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Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching – Virtual Programme

Become a professional internal or external coach with our triple-accredited programme. This four-month experiential diploma is offered in-house or as an open programme, face to face or virtually and enables you to develop your own coaching model as you deepen your expertise of coaching and coaching techniques.

Held over a series of 3 two-day modules plus an assessment day and supported by an e-learning programme, your learning will mirror the Beginnings, Middles and Endings of the executive coaching process.

The experiential style of the four-month long programme allows you to practise coaching skills from day one and learning about the psychological underpinnings will enable you to deepen your understanding of how people function, grow and change.

Your learning is supported in a safe, secure and confidential environment to enable you to be comfortable and confident in applying your skills and coaching others in groups of three or four.

You will be led by expert faculty who are all highly experienced executive coaches and will receive constructive feedback to develop your abilities and confidence.


This programme has been accredited by the main internationally recognised coaching bodies – being one of the few triple accredited programmes worldwide – the International Coaching Federation (ICF), European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and the Association for Coaching (AC).

We can therefore offer you professional credentials that will be recognised internationally. Completion of this programme will provide you with the following:

ICF (International Coaching Federation)
Represents 60 Accredited Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH). The ICF requires 60 Coach Specific Training Hours when applying through the ACSTH path for individual coach accreditation for ACC (Associate Certified Coach).

For more information visit the ICF website

EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council)
Practitioner level
Equivalent to UG degree / NVQ5

For more information visit the EMCC website

Association for Coaching
AC Accredited Award in Coach Training

For more detailed information see the Association for Coaching website

2021 Programme Dates:

Module 1: 27 – 28 April – virtual

Module 2: 08 – 09 June – virtual

Module 3: 17 – 18 August – *virtual OR face to face

Assessment Dates: 28 or 29 September 2021- *virtual OR face to face

Times 09.30 am-5.00 pm each day

* – Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Modules one and two of this programme will be delivered in a virtual format using Zoom. If conditions allow, Module 3 and the Assessment will be run as face to face events at the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel in Edinburgh and will be subject to an additional fee of £250 + VAT.

For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.aoec.com/scotland/


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