Diploma in Life Coaching


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Diploma in Life Coaching

Why Oxford Learning College


A life coach is an individual who helps and empowers others to create, meet and exceed personal and professional goals. These include being happy and fulfilled in personal life, excelling in the workplace and exploring ambitions as well as the self and the world. This Quality Assured Level 3 Diploma in Life Coaching course is designed for those wishing to work as a Life Coach, both on an individual and corporate basis. Throughout the course you will build on the skills you need to coach in a range of situations, and for a wide range of people.

This online life coaching course will also explore and develop your own strengths and show you how this can be implemented into your training and therefore into practising as a coach. The Oxford College course is widely respected worldwide, and provides a first class training for prospective coaches.


Syllabus and Module Specification

Module 1. Life Coaching and You


This module explores the role of the coach in wide-ranging situations. The module encourages students to look introspectively and starts building the blocks of thinking about the numerous reasons people will seek a coach. The module also examines the various techniques of the delivery of coaching. It explains the differences in advice, guidance and the implementation of coaching. Students gain knowledge of active listening and personality profiling. Students are asked to review thoughts and feelings about certain situations, and then learn how to structure thoughts and plan personal development. Students are introduced to questioning techniques, building up a preliminary client session.


Module 2. Essential Qualities


This module focuses on the qualities that a Life Coach needs to possess and develop in order to be a positive influence on the client. This also addresses confidentiality and report taking. The module requires students to complete an interview form and to summarise case studies.



Module 3. Interviewing a Client and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)


This module demonstrates to students how to build key client relationships, maintaining confidence and trust of clients, and delivering high quality services, while managing client expectations. The interviewing technique is key to the successful coach and also enables the coach to see the client as a whole. Key techniques will be examined. These will be developed as the course progresses.

The NLP component of this module is a stand-alone course in itself. NLP brings together the three areas of the mind, our use of language, and our behaviour to achieve our goals. "Neuro" relates to neurology, the study of the mind and how we think, "linguistics" covers our use of language and how it affects us and "programming" addresses how we sequence our actions to achieved desired outcomes. The basic premise is that it useful and desirable for coaches to appreciate the nature and applications of NLP, particularly since there are strong links and similarities between many NLP concepts, strategies and techniques and others widely used in coaching. The Module adopts an objective, informative, and questioning approach. It outlines the benefits of NLP in promoting positive thinking, effective communication, and encouragement to use one's internal resources to "change one's state" to achieve well-formed outcomes.


Module 4. Relationships, Sexuality and Bereavement


This module explores the techniques used to draw information out of the client and aid the coming to terms with how he or she feels. It also addresses coaching couples and examines the way the coach may approach the situation in a different manner. The module covers wide-ranging relationships from workplace to family. This module also discusses the stages of dying and the tasks of mourning. The coach can have a huge part to play in these situations. Many clients will benefit from a mourning plan and dealing with the vast array of emotions they may be feeling. Students cover perspectives of the reality of loss, the client adjusting to their environment, allowing for individual differences. Defences and coping styles are explained.


Module 5. Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictions


This module addresses the definitions and effects of drugs, alcohol and addictions. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of the effects with regard to relationships, physical and emotional health, aspects of performance as well as legal and financial situations. The module covers ways of assisting the client in a practical and supportive manner. The course also covers coaching clients with financial problems.


Module 6. Stress, Depression and Suicidev


This module examines many of today's largest problem areas that are encountered by clients. Students will have the opportunity to work through the detailed practical steps and goal setting processes that assist the client. The module explains healthy coping styles, relaxation techniques, stress management systems, stressors and time management.


Module 7. Finding Clients and Initial Enquiries


This module explores the areas in which a coach works. Students will learn about coaching in specialised areas; eg. Health and Fitness Coach, Addictions Coach, Female Lifestyle Coach, Relationship Coach, Career Coach and Business Coach, as well as all round coaching. By this stage of your course, students may have definite ideas of specialising in a particular area of coaching. Students will also gain knowledge about promotion of themselves and their businesses, as well as dealing in a positive manner with prospective clients.


Module 8. Financial, Career and Workplace (Corporate) Coaching


This module focuses on the clients’ financial goals, using financial indicators and positive goal setting. Students will also gain understanding of coaching within the context of a person’s career and workplace which is one of the largest fields of interest for coaches.



Module 9. Business of Coaching, Administration and Ethics


This module contains samples of various coaching sheets. These include: coach/client contract, client session form, client basis form, client goal action form, referral letter, terms and conditions, client's action plan/care plan, client feedback form.


The final part to the full course is a 'Plan for Business'. This is a full course and moves the student through a business plan, how to market important skills professionally, finance, and the conflicting elements that may be encountered. This section of the course is especially relevant to those who aim to start their own private practice.


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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 Life 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.

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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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Overall rating 5 out of 5 based on 4 student reviews

This course is one of the best courses I have ever taken. I liked the way it was structured, and I found the course material inspirational and very well thought through. Sometimes I felt like going back to certain modules and re-reading the inspirational quotes again and again. Beside this, I particularly enjoyed the introduction to NLP. Last but not least, I loved the liberty the course allowed, and study in the preferred speed and patterns. All in all it was an excellent course!

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A great course which has given me the foundations for developing my career as a Life Coach. The SAP's were not only good for making sure I had absorbed the course content in preparation for the final exam, but also very practical to make me consider how I will practise. The speed at grading my assignments was amazing! Thank you to the people who have read through and marked all of my work.

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I took the Diploma in Life Coaching and then followed up with Child Coaching. I\'ve started my own business and have successfully coached a number of people in leaving their jobs, following their career, dealing with relationship break ups, coping with anxiety. I\'ve also coached children to deal with exam pressure, bullies, anger and to help them find focus and get organised, become more confident and get a clearer sense of self. The courses I took with you gave me a fab start in my new career. Children is actually what I specialise in now.

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I Did a Diploma in Life Coaching, got A with a Distinction and afterwards got loads of opportunities as result of that.

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