Personal Transformation Coaching
Duration and Structure
Our coaching course is built to be flexible to needs of the people who train with us. We recognise that we all have busy lives and other commitments and our course allows for you to fit to a schedule that sits you.
Below, we have laid out the structure, duration and elements of the course and these are described in more details on some of the other pages of this section.
The duration of the course is not fixed as we know that each student has different demands in their life, whether that's work, family or additional study. So you can take as long as you need to complete the course.
However, as a guide, we find that most students complete the course in around six months including completing the 30 hours of real-life coaching and the final assessment.
The live group training is structured around four modules usually taken around one month apart. This allows you the time to absorb the new skills and practise them with your clients outside of the training weekends. We believe this is a critical element to your success and confidence as a coach.
Whilst most people take all four modules within four or five months, we are always flexible and you can take them faster or slower than this depending in what suits you.
Between the weekend training, you will work with real clients and be supported on this practice through group mentoring calls.
You will also have access to many hours of online video learning which backs up and reinforces the live training.
All of the live training takes place in central London at weekends from 10.00am until 5.30pm.
- Hearts and Minds
For further information on what you learn on each module, check the
Content page in this course section.
- Twice monthly group mentoring on your client practice
- Monthly evening Coach Learning Webinar
- The Smart Zone: our online video learning site
- A vibrant, interactive online community
- Comprehensive manual
- All-you-need templates, contracts, records etc
For further information on what the support, check the
Support page in this section.
As part of the qualification, you will complete 30 hours of real-life coaching outside of the training weekends.
You receive mentoring around this to ensure you are on track and to answer any queries you may have about your work.
The final assessment is based on the submission of a recorded coaching session to the Head of Training and Mentoring for which you will receive feedback and your qualification. Should you not pass, you will be able to work on the areas for development and resubmit a session for assessment after two months. There is no limitation on this.
Our aim is to ensure everyone who trains with us becomes an exceptional coach and the training, support, feedback and practice are key to achieving this.
Watch a course overview video
Watch a short video on our Diploma in Coaching Excellence course and get a detailed picture of the course, the structure, investment and benefits.
This is the perfect option if you don’t have much time to attend one of our seminars but want to get to know more about our course.
Free Discovery Day
Attend a free Discovery Day and find out what coaching is, how it's changed, how you can blend it with your existing skills and how you can use coaching to create a business or shape your career.
You will also find out everything you need to know about our Diploma in Coaching Excellence and how you can train with us.
Discovery Days run from 10.30am until 4.30pm in central London. It's an open, honest exploratory day in which you can get all your questions answered.
If you think coaching is for you but you need to know a bit more about it then the Discover Day an ideal place to find out. Likewise, if you know for sure that coaching is for you but you want to know if the Smart School is the right place to train, this is an ideal opportunity to get to know us.
Go ahead and reserve your place now.
Book a personal consultation
This is ideal if you are already familiar with coaching and don’t need an introduction to it. Instead you want to find out how it would work for YOU and how our course is different from others.
The personal consultation option is all about YOU and how the course would work for you individually.
We can explore what you want to do with coaching, who you want coach, how you can build a business in that area or how it would fit in to your workplace.
This can be by phone or face-to-face in Victoria, London and would normally be with the founder of the school.
Check dates and book your course now
This option is for you if you know you the Smart School is the right place to train and you know what course you want to take.
You can go ahead and select your start date and pay your deposit or the full course fee.
Select this option to go through the booking page.
Smart School Satisfaction Guarantee
Our Satisfaction Guarantee means that if you join the course and decide after the first weekend that it's not for you, then we will refund your fee minus the non-refundable deposit of £500.
This means you can join our course with confidence and security.