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NLP Practitioner Programme

Transform your understanding of how the mind really works. What is it that makes communication powerful? How can we then reprogramme our thinking and the thinking of others to create artful, effortless and insightful exchanges

By adding the power of Neuro Lingusitic Programming (NLP) to a solid underpinning of coaching techniques, you can really make a difference in your own life and in the lives of those you coach.

Not only is this a fantastic toolkit that blends beautifully with the coaching philosophy and the structure of a coaching conversation, perhaps even more importantly it provides a powerful personal development journey.

You will look at life through a different, more positive and productive lens.

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Image of student on zoom call Create world-class relationships and change the way you think
Image of student on zoom call Add a new powerful layer to your coaching skills
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Will the NLP Practitioner Programme suit you?

The NLP Practitioner Programme is a live, online programme, divided into 3 parts combining both live learning from the comfort of your own home, with live and interactive, online ‘Accelerator Events’

Our amazing NLP training team, all successful Coaches with a wealth of NLP experience and qualifications, will be guiding you through the programme. Together with the NLP workbooks, audio learning, videos and fantastic support, we guarantee that this programme will change your life.

What you will learn

Developing NLP skills will help you achieve outstanding results with your clients and yourself. Your thoughts have a powerful effect over your feelings and create your behaviours. One of the greatest gifts you will give yourself from the NLP Practitioner Programme is learning how to have greater control over your state - no matter what is happening in your environment.

  • How to manage your emotional state and choose how you feel despite any situation you find yourself in and how to share this knowledge with others.
  • How to use the power of your mind to easily and effortlessly overcome any bad feelings or associations you have to situations, people, places and things.
  • The power of Language. Uncover the hidden meanings in what people say. Artful ways to loosen limiting beliefs in others. Helping others to become aware of their own limiting language.
  • Find out how people motivate themselves (and don't!). Identify what drives people to behave in certain ways and to change it.
  • Helping people overcome conflict - within themselves and with others - so that they can move forward without being hooked back into un-resourceful positions.
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Course Structure

You will receive an abundance of training materials containing 6 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.

Each module is supported by the NLP Accelerator Events - live, virtual training webinars, which accelerate your learning and development, with the added bonus of meeting and developing your skills with like-minded people. In total, the NLP Practitioner Programme includes 25 engaging and informative, content-rich Accelerator Events each of which will build on each other and the knowledge you’ll gain from the workbooks, videos and audio learning.

The NLP Practitioner Programme is divided into 3 Parts which provide structure to your learning. So you start with Part 1, then Part 2 and in Part 3 we observe your NLP skills in action.

Live Modules

Part 1 : Sessions 1 - 4

Part 1 : Sessions 1 - 4

This is where is all starts! Session one is a welcome and Introduction along with setting out the programme and getting you all-ready! The following sessions will start to establish that the rapport with the client is crucial in any coaching relationship. A skilled NLP coach can achieve this in minutes, with knowledge of the range of verbal and non-verbal cues that can help to build trust. In 'Setting up the Client Relationship' you'll also learn the vital skill of getting a client to tell you their story without it taking hours!

Body language is perhaps the best-known of these non-verbal cues. The ability to interpret a clients body language can really boost the speed at which coach-client rapport is developed, and the efficiency with which clients can be helped to move forward towards their goals. A client's thoughts and feelings can 'leak' through body language, highlighting to the attentive coach barriers and beliefs that limit the client in moving forward. Once identified, the coach can set about helping the client to manage those barriers ñ the beliefs, thoughts and emotions that stop them from getting where they want to go. You will be introduced to incredibly useful quick-fix tools for managing the emotions that a client can trust as a resource whenever they need it.

Trained NLP coaches understand how the brains work. We all filter new thoughts and ideas through a mesh created of past beliefs and experiences, and this affects our behaviour in the present and our choices for the future. As coaching is such a future-focused activity, aiming to head towards and then achieve a desired outcome, NLP coaches use their knowledge of the workings of the mind to help eliminate obstacles created by past experiences. During this live training you will also think about the difference between the conscious and the unconscious mind.

