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Growing coaches since 2013
If you’ve found us by googling ‘coaching qualification’, then you’ll have seen how confusing it can be finding the right one! Well here’s two reasons why we might be the best fit for you:
1) We offer dual accreditation. The Institute of Leadership & Management exists to support leadership development and the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches is the only global accrediting body that exists purely for business coaching. The vast majority of coaching programmes out there are life coaching orientated, not business coaching. While this obviously has its place, it is not what we do.
2) We don’t use trainers or academics to deliver any of our programmes. You will work with and be taught by an experienced business coach, someone who practises what they preach day in and day out, working with some of the world’s most successful and enduring brands.
Oh alright, just one more reason…
Our accredited coaching programmes are deliberately staggered, so you don’t have to commit time and money to the entirety of a programme, before you have any idea what you’ll get, or whether you’ll like it!
Join us on our 2 day Foundations programme, (which according to every single one of our 3,878 graduates is exceptional…yup, every single one!) then you can decide if you’d like to continue on the journey and join us for Stage 2 Awareness, and Stage 3 Evolution.
All 3 stages of our Registered Corporate Coach Programme are delivered on an open programme basis throughout the year. Each stage comprises two days of learning with a total of 48 guided learning hours. The total qualification time is 135 hours and most delegates complete all required elements within 12 months. For organisations looking for an internal Leader As Coach programme, we offer solutions for businesses.
Our Foundations level is exactly as the title suggests - it is teaching you the must have, foundation skills that you need to become a great coach and begin helping others achieve better results within a business environment.
We begin Foundations by making a bold commitment to our delegates - that in just 2 days, we will fundamentally shift and improve the way you communicate. To date without exception - our delegates have told us that we succeeded!Find out more
Builds on the learning from Foundations, using a practical and powerful profiling tool (LEP) to establish and explore what drives behaviour. Delegates learn self & social awareness and how to adapt their style to build better relationships and reduce conflict, enhancing coaching relationships.
The final stage of The Business Coaching Programme is designed for those seeking advanced coaching skills, or who wish to complete the journey for professional accreditation - WABC™ Registered Corporate Coach (RCC™) status. The completion of all 3 stages will lead you to become an open practitioner with a professional coaching qualification WABC Registered Corporate Coach (RCC).Find out more
In its simplest form, the job of a great team coach is to help a group of individuals better understand how to draw the best from one another, and therefore leverage the power of the group to achieve far greater results than can be achieved individually. Our two day accredited programme will teach you how.
We take a systemic approach to helping teams perform even better, incorporating a structure that can be used with any team. This helps groups first understand, and then improve their cognitive functioning (quality of thinking, problem solving and decision making) and what we call ’the glue’ - the trust, grit, zeal and perseverance that binds them all together.
Leading Energy Profile (LEP) is a new kind of profiling tool that teaches people the master skill of adaptive communication, i.e. learning how and when to flex your style to get better results with others.
LEP can be used to enhance any development intervention from; 1:1 coaching, team facilitation, leadership development or negotiation and communication workshops.
Becoming a licensed practitioner will give you an insightful, fresh and different approach when working with individuals and teams. As a licensed practitioner, you will help individuals transform their leadership style through enhanced communication and influencing skills, enhancing team performance and driving more productive and impactful relationships.
You will receive all the training, materials and ongoing support you need to use the tool effectively with your clients or within your organisation.
Our Foundations module is accredited by The Institute of Leadership & Management. This confirms that the programme has been independently verified against The Institute's high standards. On registration, all delegates receive 'Studying Membership', giving access to The Institute's unique, curated library of online leadership development resources. Upon completion delegates receive an upgrade to Professional Membership, including postnominal letters (AMInstLM) and digital credential.
Our full Business Coaching Programme (Foundations, Awareness & Evolution) is accredited by the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches™ (WABC™) and has received a WABC™ Accredited (Level 1 – RCC)™ mark. This demonstrates that it delivers the highest quality business coaching training in the world. Our graduates are eligible to receive the Registered Corporate Coach™ (RCC™) credential and become members of the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches™ (WABC™), the leading global association committed to driving business coaching excellence with robust, evidence-based practices.
Why book with us
The UK's Finest 'Leader as Coach' Training Programme, CV Magazine HR & Training Awards
Flexible stages allowing you to progress at your own pace
The Institute of Leadership & Management and the Worldwide Association™ of Business Coaches
Our Foundations Programme equips managers and leaders with the basics giving them confidence and skills needed to coach in a business environment. Learning takes place in a highly practical and energetic environment, with discussion and feedback from our team of practising business coaches.
We begin Foundations by making a bold commitment to our delegates - that in just 2 days, we will fundamentally shift and improve the way you communicate. To date without exception - our delegates have told us that we succeeded!
Our Foundations level is exactly as the title suggests - it is teaching you the must have, foundation skills that you need to become a great coach and begin helping others achieve better results. In addition to that, you will develop a far more powerful and impactful style of communicating with everyone you interact with.
We will take you through our 6 key skills of coaching, and share with you insights taken from neuroscience and human psychology that will help you better understand your self and those around you. Through practice, exercises, live demos, observation and our step-by-step bespoke video series (which is then available to you as a graduate), we ensure your learning journey is varied and challenging. Above all, however, we keep it practical and results focused, meaning you can begin to implement the skills you learn immediately in your role.
Foundations is endorsed by The Institute & Leadership and Management, this means that the course includes an assessment element which allows you to evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory level of competence. It also means that the course is subject to a comprehensive quality assessment by an Institute external verifier each year, to ensure that we continue to meet the highest quality standards.
On successful completion of Foundations you are eligible to use Certified Business Coach Status, elevating your credibility as a professional - providing comfort that you have completed a quality assured, award winning coaching course with a well respected provider.
