Choosing a Coach Training Course 

As an independent body, the AC is not in a position to recommend a particular training school, however, please see below some options which may be useful:

 Visit the AC online directory and have a look at: 

We would recommend that you call any schools you are interested in and either ask to speak to a coach who has graduated from there or ask for a free trial coaching session to gain an understanding of the methodology used, and in addition: 

  • Check to see if the course is recognized by an independent body such as those listed on the AC online directory 
  • For distance learning courses (online or by phone), ask lots of questions and request to see references or speak to past students. 
  • Check the coaching qualifications of the instructor, where they trained and what coaching experience they have, and also whether they hold membership of an independent organizing body such as the AC. 
  • Whether any follow-up support is offered to their graduates once actual coaching commences. 

Another resource is the EuroCoach mailing list. For further details, log onto EuroCoachList, which includes general information about the EuroCoach List, details about how to sign up and regular discussions are posted about coaching, including recommendations for coach training schools.

Finally, another option would be to attend one of the CPD (Continuous Professional Development) events that the AC holds regularly, which would be an opportunity to increase your knowledge and is also an excellent way to network and find out from Coaches about the coach training choices they made. For further details and booking information go to Events.  

If you would like to join the Association for Coaching, please click here.