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Coaching within Education Programme

Specialise in becoming a youth coach or a parent coach or coach teachers and educators in all settings and make a positive difference to the next generation.

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Image of mulitple diplomas Our programme is cutting edge, with the most advanced syllabus and training materails available.

What if you could learn tools and expertise that would make a positive impact on those around you.

Imagine if you could coach parents, teachers, lecturers and young people to change the way their life unfolds. Imagine working with universities, schools, nurseries, or any organisation that impacts on tomorrow's adults to positively shape their outcomes.

The Coaching within Education Programme is a unique coaching programme that looks at how you take the tools of a life coach and focus on how to use them in this fast growing specialism of coaching.

If you want to be a parent coach or a youth coach you will have access to powerful tools and coaching techniques to really make a difference. At The Coaching Academy our trainers passionately believe that coaching changes lives and they will share how.

If you want to find out more about the nuts and bolts of coaching teachers, then this programme has been designed to give you a vast toolkit of techniques that will enable effective coaching for teachers, and head teachers. You will learn about leadership coaching and it also will give you all of the tools, techniques and models you need to become an A* coach within this booming sector.

Our syllabus is the most comprehensive in the UK, designed by professional coaches and endorsed by academic bodies.

It has been developed and designed following detailed research within the field. You can rest assured it is full of quality content delivered by The Coaching Academy's top trainers, all leading lights within their chosen area.

There are a wealth of opportunities for using coaching skills within Education, whether you are looking to coach young people, teachers, parents or leaders in education.

You will receive an abundance of training materials to work through with 9 modules bursting with information and thought provoking activities. These will help you gain the knowledge required to shape the foundations of becoming an excellent coach.

The syllabus includes:

  • Safeguarding
  • Coaching Fundamentals
  • Coaching Leaders In Education
  • Coaching In Schools – Supporting Professional Wellbeing
  • Coaching Young People
  • Parent and Family Life Coaching
  • Coaching Youth In Transition
  • The Practicalities of Coaching In Education
  • Effective Communication

The core modules within this programme also have live online training sessions, (see below) which we call accelerator sessions as this is exactly what they will do - accelerate your learning, with the added bonus of meeting and developing your skills with like minded people.

Live Modules

The core modules within this programme also have live online training sessions, (see below) which we call accelerator sessions as this is exactly what they will do - accelerate your learning, with the added bonus of meeting and developing your skills with like minded people.

Coaching Leaders In Education

Coaching Leaders in Education - with Lisa Read

This module will focus on the foundation stones of being a successful coach within the education sector with a specific focus on coaching leaders in education.

This module will cover what leaders in education want from coaching and how you can make yourself an indispensable part of their support network.

You will leave with tips and tools focusing you on the HOW TO coach education leaders and make a difference in this exciting sector.

Through coaching teachers, true teacher development is possible.

Areas covered include:
  • Understanding the real challenges facing our leaders in education
  • Getting your foot in the door
  • Starting to create what you can offer as a coach in education
  • Coaching headteachers and other school/education leaders
  • Possibilities for INSET days, training workshops and group coaching opportunities
  • A wealth of tips, tools, and techniques for coaching in education settings

If you are an existing student and wish to book your place on this accelerator training, please refer to your online learning platform.

Coaching Young People

Coaching Young People with Matthew Barnes-Smith

This module focuses on promoting young people's proactive mental, emotional wellbeing and physical health by helping them to break down barriers that prevent them from being able to be the person they truly wish to be.

The workshop presents a candid view of the actual practice of working with young people balanced with the pure form and theory of coaching. This follows a three-step process blended with dynamic and interactive group exercise and game activities to consolidate your learning:

1. Getting to know the young person by understanding their story, world, reality, needs and wants

2. Building trust with the young person through listening, sharing experience, giving them advice, safe guarding, protection and support

3. Essential tools and guidance for managing the young person's fears and stress.

You will leave the workshop confident of your ability to coach young people and will be equipped with a new set of tools and guidance techniques to add to your current coaching skills and knowledge that can make a difference to the lives of young people.

If you are an existing student and wish to book your place on this accelerator training, please refer to your online learning platform.

Coaching Youth in Transition

Youth in Transition - with Merete Langler

This module will help you to enable young people to discover skills and techniques they need when they are in times of transition and faced with making sometimes difficult but important decisions. Young people face many such times of change and often feel ill-equipped to deal with them. What questions should I be asking myself? How will I know if I've made the right decision? Completing this day will furnish you with the skills to help young people at times when they need it most.

