About the course
For students wanting to learn foundational coaching skills as conveniently as possible, the Open University at RU offers a training program called CEFTP (Core Essentials Fast Track Program). The course is organized in cooperation with CoachU, an established training company.
The CEFTP course introduces students to the core coaching competencies and skills required to effectively coach others. The program is accredited by the ICF and meets the academic requirements for the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) certification through the International Coach Federation (ICF).
The program offers beginner and intermediate courses to develop core coaching competency. In addition, the knowledge in developing an internal or external coaching practice or business, and personal development for sustainable success in coaching. These skills are essential for coaches providing individual and/or organizational coaching services. The program is enhanced with practice and project labs.
All RU coaching students will have free access for six months after the in-person training to all virtual-classroom courses offered in the Core Essentials Program (CEP). The course content and textbooks are identical to the in-person class offered at RU. CEP is attractive to those coaching students around the world who cannot attend an in-person program or who want to spread the training out over a longer period.
After completing the program, participants qualify to upgrade into other advanced coaching programs (Coach U's Advanced Coaching Program or Corporate Coach U's Advanced Corporate Coaching Program to learn advanced personal, business, executive and corporate coaching skills.
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.