Professional Body Approved & Recognised Training

International Academy for Professional Development
Blended, Classroom and Distance Learning

About us

The International Academy for Professional Development Ltd was established in 2010 to bring together recognised and accredited centres and faculties of expertise that provide professional development courses and programmes to professionals around the world.


The Centres of Expertise group of Centres are based in London, England, and provide a range of training and consultancy services. Our first Centre, the Centre for Stress Management was established in 1987. This year we are delighted to be celebrating 30 years of providing training and consultancy services. We have delivered our accredited and recognised training programmes in Europe, China, Japan and New Zealand. We have affiliated Centres in New Zealand. In addition to the International academy's website which brings our programmes together, each Centre of Expertise has its own website. The Centre for Coaching established in 2001 provides a wide range of approved and recognised courses. 


The courses run by the Centre for Stress Management, Centre for Coaching and International Academy for Professional development are recognised for CPD purposes by the International Society for Coaching Psychology and the British Psychological Society Learning Centre. The Centre is a ISCP Approved CPD Provider.


The different Centres of Expertise and Faculties focus on a range of programmes depending upon their remit. For example, coaching and coaching psychology; stress management and prevention; accountancy, business and management; health and wellbeing; health and safety; evidence based counselling and psychotherapy including cognitive behaviour and rational emotive behavioural therapies. Courses range from 1-day up to 18 months part-time.


Our Centres, in association with the International Academy for Professional Development run Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Approved Development Programmmes. Our courses are run in London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland. We also run our courses in-house for organisations and companies around the world. The ILM Advanced Coaching Development Programme is over 100 hours in length. Our ILM Advanced Development Awards qualify successful candidates for Associate Membership of the ILM. Those with more than five years experience may also apply for full Membership of the ILM. Certificates of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are issued to delegates who attend 90% of a development programme. Successful completion of our coaching diploma programmes can lead to Chartership with Chartered Association of Business Administrators.


The Centres and Faculties are self-contained operational units acting as a part of the International Academy or as independent units contractually associated with the International Academy.