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BPS Division of Coaching Psychology


We are pleased to announce that the British Psychological Society (BPS) Special Group in Coaching Psychology has become the Division of Coaching Psychology. (See the BPS announcement.)

We are receiving enquiries from psychologists with BPS Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) asking whether or not our IAFPD course programmes can be used towards the proposed BPS coaching psychology portfolio route to chartership.

As the formal Training Route for BPS Chartered Coaching Psychologist is not yet available, there are still no clear details on the specific required courses or programmes of study to follow (although these are likely to be University based).  
Currently there are two chartership routes available, which are an Accelerated route or Professional route.  As a next step it can be helpful to review the following flow chart on the BPS website.

When choosing the Accelerated or Professional route, relevant coaching psychology CPD/training needs to be demonstrated in the portfolio.  This is when relevant coaching and coaching psychology modular training programmes and shorter courses, such as those offered by our affiliated faculty, the Centre for Coaching, can appear during a portfolio within the Training/Practice Narrative, Standards Mapping document, CPD record and/or professional plan (this is route dependent).


Our staff can only comment on our current courses and/or development programmes that have already been recognised by professional bodies to lead to membership and/or professional recognition or accreditation. (See the Institute of LeadershipAssociation for Coaching and International Society for Coaching Psychology pathways to membership and/or accreditation.)

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