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Foundation Certificate in Organisational Coaching

Qualification
Duration: 1 Year   /   Level: Foundation   /   Suitable for in-house
This specialist qualification is designed for HR and L&D professionals who need to build an appropriate level of coaching skills and knowledge to enable them to provide effective coaching in their day-to-day role.

Details

Start dates and how to enrol

  • First module start date: 25 June 2014
  • Location: London
  • Availability: Spaces
  • First module start date: 22 September 2014
  • Location: London
  • Availability: Spaces
Details

The Foundation Certificate in Organisational Coaching is designed and run in collaboration with coaching and mentoring specialists The OCM (formerly the Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring) to help you develop core coaching and mentoring skills. It's ideal for HR and L&D professionals who wish to build an appropriate level of coaching skills and knowledge to enable them to provide effective coaching as part of their day-to-day role.

You can be confident that the Foundation Certificate in Organisational Coaching is professionally accredited by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and holds a European Quality Award (EQA) at foundation level. The qualification also complies with the most up-to-date professional and occupational standards within the coaching profession and the code of ethics issued by the EMCC.

The qualification provides you with a thorough understanding of the core theory and practice of coaching and mentoring and uses a blended approach of face-to-face, distance and online learning methods. You will also receive unparalleled support from your own personal coach-mentor together with an unmatched suite of learning resources.

Who is it for
This is definitely one for you if you’re an HR or L&D professional looking to develop your coaching skills and knowledge to enable you to provide effective coaching as part of your role.
Benefits

On successful completion of the programme, you’ll be able to:

  • develop coaching relationships to improve workplace performance
  • demonstrate the skills and attributes of an effective coach
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of coaching models and how they can be applied to improve performance
  • reflect on your own strengths and needs as a coach-mentor
  • link to a support network of qualified coaches to share ideas, stimulate discussion of issues and develop your skills further.
Content

The Foundation Certificate in Organisational Coaching is made up of a number of workshops, coach-mentoring sessions, knowledge modules, learning resources, self assessments and discussion threads.

 

Briefing

  • 1-day Briefing Workshop
  • Contracting sessions with 3 x Learners
  • Online Learning Portal
  • Personal Learning Plan for programme

 

Month 1

  • Individual telephone session with Coach Mentor Supervisor (CMS)
  • Coaching sessions with 3 x Learners
  • Knowledge Module 1 - The Coaching Manual – Julie Starr
  • 12 core coaching and mentoring competences
  • Contracting and developing coaching relationships – Discussion Thread
  • Reflection Note 1 on total learning from Month 1 activities

 

Month 2

  • Individual telephone session with CMS
  • Coaching sessions with 3 x Learners
  • Online Learning Portal
  • Peter Honey internet-based “Learning Styles”
  • Reflection Note 2 on total learning from Month 2 activities

 

Month 3

  • 1-day Skills Development Workshop – Coaching in the Context of Change
  • Coaching sessions with 3 x Learners
  • Knowledge Module 2 - Coaching in Organisations: Between the lines – Keri Phillips
  • Foundation Level coaching and mentoring competences
  • ‘The role of the Internal Coach’ - Discussion Thread
  • Reflection Note 3 on total learning from Month 3 activities

 

Month 4

  • Individual session with FCM 
  • Coaching sessions with 3 x Learners
  • Online Learning Portal 
  • Values and ethics 
  • Reflection Note 4 on total learning from Month 4 activities

 

Month 5

  • Individual telephone session with CMS
  • 180 feedback benchmarking report 
  • Coaching sessions with 3 x Learners
  • Online Learning Portal
  • Submission file for assessment and certification 
  • Final PLP for ongoing learning
  • Reflection Note 6 on total learning from Month 6 activities
  • Reflection Note 7 on learning from the review of 180 feedback report and total learning from all programme activities
  • Completed Log of Learner Sessions
Accreditation
On successful completion of the programme, you’ll be awarded the Foundation Certificate in Organisational Coaching. The qualification is professionally accredited by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) holding a European Quality Award (EQA) at foundation level.
How to gain

To be awarded the qualification, you must:

