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Overview

Prior study is not a prerequisite - you just need a passion for the subject matter!

As a Professional Life Coach you will create powerful working relationships between yourself and your clients. Your goal will be to produce positive results in their personal and professional lives, by supporting them to overcome any obstacles and setbacks which have in the past prevented them from reaching their full potential and achieving the goals which they have been aiming for.

Coaching is the interaction between a coach and a client - which may be undertaken via face to face meetings or by telephone sessions and relies on the understanding that the client always knows, deep down, how to make changes in their life to attain their goals. When an individual’s belief system or values become too restrictive, they may not be able to reach their goals and become frustrated with their lack of personal and career achievements.

Life Coaches work to unlock and release the potential within their clients, to bring about major positive improvements and changes in their lives.

Life Coaching is a powerful and practical tool for personal exploration and development.

Materials

One of the key benefits of studying with Distance Learning Plus is that you get access to your full course materials online once you enrol.

You'll receive access to our Online Student Community where you'll be able to view your course materials, submit your work, contact your tutor, and interact with other learners via the online forums.

Requirements

A reasonable level of literacy is required, but there are no entry restrictions.

You just need a keen interest in the subject, and will ideally have studied the subject or ancillary disciplines at a lower level if you want to progress quickly.

Non-Regulated Qualification Endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP Scheme

This is a non-regulated qualification endorsed by Focus Awards under their Focus on Quality Provision (FQP) Scheme.

Focus Awards is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and is regulated by Ofqual. Established 2011, Focus Awards is founded on three core values – Honesty, Integrity and Fairness – that underpin everything they do.

The FQP scheme is designed to give endorsement to non-regulated qualifications in a wide range of subjects. On successful completion you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a certificate of completion from Distance Learning Plus.

Although the materials are comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

Although, there are no entry requirements, you do need a reasonable level of literacy to be able to both understand the concepts introduced, and get the most out of the materials.

Learning Outcomes
  • UNDERSTAND THE DISTINGUISING FEATURES OF LIFE COACHING
  • RECOGNISE THE ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS NEEDED BTY A LIFE COACH
  • UNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPAL THEORIES BEHIND LIFE COACHING
  • RECOGNISE THE METHODOLOGIES OF LIFE COACHING AND ASSOCIATED DISCIPLINES
  • RECOGNISE THE PRINCIPAL TERMINOLOGY USED IN LIFE COACHING
  • RECOGNISE THE MILTON MODEL AND ASSOCIATED MODELS
  • UNDERSTAND THE KEY FEATURES OF STRESS AND ITS PLACE IN LIFE COACHING
  • RECOGNISE THE MAIN ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH RELATIONSHIP AND SPIRITUAL COACHING
  • RECOGNISE THE MAIN ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH HEALTH COACHING
  • RECOGNISE THE MKAIN ISSUES ASSOCIAGTED WITH CAREER AND FINANCIAL COACHING
  • RECOGNISE THE PRINCIPAL ASPECTS OF ETHICS AND CONTRACTS IN LIFE COACHING
  • RECOGNISE THE ISSUES SURROUNDING WORKING CONDITIONS
  • UNDERSTAND THE KEY ASPECTS OF COMMUNICATING WITH A CLIENT

Snapshot
The course is broken into 4 separate modules:

• Life Coaching The Basics
• Life Coaching Specialist Areas
• Life Coaching The Theory
• Life Coaching The Working Environment

Subjects included in the Course:
Lesson 1:

• What is life coaching?
• How does it work?
• What does a life coach do?
• History of Life Coaching.
• Contra-indications to Life Coaching.

Lesson 2:

• Skills, entry and training to coaching.
• What Can Life Coaching Do For the Client?
• What makes an effective coach?
• Introduction to key theories.
• Introduction to key counselling techniques used in coaching.
• Identifying your personal traits and strengths as a practitioner.
• The role of the Life Coach.

Lesson 3:

• Identifying client needs and wants by visualisation.
• Fear.
• Beliefs.
• Self-Limiting Beliefs.
• The benefits of coaching for clients
• The importance of core values and changes within an individual.
• Defining and reviewing relationships, Energy, Health, Financial, Emotional Well-being using I-CAN-DO Model.
• Defining and recognising the client's goals, aims and values using I-CAN-DO.
• The client's Mission Statement.
• SWOT Analysis.
• Life Coaching Chart Template.

