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Life Coaching Level 5 Diploma

Diploma in Life Coaching course online. Learn how to encourage others to reach their full potential.

This Diploma course is ideal for those with a basic understanding of psychology or with knowledge or experience in such practical areas as business, fitness, financial management, and who want to help others define and achieve practical goals. For those with no experience in these, Introduction to Psychology is included as an elective module.

To be a successful Life Coach, you will need to have a trusting personality plus a number of other attributes and skills, encompassing a range of different disciplines. A Life Coach may advise their clients in areas such as:

  • Anger management
  • Career goals
  • Conflict management
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Ethics
  • Financial management
  • Health and well-being
  • Health and fitness
  • Motivation
  • Multi-culturlism
  • Nutrition
  • Social skills
  • Stress management
  • Weight loss

Your ultimate goal should be to empower your client to achieve and exceed personal and professional targets, discussed and agreed to from the beginning and adapted as necessary. This will mean helping them to overcome emotional and stressful problems that come up in life, with confidence in their own ability to do so. Rather than instructing or forcing people to change the way they think, Life Coaching is really about self empowerment by introducing objectivity and structure into your client's life.

Life coaching is different to counselling, in that it concentrates on helping a person to change what they are doing, so they can be successful at both a personal and professional level. Counselling seeks to help a person discover the reasons why they feel the way the do and to work out a strategy to deal with the problem once identified.

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This level 3 accredited course will develop your ability to help facilitate change in others so that they can achieve practical outcomes. It will prepare you to offer life-coaching services to others, or to support yourself through personal change.

This Diploma is made up of two compulsory modules and four elective modules, chosen from a choice of sixteen coaching related disciplines.

The course takes approximately 600 hours to complete, although you are encouraged to work at your own pace until you have finished it. There are no deadlines for written assignments, or an end date you need to complete the program by.

Our aim is to to teach you what you really need to know to become a successful Life Coach and so the program will not only present you with information, it will also guide you through a series of set tasks that will improve your understanding and help you to communicate, solve problems and continually expand your life coaching knowledge and skills. By the end of your studies, you should have a solid foundation from which to build or enhance your career.

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This course is accredited by ACCPH and allows you to join as a professional member after completion. Membership allows you to add the letters MACCPH after your name (post-nominals). 

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A number of courses that make up this diploma are also accredited by the CMA - Complimentary Medicine Association and allows you to join as a Fully Qualified Practitioner, for that discipline with the letters MCMA after your name. Look out for the logo when viewing individual modules.


Learning Goals: Diploma in Life Coaching VPS006 - Compulsory Modules

Life CoachingBPS305

  1. Define life coaching and differentiate it from other professions such as psychotherapist, counsellor, personal trainer and so on.
  2. Understand that people perceive the world in different ways, and identify ways to help clients change counter-productive perceptions without excessive discomfdiscomfort.
  3. Define a well-rounded individual and well-rounded life.
  4. Define different coaching skills including listening, analysing, planning and focusing.
  5. Identify ways in which life coaching can contribute to physical well-being.
  6. Identify ways in which life coaching can contribute to psychological well-being.
  7. Identify the areas in which successful life coaching can benefit a client.
  8. Understand the importance enabling clients to develop aims, plans and goals.
  9. Recognise the importance of reviewing and adjusting the life-coaching processes.

Professional Practice For Consultants - BBS301

  1. Define life coaching and differentiate it from other professions such as psychotherapist, counsellor, personal trainer and so on.
  2. Understand that people perceive the world in different ways, and identify ways to help clients change counter-productive perceptions without excessive discomfdiscomfort.
  3. Define a well-rounded individual and well-rounded life.
  4. Define different coaching skills including listening, analysing, planning and focusing.
  5. Identify ways in which life coaching can contribute to physical well-being.
  6. Identify ways in which life coaching can contribute to psychological well-being.
  7. Identify the areas in which successful life coaching can benefit a client.
  8. Understand the importance enabling clients to develop aims, plans and goals.
  9. Recognise the importance of reviewing and adjusting the life-coaching processes.

Please click on the elective courses links, to see their learning goals:


Compulsory Modules: Diploma in Life Coaching VPS006 

1  Life Coaching BPS305

  • Learn how to encourage others to achieve maximal well-being. This course will enable people in health, fitness, counselling, social work, etc to help others set and achieve life goals. Also covers coaching processes, coaching skills and goal setting; and is equally relevant to developing both physical and psychological well-being in the client. More....

