Our Postgraduate Certificate in Executive and Business Coaching is one of the longest established and most advanced coach training programmes available in the UK. This European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) accredited course trains delegates to Senior Practitioner Level.
Central to the PB Coaching approach are the principles of Gestalt psychology, and this course prepares delegates to use these principles, becoming skilled at working with the psychological dimensions of coaching – a territory which is critical to helping coaching clients make lasting changes to ingrained patterns of behaviour.
Interested in Gestalt? Read ‘The Pragmatics of Magic‘ and learn about ‘use of self’, the ‘highest order coaching skill’ (Bluckert, 2006) which delegates of this programme learn to use in their practice.
The main three strands through which learning is delivered are:
The programme is in constant evolution, ensuring delegates are equipped with the most up to date and relevant content. Upon completion delegates are highly competent and confident executive and business coaches, fully prepared with the skills, accreditations and qualifications to work independently or as an advanced coaching resource within an organisation.
We are welcoming applications onto our September 2015 intake – contact us to find out more or to book your place.
This 16-day programme is structured into six workshops over a nine month period, fitting in with Leeds Beckett University’s academic year (September to May).
Delegates learn a wide range of relevant theory, and embed their learning through observed practice and feedback sessions. A distinguishing feature of this course is the strong element of experiential learning gained in the ‘Community Group’.
The focus is on executive and business coaching, and coaching in the organisational context (including coaching senior leaders, understanding systems and developing coaching cultures), but the psychological skills that our delegates gain enable them to work on a wide range of issues. The workshop themes are:
As well as being a top tier coach training programme in its own right, the Postgraduate Certificate in Executive and Business Coaching carries 60 CATS points and as such it is one third of a 180 CATS points Masters Degree. Upon completion delegates are eligible to apply to join either the Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching Psychology or the Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching Supervision (120 CATS points).
Assessment includes academic assignments, the completion of a coach competency inventory and completion of a specified number of coaching hours.
Upon completion of this course you will be ideally placed to provide an advanced coaching resource within an organisation or to set up an independent coaching practice. You will have completed an highly regarded and professionally accredited coaching course, with academic validations.
In addition you will have:
I gained a tremendous amount personally from attending the PB Coaching Postgrad. The experience challenged my own leadership style and caused me to reflect on the person I am and the person I want to be. I feel that this was very much as a consequence of the depth to which each topic area was explored. The real difference for me from other courses was the amount of this programme that was spent working at the psychological level. There has been a real benefit back at the organisation from my completion of this programme as I am using the learning to develop a Coaching Culture within the organisation as a principle vehicle to achieve significant culture change. In addition I am now a qualified resource for the organisation to use in delivering coaching sessions within the organisation reducing the need to pay for external coaching support. I would highly recommend PB Coaching when choosing a post grad programme as there are significant benefits for the individual and the organisation as a direct result of the approach taken by PB.
Simon Barber, Chief Executive – 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
This programme is ideal for people from a range of backgrounds:
People in organisations
People with academic aspirations
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