Lesson 4:

• Coaching Applications.
• Examining the past holistically.
• The role of the past with regard to the client's current life blockages.
• The conception of changing reactions and responses.
• Coaching Styles.
• Attitudes and understanding of therapy, counselling and coaching.
• Review of counselling/ therapy and coaching skills.
• Their defined roles within life coaching.

Lesson 5:

• The here and now reflective contemplation.
• Ways of avoiding and relating.
• Relationships as systems.
• Motivating clients and self.
• Identifying individual motivating factors re: obstacles.
• Anchoring
• Representational Systems.
• How to build a good rapport with clients

Lesson 6:

• Stress Coaching
• Stress Management
• Dealing with the Worried Well
• Specialist Life Coaching.
• The GROW model
• The Coaching Attitude.
• The Coaching Wheel.

Lesson 7:

• Relationship Coaching
• Case Study
• Spiritual Coaching
• Self Esteem/ Confidence Coaching.
• BDD

Lesson 8:

• Health and Well-Being Coaching
• Case Study.

Lesson 9:

• Career Coaching
• Coaching for a new career
• Coaching within the Workplace
• Case Study
• Financial Coaching
• Prosperity Attainment.
• Case Study

Lesson 10:

• 10 Ultimate Coaching Questions
• Goal Setting/ Mapping
• Life Coaching Ethics and Confidentiality.
• Coaching Contract and Agreements

Lesson 11:

• Ethics.
• Professionalism.
• Client Confidentiality.
• Maintaining Records.
• Data Protection and disclosure.
• The Consultation process.

Lesson 12:

• Finding premises versus working from home.
• Accounting.
• The Law and you.
• Working with clients.
• Communication.
• The first meeting.
• Creating the right professional conditions and workspace.
• Establishing the working relationship.
• Defining boundaries.

Lesson 13:

• How to Build a Life Coaching Practise.
• Finding clients.
• Advertising.
• Expanding your business.
• Positive Endings.
• Continuing Professional Development.

Lesson 14:

• Overcoming Obstacles
• Support Networks
• Referring On to a Health/ Mental Health Professional.
• Closure for the Client and for the Coach
• Expanding your Business.
• The Bigger Picture.

The Course comes complete with lesson tests, exam paper, case studies from a real life Coach, reading list, and supplements including all documentation required for a successful coaching practice.


When you have successfully completed your studies you will receive a certificate of achievement from Focus Awards.

This is a non-regulated qualification which is endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP scheme. They are not nationally recognised qualifications; on successful completion of your studies you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a certificate of completion from Distance Learning Plus.

Focus Awards is regulated as an Awarding Organisation by Ofqual, the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Non-regulated qualifications endorsed under the FQP scheme are ideal for professionals required to demonstrate commitment to CPD (Continuous Professional Development), and for those wanting to gain specialist knowledge of a particular subject.

Who is this for?

Anybody with a reasonable standard of general education will be able to cope with the academic demands. If you can read and write well enough to complete a job application, and have a good grasp of basic maths (add, subtract and divide) you should have no problems. The learning materials are written in simple everyday language and the answers to your assignments will be completed in the same style. In addition to the comprehensive learning materials provided, you will receive a Study Guide to assist you, and, of course, you will have the support of your tutor.

What will I cover?

Your studies will cover the areas of study listed above through detailed exploration of the subject matter. You will also receive tasks and prompts for further personal exploration and research to carry out so that you can gauge how much you have learned. There are plenty of examples to help you but personal research is a prerequisite, so be prepared to use your initiative to fully answer the assignments.

Is it accredited?

This is a non-regulated qualification endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP scheme.

Although the learning materials are comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

Your work is not graded; assignments are simply identified as Pass, Fail or Referred. For assignments not passed at first attempt, your tutor will advise on the improvements to be made to obtain a Pass on a reworking. A certificate of achievement will be issued by Focus Awards on successful completion of all the assignments.