2  Professional Practice For Consultants BBS301

  • Learn how to operate a consulting business successfully. This course is a valuable guide to setting up and operating a consulting business in any profession. It has been developed to complement studies in the various disciplines offered by ADL, including Psychology, Horticulture, Agriculture, Leisure Studies, Businesss Management and Environmental Management. More....:
Elective Modules: Diploma in Life Coaching VPS006 -  Choose 4

1  Anger Management BPSIII

  • Expand your knowledge, and learn to understand anger and explore techniques that can be useful in the management of anger. Like many other emotions, it is very difficult to give a precise definition of anger. In general terms, what we can say is that it is a strong reaction to an array of different situations such as being attacked, being restrained, losing one’s job, and so forth. More....

2  Careers Counselling  BPS202

  • Learn to advise others on their career choices. This course will develop your understanding of factors affecting career choices and planning, and your ability to help others plan and achieve career goals. The course is aimed at students who have prior experience or training in a related field such as counselling or social work, but will benefit anyone in their own career planning and development. More....

3  Conflict Management BPS201

  • Learn strategies to manage conflict effectively. Age conflict can destroy relationships and lead to increased stress, or it can improve our relationships and give us a greater sense of control over ourselves and our environments. Explore the causes and effects of conflict. Learn how to manage it through effective communication, active listening, and problem solving. Develop your ability to use facilitation, negotiation or mediation in group situations to achieve win-win solutions. More....

4  Ethics BPS217

  • Ethics might simply be described as the study of “What is right and what is wrong”. Another way of defining ethics is “those norms and rules of conduct that distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable behaviour”. Ethics is commonly thought of as a subdivision within the broader discipline of “philosophy” (Philosophy is the study of human thoughts.) More....

5  Financial (Money) Management BBS104

  • This is a course about how to accumulate, borrow, spend, invest and save money. Some people have an intuitive ability with money, where everything they touch turns to gold, others need to take a much more conscious approach to handling money if they are to maximise their assets. It aims to improve your ability to make the right decisions about managing finances. More....

6  Food Coaching VRE110 VRE110

  • Acting as your clients' personal health coach, you can encourage them in their weight management challenges, by for example:suggesting clean foods for a more healthy lifestyle. Good diet is a crucial element to healthy living and so clean food, free of additives and consumed as nature intended is an excellent lifestyle approach to good nutrition. More....

7  Health & Well-Being VRE102

  • A wide-ranging Home Study course to broaden your health and well-being knowledge! This comprehensive foundation course develops an understanding of the nature and scope of human health and well-being, and of the health and fitness industry looking at subjects such as nutrition, lifestyle, preventative health, and alternative medicine. More....

8  Health & Fitness I BRE101

  • Gain an understanding of health, fitness and well-being with this foundation course for those wanting to become Fitness Instructors in: gymnasiums, holiday resorts, hotels, leisure centres, sporting environments, swimming pools, schools and more.This course is also ideal for anyone who working in or wishing to work in health food shops as as a Naturopath. More....

9  Human Nutrition I BRE102 CLD

  • Home Study. Learn the basics of nutrition! This distance learning course provides an understanding of the sources, actions, and interactions of nutrients from the food that we consume. Looking at the balance of the nutrients in foods and what makes up a balanced diet. Excellent for anyone interested in nutrition and health for themselves or to help or counsel others. More....

10  Introduction To Psychology BPS101

  • Understand the key psychological principles which underlie human behaviour. Develop your ability to analyse aspects of a persons psychological state and apply derived knowledge to motivate that person. This provides a solid introduction/foundation for further studies of psychology covering such things as the nature and scope of psychology, neurological and environmental effects on behaviour, personality, consciousness, perception, needs, drives and motivation. More....

11 Motivation VBS111

  • Learn to understand what motivates and drives people in any area of life. A motivated person works better, lives a more satisfied lfe and are generally healthier and happier. The same applies to a Motivated employees who drive the success of a business. Learn how to get the best of employees by understanding more about this fascinating subject. More....

12 Multi Cultural Awareness BPS303 CLD

  • Help Break down cultural barriers.  Extend your "people skills", as a counsellor, manager, business owner, etc Work in a "helping profession" - welfare, immigration, international relations, etc. Cultural diversity refers to the differences between human communities based on differences in their ideologies, values, beliefs, norms, customs, meanings and ways of life – in other words, differences based on cultural differences. More....

13 Nutrition For Weight Loss BRE210 CLD

  • To explain all aspects of how nutrition affects weight loss. It is an ideal course for people working with children in the child care industry. It is also a good course for mothers wanting to understand their children's nutritional needs and learn to cope with them or for self enhancement. Develop an understanding of modern day causes of obesity and recognise its significance to health. More....

14 Psychopharmacology (Drugs & Psychology) BPS302 CLD

  • Learn about the psychological effect of a range of drugs. Develop your skills in understanding the effects of legal, illegal and prescribed drugs on the mind, body and behaviour. Topics covered include stimulants, narcotics, hallucinogens, marijuana, steroids, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, solvents, sedatives, prescription drugs, etc. More....

