COURSE FAQ’s 

Coaching is an art of facilitating another person’s exploration of a goal they want to achieve and supporting them in that achievement.  Coaching:

  • is present and future-orientated
  • helps the client understand and move past their emotional and mental barriers (where possible and appropriate) to achieve personal or professional outcomes
  • isn’t counseling – or therapy – guidance – or advice

There is a multitude of environments where coaches are found such as the corporate sector, long-term condition management, community and family environments, education establishments, young people’s issues, beauty and appearance, baby-boomer market, weight management, lifestyle, elder-care, healthcare organizations, and the fitness industry.  You can take your coaching skills and knowledge back into your PAYE job or a better one.  You can be an evening (coaching) entrepreneur and keep your day job.  Or you might start up or enhance your own business.

Padding this answer out (I could go on forever here), you can deliver 1:1 coaching/group coaching on or off-line, create passive income products, enhance a consultancy or deliver training.

When you enroll in a distance learning course with me, I email across to you your Welcome Pack and the first module, and I post out your textbooks.  With each module, you complete the guided reading and your chosen assignment and send your work to me as a Word attachment.  I mark and return it to you together with the next module.  You can ask me questions at any time, and my support is there for you when you need it.

For students on the coaching Diploma courses, there are two hours of business coaching with me, and a 30-minute marketing session with Karan of Kameleon Marketing provided as part of your course fee.  Following qualification, ongoing business coaching is offered at a reduced rate.

When you enroll in a coaching Diploma course, you have the option of taking the entire course online.  This means not only the modules but also your supervised skills development. For example, on the Diploma in Resilience Coaching Skills, you would need to complete 40 hours of supervised skills development with me before you moved onto your case studies.  These skills development sessions are facilitated online via Zoom. During monthly online Saturday master classes where you would be working with fellow students in a small group of four facilitated by myself.  You will be trained to deliver remote coaching to a fellow student and be coached yourself.

To give a sense of student community and extra skills development, you are welcome to attend the face-to-face group master classes in Brighton at no extra cost.

For student preferring a face-to-face and group approach, I run Saturday master classes in Brighton once a month.  There are normally between four and nine students.  You would be delivering coaching and receiving coaching, and there is plenty of feedback from your peer group and myself so that you can improve your coaching.

Coaching Certificates are delivered via supported distance learning and provide underpinning theory only.  Coaching Diplomas provide the underpinning theory, plus supervised skills development, case study work, and reflective learning.

A life coach will work with clients in specific areas such as work, communication skills, relationships, study skills, returning to work, health, and family.  A holistic life coach takes an integrated approach and will encompass mind, body and spiritual needs.

This depends on your discipline and lifestyle, but in general, I would say 5 – 10 hours a week.

Wellness Professionals at Work engages with three lead bodies to provide you with credible and independently scrutinized learning experiences:

  • National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP) – as well as being an approved training provider offering qualifications, we are an accredited CPD provider with the NCP.
  • Association for Coaching (AC) – we are an approved training provider and are proud to have two of our courses accredited with the AC (Diploma in Life Coaching Skills and Diploma in Wellness Coaching Skills).
  • Complementary Medical Association – we are an approved training provider and offer CPD courses.
  • UK Health Coaches Association has approved us as a coach training provider, and graduates from three of our courses (Diploma in Wellness Coaching Skills, Diploma in Resilience Coaching Skills and the Integrated Diploma in Resilience and Wellness Coaching Skills) will be considered for membership by this organization.

All of the coaching Diplomas encompass practical skills development which is supervised by myself.

Both the Certificates and Diploma courses involve distance learning modules.  Each module has one 1000-word assignment to complete. There is no grade for marked work.  Assessment entails making an informed and considered judgment about the quality of your performance on a given assignment is covering:

  • how effectively you have practiced the critical and analytical techniques
  • your degree of mastery of skills involved in communicating thoughts, ideas and evidence clearly and cogently
  • understanding of how the subject matter is grasped

If an assignment doesn’t meet the above three points sufficiently, you will be asked to either submit the entire assignment again or for a further 500 words.

The skills development for the coaching diplomas involves direct observation and feedback from myself and your peers.  Self-assessment from is each student is also encouraged.  The case studies are not directly observed; however, there is a paper trail assessment process.

Of course you can.  Please contact Laurel.

The Diplomas are normally taken by Laurel and the Certificates by Jan (please see Meet the Team).

Yes, you can.  If you would like to complete a Diploma completely online/by distance learning, you would choose the remote learning option.

Yes, you can.

Diploma fees include: accreditation, student membership of accrediting bodies (where appropriate), CPD certification (where appropriate), access to apply for full membership of accrediting bodies (upon criteria fulfilment), access to Wellness Professionals at Work Learning Hub on Facebook, study-buddies, course textbooks and learning materials, over 200 hours of distance learning tutor support, 90 hours of supervised skills development, two hour of business start-up coaching and 30 minutes of marketing consultation

Certificate fees include: student membership of accrediting bodies (where appropriate), CPD certification (where appropriate), access to apply for full membership of accrediting bodies (upon criteria fulfilment), access to Wellness Professionals at Work Learning Hub on Facebook, study-buddies, course textbooks and learning materials, tutor support by email, phone, post and online

Yes, you can.  If you need to, you can also apply for an extension.

Yes, you can.  If you also need longer, you can apply for an extension.

You can start the courses any time you choose.

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