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Small Business Coaching Diploma

Specialise in working with small business leaders. People who form the backbone of the local economy. You already know them, they run the businesses you pass every day on your high street.

CPD Standards Office

42 Hours


The small business coaching diploma has been designed to show you how to guide coaching clients through the early and later stages of business. If you gain personal and professional satisfaction from helping those who operate within the small business sector reach their goals, then the small business coaching course is for you.

What is the Small Business Coaching Diploma?

The Small Business Coaching course is designed to help you acquire the necessary coaching skills to work with those who run or work within a small business.

A small business is defined by The Coaching Academy as one which employs between 1 and 25 employees.

What you will learn

The Small Business Coaching Diploma helps you to build a specific bank of tools and strategies for those who own, manage or work within a small business. You will learn how to help deal with subjects such as strategic planning, performance KPIs, Customer Focus, individual goal setting and work-life balance amongst other topics.

Course Structure

Our syllabus is the most advanced in the UK, designed by professional coaches and endorsed by academic bodies. It comprises of home study, practical one to one coaching practice and six live training days (known as accelerator days) which can be taken in any order.

Business Diagnostics and Coaching Solutions More Info
Customer Focus More Info
For Real More Info
Strategic Planning and Performance Evaluation More Info
The Practicalities of Being a Business Coach More Info
You and Your Business More Info

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

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 you receive will give you a simple, clear set of bullets 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

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

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, live online (we advertise our dates at least six months in advance on our website) and we'll take care of the rest. The diploma qualification consists of six live Accelerator training sessions, with one running every month 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 Diploma, 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, either online or in-person, 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, teleclasses to listen to, live coaching to carry out, attend the live training days 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!

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

How to Qualify

There are clear steps to qualifying which are approached in a supportive manner:

  1. Work through the modules and supporting resources online
  2. Attend the live accelerator training sessions
  3. Carry out a minimum of 39 coaching sessions. 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
  4. Complete an 8000 word written paper

Enrolment Fees

Try us out first completely free, join our 2 hour webinar and sample the high level of training provided by The Coaching Academy.

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. This fee applies to:

  • The Personal Performance Diploma - this is the Diploma that teaches how to be a great coach
  • The Small Business Diploma
  • The Corporate & Executive Diploma
  • The NLP practitioner programme

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 Bursary funding programme was launched in 2012 to help those who require some financial assistance without incurring a debt. This programme has enabled many people to unlock a future that would not have been possible otherwise.

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.

How do I find out more/apply?

If you would like more information, if you have questions or if you would like to enrol, complete the expression of interest form below.

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