Diploma in Career Coaching


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Diploma in Career Coaching

 Why Oxford Learning College

This course is accredited by ACCPH at Level 3 and allows you join as a professional member after graduation.


Career coaching involves identifying the best role for an individual and facilitating the transition into the new role. It focuses on career research and psychological theory along with in depth knowledge about the job market and organisational processes.

A career coach aims to help people to understand the world of work and their own personal development. The coach takes into account factors outside of work which often influence happiness and effectiveness at work.

This Quality Assured Level 3 Diploma course is for those considering becoming a career coach, either being self employed or who are committed to coaching within their working environment or organisation.

This course incorporates definitions, standards and models in career coaching as well as examining the core principles and concepts which enable the successful establishment of a client-coach collaborative and positive relationship. The course consists of seven modules, each carrying a tutor marked assignment. A final online examination will complete the course for the student.


Syllabus and Module Specification

Module1: Beginnings: Life purpose

The first module introduces this wide ranging subject by examining the role that a career coach plays in the context of the specific needs of the client. In addition, life purpose, values and motivators will be explored in relation to core skills of evaluation and critical thinking. Throughout this module, students gain knowledge of the psychology of experience in order to contextualise the working environment, culture and experience. This unit will form a basis of knowledge on which subsequent modules are built.


Module 2: Establishing the coaching relationship

This module considers essential features of ethical standards, together with the different coaching models and how these may be applied successfully with individual clients. Assessment, planning and implementation of the main coaching models are explained, together with core coaching competencies.


Module 3: Levels of coaching

This module covers important elements of insight, intuition, listening, questioning, interpretation and feedback processes. Additionally, it considers the satisfactory completion of the coaching relationship. The principles and techniques for different situations, client needs and scenarios are examined, acknowledging the levels of coaching required.


Module 4: Using Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) in career coaching

This module gives an overview of the main principles of NLP and its many practical applications to the processes involved in career coaching along with examples of its successful use.


Module 5: The job search

Here, the student studies the areas of marketing plans, strategies and organisational skills that are all vital in order to lead to successful career coaching expereince. The processes of tactical searching and networking, together with curriculum vitae design and promotion will also be explained, as an introduction to the remaining modules. Definitive and relevant examples will be included.


Module 6: Interviews and interview strategies

This module addresses the preparation of an individual for the interview process. Useful strategies will be explained in order to facilitate the most positive interview process. Skills include pre-interview preparation such as researching the target organisation. Interview techniques and the post interview follow up will be explained. The student is shown how to respond to and manage offers and rejections.


Module 7: Bringing it all together

The concluding module explores the coaching models in detail, showing how they are used successfully within working environments. There is also a summary of essential information and relevant key concepts. Example worksheets are also included.

Entry Requirements

All students must be 16 years of age and above.

Level 3 Diploma courses require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order that students can manage their studies and the assumed knowledge within course content.

Study Hours

Approximately 20 hours per unit

Assessment Method

Final online multiple choice examination.

Please note that you can enrol on this course at anytime.


Diploma in Career Coaching

This course is Quality Assured by the Quality Licence Scheme
Quality Assured by QLS

At the end of this course successful learners will receive an e-Certificate from Oxford Learning College. There is also the option to purchase an Embossed Certificate and also a certificate from ABC Awards for the qualification.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.

The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Oxford Learning College to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers. Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

How can I progress

For more information on how to progress after completing this course, please click here

Additional Information

You will receive a certificate from the College. A digital version is included in the price and will be emailed to you within 5 days of taking your online exam.

Should you require an embossed hard copy of your certificate to be sent to you by Special Delivery post, you can order this separately after taking your exam.

The course can be enrolled upon by students Internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.

To view the differences between our qualifications, please click HERE

What's Included

Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the Diploma. Support is provided by the tutor department for the duration of the course (1 year). Certification upon completion. All examination fees.

Course Fee


Payment by Instalments

Students are able to pay course fees in monthly instalments. Click here to download our instalment plan.

Further Information

The Quality Assured Diploma is a Level 3 equivalent on the National Qualifications Framework. The Diploma is a 1 year course which is self study and is examined by online examination. The Diploma is awarded by Oxford College. Upon completion of the course you will receive certification awarded by Oxford College.

The Level 3 Diplomas require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order to for students to manage study and the assumed knowledge within course content.

They provide an ability to gain and apply a range of knowledge, skills and understanding in a specific subject at a detailed level. Level 3 qualifications such as A levels, NVQ3, BTEC Diplomas etc. are appropriate if you plan to progress to university study.

Level 3 Diploma courses can assist you in career development, continued professional development, personal development, and provision of a basis for further study.

Progression from Level 3 is to specialist learning and detailed analysis of a higher level of information (for example university level study, Diploma Level 5 study).

Your course is delivered online via the Oxford Learning On Campus website.

This is a flexible learning course, so the more time you have to commit to your studies, the sooner you are able to complete.

In the student 'On Campus' you are also able to take part in the student chat room and forums as part of our online student community.

After enrolling online you will receive your username and password to access the On Campus area within 3 working days.

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