Courses: General Introduction

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The International Academy for Professional Development Ltd in partnership with its affiliated centres has developed an integrated, modular programme of courses based on cognitive-behavioural and solution focused approaches. The modular programme is sufficiently flexible to allow students 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, students can study and attend courses at their own speed depending upon the time and the finances they have available. These training programmes can also be run in-house for organisations who wish their staff to attend the same course.

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 IAFPD and Centre certificated courses involve pre-course reading/preparation and written assignments (e.g. seen exam papers) undertaken at home.

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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​Brief Overview to our ILM Endorsed Programmes

Some delegates are attending our courses to obtain Continuing Professional Development. Although they are keen to attend the courses and programmes we offer, they may not wish to undertake the written assignments due to a lack of time. As most of the courses are also recognised ILM Development Programmes, if students attend the programmes they can apply for an ILM Development certificate which demonstrates that they have attended an approved course.

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ILM Course Brochure

The Institute of Leadership and Management
By attending our ILM Development Programmes, our Learners become eligible to join the Institute of Leadership and Management (TILM) 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 and Management (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 and Management, please visit our Centre Hub that has been launched to focus on this professional route.