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Coach Training Course Overview

IECL offers the world's most highly regarded organisational coach training, with a number of flexible pathways to choose from.

Become an Accredited Coach

The Accredited Coach Training Program provides a deep dive into organisational coaching knowledge and practice. Taught in a blended learning environment with most workshops live on Zoom, we offer the most flexible learning pathways possible.

All of the information on this page relates to IECL’s current (2022) Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP). Please note that from 1st January 2023, IECL will not offer the ACTP program; it will be replaced by our ICF Level 1 and Level 2 Accredited Coach Education program.

Click here to learn more about what’s on offer in 2023. If you are starting your education in 2022, all learning this year will be fully recognised in the 2023 program.

Upcoming Courses

Coach Education 2023 Overview

In this video IECL's Director for Coach Education gives you an overview of IECL's new 2023 courses and explains how IECL can provides flexible learning pathways to suit your needs as you develop your coaching capability.

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Learn more about the coach development options available to you.

Learn about ACC Accreditation

The information below relates to IECL training up to the end of 2022 only.

If you are learning to coach, or a new coach, and interested to apply for your Associate Coach Credential (ACC) with ICF, you can do that through IECL. In this eight minute video, IECL's Director for Accreditation explains all the acronyms and everything you need to know to get moving on the pathway to ACC.

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Introduction to the Accreditation Pathway in 2022

IECL’s Accreditation Pathway is designed to ensure that the organisational coaches trained by us learn the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Core Competencies of coaching and meet the standards required by our corporate clients. This positions IECL at the leading edge of the organisational coaching profession.

Foundational knowledge

The principles, theory and frameworks that underpin organisational coaching.

Practice knowledge

The tools and skills that all organisational coaches require.

Personal knowledge

The practice of self-awareness and being present.

Study at your own pace

IECL’s accreditation pathway consists of three levels of training, with certification at Coaching Essentials 1 and 2, and full accreditation with our Organisational Coaching Accreditation, Level 3. An ACC Fast Track program allows you to apply for ICF Credentials after completing Organisational Coaching Essentials, 2 and the Fast Track program.

Coaching Essentials 1

  • 45 hours of coaching specific training including two hours of group mentor coaching
  • Three day workshop with pre and post activities and co-coaching practice
  • Complete an assignment + 20-25 hours of coaching practice before Coaching Essentials 2.

Coaching Essentials 2

  • Build on the foundations learned in Essentials 1
  • 46 additional hours of coach-specific training including two hours of group mentor coaching
  • Three day workshop with pre and post activities and co-coaching practice
  • Complete an assignment + 50 hours of coaching practice before Level 3.

Organisational Coach Accreditation (Level 3)

  • For graduates of Coaching Essentials 1 and 2.
  • 53 additional hours of coach-specific training, including six mentor coaching hours.
  • Three day workshop with pre and post activities and co-coaching circles
  • Level 3 exam, action learning project and three individual mentor coaching sessions.

Organisational Coach Accreditation

Coach Accreditation via IECL’s International Coach Federation (ICF) Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) This information provides you with an overview of IECL’s Coach Accreditation pathway (IECL Coaching Essentials 1 and 2 plus Organisational Coaching Accreditation (level 3) and the pathways to International Coach Federation (ICF) coach credentials (ACC, PCC, MCC) as well as the qualifications available through our partnership with Charles Sturt University.

Free Introductory Events

Join an introductory event to find out more about organisational coaching and IECL.

  • Meet our faculty
  • Learn more about coaching; what it is and what it is not
  • Find out how to become a certified organisational coach
  • Get a feel for IECL’s style of experiential adult learning.
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