This will provide you with the techniques and skills you need to coach young people through the transition they face and to be able to make great decisions with confidence such as:

  • What subjects should I choose for GCSEs, A levels or university?
  • Do I leave school or stay on?
  • Do I go to university or college?
  • What shall I do when I get there?
  • How will I cope living away from home?
  • Should I take a Gap Year?
  • What job shall I look for?
  • What do I want in my relationships?

This module focuses on core issues such as identifying strengths and values, overcoming obstacles, decision-making, setting realistic goals, and boosting confidence.

When you have completed this module, you will have the understanding and ability to coach young people through some of their greatest challenges and to be able to provide them with the life-long skills and techniques that they can use to identify, face and overcome any obstacles and to reach any realistic goal they set.

Imagine the difference it would make to young people if they looked forward to the decisions they have to make because they are confident that they have the strategies and skills they need.

If you are an existing student and wish to book your place on this accelerator training, please refer to your online learning platform.

Parent and Family Life Coaching

Parent and Family Life Coaching - with Sharon Lawton

This fun and interactive module will look at how you coach parents in their family relationships in a supportive and non-judgemental way. You'll learn practical tools to use when coaching children and parents as well as ways to improve relationships between parent and child.

We will also look at Parent coaching markets and the key reasons why people use a Parent Coach - both with private and corporate clients, and also through working with your local authority. You'll have an awareness of the differences in parent coaching and the potentially diverse markets you can reach in your work.

You will finish this module with a bag full of creative ideas and exercises to use at your own Parent Coaching Workshops and also when coaching 1-1 and in groups. Not only will you be passionate about coaching parents, you'll also have a clearer picture how to generate great business from this .

If you are an existing student and wish to book your place on this accelerator training, please refer to your online learning platform.

Coaching In Schools, Supporting Professional Wellbeing

Coaching In Schools, Supporting Professional Wellbeing - with Rachael Bushby

This module will focus on the importance of coaching within schools in the promotion and support of professional wellbeing.

The sessions will provide you with the background to healthy cultures within school communities and the link between well staff and thriving students. Through a focus on both what we see on the surface and what is happening below the surface, the module explores the unique challenges faced by those who work in education and provides insights into how coaching can help to shine a light on these issues. By enabling coachees to find their own lasting answers, coaching can offer schools solutions to issues that are at the heart of education.

Jam-packed with practical tools, the module will equip you to take your coaching into schools and work with educational professionals with confidence.

Areas covered include:
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools
  • Wellbeing and Learning
  • Coaching and the Links with Positive Psychology
  • Motivation, Metacognition and Thinking Traps
  • Goal Setting and Mental Health
  • Coaching Educational Professionals 1:1
  • Coaching Groups Through INSET training
  • Building Relationships with Schools
  • Incorporating Wellbeing into your Coaching Business

If you are an existing student and wish to book your place on this accelerator training, please refer to your online learning platform.

The Practicalities Of Coaching Within Education

The Practicalities Of Coaching Within Education - with Sharon Lawton

In this module, Sharon will focus you on the practicalities of creating and developing a successful coaching business within the Education sector. She will focus you on pulling together everything you have learnt to create your Coaching Within Education toolkit. You will leave with a comprehensive understanding of how this all works in practice - in the real world.

  • Know your audience
  • Using your story to realise your USP
  • What makes a successful business and marketing plan
  • Nailing your niche and thinking about your brand
  • Pricing
  • Delivery and monitoring
  • What about social media!
  • How you fit in to the Education system

This module really gives you the nuts and bolts of what it's like to coach within the Education sector. Fast-track your progress by learning the do's and don'ts, the top tips and tried and tested success strategies as well as the mistakes to make and the ones to avoid.

After all - there's little value in becoming a fantastic coach with all of the tools and skills required but with no understanding of how to use the skills or market yourself as a professional coach within the Education sector.

This module shows you how.

If you are an existing student and wish to book your place on this accelerator training, please refer to your online learning platform.

Safeguarding Webinar Module

Safeguarding Webinar Module - Safeguarding and Legislation

This essential module will provide you with the full practical and legal knowledge you need to be an effective and ethical coach in a fun, realistic and memorable way. You will explore all the issues you need to take into account when forming coaching relationships with children, young people and their parents.