  • attend a one-day briefing session at the beginning of the programme where a personal learning plan will be agreed
  • hold four telephone coaching sessions with your coach-mentor
  • hold five sessions with three learners to practise and develop your own coach-mentoring expertise
  • attend one further skills development workshop
  • submit a 180-degree online benchmarking exercise from yourself and your learners, used to evaluate your progress against required standards
  • participate in two internet-based discussion groups
  • complete online self-assessment exercises
  • complete two prescribed online and knowledge reading modules
  • complete a series of reflection notes
  • complete an online submission file, which includes evidence for the award and reflections from the coaching sessions and experiences that occurred throughout the programme.
Length of programme
This programme takes six months to complete, however, you have a maximum of one year to complete the requirements of the programme.
Special features

First-class tutors 

Whether you’re doing a course, qualification, or in-house programme, the tutors you will meet have in-depth knowledge of their subject, and combine academic expertise with years of hands-on business and industry experience. They are passionate about their specialist areas, and have proven time and time again their ability to facilitate top-quality learning and provide the best possible learning experience. So, whilst theory and models matter (and you’ll get them), they are skilled in helping you ‘translate’ them into your day-to-day reality.

 

Take a look at the Tutors tab on this page to view biographies of just some of the tutors you’re likely to meet on the programme. Why not look them up on Google – we’re proud of the fact that many of our tutors are among the UK’s leading experts in their specialist area.

 

Unlimited support from your personal tutor 

When you start your qualification programme, you’ll be assigned a personal tutor, who will provide support, guidance and encouragement throughout your studies by phone or email – invaluable when you’re juggling the challenge of studying with a busy home and work life.

 

Comprehensive additional resources – on and offline

You’ll be provided with comprehensive documentation and reference material to support you in your studies, including textbooks (where relevant), in addition to which (on most programmes) you’ll also have access to an online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The VLE includes extensive additional learning resources and links to articles, research, surveys and practical tools relevant to your studies. It also enables you to network with your fellow learners and participate in networked discussion forums facilitated by your tutor between face-to-face learning days. Plus you’ll find tips and guidance on how to do assignments, and for exam-based qualifications, revision tips, past exam papers, examiner’s reports, online exam tutorials and much more.

 

A blended approach

Most of our programmes take a blended approach – combining face-to-face learning with self-study and online working (via the Virtual Learning Environment). This powerful mix is one of the best ways to achieve sustained skills enhancement, and also minimises the time you need to spend away from the office.

 

Practical and applicable

For your learning to work, it has to be relevant to your workplace. That’s why our programmes focus on providing you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to apply your learning back at work straight away. You’ll explore your own needs and issues, as well as share experiences, challenges and insights with other participants and your expert tutor. We constantly update and improve our programmes, to ensure they are aligned with your changing needs and prepare you for the issues facing your profession.

 

You’ll be given extensive resources to help you put your learning into practice as soon as you return to work. Our qualification programmes provide you with comprehensive documentation and reference material to support you in your studies.

 

Other unique features of this programme include:

  • unique cascade structure to integrate your own learning and skills by coaching other learners as you go through the programme
  • access to high-quality blended learning tools such as streamed video and audios specially designed Internet-based self-assessment tools
  • highly qualified and experienced coach-mentors to fully support you throughout the programme
  • quality assurance subject to rigorous feedback, testing and measurement through a 180-degree benchmarking process
  • national and professional standards – providing professional accreditation from the OCM and EMCC
  • credibility – devised by leading international experts in the field of coaching and mentoring and by CIPD's own learning delivery arm.
Dates and fees

Full Up-front Qualification Fee £2,950 + VAT, Member fees: £2,655 + VAT

 

The fees include all tuition, personal tutor support, assessment, course material and access to the dedicated Virtual Learning Environment. They do not include travel or accommodation.

  • First module start date: 25 June 2014
  • Second module start date: 30 September 2014
  • Location: London
  • Availability: Spaces
  • First module start date: 22 September 2014
  • Second module start date: 12 December 2014
  • Location: London
  • Availability: Spaces

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