Literally, accreditation means the giving of approval or credit by an awarding body. There is no one awarding body for coaching qualifications and most companies have their own internal qualification. The ones that carry the most weight are those who ask an external academic body to review and approve this internal qualification. Unfortunately, many coaching companies do not have external endorsements.
The Coaching Academy has seven external, professional and academic endorsements and accreditations. These currently are:
- Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming (ANLP)
- ICF - International Coach Federation
- The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
- CPD Certification Service
- The Open and Distance Learning Quality Council (ODLQC)
- Approved supplier for Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Services (ELCAS)
All of these endorsements and accreditations involve our training courses being audited and assessed to ensure their quality. These accreditations fully demonstrate our commitment to providing robust, serious qualifications that carry weight with future clients.
We are also an Organisational Member of the Association of Coaching
As qualifications in coaching become increasingly important, The Coaching Academy aims to always be at the forefront of the profession and will always add to courses as new coaching techniques evolve and seek appropriate accreditations that are right for our coaches.
ICF International Coach Federation
Formed in 1995, the ICF is a global organisation, with over 21,000 members, dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high professional standards, providing independent certification, and building a network of credentialed coaches.
The Coaching Academy Personal Performance Coaching Diploma has been awarded 54 Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH). Graduates of the programme will have met the requirements for the coach training hours required to apply for further individual credentials from ICF, dependant on the requested level of certification*.
The programme approval process involves a detailed analysis on the quality of the training and trainers, the assessment process that an individual will undertake and the quality assurance procedures that we maintain. Overall this demonstrates the excellence of The Coaching Academy Personal Performance Diploma Coaching programme which we are very proud of, has been duly recognised by the ICFs internationally recognised standards.
* Information regarding the specific credential requirements can be located on the ICF website.
ELCAS Approved Supplier
The Coaching Academy are proud to be an approved supplier for ELCAS (Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Services).
The Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) is an MOD initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. The ELC scheme provides financial support in the form of a single up-front payment towards national qualifications at level 3 or above for those who have served 4 years or more. If you have completed 4 years full-time service since 1st April 2000, are a current ELC scheme member and meet with UK residency requirements then you may be entitled to up to £2000 worth of funding towards our Personal Performance Diploma.
For further information regarding this please call the office on 0208 4399 440 to discuss your requirements in further detail or visit the ELCAS website.