Professional Body Approved & Recognised Training

International Academy for Professional Development
Blended, Classroom and Distance Learning

General course information

In this section we cover a number of items related to our courses and programmes. 

WHO ARE THE PRIMARY & CERTIFICATE COURSES SUITABLE FOR?
Generally the courses are suitable for coaches, trainers, managers, personnel staff, management consultants, psychologists, health and caring professionals who wish to learn more about coaching. However, participants also include those interested in a career change. It is important that potential delegates check that the course is suitable for their level of experience and qualifications.​

PAYMENT OF COURSE FEES

All course fees must be paid six weeks prior to the commencement of the course. Before purchasing non-refundable flights, train tickets, etc. students are strongly advised to confirm with the Centre that the course has sufficient enrolments for it to run.

COURSE ATTENDANCE & GENERAL CONTRACT

Students should attend over 90% of an individual course to satisfy the attendance requirements. If this is not possible then students are advised to apply when they can meet the criteria.

Students attending courses are expected to switch off their mobile phones (or turn on to silence) during lectures and workshops. Normal rules of confidentiality apply to all of the courses. A short homework assignment may be set at the end of the first day of the course such a reading an article.Unless stated otherwise, all of the courses are not opportunities  to work out personal issues which may need the support of personal coaching or therapy but a commitment to self-disclosure in relation to course learning, skills training and personal awareness will be expected.  


ACCREDITED PRIOR LEARNING
We do not under normal circumstances accredit prior learning as the majority of other training courses differ in their content. However, we do not recommend that experienced coaching professionals take our introductory Level 5 courses without first discussing the course content with the Training Director, Peter Ruddell. Students may wish to demonstrate their knowledge through the International Academy for Professional Development’s Certificate in Work Based Professional Development or Certificate in Professional Development or apply for a higher level programme. Experienced qualified coaches or psychologists with advanced training in coaching or coaching psychology can in the first instance send their CV to the Course Director in order to discuss their coaching qualifications and experience and course suitability.


WHO ARE THE PRIMARY & CERTIFICATE COURSES SUITABLE FOR?
Generally the courses are suitable for coaches, trainers, managers, personnel staff, management consultants, psychologists, health and caring professionals who wish to learn more about coaching. However, participants also include those interested in a career change. It is important that potential delegates check that the course is suitable for their level of experience and qualifications.


WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS & CERTIFICATES FOR COURSES
Certificates of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are issued to delegates who complete a primary certificate or certificate course. A primary certificate or full certificate is only awarded to participants who successfully complete a written assignment(s) undertaken at home within 60 days of the course. An extension can be negotiated if necessary otherwise a late submission fee of £20 is charged for late assignments.


CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
For students who attend the course for the purpose of Continuing Professional Development, there is no need to complete the home assignment unless a full certificated award is required. 


INSTITUTE OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
The majority of our taught coaching courses can also lead to ILM Approved Development Programmes. These involve course attendance and participation generally without the written assignments. Please see our separate brochure.