membership for one year is included in the course fee. Following successful completion of the Fast-Track Diploma in Life Coaching Skills and the gaining of coaching hours, you are eligible to apply for membership of the Association which has international recognition.

Supervised skills development workshops

You need to attend six workshops (chosen from the following dates):

IMPORTANT:   You can choose to complete the required supervised skills development workshops all online or all F2F or a mixture of both online and F2F.

Case Studies

Following completion of all modules and six skills development workshops, you need to complete six hours of case studies in your own time and location, under remote supervision from your tutor.


You will be assessed via: assignments, supervised skills development and case studies. View the recommended reading materials for this course.


Before you commit to this course, we would like to remind you of what makes our courses stand out: robust accreditation, personal tutor support, high level of self-development, group interaction, well-designed learning material, patient and inspiring tutors, live coaching practice.

Your fee of £1699 covers:

  • Training accreditation from the Association for Coaching (AC)
  • Opportunity to apply for full membership (AC) upon criteria fulfilment
  • Access to our Wellness Community on Circle
  • Study-buddies
  • Learning materials
  • Four modules with full tutor support for assignment completion
  • Six workshops for supervised skills development  (40 hours)
  • Occasional Wellness Professionals at Work members newsletter
  • Discounts on courses and 1:1 coaching
  • Student membership of the Association for Coaching (AC) for 12 months.
  • Access to Cytoplan
  • Free group supervision is included however if you would prefer 1:1 this requires a small fee per session


By instalment

Pay an initial £699 upon enrolment plus 5 standing order instalments of £200.

Up front with discount

You are welcome to pay up front and enjoy a 5% discount, making the fee £1614.

Use this currency convertor for the investment in your national currency.


If you would like to enrol on this course, make payment using the button below and complete the enrolment form that follows. If you experience any problems please send us an email:

Contact Jo if you wish to make a bank transfer arrangement.


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