Accreditation for the course

It can be difficult to choose from amongst the many awarding bodies now in the coaching marketplace. However, University accreditation is universally recognised, understood and valued as a hallmark mark of quality and attainment. 

The Barefoot Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Personal Coaching is accredited both by the University of Chester and by the ICF.

University Accreditation

The Barefoot Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Personal Coaching is accredited by the University of Chester and carries 60 University CATS points at Postgraduate level.

Our flagship course is designed for anybody who wants to coach at a high level, working either in an in-house role or on a self-employed basis. It is particularly suitable for business leaders, HR professionals and anyone with a strong interest in people development.

In order to obtain University accreditation delegates must register with the University of Chester and pay any associated University fees.

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ICF accreditation

The Barefoot Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Personal Coaching is fully accredited by the International Coaching Federation as an Accredited Coach Training Programme. Once you are enrolled on the Barefoot course, you can apply to become a member of the ICF. Undertaking the course is approved by the ICF as constituting 162 Approved Coach Specific Training Hours. Once you have completed the course and have completed the ICF’s required number of coaching hours, you may apply to the ICF to be credentialed as an ICF Certified Coach. 

For details of membership benefits and fees and further information regarding ICF credentialing, please see the ICF website.

ELCAS approved

The Barefoot PG Cert in Business and Personal Coaching is also approved by the Ministry of Defence’s Enhanced Learning Scheme which supports and promotes lifelong learning for members of the Armed Forces. This means that service men and women can apply for funding to take the course.

Approved by the National Council of Psychotherapists 

The Barefoot PG Cert in Business and Personal Coaching is also endorsed by the National Council of Psychotherapists. Delegates undertaking the course may apply separately for membership of the NCP.

POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN COACHING SUPERVISION

Barefoot’s Postgraduate Certificate is accredited by the University of Chester and carries 60 University CATS points at Postgraduate level.

A must for any experienced coach, either freelance or in-house, who is looking to offer professional supervision to other coaches. This course is particularly suitable for self-employed coaches looking to extend their portfolio of services or for in-house coaches working in an organisation which has already developed a coaching culture or is seeking to do so.

In order to obtain University accreditation delegates must register with the University of Chester and pay any associated University fees.

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