15 Social Psychology I BPS205

  • Social psychology affects us all in our social and work interactions, even if we don't know it, so it is important to be able to know how we relate to the people around us. By knowing this, professionals can understand how to help others to develop better social skills.  Therefore, this course will be invaluable to those working in, or looking to work in a number of professions.  More....

16 Stress Management VPS100 CLD

  • Learn to manage stress successfully! Anxiety, tension, and mental and emotional strain are all common problems in modern society. This course introduces you to some practical approaches to understanding how it affects the body, dealing with the symptoms, and giving you tools to combat stress. More....

Once you have completed this course, you can upgrade your qualification to an Advanced Diploma by completing a further 2 modules (8 in all.) To gain a Higher Advanced Diploma, you will need to complete a further 6 modules (12 in all.)


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How Do Our Tuition Fees Compare?Full time classroom based Further Education Courses - Approx. £5,000 per year - Part-time classroom based Adult Education Courses - Approx. £7.00 per hour - N.B. classroom tuition means you learn at the pace of the class. One-to-one private tuition - from £15.00 per hour - ADL one-to-one tution fees - From £340 per 100 Hour Course = Average of £3.40 per hour - N.B. one-to-one tuition is tailored to your own individual learning availability and pace.
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Course Prerequisite None - Our course levels are an indication of the depth of learning you should receive. They do not describe the level of difficulty.
Course Qualification (Study Option A)Endorsed Qualification from TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation - Completed written assignments and final evaluation per course/module to be taken.
Course Qualification (Study Option B)Certificate of Attainment from ADL - Completed written assignments only - no final evaluation.
Comparative Credits InformationUK Course Credits: 60 - U.S. Credit Hours: 18 - when compared to regulated courses.
Course Duration and DeadlinesCourse hours given are a guide only. You will be encouraged to work at your own pace to learn as much as you can, with no assignment deadlines or end date by which you must complete your course by. You are in control!
Study SupportPersonal tutor/mentor support from industry relevant professionals throughout your whole course. Mentors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through the Moodle online classroom. They provide assistance with your course material, plus discuss, explain and give advice when needed. They will also mark and grade your assignments, plus provide constructive and helpful feedback vital to your success.
Suitability for Self Employment and Small BusinessesOur courses are ideal for sole traders and small business owners and their staff. Customer confidence in what you can do will determine how successful you are in getting clients. Doing the job right using the correct knowledge and skills, leads to repeat business and referrals to friends, family and work colleagues. Completing one or more of our courses for the service you have to offer, will give you the tools to achieve this and grow your business.
Recognition of Your Course By EmployersWe aim to achieve the correct balance between your qualification being recognised and providing you with the in-depth learning, to empower you to succeed. If you can demonstrate that you have the level of knowledge and transferable skills necessary to an employer, you should stand out from someone who has only received a superficial understanding of what's required - Select study option A when enrolling, so an employer can check the status of the awarding organisation for your qualification on the Ofqual Register.
Recognition of Your Course By UniversitiesAs you will see on our Testimonials page, previous students have used their qualification from us to get into university. However each one will have its own entrance criteria and acceptance may also depend on your other qualifications and experience. We can approach up to three universities on your behalf with details of our course before you enrol, so you will know whether it will be accepted as part of their application process. Please complete our contact form and we will begin the process.
Designing Your Own QualificationBundle up your choice of related courses to form your own qualification. Our Advanced Certificates (4 courses), Diplomas (6 courses), Advanced Diplomas (8 courses) and Higher Advanced Diplomas (12 courses), are used to differentiate between the in-depth knowledge and skills you will acquire in your chosen area of study. e.g. Advanced Certificate in Turf Care Management, which includes individual courses: Turf Care, Sports Turf Care, Turf Repair and Renovation and Turf Grasses.
How Can I Enrol?Online by selecting your study option, learning materials, plus payment option and then clicking the Enrol Now button - By contacting us for an application form - By telephoning us on 01227 789 649 (International: 0044 1227 789 649). Lines open 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year.
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ACCPH Professional AccreditationAccredited by ACCPH, which allows you to join as a professional member after completion. Membership means you can add the letters MACCPH after your name.
CMA Professional AccreditationAccredited by the CMA - The Complimentary Medical Association. On completion of any qualifying module, you can join as a Fully Qualified Practitioner and be entitled to use the post-nominal latters MCMA after your name. ​CMA Full Membership is a privileged position and the fact that you have been accepted for CMA Membership demonstrates that you have a clear commitment to standards and professionalism. CMA Members in all categories are recognised as the elite in their field.

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