Introducing new NLP tools and techniques

  • Communication Model
  • Eye Accessing
  • Rapport
  • Representational systems
  • Sensory Acuity

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

Part 1 : Sessions 5 – 7

Part 1 : Sessions 5 – 7

Successful coaching depends on successful goal-setting. A significant attribute of the perfect goal for your client is that it supports their life values. In this way goal setting can support and enhance everything that the client does.

It obviously follows that it is vital for you as a coach to understand the client's values. What is driving their decision making? How do the client's values affect their actions and behaviour? As a coach your own life values may be considerably different to those of your client, but it is easy to see that the perfect goal needs to match the client's view of the world rather than your own, as it is the client who needs to take the action.

A key strand of NLP is the need to use language at its most precise. If you are to effectively support clients, using language with precision will enable you to clarify goals, challenge your client to be utterly precise about their intentions to move forward, and reframe ideas and situations.

On this live training you will also be introduced to the mind of one of the greatest and most creative of people ñ Walt Disney. In terms of goals the aim here is to learn strategies for creative goal-setting. Creative goals are often inspiring ones, the goals that lead to maximum commitment and therefore success.

Introducing new NLP tools and techniques

  • The well-formed outcome
  • The Disney creative strategy
  • The Art of Language
  • Chunking

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

Part 1 : Sessions 8 - 10

Part 1 : Sessions 8 - 10

Full of great exercises you will learn to uncover some of the barriers to performance that are stopping clients from moving forward to achieving their desired goal. Until you and your client are clear about the reality of their situation, how can you set about improving it?

For instance, many clients need coaching to help them improve relationships. The exercises we learn today will help them do just that - whether they are in challenging personal relationships, or being bullied at work, or in a situation of long-term conflict that they just cannot resolve. For a client with this kind of issue, the superb coaching you will be able to provide could be a wonderful solution to an overwhelming problem.

Many clients behave in ways that they themselves don't fully understand. Perhaps there are unconscious drivers to that behaviour. In uncovering these you can proceed with your client firstly to understanding and then changing behaviour. You will also be able to help your clients understand the behaviour of others, which can be vital in establishing better personal relationships.

A further vital learning session is in the area of internal conflict. How often do we find ourselves seeming to take one step forward only to take two steps back? It's a common problem, but it can be that we are caught in a trap of our own making. By examining our own internal conflicts we have the chance to settle them and move on with determination and confidence.

Introducing new NLP tools and techniques

  • Parts integration
  • Meta programs
  • Perceptual positions

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

Part 2 : Sessions 1 – 3

Part 2 : Sessions 1 – 3

A coach will often hear from a client that options for the way forward are very limited. People can feel stuck in position, as if no improvement is possible. It is the coach's role to get the client into a different frame of mind, and thinking laterally about what the options for progress might be. During the 'Generating Endless Possibilities' training you will consider ways of generating new possibilities with your client so that they never need feel stuck again!

The idea of breaking options down into manageable chunks is a great place to start. You will learn other ways to get the client thinking differently and more creatively about the potential ways to progress. What challenges do they face? What barriers of thought and behaviour are in the way? We all have bad habits and you will be taught a brilliant quick-fix tool with which you can break them.

And many of us have set patterns of thought and action, that don't get us where we want but which we find ourselves experiencing time and again. During this training you will learn to experience your thoughts in a totally different way. Is your client in a situation where a particular issue triggers a pattern of anger, sadness, stress or helplessness? It is possible to break out of that pattern and increase the harmony in your life.

By learning to think differently about the situation, by refusing to slip into damaging and restrictive patterns, you can overcome all kinds of challenges and blocks. This is incredibly useful when working with a client with a specific mental block that is stopping them getting to the desired goal - a writer with writer's block being a good example!

