In-PersonThe Coach Practitioner - In Person

(London) Begins 29th July 2022

If you're looking for an ICF accredited programme, designed for you to benefit from a high quality, interactive, and experiential training in coaching skills, please join us in July and August as we deliver The Coach Practitioner in-person. Facilitated by Colin Brett, this intensive seven day programme (delivering 83 hours) will equip you with the training hours to take the International Coach Federation’s (ICF) entry level exam, the Associate Certified Coach (ACC).

The programme consists of a thorough immersion in the ICF’s core competencies, the structures and processes of coaching conversations and an ethical approach to this type of developmental work. The learning is primarily experiential, and is supported by reading, reflecting and journalling. In between the taught days you will be engaging in structured coaching conversations (within your peer group) which will enable you to consolidate and deepen your coaching ability.

The 83 learning hours consists of:

  • 49 hours of synchronous (real time) learning, comprising 7 days across July and August. Each day comprises 7 hours of learning.
  • 24 hours of inter-modular coaching practice – 12 hours as coach and 12 hours as coachee.
  • A minimum of 10 hours of other learning: reading a coaching book, keeping a reflective journal of your learnings about coaching and yourself on your coaching journey, etc.
  • 64 hours of the 83 learning hours have been accredited by the ICF as a complete ACSTH programme.

Course approach to learning

The didactic part of The Coach Practitioner will provide you with a robust foundation in coaching theory and approaches. Coaching Development’s philosophy is that the best learning happens when we can apply what we are learning to ourselves as well as to others. Thus you will have many opportunities to reflect on yourself, how you engage with the world and how you can use these theories when coaching others. Through a combination of theoretical input and experiential work, with extensive practice, observations of your coaching and regular formal feedback from your observer, you will develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills required of a competent, ethical practitioner of coaching.

Practice and development

You will practise and receive peer based feedback on your coaching each day, and twice receive formal verbal feedback from a qualified observer. Between days 3 and 7 you will submit three recordings of your coaching and receive three written pieces of feedback on your use of the ACC level coaching skills. This feedback focuses on current strengths and offers pathways for future development.


  • Day 1: First steps - connecting, definitions and distinctions, co-designing goals, active listening, questioning, introduction to ICF core competencies.
  • Day 2: Further foundations - listening at depth, well-formed outcomes, giving feedback, structuring a coaching conversation, deepening ICF competency knowledge.
  • Day 3: States, action and assessment - communication styles, creating alternatives and action plans, observed coaching, self-assessment.
  • Day 4: Moving beyond the spoken - working with the inner critic, listening for assumptions and values, states of mind, using Clean Language.
  • Day 5: Coaching the person - coaching styles, listening for beliefs, Immunity to Change, Brief Solution-Focussed approach.
  • Day 6: Getting out of our own way - Cognitive-Behavioural approach to coaching, minimising ourselves and others, listening for positives, Karpman’s Drama Triangle.
  • Day 7: Identity and assessment - behaviours, identity and mission, ethics, coaching in context, observed coaching, personal development plan.

Professional accreditation

Once all elements of this training are finished Coaching Development will issue you with an ICF accredited Certificate to indicate completion of this programme. Participants are encouraged to apply to the ICF for a professional credential as soon as they fulfil the criteria as outlined on

Colin BrettThe Trainer

This programme will be led by Colin Brett, PCC. Colin has been a Professional Certified Coach since 2008, and has been working in the area of personal and professional development for the last 30 years. He holds a number of qualifications in the fields of psychotherapy and counselling, and is a British Association for Counselling Accredited Counsellor, a Training and Supervising Transactional Analyst (in Organisations), and once upon a time a qualified NLP Trainer. Colin also holds qualifications in training and credentialling. 

For Applications or further details please contact Isy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view the office on 020 8541 1313 or use the form below.


Dates for Summer 2022
Days 1 - 3 29th  - 31st July
Days 4 - 7 19th - 22nd August
Fees: The fee for this programme is £3,250 + VAT 
Location: Islington, London

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