Diploma in Business Performance & Life Coaching – Live – Interactive – Online


With a mix of coaching models and approaches, this programme will give you a solid foundation to build your coaching practice, be that as an internal organisational coach, or an external freelancer professional.

Autumn Dates: September: 25th & 26th, October: 9th & 10th, October: 23rd & 24th, December: 12th , January 22nd, March 20th, April 1st

Payment Plan Available – To access the Payment Plan option, please send an email to requesting a “Call Back, a team member will then call to take all the required registration information.


Diploma in Business Performance & Life Coaching – Accredited Diploma in Coach Training (ADCT)

 – Live – Interactive – Online –

The UK College of Personal Development has been delivering Award-Winning Coach specific training for almost 20 years. This new course has been developed over a period of time with inputs from a wide range of stakeholders including coach students, trainers, industry and organisational professionals and of course the professional body (AC).

During this content-packed course, you will learn and develop the skills, techniques, models and strategies of successful coaching in many contexts including Business & Organisational Coaching as well as developing a full Life Coaching practice.

The UK College of Personal Development has been an Organisational Member of the Association for Coaching for 18 years.

This 10-day live training plus personal study coach training programme is fully accredited by the Association for Coaching (ADCT) and will equip you with new skills that will help you serve your clients so powerfully, they will have transformational experiences that will achieve the positive change they are looking for.

Professional Body Membership – Association For Coaching

The UK College is a full Organisational Member of the Association For Coaching, the leading Professional Membership and Coach Accreditation body in the UK.

Because of our long relationship and as our coach training is accredited by The Association For Coaching, all our students gain a one year FREE Student Member of the Association For Coaching.  For the student, this provides access to the wealth of information and support that is available from the AC, at a time when many will be embarking upon their coaching careers. Membership is available for a full 12 months while they complete their course, after which they will be invited to continue their membership as an individual.

Our training philosophy fuses classic coaching techniques with NLP, and other approaches to give you an extraordinary skill set to work from. This course also gives you an ANLP accredited NLP Foundation Diploma certificate!

Our 20-years of experience in both the training of coaches and working within the coaching sector tells us that coach training works best when it is a combination of:

1. Understanding how your client’s process information, act and react to circumstances around them

2. Having a comprehensive set of coaching tools and models

3. Transformational as well as transactional coaching

4. The power of appreciative inquiry in executive coaching

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

NLP is a powerful set of tools and models that will equip you as a practising coach with a comprehensive toolbox to really help your clients change at a deeper level.   The ADCT programme has been designed by the founder and CEO of the UK College of Personal Development, Tony Nutley, is an Accredited Trainer of NLP, as is the entire training team. Tony also sits on the training and accreditation panel for the Association for NLP (ANLP) and has been working as a professional coach for over 20 years.

We believe that blending elements of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in our core coach training adds an extra degree of skill and understanding to the coach’s toolkit. This supports our philosophy that effective coach training comes from developing a deep understanding of how people think, process, act and react, as well as learning some great coaching models and developing greater creativity and flexibility.

What Will You Learn?

  • Association for Coaching competency framework including standards, practices, and ethics
  • Coach specific tools and skills, including many transforming NLP techniques
  • How to develop the coach-client contract
  • How to run a successful coaching business
  • Setting achievable goals and outcomes
  • How to create measurable action plans
  • Developing Well-Formed Outcomes
  • Marketing your coaching business
  • How to deliver effective feedback

A Range of Coaching Models & Approaches 

  • GROW
  • WHAT
  • The Meta Model
  • Logical Levels
  • Appreciative Inquiry – As a Coaching Model
  • and more …

What Will You Explore?

  • Ethical guidelines and professional standards
  • Establishing Rapport, Maintaining Rapport and Breaking Rapport
  • Focused listening skills
  • Powerful questioning
  • Working with beliefs and changing limiting beliefs
  • The Communication Model
  • Developing sensory awareness
  • Meta Model of language
  • Working with clients expectations
  • and so much more.

Additional Online Personal Study Material and Live Interactive Group Tutor Support & Supervision Sessions.

Qualification Assessment 

The ADCT is one of the highest professional coaching qualifications from the Association For Coaching, the assessment process has been designed to achieve two outcomes.   Demonstrate a deep  knowledge and a working understanding of the underpinning theory of coaching and evidence practical ability in working with clients successfully.

The qualification assessment requirements include:

  • 3500 word essay, that includes a detailed case study
  • 40 Documented Coaching Hours
  • Reflective Learning Log

Obviously a requirement to attend Co-Coaching and Supervision throughout the programme.

Seminar Content*

Day One: – September: 25th – Welcome and programme introduction and overview, Rapport, Sensory Acuity, Calibration, Submodalities, New Behaviour Generator, The Power of Well-Formed Outcomes, and how they relate to the coaching process.

Day Two: – September: 26th  Eye-Accessing Cues, Exploring Representational Systems, Predicates Preferences, Anchors.   

Day Three: – October: 9th – NLP Presuppositions, Perceptual Positions, Circle of Excellence.

Day Four: – October: 10th – The structure of Coaching, Session Contracting, Exploring Core Coaching Competencies, WHAT, the GROW Model and the OSKAR model.

Day Five: – October: 23rd – The Meta Model, The Power Of Questions, Practical NLP Coaching. The Meta Model is a set of questions designed to specify information, challenge and expand the limits to a person’s model of the world. It responds to the distortions, generalizations, and deletions in the speaker’s language. It’s a powerful tool in enabling clients to discover more about both what they actually want and who they really are.

Day Six: – October: 24t Exploring Advanced Coaching Models, APROCESS, OSCAR and Logical Levels of Change.

Day Seven December 12th – Appreciative Inquiry as a Coaching Model

Day Eight – 22nd January – the ACHIEVE® Coaching Model

Day Nine – 20th March – Know Thyself – Modelling Beliefs & Coaching at the Identity Level

Day Ten – 1st April – Practice Assessment & Planning for the future.