Introducing new NLP tools and techniques

  • Unwiring synaesthesias
  • Submodalities
  • Swish
  • Presuppositions of NLP

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

Part 2 : Sessions 4 – 9

Part 2 : Sessions 4 – 9

Many clients find themselves making the same mistakes over and over again. All of us can find the past difficult to shake off sometimes, and that makes it very difficult to move forwards as effectively as we could.

How useful would it be to be able to manage time, allowing you to organise memories and goals and plans in such a way that the past doesn't drag you back any more? Using techniques you will develop on this course you never need feel under-resourced to face the future again. Instead you will be able to move on with determination and confidence.

Clients can learn new ways of behaving and thinking. As a coach you can instill new ways of thinking into the client's head, so that they learn to behave differently without having to discipline themselves to do so. Defeating these obstacles can be a really powerful change in the life of the client, giving them huge new momentum for the future and a sense of freedom as they set out on their new path forward.

'NLP is a fantastic string to add to your coaching bow,' says Kris Robertson, who is responsible for mentoring The Coaching Academy's student coaches. 'It will maximise your coaching skills, ensuring you really are talking the same language as your client. NLP can be a wonderful resource in helping you to establish the client's motivation behind taking action, think of more options and develop more powerful goals.'

Introducing new NLP tools and techniques

  • Anchoring
  • Fast Phobia Cure
  • New behaviour generator

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

Part 3 : Sessions 1 – 6

Part 3 : Sessions 1 – 6

By spending a whole session examining the role of beliefs in effective coaching we rightly place this at the heart of the client experience and the change we as coaches are trying to enable. There are a multitude of possible uses in a coaching context - for instance, many people live with a range of phobias, a 'belief' that can be challenged and changed using methods taught on this course.

To get the maximum benefit from this Accelerator training, we recommend that you attend 'Change Interaction' before 'Challenging Beliefs'.

The sessions will be spent on exercises to help clients to examine and change their beliefs. Their own behaviour will have a huge impact on their resourcefulness for facing life's challenges. At the end of this fascinating and rewarding training you will be able to change the way you view the past. Working with clients to do the same opens up the future to them. No longer need past beliefs have a negative effect on the present and the future.

All live training sessions on the NLP Practitioner Qualification will have real impact on you as a student, and certainly on any clients you go on to work with after you have qualified as a coach. Over the course of these live training sessions and the supported coaching practice sessions that lie at the heart of The Coaching Academy's training model, you will be taught tools and techniques and methods for supporting your clients, setting powerful goals that support the client's values and move them forward with energy and vigour, old doubts and challenges overcome. Crucially you will have learnt about the need to coach in a way in which every word has a purpose, and the central place a sophisticated use of language has in NLP Coaching.

Introducing new NLP tools and techniques

  • Neurological levels
  • The museum of old beliefs
  • Change personal history
  • Timelines

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

Part 1 : Sessions 1 - 4 Part 1 : Sessions 5 - 7 Part 1 : Sessions 8 - 10 Part 2 : Sessions 1 – 3 Part 2 : Sessions 4 – 9 Part 3 : Sessions 1 – 6

Part 1 : Sessions 1 - 4

This is where is all starts! Session one is a welcome and Introduction along with setting out the programme and getting you all-ready! The following sessions will start to establish that the rapport with the client is crucial in any coaching relationship. A skilled NLP coach can achieve this in minutes, with knowledge of the range of verbal and non-verbal cues that can help to build trust. In 'Setting up the Client Relationship' you'll also learn the vital skill of getting a client to tell you their story without it taking hours!

Body language is perhaps the best-known of these non-verbal cues. The ability to interpret a clients body language can really boost the speed at which coach-client rapport is developed, and the efficiency with which clients can be helped to move forward towards their goals. A client's thoughts and feelings can 'leak' through body language, highlighting to the attentive coach barriers and beliefs that limit the client in moving forward. Once identified, the coach can set about helping the client to manage those barriers ñ the beliefs, thoughts and emotions that stop them from getting where they want to go. You will be introduced to incredibly useful quick-fix tools for managing the emotions that a client can trust as a resource whenever they need it.

