What we offer
We are premium partners of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) and deliver a number of different accredited qualification and training programmes for practising or aspiring coaches, mentors and supervisors. These include:
European Quality Awards (EQA) - the gold standard in professional coaching and mentoring qualifications. We provide these at Foundation and Practitioner level. These are ideal for anyone who wants to complete a practical qualification to develop the knowledge and skills to coach and mentor others.
European Supervision Quality Awards (ESQA) - the gold standard in professional supervision qualifications. Our ESQA qualification is accredited at Practitioner level and is ideal for experienced coaches or mentors who want to complete a practical qualification to develop the knowledge and skills to supervise other coaches and mentors.
Accredited Training (AT) – these are not qualifications but robust training programmes that meet the professional standards of the EMCC. These tend to be shorter bursts of training on specialist subjects so are ideal for those who may not wish to complete a full qualification but have a desire a to develop new knowledge and practical skills.
Dual accreditation - EQA & EIA
As we are premium partners of the EMCC, if a candidate is able to demonstrate they meet the practice and experience criteria for European Individual Accreditation (EIA), then we are able to assess that individual for the EIA at the same time as they undertake one of our EQA qualifications. If you're an experienced coach or mentor then this might apply to you so do mention it when you speak to a member of the team.
How do you choose the right course?
There are many variables but broadly speaking, you should ask yourself a few clarifying questions:
1) What is the purpose of you gaining a qualification/doing more training?
2) Who do you want to be coaching/mentoring at the end of the qualification?
3) What skills do you need to be effective in that role?
4) How much time can you commit and what budget do you have?
If you answered “I want to be a professional coach who works at a senior levels supporting diverse development needs and I am able to allocate sufficient resources to achieve this” then we would recommend a Practitioner level EQA qualification like our Diploma in Professional Coach-mentoring.
Conversely, if you answered “I want to develop some core coaching skills so I can coach my direct reports to improve their performance as part of my existing role” then we would recommend a Foundation level EQA qualification like our Certificate in Coach-mentoring.
Given that each individual is unique, we would recommend arranging a consultation with our Chief Executive Ed Parsloe ([email protected]) to discuss your needs in more detail. He can discuss the best options for you and talk to you more generally about our approach.
What delivery formats are available?
We offer both traditional workshop-based courses, distance learning programmes and fully online offerings*. All our courses are highly practical by design with a strong theoretical underpinning. They are flexible and pragmatic blended learning experiences with high levels of personal support from your own dedicated Coach-mentor Supervisors and Tutor Assessors. (*Our online ELECTRIC Coaching course will be available from late Spring 2019)
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