This module brings the legislation and policy guidelines to life. You will learn about the rights and needs of young people, as well as the relevant Government legislation and The Coaching Academy ethics and standards that every Coach working with young people must adhere to.

Specifically, you will learn:
  • Confidentiality: how to communicate what it is, the legalities of what you can offer and what you can not - and why
  • How to gain consent for coaching and assess for 'competency to consent to coaching'
  • What needs to be recorded and why
  • Understanding Safeguarding/Child Protection and what to do in any situation, including dealing with disclosure
  • The importance of supervision
  • The importance of Criminal Records Checks and your professional duties
  • What needs to be covered in the initial session and must be in place before coaching commences
  • Ethical boundaries and how to ensure these are respected by both parties?

In this crucial module, you will leave confident that you know the context for coaching young people and can operate at the highest standards. You will be able to create a safe and secure environment and have a full understanding of the issues involved in this vital area of coaching.

If you are an existing student and wish to book your place on this accelerator training, please refer to your online learning platform.

Coaching Leaders In Education Coaching Young People Coaching Youth in Transition Parent and Family Life Coaching Coaching In Schools, Supporting Professional Wellbeing The Practicalities Of Coaching Within Education Safeguarding Webinar Module

Coaching Leaders in Education - with Lisa Read

This module will focus on the foundation stones of being a successful coach within the education sector with a specific focus on coaching leaders in education.

This module will cover what leaders in education want from coaching and how you can make yourself an indispensable part of their support network.

You will leave with tips and tools focusing you on the HOW TO coach education leaders and make a difference in this exciting sector.

Through coaching teachers, true teacher development is possible.

Areas covered include:
  • Understanding the real challenges facing our leaders in education
  • Getting your foot in the door
  • Starting to create what you can offer as a coach in education
  • Coaching headteachers and other school/education leaders
  • Possibilities for INSET days, training workshops and group coaching opportunities
  • A wealth of tips, tools, and techniques for coaching in education settings

If you are an existing student and wish to book your place on this accelerator training, please refer to your online learning platform.

Coaching Young People with Matthew Barnes-Smith

This module focuses on promoting young people's proactive mental, emotional wellbeing and physical health by helping them to break down barriers that prevent them from being able to be the person they truly wish to be.

The workshop presents a candid view of the actual practice of working with young people balanced with the pure form and theory of coaching. This follows a three-step process blended with dynamic and interactive group exercise and game activities to consolidate your learning:

1. Getting to know the young person by understanding their story, world, reality, needs and wants

2. Building trust with the young person through listening, sharing experience, giving them advice, safe guarding, protection and support

3. Essential tools and guidance for managing the young person's fears and stress.

You will leave the workshop confident of your ability to coach young people and will be equipped with a new set of tools and guidance techniques to add to your current coaching skills and knowledge that can make a difference to the lives of young people.

If you are an existing student and wish to book your place on this accelerator training, please refer to your online learning platform.

Coaching Youth in Transition - with Merete Langler

This module will help you to enable young people to discover skills and techniques they need when they are in times of transition and faced with making sometimes difficult but important decisions. Young people face many such times of change and often feel ill-equipped to deal with them. What questions should I be asking myself? How will I know if I've made the right decision? Completing this day will furnish you with the skills to help young people at times when they need it most.

This will provide you with the techniques and skills you need to coach young people through the transition they face and to be able to make great decisions with confidence such as:

  • What subjects should I choose for GCSEs, A levels or university?
  • Do I leave school or stay on?
  • Do I go to university or college?
  • What shall I do when I get there?
  • How will I cope living away from home?
  • Should I take a Gap Year?
  • What job shall I look for?
  • What do I want in my relationships?

This module focuses on core issues such as identifying strengths and values, overcoming obstacles, decision-making, setting realistic goals, and boosting confidence.

When you have completed this module, you will have the understanding and ability to coach young people through some of their greatest challenges and to be able to provide them with the life-long skills and techniques that they can use to identify, face and overcome any obstacles and to reach any realistic goal they set.

Imagine the difference it would make to young people if they looked forward to the decisions they have to make because they are confident that they have the strategies and skills they need.

If you are an existing student and wish to book your place on this accelerator training, please refer to your online learning platform.

Parent and Family Life Coaching - with Sharon Lawton

This fun and interactive module will look at how you coach parents in their family relationships in a supportive and non-judgemental way. You'll learn practical tools to use when coaching children and parents as well as ways to improve relationships between parent and child.