Trained NLP coaches understand how the brains work. We all filter new thoughts and ideas through a mesh created of past beliefs and experiences, and this affects our behaviour in the present and our choices for the future. As coaching is such a future-focused activity, aiming to head towards and then achieve a desired outcome, NLP coaches use their knowledge of the workings of the mind to help eliminate obstacles created by past experiences. During this live training you will also think about the difference between the conscious and the unconscious mind.

Introducing new NLP tools and techniques

  • Communication Model
  • Eye Accessing
  • Rapport
  • Representational systems
  • Sensory Acuity

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

Part 1 : Sessions 5 – 7

Successful coaching depends on successful goal-setting. A significant attribute of the perfect goal for your client is that it supports their life values. In this way goal setting can support and enhance everything that the client does.

It obviously follows that it is vital for you as a coach to understand the client's values. What is driving their decision making? How do the client's values affect their actions and behaviour? As a coach your own life values may be considerably different to those of your client, but it is easy to see that the perfect goal needs to match the client's view of the world rather than your own, as it is the client who needs to take the action.

A key strand of NLP is the need to use language at its most precise. If you are to effectively support clients, using language with precision will enable you to clarify goals, challenge your client to be utterly precise about their intentions to move forward, and reframe ideas and situations.

On this live training you will also be introduced to the mind of one of the greatest and most creative of people ñ Walt Disney. In terms of goals the aim here is to learn strategies for creative goal-setting. Creative goals are often inspiring ones, the goals that lead to maximum commitment and therefore success.

Introducing new NLP tools and techniques

  • The well-formed outcome
  • The Disney creative strategy
  • The Art of Language
  • Chunking

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

Part 1 : Sessions 8 - 10

Full of great exercises you will learn to uncover some of the barriers to performance that are stopping clients from moving forward to achieving their desired goal. Until you and your client are clear about the reality of their situation, how can you set about improving it?

For instance, many clients need coaching to help them improve relationships. The exercises we learn today will help them do just that - whether they are in challenging personal relationships, or being bullied at work, or in a situation of long-term conflict that they just cannot resolve. For a client with this kind of issue, the superb coaching you will be able to provide could be a wonderful solution to an overwhelming problem.

Many clients behave in ways that they themselves don't fully understand. Perhaps there are unconscious drivers to that behaviour. In uncovering these you can proceed with your client firstly to understanding and then changing behaviour. You will also be able to help your clients understand the behaviour of others, which can be vital in establishing better personal relationships.

A further vital learning session is in the area of internal conflict. How often do we find ourselves seeming to take one step forward only to take two steps back? It's a common problem, but it can be that we are caught in a trap of our own making. By examining our own internal conflicts we have the chance to settle them and move on with determination and confidence.

Introducing new NLP tools and techniques

  • Parts integration
  • Meta programs
  • Perceptual positions

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

Part 2 : Sessions 1 – 3

A coach will often hear from a client that options for the way forward are very limited. People can feel stuck in position, as if no improvement is possible. It is the coach's role to get the client into a different frame of mind, and thinking laterally about what the options for progress might be. During the 'Generating Endless Possibilities' training you will consider ways of generating new possibilities with your client so that they never need feel stuck again!

The idea of breaking options down into manageable chunks is a great place to start. You will learn other ways to get the client thinking differently and more creatively about the potential ways to progress. What challenges do they face? What barriers of thought and behaviour are in the way? We all have bad habits and you will be taught a brilliant quick-fix tool with which you can break them.

And many of us have set patterns of thought and action, that don't get us where we want but which we find ourselves experiencing time and again. During this training you will learn to experience your thoughts in a totally different way. Is your client in a situation where a particular issue triggers a pattern of anger, sadness, stress or helplessness? It is possible to break out of that pattern and increase the harmony in your life.

