What is accreditation?
It is important to recognise the difference between a course being accredited, approved or recognised, and a practitioner being accredited. Taking an accredited/approved/recognised training course does not of itself necessarily lead to the person taking it being accredited.
Being accredited as a coach, coaching psychologist, counsellor, stress management trainer or health educator by a professional body is really about the degree to which you have demonstrated to them that you have sufficient and appropriate training/qualifications and practice supervision.
For example, if we consider the coaching profession you will have practiced and delivered sufficient coaching, have been individually supervised for your coaching by a suitably trained and experienced coaching or coaching psychology supervisor and had on-going continuing professional development etc. as well as adhering to the code of ethics and any other requirements of the professional body of which you are a member (at a suitable level).
Psychologists may wish to consider the coaching psychologist accreditation pathway possible through the International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP). More details on the ISCP website.
Our workshops and programmes are recognised by the International Society for Coaching Psychology and we are an ISCP Approved Centre. Our courses are also approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre for the purposes of CPD. We are an organisational member of the Association for Coaching. Our Advanced Diploma in Coaching is Accredited by the Association for Coaching.
Generally, a student passing one or more of our accredited, approved or recognised courses or programmes is not entitled to use the logo of the professional body in question which accredits, approves or recognises the course or programme unless the person has gained the relevant level of membership of the organisation. Professional bodies usually have specific logos relating to chartered, certified or accredited status of their members. Please visit the professional body websites to find out about their membership criteria and use of their logos.