We will also look at Parent coaching markets and the key reasons why people use a Parent Coach - both with private and corporate clients, and also through working with your local authority. You'll have an awareness of the differences in parent coaching and the potentially diverse markets you can reach in your work.

You will finish this module with a bag full of creative ideas and exercises to use at your own Parent Coaching Workshops and also when coaching 1-1 and in groups. Not only will you be passionate about coaching parents, you'll also have a clearer picture how to generate great business from this .

If you are an existing student and wish to book your place on this accelerator training, please refer to your online learning platform.

Coaching In Schools, Supporting Professional Wellbeing - with Rachael Bushby

This module will focus on the importance of coaching within schools in the promotion and support of professional wellbeing.

The sessions will provide you with the background to healthy cultures within school communities and the link between well staff and thriving students. Through a focus on both what we see on the surface and what is happening below the surface, the module explores the unique challenges faced by those who work in education and provides insights into how coaching can help to shine a light on these issues. By enabling coachees to find their own lasting answers, coaching can offer schools solutions to issues that are at the heart of education.

Jam-packed with practical tools, the module will equip you to take your coaching into schools and work with educational professionals with confidence.

Areas covered include:
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools
  • Wellbeing and Learning
  • Coaching and the Links with Positive Psychology
  • Motivation, Metacognition and Thinking Traps
  • Goal Setting and Mental Health
  • Coaching Educational Professionals 1:1
  • Coaching Groups Through INSET training
  • Building Relationships with Schools
  • Incorporating Wellbeing into your Coaching Business

If you are an existing student and wish to book your place on this accelerator training, please refer to your online learning platform.

The Practicalities Of Coaching Within Education - with Sharon Lawton

In this module, Sharon will focus you on the practicalities of creating and developing a successful coaching business within the Education sector. She will focus you on pulling together everything you have learnt to create your Coaching Within Education toolkit. You will leave with a comprehensive understanding of how this all works in practice - in the real world.

  • Know your audience
  • Using your story to realise your USP
  • What makes a successful business and marketing plan
  • Nailing your niche and thinking about your brand
  • Pricing
  • Delivery and monitoring
  • What about social media!
  • How you fit in to the Education system

This module really gives you the nuts and bolts of what it's like to coach within the Education sector. Fast-track your progress by learning the do's and don'ts, the top tips and tried and tested success strategies as well as the mistakes to make and the ones to avoid.

After all - there's little value in becoming a fantastic coach with all of the tools and skills required but with no understanding of how to use the skills or market yourself as a professional coach within the Education sector.

This module shows you how.

If you are an existing student and wish to book your place on this accelerator training, please refer to your online learning platform.

Safeguarding Webinar Module - Safeguarding and Legislation

This essential module will provide you with the full practical and legal knowledge you need to be an effective and ethical coach in a fun, realistic and memorable way. You will explore all the issues you need to take into account when forming coaching relationships with children, young people and their parents.

This module brings the legislation and policy guidelines to life. You will learn about the rights and needs of young people, as well as the relevant Government legislation and The Coaching Academy ethics and standards that every Coach working with young people must adhere to.

Specifically, you will learn:
  • Confidentiality: how to communicate what it is, the legalities of what you can offer and what you can not - and why
  • How to gain consent for coaching and assess for 'competency to consent to coaching'
  • What needs to be recorded and why
  • Understanding Safeguarding/Child Protection and what to do in any situation, including dealing with disclosure
  • The importance of supervision
  • The importance of Criminal Records Checks and your professional duties
  • What needs to be covered in the initial session and must be in place before coaching commences
  • Ethical boundaries and how to ensure these are respected by both parties?

In this crucial module, you will leave confident that you know the context for coaching young people and can operate at the highest standards. You will be able to create a safe and secure environment and have a full understanding of the issues involved in this vital area of coaching.

If you are an existing student and wish to book your place on this accelerator training, please refer to your online learning platform.

5 Reasons Why To Choose This Programme

  • Massive opportunity to be involved in a growing market and impact the lives of the next generation with youth coaching
  • Gain evidence-based tools with proven impact in an educational context
  • Play a role in maximising achievement and promoting wellbeing for teaching staff and also young people
  • Learn to influence large-scale culture change within education
  • Benefit from the experience and knowledge of professionals currently working in this niche

What Will You Gain?

