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Foundations: ILM endorsed, Stage 1 of The Business Coaching Programme

Virtual Pathway with 5 coach-led interactive sessions, offline practice sessions & final assessment.

The Business Coaching Academy Ltd


£954 inc VAT
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Price quoted is for Foundations: Stage 1 of The Business Coaching Programme only.
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Study method
Online with live classes
3 weeks, Part-time
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Foundations is the first level of The Business Coaching Programme, which leads to WABC Registered Corporate Coach Status. The course provides delegates with the opportunity to build their knowledge and develop their practical business coaching skills. Learning takes place in an energetic and highly practical environment, with discussion and feedback from our world-class team of business coaches. Delegates leave the course with the confidence to have transformational coaching conversations back in their business. Following Foundations delegates may choose to attend Awareness and Evolution to complete The Business Coaching Programme.


Three major elements are included within this course, theoretical knowledge, practical application of coaching skill and assessment of competence. These elements provide delegates with strong foundations on which to build their business coaching skill, while businesses have the certainty that their leaders and managers have shown their competence and are able to utilise their skills back in the workplace.

The topics covered within Foundations include:

  • Understanding coaching
  • The core beliefs of great coaches
  • Applying the GAPS framework to coaching
  • Creating a connection
  • Contracting
  • A coaching methodology
  • Listening
  • Questioning
  • Your approach to coaching

Throughout the course, our belief that coaching is a contact sport is paramount and delegates are given the opportunity to practice the topics covered throughout the two days.

The course ends with a written assessment and an observed coaching assessment, where feedback is provided by our team of practicing business coaches.

Who is this course for?

The course is suitable for individuals who are interested in understanding and utilising coaching within the business environment.



Career path

Foundations is endorsed by ILM. Delegates receive a certificate from ILM providing evidence of attendance and Certified Business Coach Status. Delegates are eligible to apply for membership of ILM and use the associated post nominal letters.

Foundations forms the first stage of The Business Coaching Programme which offers eligibility to apply for Registered Corporate Coach® status.

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.