On this programme we will cover:
Awareness and Evolution are two distinct programmes but are offered as a progression package. For those looking to work towards a professional coaching credential, Awareness & Evolution forms the second stage of The Business Coaching Programme. The full programme is accredited by the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches™ (WABC)™ and offers eligibility to apply for Registered Corporate Coach™ (RCC)™ status.
A great coach must be able to do two things well – manage their own state (what they are thinking, how they feel and how they therefore behave) to remain as effective as possible for the coachee, but also learn to quickly ‘read’ their coachee, so they understand what approach will be most effective and how they can adapt their approach to achieve better results.
Now that you have a coaching core on which to build from Level 1 - Foundations, we focus on how well you manage yourself (self awareness) and the master skill of great coaches, which is how well you are able to read others (social awareness).
We will introduce you to a profiling tool that helps uncover why we behave the way we do and how this knowledge is exceptionally powerful for a coach. We will help you identify your key strengths but highlight the danger of overplaying those strengths.
You’ve learnt and developed your coaching skills, you’ve increased your self-awareness and you’re better at understanding what drives other people’s behaviour. Now is the time to explore the mind of the executive and learn what it takes to be seen as credible and useful to someone at a senior executive level.
This is the focus of Evolution, where we will share with you what it takes to be credible at this level, how to ‘set up for success’ and ways to finesse what you have already learnt. We will show you how to calculate the return-on-investment of coaching in an organisation and demonstrate a powerful new tool that helps you build better relationships with even the most difficult stakeholders.
Then for the grand finale, it is time to test your mettle! You will conduct an observed coaching session with an executive you have never met before, who needs your help with a real-life work challenge. It’s not scripted and anything goes… because as we constantly remind you at The BCA, coaching is a contact sport!
On this programme we will cover:
We got fed up working with profiling tools that use confusing acronyms or colour charts, more often than not providing users with a badge to justify their bias (‘well I do that because I’m red’).
So we built our own.
Leading Energy Profile (LEP) is a simple but incredibly versatile and powerful tool which helps us to understand our thinking bias, and the ways this can impact our behaviour. It incorporates the language of energy and teaches users how to flex their thinking energy to become more adaptable, and achieve a far greater connection with their audience.
The ability to flex and adapt your communication style is a fundamental skill of great leaders and LEP will show you how.
Becoming a licensed LEP practitioner will give you an insightful, fresh and different approach when working with individuals and teams. As a licensed practitioner, you will help individuals transform their leadership style through enhanced communication and influencing skills, enhancing team performance and driving more productive and impactful relationships.
LEP can be used to enhance any development intervention from; one:one coaching, team facilitation, leadership development or negotiation and communication workshops.
This fast paced 2 day programme will give you all the training, materials and ongoing support you need to use the tool effectively with your clients or within your organisation.
To find our more about LEP and how it can help your organisation take a look at our sister website www.leadingenergyprofile.com.
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"The time we have invested with the BCA as a leadership team has made all the difference. We would never have gone to this depth ourselves – we are now set to lead a great future.”
"I can whole heartedly recommend all three of the Coaching programs provided & delivered by the BCA. Each course is well constructed with insightful content and modules. The opportunities for practical application and feedback whether 121 or by group is well facilitated which allows for significant personal learning & development. The onboarding to each program and continued support provided with the off-program activities to assist with accreditation enables an extremely professional service."
"The BCA delivers with warmth, humour and a deep understanding of what works for us. This has led to outstanding results far beyond what we anticipated. Long may our partnership continue.”
"The BCA have already taken us to the next level as Krispy Kremers. We are excited about partnering with them over the coming years”
"I was fairly skeptical at first having been on various coaching and management development programmes over the years but I have to say this was outstanding. Even attending the Foundations programme virtually via zoom (due to lockdown) did not impact the quality of learning."
"Not only did we cover what coaching can mean today; the BC Academy coaching Level 1 course was an all-rounded 2-day session looking to bring together everything you ever learnt about great communication and self-management. The session was nothing but engaging, future-focused and really challenged misconceptions and paved the way for a flexible and dynamic approach to coaching. Can’t wait for Level 2!”
"A huge success from my point of view, it very much hit the spot. The whole SMT are ‘buzzing’ with the strategies and understanding they got from it, me included. Many have put it straight into practice (combat sport) and are sold on how this will make them more successful. The consensus is that it gave practical strategies instead of genetic theories and they felt it was very bespoke to their needs. The more experienced managers including me, Matt and Steve felt it was the best training we have had in this area. Also I have to mention the huge benefit it’s going to have on the younger managers, specifically the likes of Luke and Ryan who are new to their leadership roles."
"Energetic, highly professional and an approach based on solid and wide experience."
"Yesterday I graduated from The BCA and I would like to thank them for their support, drive and enthusiasm. Learning levels 1 to 3 in 2 months. Wow! I would recommend all my friends and colleagues to visit their website and signup. The tools, techniques and models will help you drive your team / business to another level."
"Our entire leadership team have benefited hugely from the BCA's Foundations programme and the results have been clear; record breaking performance across all metrics and significant gains in staff engagement - the foundations of productivity and well-being of any organisation."
"I have now completed levels 1 & 2, Foundations and Awareness and am eager to graduate through to Evolution asap. I have other coaching accreditation's but this one stands head and shoulders above the others. The facilitators are amazing, so experienced and pragmatic and tell you what's its really like to be a professional coach. Can't recommend highly enough."
"I found the coaching masterclass with the BCA to be enormously inspiring. The facilitators were amazing and it especially helped when we talked about it in the context of 360 Coaching, and the courage to ask those difficult questions.I would highly recommend!"
"The BCA represents excellent value for money, for any business serious about investing in their coaching capability"