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Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education

Life Coaching

Available dates

Jan 6—Feb 23, 2020
GBP 455 ≈USD 587
May 25—Jul 12, 2020
GBP 455 ≈USD 587


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About the course

Life coaching has grown enormously over the last decade and nowadays there are many people practising as life coaches. But what exactly does that mean and what does it take to become a life coach? And how does it differ from counselling? How can the life coach create a safe environment, for both the client and him or herself?

This course is ideal for learners around the world who wish to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in life coaching, without having to take time off work to travel to and attend a workshop.

Aims of the course:

Students will benefit from:

  • Knowledge and understanding of life coaching
  • Awareness and role of a life coach
  • Developing practical ability in the skills of life coaching
  • Designing and managing a structured life coaching programme
  • Demonstrating critical awareness of the legal and ethical considerations of life coaching
  • The richness gained from working with a group of like-minded colleagues from different locations around the world

Each week of an online course is roughly equivalent to 2-3 hours of classroom time. On top of this, participants should expect to spend roughly 2-3 hours reading material, etc., although this will vary from person to person.

While they have a specific start and end date and will follow a weekly schedule (for example, week 1 will cover topic A, week 2 will cover topic B), our tutor-led online courses are designed to be flexible and as such would normally not require participants to be online for a specific day of the week or time of the day (although some tutors may try to schedule times where participants can be online together for web seminars, which will be recorded so that those who are unable to be online at certain times are able to access material).

Unless otherwise stated, all course material will be posted on the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) so that they can be accessed at any time throughout the duration of the course and interaction with your tutor and fellow participants will take place through a variety of different ways which will allow for both synchronous and asynchronous learning (discussion boards,etc).

A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who contribute constructively to weekly discussions and exercises/assignments for the duration of the course.

Who should attend

  • Those considering becoming life coaches
  • Those interested in learning more about life coaching
  • Coaches in training
  • Working coaches

Trust the experts

Keith Nelson

Keith Nelson has worked professionally as an executive coach since 2001. He trained as a coach during the 1990s, becoming Director of Coaching and Development at Emap, in the media sector. He set up his own coaching business in 2001 and quickly established a range of coach training programmes for...


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