The BCF Group

Foundation Certificate in Business Coaching

  • In-House Option Available
First Line Management Training
ILM Endorsed Award

For the ILM endorsement you will be required to write a Coaching in the workplace individual knowledge assessment (which should take about 15 min to complete) at the end of day 2.

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Programme Objectives

By the end of the programme delegates will be able to:


  • Understand away from and towards motivation, and be able to ask coaching questions to the individual's preference.
  • Understand how to build real confidence in others by applying specific coaching questions that build internal representation systems.
  • Understand the benefits of using a Smart Coaching Management Style.
  • Apply practical coaching skills in everyday work situations to increase performance and make communication easier.
  • Demonstrate their new learning's by way of a theory test on coaching in the workplace.
  • Complete an Action Step Personal Development Plan of key skills they need to work on as a developing coach.


You Will Learn:

  • Exploding the myths surrounding coaching.
  • The core beliefs of coaching.
  • How to avoid everyday interference that takes your time away from coaching people to achieve results.
  • How motivation works.
  • The difference between mentoring, coaching, directing, supporting and delegating. Learning when it is necessary to apply them.
  • Why coaching is an action orientated partnership purely focused on measurable results.
  • The Business Coaching Toolkit.
  • How to manage a coaching session.
  • The most important skills of a Business Coach
  • The key characteristics of a good coach.
  • How to ask powerful coaching questions.
  • Opportunity to role-play using the STAR model.


Putting Learning Into Practice

  • The key strategies of coaching a low performing team and getting them to raise their game.
  • Building a bank of great coaching questions.
  • Demonstration of what has been taught in a live coaching meeting.
  • Delegates to role-play using new coaching techniques they have learnt. (STAR model)
  • Individual feedback from a professional coach.
  • Getting started as a work coach.
  • Group review and feedback on new learnings.
  • Action steps for new coaches.


Scheduled Open Courses

Unfortunately this course is not one that is currently scheduled as an open course, and is only available on an in-house basis. If you would like to discuss how we can tailor this course for you and/or run it at your premises, please call us on 0844 800 3295 or contact us online with a brief description of your training requirements and we will get back to you.




Related Courses

Please see below for some business coaching courses and qualifications which you may be interested in:

ILM Level 7 Qualifications in Executive Coaching and Mentoring

The ILM Level 7 Qualifications in Executive Coaching and Mentoring are designed for senior leaders/managers (or those working in a training and development role) who are regularly coaching or mentoring at a senior level.

It is for those executive coaches who wish to accredit, validate or enhance their skills with an internationally-recognised executive coaching qualification.

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ILM Level 5 Qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring

Based on our extensive work and experience with leaders, both in the private and public sectors, this ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring programme has been designed to develop the capability of leaders to positively impact the performance of individuals and teams.

This programme has been created to sharpen a leader's skills - enabling them to balance control, commitment and empowerment through productive conversations with individuals and teams.

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Master Coaching Diploma from the BCF Group

This course enables participants to develop their understanding of executive coaching and mentoring, to explore the underpinning psychological theories of coaching and to practise and apply their skills within a non-directive, non-judgemental framework.

At the BCF Group, we use a powerful blend of coaching concepts and practical skills-based development to support the enhancement of executive coaching and leadership mentoring skills in an organisation.

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Advanced Coaching Certificate from the BCF Group

Based on our extensive work and experience with leaders, both in the private and public sectors; this course has been designed to develop the capability of leaders to positively impact the performance of individuals and teams. We are experts at unlocking peak performance.

Coaching and mentoring improves relationships, performance and engagement. This programme has been created to sharpen a leader's skills - enabling them to balance control, commitment and empowerment through productive conversations with individuals and teams.

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