Certificate in Executive Coaching

Making coaching the predominant style of working together

A coaching accreditation programme for managers and internal coaches.

The aim of the programme is for you to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to coach effectively in any context.

On completion, you will be recognised for your professional coaching skills through formal accreditation, awarded by EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) in partnership with Tom Battye Coaching Ltd.

EMCC Global is the premier accreditation body for professional coaches worldwide. We are also an ELCAS approved provider and CTP Preferred Supplier.

EQA EMCC Global Award

Who should attend this programme?

  1. Do you have a minimum of five years’ experience as a line manager or coach?

  2. Is part of your role to support and develop others, and to build a talent pipeline?

  3. Would you like to build stronger relationships with your immediate colleagues?

  4. Would you like to improve your listening skills?

  5. Are you motivated to extend your leadership competencies?

  6. Would like to formalise your skills and gain professional accreditation?

If you answer yes, then this programme is for you.

What you can expect

  • Individual feedback and support throughout the journey in relation to your coaching skills.
  • Enhance your coaching skills through practice both inside and outside the learning sessions
  • Apply a relational, transformational coaching methodology
  • Experience the value and application of contracting in coaching relationships
  • Use frameworks to structure coaching conversations to ensure positive outcomes
  • Explore psychological theory to support a coaching mindset
  • Discuss how to make the most of supervision, CPD and reflective practice

What are the outcomes?

By the end of this programme you will be able to:

  • Ask powerful questions that move a conversation to a deeper level
  • Demonstrate advanced listening skills
  • Support others to clarify, align and articulate their personal and professional goals
  • Develop an authentic coaching style, immediately applicable to your context
  • Use a strengths-based approach for developmental conversation
  • Coach as part of your situational leadership repertoire

6 Month Programme Structure

You will attend an initial briefing session, followed by 10 x 2.5-hour live, interactive and experiential learning modules, plus a final conversation with course faculty to discuss your overall learning outcomes. All modules will be delivered using Zoom.

Initial Brief

1:1 conversation with course faculty to understand your learning objectives


10 x 2.5-hour live, interactive and experiential learning modules, delivered via Zoom

Coaching Practice

24 hours of coaching practice as part of the homework portfolio (including 2 x recordings)

Homework Assignments

Reading, pre-work, reflective journals, online quizzes and personal statement

Professional Dialogue

Final conversation with course faculty to discuss overall learning outcomes

A 10-Module Programme

There are ten 2 1⁄2 hour live, interactive and experiential learning modules, delivered via Zoom





Introduction to coaching

The key outcome is to ensure a common understanding of what is meant by coaching, and how it differs from mentoring or other kinds of intervention.


Asking Powerful Questions

We look at the skills associated with asking the best questions. This also involves gaining a deeper understanding of the principles of coaching.


Coaching Models

Every good coach develops a unique style. We start by introducing some of the most effective coaching models and support you to develop your own.


Advanced Listening Skills

Listening skills lie at the very heart of high-quality coaching. We introduce you to techniques for listening at a deep level.


Coaching in the Moment

Coaching can be situational. Session Five helps you coach in the moment, when your coachee may benefit from this approach in everyday situations.




Positive Psychology 

Focusing on strengths, accessing intrinsic motivation, building strategies of hope, cultivating positive emotions and other important coaching principles.


Use of the Self as Instrument 

The coaching relationship involves both support and challenge. We introduce a relational approach to using confrontative interventions.


Contracting and Goal-Setting 

We introduce a range of goal-setting models and explore the value of contracting at the start of the relationship, as well as managing endings.


Interpersonal Dynamics

We introduce the principles of Transactional Analysis for coaches, sharing a ‘theory of relating’ that will empower your practice.


Practicing Professionally 

Finally, we consider how best to maintain a professional practice. We cover CPD, supervision, reflective practice, ethics, record keeping and more.

Recorded Session

Between November and December, learners will record one of their supervision sessions.

Learners will provide feedback to each other on their recorded sessions.

Written feedback will be provided by a member of faculty.

Learners will collect feedback and use this to inform their ongoing learning objectives .

The Bigger Picture

Coaching Course Timetable

Key Milestones

How much time will I need between modules?

The total study time for this program, including live sessions, is approximately 75 hours. Please be prepared for up to half a day per week outside of the session time.

This will be dedicated to coaching practice, reading, pre-work, journaling, community discussion and online quizzes. Some weeks have a heavier workload than others.

See base of page for specific times and dates.

"This is an extremely well-structured programme. It builds over time – enabling participants to create a rigorous framework for a professional coaching practice. It also sets us on the path of further learning and development to enhance our offering in service of our client universe."

Meet your facilitator

Tom Battye

Master Practitioner, accredited supervisor and team coach, and recent winner of the EMCC Global Supervision Awards for contribution to the profession.

Tom Battye

Why Partner with Tom Battye Coaching Ltd?

Tom is a focused and incisive executive coach with two decades’ experience working in the field of leadership development.

Tom has been training coaches since 2005 and in that time has trained hundreds of internal coaches in public and private sector organisations including the NHS, the BBC, an Icelandic bank, various government departments in the UK and for a range of business schools including Chicago Booth and London Business School.

This programme has been assessed by the coaching body, EMCC Global, and has been given the EQA award (Bespoke: 75 hours), enabling graduates to gain accreditation with EMCC on completion.

"This course has been very inspiring, and I would recommend it not only to those who are looking to become professional coaches but also to individuals who want to embed coaching into their day-to-day professional and personal life."

Next steps

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