By learning to think differently about the situation, by refusing to slip into damaging and restrictive patterns, you can overcome all kinds of challenges and blocks. This is incredibly useful when working with a client with a specific mental block that is stopping them getting to the desired goal - a writer with writer's block being a good example!

Introducing new NLP tools and techniques

  • Unwiring synaesthesias
  • Submodalities
  • Swish
  • Presuppositions of NLP

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

Part 2 : Sessions 4 – 9

Many clients find themselves making the same mistakes over and over again. All of us can find the past difficult to shake off sometimes, and that makes it very difficult to move forwards as effectively as we could.

How useful would it be to be able to manage time, allowing you to organise memories and goals and plans in such a way that the past doesn't drag you back any more? Using techniques you will develop on this course you never need feel under-resourced to face the future again. Instead you will be able to move on with determination and confidence.

Clients can learn new ways of behaving and thinking. As a coach you can instill new ways of thinking into the client's head, so that they learn to behave differently without having to discipline themselves to do so. Defeating these obstacles can be a really powerful change in the life of the client, giving them huge new momentum for the future and a sense of freedom as they set out on their new path forward.

'NLP is a fantastic string to add to your coaching bow,' says Kris Robertson, who is responsible for mentoring The Coaching Academy's student coaches. 'It will maximise your coaching skills, ensuring you really are talking the same language as your client. NLP can be a wonderful resource in helping you to establish the client's motivation behind taking action, think of more options and develop more powerful goals.'

Introducing new NLP tools and techniques

  • Anchoring
  • Fast Phobia Cure
  • New behaviour generator

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

Part 3 : Sessions 1 – 6

By spending a whole session examining the role of beliefs in effective coaching we rightly place this at the heart of the client experience and the change we as coaches are trying to enable. There are a multitude of possible uses in a coaching context - for instance, many people live with a range of phobias, a 'belief' that can be challenged and changed using methods taught on this course.

To get the maximum benefit from this Accelerator training, we recommend that you attend 'Change Interaction' before 'Challenging Beliefs'.

The sessions will be spent on exercises to help clients to examine and change their beliefs. Their own behaviour will have a huge impact on their resourcefulness for facing life's challenges. At the end of this fascinating and rewarding training you will be able to change the way you view the past. Working with clients to do the same opens up the future to them. No longer need past beliefs have a negative effect on the present and the future.

All live training sessions on the NLP Practitioner Qualification will have real impact on you as a student, and certainly on any clients you go on to work with after you have qualified as a coach. Over the course of these live training sessions and the supported coaching practice sessions that lie at the heart of The Coaching Academy's training model, you will be taught tools and techniques and methods for supporting your clients, setting powerful goals that support the client's values and move them forward with energy and vigour, old doubts and challenges overcome. Crucially you will have learnt about the need to coach in a way in which every word has a purpose, and the central place a sophisticated use of language has in NLP Coaching.

Introducing new NLP tools and techniques

  • Neurological levels
  • The museum of old beliefs
  • Change personal history
  • Timelines

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

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 Event.

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 NLP Practitioner qualification consists of 25 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 NLP Practitioner Qualification, you can fit the training in around the important things in your life and complete the qualification at your own speed. Anything from four to twelve 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 an NLP expert, you’ll empower your clients to take ownership and responsibility for their lives, we do the same with you. You learn 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 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 diploma. Everything!

How to Qualify

There are 4 clear steps to qualifying

  • Work through the modules, videos, audio learning and supporting resources
  • Attend the live training Accelerator Events. You will be observed by the trainers demonstrating your NLP skills during Part 3.
  • Between each live training Parts (1, 2 & 3) there are assignments to be completed based on course materials. 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 a Diploma programme, our fees are simple and easy to understand. Each Diploma has an enrolment fee of £3,997+ VAT, with a number of funding options available.

Bursary Funding

The Bursary funding offers a contribution towards your enrolment fee if you are self-funding - generally speaking around £1,000 per Diploma, although it does vary a little. 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 Diplomas with us.

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 however, these cannot be guaranteed until we have spoken directly to you.

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.

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