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Professional Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring


Level 2 Path for ACC or PCC Level

Accredited at 160 Training Hours

How to become a Life Coach or Executive Coach

International accreditation should be the number one priority of anyone considering a career as a life coach. This ensures that you are coaching in line with international best practice within a quickly progressing profession, and provides you with a globally recognised credential which is even more important as technology allows coaches to engage clients all over the world.

“Coaching is the second fastest growing profession in the world”



The path to professional life coaching in Dublin, Ireland or anywhere in the world will look like this
  1. Study an accredited Coaching Course like the Advanced Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring
  2. Build up your coaching hours – even with pro-bono clients
  3. Apply for Accredited Certified Coach status with ICF, or Practitioner with EMCC
  4. Continue to learn and develop as a life coach with Continuing Professional Development opportunities such as seminars, conferences and Masterclasses

Free Webinar

REGISTER NOW:  join us at this FREE Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring Webinar and discover more about the profession.


Who is this course for?

Practising coaches or people looking to set-up their own coaching practice

Leaders, managers and supervisors who understand the importance of using Coaching to increase performance
Individuals who want to develop themselves personally and understand how this enhances their life and career prospects
HR Managers, HR Executives, Counsellors, Career Guidance Officers and Organisation Consultants who want to improve their skills and increase their knowledge of Coaching
Psychologists and Psychotherapists who would like to use Coaching in conjunction with their assessment and development skills
Executives who would like to pursue a career in Coaching.

“Leaders now study coaching to use the proven models and techniques in their days to day management style, in order to improve performance and promote a positive company culture.”


Paula King, Course Director, Kingstown College

Course content

Content includes

  • Core Coaching Skills
  • Contracting
  • Managing a Coaching Session
  • Coaching Interventions
  • Fulfillment and Values
  • VIA Character Strengths
  • Comprehensive Executive Coaching Toolkit
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • ACE FIRST Model for Positive Change
  • Conflict Management Styles
  • Plus many more coaching models and techniques, experiential learning, and workshops

Course structure

  • The Professional Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring is structured in 6 Modules, facilitated in a Live Virtual Class.
  • The teaching methodology will include lecture style, discussions, Q&A and breakout rooms to practice models with your peers.

Course Fee

EUR 3950 (£3430)


Secure your place with registration fee of just EUR 250 (£200).

Registration fee EUR 250 (£200) to secure a place

This is part of your course fee, not an additional charge.

Overview of Course Modules

Core Competencies of Coaching

Learners will develop listening and questioning skills, and begin to use tools like GROW and the Wheel. ICF and EMCC competencies are introduced, and we differentiate coaching, mentoring and other interventions.

Understanding the Individual

Values, transference and self-awareness are important for coach and coachee. We also introduce Appreciative Inquiry, the SOAR model, and look at Goal Setting in the context of the individual.

The Psychology of Coaching

Learners will be introduced to schools of thought and common terms in psychology. An emphasis is placed on the more recent work in Positive Psychology, Flow and a Strengths Based approach to coaching.

Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace

Common coaching and mentoring scenarios are explored in this module, including time and decision making. Team coaching is also introduced, along with the managing of additional stakeholders in the coaching / mentoring relationship.

Coaching Change and Conflict

Tools such as SCARF, TACT and Switching Perspectives are explored in this module. We take a deeper look at emotions, triggers, conflict styles and models for understanding how individuals process change.

Career Coaching and Wellbeing

Life Coaches and Executive Coaches will benefit from tools which focus on career planning and development. We examine wellbeing challenges such as bullying and stress, and introduce supervision and the continuing development of the coach.

Our graduates are employed by organisations such as

Google, LinkedIn, PayPal, Enterprise Ireland, An Garda Siochána, Irish Defence Forces, Fáilte Ireland, Irish Water, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Electric Ireland, HSE, Department of Education, AIB, JP Morgan Chase, IDA Ireland

upcoming courses

Virtual Learning – The Future of Education

During the Academic Year 2023-2024, Kingstown College will continue to offer Certificate and Diploma courses in the Virtual Classroom.

If you have not experienced one of our virtual classes and would like to get a sense of how engaging it is, register for an Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring workshop which are regularly available.

How would you like to learn?


Class Options

1 Day Per Week
  • Thursday Day Course 10am – 4pm (Dublin/London) – starting 11 April 2024
1 Evening Per Week
  • Thursday Evening Course 6.30pm – 9.30pm (Dublin/London) – starting 11 April 2024
2 Weekends Per Month
  • Weekend Course (Saturday and Sunday) 10am – 4pm (Dublin/London) – starting 22 June 2024

Free Webinar

Monday, April 22, 2024 18:30 – 19:30 GMT
Monday, May 13, 2024 18:30 – 19:30 GMT
Monday, May 27, 2024 18:30 – 19:30 GMT

Free Webinar

Monday, April 22, 2024 18:30 – 19:30 GMT
Monday, May 13, 2024 18:30 – 19:30 GMT
Monday, May 27, 2024 18:30 – 19:30 GMT

Get ready to take your next step as a professional coach or mentor! To learn more about the course, request a brochure.