Is this a nationally recognised qualification?

No, this is a non-regulated qualification which has been endorsed by Focus Awards under their FQP scheme

What will my studies prepare me for?

The learning materials and accompanying tasks will help you to develop the necessary knowledge and confidence to successfully complete the tutor marked assignments. The tasks are designed to encourage you to apply your knowledge, and help you to develop relevant research and academic writing skills.

If I fail an assignment can I retake it?

Yes, your tutor will ask you to resubmit your assignment and give you some pointers as to where you could improve.

How do I send in my work?

You email your assignments one at a time for marking. This enables your tutor to properly assess the standard and style of your work for each section, and give you feedback which will be used on your next assignment; a process of continuous improvement. On obtaining feedback and comment you will either move on to the next assignment or review and rework the one you submitted.

What do I receive once I enrol?

You will receive login details to our Online Student Community. Here you will be able to access your course materials, contact your tutor, submit your work, and interact with other learners via the online forums.

Is there a time limit or any deadlines?

Your studies should be completed within 12 months, but can be extended for a small fee if your tutor supports your request. As a rough guide, depending on your circumstances and commitment, you can complete your studies in about 100 study hours. There are no other deadlines to meet.

Is there a word count for my assignments?

Although a word count is not given for the tutor marked assignments, it is important that you demonstrate to your tutor that you have fully understood the questions; a comprehensive Study Guide is included with your materials. Many students start slowly at first, but your tutor will give guidance to help and encourage you to improve.

Do I need a computer to complete my studies?

Yes, you will need access to email and the internet to access your materials, submit assignments and do research. Most students also find word-processing their assignments is much more convenient than writing by hand.

Are the learning materials paper-based or online?

All of the learning materials are online. You will receive a login to the online student community when you enrol, where you will be able to access the full set of materials and assessment tasks for your course.

Monthly Subscription Plans

We have a number of innovative subscription plans available to sort all budgets and support needs.

Simply choose your course and subscription package; your first payment will be taken by credit or debit card when you enrol, with subsequent payments due by monthly direct debit until you complete your studies

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This course has been accredited through the Focus Awards “Focus on Quality Provision” (FQP) Scheme. The course content and depth of study required have been benchmarked against Level 3 on the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF).

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Overview

Prior study is not a prerequisite - you just need a passion for the subject matter!

As a Professional Life Coach you will create powerful working relationships between yourself and your clients. Your goal will be to produce positive results in their personal and professional lives, by supporting them to overcome any obstacles and setbacks which have in the past prevented them from reaching their full potential and achieving the goals which they have been aiming for.

Coaching is the interaction between a coach and a client - which may be undertaken via face to face meetings or by telephone sessions and relies on the understanding that the client always knows, deep down, how to make changes in their life to attain their goals. When an individual’s belief system or values become too restrictive, they may not be able to reach their goals and become frustrated with their lack of personal and career achievements.

Life Coaches work to unlock and release the potential within their clients, to bring about major positive improvements and changes in their lives.

Life Coaching is a powerful and practical tool for personal exploration and development.

Materials

One of the key benefits of studying with Distance Learning Plus is that you get access to your full course materials online once you enrol.

You'll receive access to our Online Student Community where you'll be able to view your course materials, submit your work, contact your tutor, and interact with other learners via the online forums.

Requirements

A reasonable level of literacy is required, but there are no entry restrictions.

You just need a keen interest in the subject, and will ideally have studied the subject or ancillary disciplines at a lower level if you want to progress quickly.

Non-Regulated Qualification Endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP Scheme

This is a non-regulated qualification endorsed by Focus Awards under their Focus on Quality Provision (FQP) Scheme.

Focus Awards is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and is regulated by Ofqual. Established 2011, Focus Awards is founded on three core values – Honesty, Integrity and Fairness – that underpin everything they do.

The FQP scheme is designed to give endorsement to non-regulated qualifications in a wide range of subjects. On successful completion you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a certificate of completion from Distance Learning Plus.

Although the materials are comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

Although, there are no entry requirements, you do need a reasonable level of literacy to be able to both understand the concepts introduced, and get the most out of the materials.

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