  • A collection of high impact coaching tools to use in parent coaching and when coaching teachers and teaching staff.
  • The confidence to work with professionals through an awareness of unique challenges and using the shared language of education
  • An insight into the world of youth coaching and how coaching impacts their lives
  • Trade secrets about how to get your foot in the door
  • And that's just for starters!
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How it Works

Our superior model of layered, multi-media learning means that your motivation stays high all the way through your qualification.

Fit the training around your busy life

Within days of registration our courier will deliver your training materials - so if you want to, you can begin your studies immediately. Alternatively, you can start at any time that suits. This is adult education and our programmes have been designed for busy people giving you flexibility to fit your studies around life’s priorities. Whenever you are in a position to begin, the Welcome Letter and your Online Learning Portal will give you a set of simple, clear guidelines to explain how to get going.

You’ll consolidate your learning from the initial free introductory training and soon begin the exciting journey working through the range of multimedia resources. From the workbooks and insightful exercises within, to the many audio and visual materials that you can access online from wherever you are in the world.

World-class, lifetime support

You’ll soon be practising your burgeoning coaching skills with friends and family as well as your fellow coaches in training, building your confidence and competence that will help you become the best coach that you can be. All the while supported by the fantastic Coaching Academy Support Team whom are with you throughout your training to discuss both the challenges you may be facing and to celebrate your many successes!

You are given access to a private Members’ Area full of a wealth of resources including sample contracts, client sheets, checklists and a whole library of archived Webinars. You’ll also be able to join our online global Coaching Community.

Study in the comfort of your own home

It won’t take long and you’ll be ready to attend your first live Accelerator Training.

Let us know which day you would like to attend the live, online training (we advertise our dates at least six months in advance on our website) and we’ll take care of the rest. The programme qualification consists of five live ‘Accelerator Events’ and we run these regularly so again you can fit the live training around your life.

How long does it take to qualify?

We don’t impose a deadline on you finishing the Programme, you can fit the training in around the important things in your life and complete the qualification at your own speed. Anything from nine to eighteen months is typical. Ultimately however there’s never a point in time in which you are unable to qualify.

Just in the same way that as a coach, you’ll empower your clients to take ownership and responsibility for their lives, we do the same with you. You coach at times to suit, with whomever you wish to work with, completing the materials at your leisure, attending the live training online, to fit around your life, qualifying in a timeframe that works for you.

Tailored learning to suit every preference

It’s layered learning so between each live training module there are webinars to watch, audio learning to listen to, live coaching to carry out, attend the live Accelerator Events and let one of our assessors listen to you coach a practice client at different intervals throughout your learning journey and with a little bit of help from us you have done all that is needed to complete your qualification.

We pledge we will do everything we can to help you complete your programme. Everything!

How to Qualify

There are 4 clear steps to qualifying

  • Work through the modules, webinars and supporting resources
  • Attend the live training Accelerator Events
  • Carry out a number of live coaching sessions. Occasionally your coaching will be 'observed' throughout your studies by members of the assessment and verification team where you will receive vital feedback to embed into your coaching skills. You will be required to maintain a learning log of your progress.
  • Complete a Final Assessment Paper

Remember you work at your own pace, fitting the programme around your life, qualifying in a timeframe that suits you. Welcome to the world of adult education!

Enrolment Fees

Should you wish to apply to enrol on the Coaching In Education programme, our fees are simple and easy to understand. Each programme has an enrolment fee of £3,997+ vat and with the BURSARY applied can be as little as £2,997 + vat on average.

Bursary Funding

If you are self-funding or funding your enrolment fees through a small business then you will be eligible for the bursary. The Bursary funding offers a contribution towards your enrolment fee if you are self-funding - generally speaking around £1,000 per Programme, although it does vary a little from time to time. The Coaching Academy launched our Bursary funding programme in 2012 as a financial award to support prospective students who are self-funding one or more Programmes with us. This is our contribution, not a loan and you do not have to pay it back.

Why do we offer it?

The Coaching Academy are very aware that for some people, funding frustration can be a problem. Lack of funds prevent potentially great coaches from developing the skills required to break free and open up new possibilities through the acquisition of coaching skills - Our funding programme unlocks opportunity and releases potential.

Payment plans

Some people may need to spread their enrolment fee over a period of time. We offer tailored, interest-free payment plans to successful applicants.

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