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Courses: General Introduction

The Centre for Coaching, Centre for Stress Management and International Academy for Professional Development have developed an integrated, modular programme of programmes based on cognitive-behavioural and solution focused approaches to coaching. The modular programme is sufficiently flexible to allow Learners to design their own programme of training. Most modules i.e. primary or certificate courses, can be taken as individual workshops or put towards an advanced certificate or diploma programme. Within acceptable limits, Learners can study and attend courses at their own speed depending upon the time and the finances they have available. (However, do check the particular programme you are interested in.) Our Association for Coaching accredited programme is now one of our most popular extended IAFPD advanced diploma programmes.


These training programmes can also be run in-house for organisations. 

Brief Overview to our Professional Body Approved & Recognised programmes

We run a range of programmes. The Certificate in Coaching; Certificate in Stress Management & Performance Coaching, Certificate in Psychological Coaching; Certificate in Coaching Psychology; Diploma in Coaching; Diploma in Psychological Coaching and the Diploma in Coaching Psychology. (Our IAFPD courses and programmes are not regulated by Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, Ofqual. They have been designed to provide CPD and IPD and are recognised by a range of professional bodies.) 

Most certificated courses involve pre-programme reading/preparation and Post Programme Reviews undertaken at home or at your office

At the Centre for Stress Management the most popular courses are the 2-day Primary Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural TherapyPrimary Certificate in Stress Management and the Primary Certificate in Health & Wellbeing Cognitive Behavioural Coaching. Health professionals wanting to gain more knowledge in cognitive behavioural therapy often complete the Certificate or Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies and Stress Management.

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The Institute of Leadership

By attending our Centre’s IoL Development Programmes, our Learners become eligible to join the Institute of Leadership (IoL) at Associate and Full Member levels. Successful completion of the 5-day Coaching Development Programme or the 5-day Psychological Coaching Programme  provides eligibility at Associate Membership Level of the Institute of Leadership (subject to completion of the administrative forms). Successful completion of both programmes provides eligibility of the Institute at Full Membership level.

For further information about taking our Development programmes in order to be eligible to join the Institute of Leadership, please visit our Centre Hub that has been launched to focus on this professional route.

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