Life Coaching

Course Details

Life coaching is a new and rapidly growing profession. The aim of Life Coaching is to create a partnership in which the coach helps guide the client to realise their full potential, and achieve success in both their personal and business life. This is accomplished by creating a balance between all the different aspects of an individual’s life, together with developing clear directions to take that person to a happier new future. The aim of this programme is to develop Life Coaching skills and to provide an advanced understanding of the principles and practice of Life Coaching for those who wish to commence work in this area.

Your Tutor will support you throughout the duration of the course. You complete the course by undertaking activities and assignments. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that unlimited support is available for your course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.

Who should complete this Life Coaching course?
  • People considering commencing a career as a Life Coach.
  • People currently working as a Life Coach who wishes to gain a qualification in the area.
  • HR Specialists and those responsible for managing people who wish to develop Life Coaching skills.
  • People who work in occupations such as Counsellors, Teachers and Team coaches.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • None.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>
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Topics covered in this Life Coaching course

Unit 1: Introduction to Coaching

  • What is coaching?
  • Types of Coaching
  • What is mentoring?
  • The role of coaching/mentoring
  • Applications of coaching/mentoring
  • The benefits of coaching/mentoring
  • Barriers to coaching

Unit 2: Coaching Skills

  • Requirements of an effective coach
  • Listening
  • Questioning
  • Values and beliefs
  • Building relationships
  • Building self-esteem
  • Giving non-judgemental feedback
  • Empowering
  • Ethics and standards

Unit 3: The Coaching Process (TGROW)

  • The coaching process
  • Deciding a theme (T)
  • Setting goals (g)
  • Checking reality (R)
  • Devising options (O)
  • Will (W)
  • Individual coaching plans
  • Preparing for coaching

Unit 4: Evaluating Coaching

  • Evaluating coaching
  • Self-reflection and supervision

Unit 5: Making a living as a coach

  • Setting up your own business
  • Business Plan
  • Other considerations
  • This course is assessed through a series of tutor-marked assignments. There is no exam for this course.
Technical Requirements
  • Internet connection –  a speed of at least 10Mbps.
  • Browser – we recommend Chrome or Safari for Tablet or Apple Mac; and Firefox or Chrome for PCs.
  • Operating System – PC (Windows 7 or later), Mac or Android.
  • This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards. The Quality Licence Scheme endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes.  This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. CMIT can advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education.
  • A QLS award at level 3 is roughly equivalent to a Level 5 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Click here for Accreditation Details
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