Diploma in Executive Coaching
£2,595 & vat
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Type the word ‘coach’ into a search engine and what do you get? More than 58,000 listings for various types of coaches and coaching companies. Additionally – and maybe not so surprisingly – a sponsored link for a bus company! Apt in a way since coaching is about getting a person from A to B.

The Executive Coach is someone who helps their client develop new ways of thinking, feeling, acting, learning, leading, and relating. They help to build new levels of capability using the executive’s strengths and building the key competencies needed to achieve success in strategic business objectives.

This Diploma provides a professional qualification for anyone who is pursuing the role of executive coach and want their own experience and knowledge underpinned with a formal, recognised qualification in this subject. The programme seeks to provide an in depth understanding of key concepts relating to executive coaching and also to develop the skills which contribute to the success of the role.

The programme will enhance your credibility and confidence in the value you can add and also increase your impact when working at the senior and executive levels within organisations.


The Organisational Context for Executive Coaching: Each organisation has a culture with it’s own unique blend of dimension/dynamic/values/style and this presents different types of challenge for the executive and their coach. Understanding this bigger picture is fundamental to success as an executive coach. 

The Executive Coach Triangle: describes executive coaching and the partnership required for maximum success. We believe executive coaching is most successful as a three-way partnership among coach, executive, and the executive’s organization. Each partner has an obligation and responsibility to contribute to the success of the coaching process. Although the primary work is between executive and coach, coaching is always an organizational intervention and, as such, should be conducted within the context of the organization’s goals and objectives.

Overarching Principles for Executive Coaching: describes a set of values or goals that guide the coaching process. These principles provide a compass that the coach, the executive, and other members of the organization will use to set, maintain, and correct their course of action.

Guidelines for Best Practice: provide procedural help for all coaching partners. These guidelines define the components of the process and outline the commitments that each partner must make.

Core Competencies of the Executive Coach: lists a robust set of four knowledge areas fundamental to the work of executive coaching: psychological, business, organizational and coaching competencies; the tasks and skills sets aligned to the six phases of the coaching process; and the 10 attributes and abilities that promote superior performance. Each of these competency areas is separated into basic and advanced levels.

The individuals who would gain most from this qualification are:

Senior specialists in training, learning and development roles who are seeking to move into coaching.

Senior practitioners with some management responsibility for other trainers.

Practitioners who are moving into the support and training of senior organisation personnel.

Those in a consultancy or a business partner role who need a full awareness of the potential contribution and impact Executive coaching can make.

Experienced learning and development consultants seeking to better position themselves to work with senior management and their teams in client organisations.

Your Fee Includes: 

  • Student registration & certification;
  • Comprehensive workshop material;
  • Personal Learning Journal;
  • Access to on-line learning Knowledge Bank;
  • Supplementary learning resources;
  • Lunch, tea and coffee on all workshop days;
  • Marking and moderation;

Programme Structure:

The programme is built on the foundation of a four day face-to-face workshop supported by 2 blocks of Personal Development and some self-learning modules. In addition, time will be required to conduct a work related assignment and to produce a report by way of a presentation that will be delivered on the final assessment day. Time will also be required to participate in a Virtual Learning Group.


Throughout the Programme each participant will carry out a Work Related Assignment and keep a Project Diary. This will be assessed at an Assignment Presentation during the Assessment Day. Participants will also be required to keep a Reflective Learning Journal of their involvement in the programme. 

On successful completion of the qualification you will be awarded the ITOL Diploma in Executive Coaching. The qualification is accredited by ITOL and is equivalent to QCF Level 6 and EQF Level 6.