Developing Coaching Skills


Coaching Skills can enhance relationships at all levels, both personal and professional. Learn how to develop your coaching skills to help support and coach people to transport themselves from where they currently are, to where they want to be, with the focus on work progression and goals.

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Developing Coaching Skills will enhance your relationships at all levels, both personal and professional.

Coaching skills are used in many situations, informal and formal, like at home or at work.

Coaching is a usually a short term, task-based relationship between a coach and their coachee, or client. As a coach you can raise questions to help the individual identify issues and barriers. Once established, a coachee with your help, can work through their own barriers and become empowered in their decision-making.

Sometimes, a coach will be someone who has more expertise or experience. In the home, a commitment to developing coaching skills can support family members and friends. Regardless of the setting, a coach does not have to be an expert in any specific field to be effective. The focus is on enabling the coachee to unlock their own potential, ultimately setting and achieving their goals. This course focuses on developing coaching skills in the workplace, but the principles can be applied in any situation.

What will I learn?

To begin with, you will learn about the principles, skills and ethics of coaching, the skills of a coach, communication and barriers and the responsibilities of a coach.

Next, you will cover coaching processes and impact, planning, reviewing of progress and feedback.  You will be able to describe the impact of coaching on individuals, teams and overall organisational performance.

Thirdly, you will drill down into how the coaching process can affect the needs of a person and the different stages of the coaching process for individuals and teams.

Finally, you will learn the ways of managing and ending a coaching relationship. You will explore the barriers to the coaching process and how to adapt your coaching skills to overcome barriers as well a show to end the coaching relationship on a positive note.

If you like this, you should take a look at some other courses that will complement. Check out the Life Coaching Skills  for a potential career change, or Stress Management  which will help you with your coaching skills.

Course Aim


This is for individuals who want to learn how to help and coach others in the work environment and will be of particular value to those in Human Resources and roles where supporting the development of employees is part of the organisational culture.

This will also have value to those outside of a work environment who are interested in developing coaching skills to use in other environments.



Once completed, you will have the essential knowledge required to enhance your relationships and interaction with others, at home or at work. You could even start a career as an effective Professional Coach or in a supporting role.

You will cover coaching theories and models that will assist you later in a wide range of practical situations in differing scenarios.

Completing this course also contributes to the development of your conscious business skills, providing a certificate to demonstrate your commitment to your own self-development, for your own intrinsic value or any perspective or current employer.



You can use this as a starting point in your journey to become a Professional Coach, or as a basis for volunteering, supporting or working with others to start leading a more meaningful and successful life at home or in the workplace. You might add to your skills if you already work in a field that can benefit from coaching skills, like education support or in human resources. Coaching skills are invaluable and can be used across several business sectors.


To support you developing your own coaching skills, you might like to look at other courses that compliment this, such as our flagship 'Self-Development Skills' course, Stress Management or Developing Emotional Intelligence, all developed by our unique team of subject specialists.

Course Syllabus & Content

Module 1: Awareness of principles, skills and ethics of coaching

  • Skills required of a coach
  • Recognising potential barriers to communication
  • The responsibilities of a coach

Module 2: Coaching processes and impact

  • The implementation of the coaching process
  • Planning, reviewing of progress and provision of feedback
  • The impact of coaching on individual, team and organisational performance

Module 3: Coaching for individuals and teams

  • How the coaching process can impact the needs of an individual
  • Stages of the coaching process for individuals and teams

Module 4: Managing and ending a coaching relationship

  • Barriers to the coaching process
  • Adapting coaching skills
  • Ending the coaching relationship

Additional Info

Duration for this course:
You can take up to 1 year

Number of lessons:
11 lessons within 4 modules

Study Hours:
Approximately 30 - 40 hours dependant on the level of detail you include in the activities and the time you spend on the exercises

Level of Study:
Level 3 is set at the same difficulty as A Level

Study Method:
Online platform with videos, challenges, quizzes and activities

How is it assessed?
By the successful completion of multiple-choice questions at the end of each lesson

What are the Activities?
The Self-Analysis & Activities are designed to help you explore your own deeper self, and understand your core motivators and goals, and to help others to identify their own.

A Tides Online Certificate of Achievement

Entry Requirements:
There are no formal requirements for entry, however, all materials and assessment are in English, therefore a good command of English is essential.


Q: How do I access the materials?
Once you have selected your dream course you can enrol online. You can either pay in full, or if you have PayPal Credit, you will have the option to use PayPal Credit for the purchase if the course is over £99. As soon as the payment is received, you will have access to the course materials online where you can take as long as you want, or need, to work through the course and the activities.

Q: How long will I have access to the materials for?
You will have access to the course materials for 12 months, however if you need longer, just contact us to arrange to extend your access.

Q: Can I do more than one course at a time?
Yes, however you will need to set up a separate enrolment plan for each course.

Q: How are the courses structured?
Lessons are grouped into modules. Each lesson within a module has links to external sites for additional information and there are tutor challenges and activities. The tutor challenges are designed to add value to the course, and you do not need to submit any work to complete the course, and the activities form part of your self-development and self-discovery. We also recommend keeping a journal to make notes and record your thoughts and progress.

Q: Do I get a certificate?
Yes! At the end of each lesson there is a set of multiple-choice questions, you need to pass at 80% before moving on to the next lesson. Once you have completed all the modules. you will be able to download and save, or print, your very own Tides Online Certificate of Achievement for your records, or to show someone else that you have completed the course.

Q: Can I get hard copies of the course materials?
We can provide the materials as an e-book for you to print off and refer to, or provide the materials in printed form, however, you will still need to do the quizzes online in order to gain your certificate. Please contact us at for pricing information.

Q: What skills do I need to join this course?
An open mind and a willingness to learn and develop yourself is all you need to benefit from our courses and start your journey to becoming the best you can be. Please note that all materials are in English.

Q: What is included in the cost of my enrolment plan?
Access to the online digital materials for the course you have chosen. Our materials are designed and developed in house by subject specialists and we supply everything you need to complete the course, including links and references to free resources to study in more detail if you want to. You will also be able to visit our blogs and articles for inspiration and motivational tips any time you want.

Q: Is there an additional or required reading list?
All the materials we supply will provide you with all the information that you need to complete your chosen course or journey, but you are directed to further sites and videos that are free to access if you want to gain a deeper understanding of your chosen topic. We will always recommend additional reading, however that is to enhance and support an advanced understanding of the subject, but that suggested reading is not a requirement - the study materials will provide all the information you need to complete the course.

Q: Do I have to take an exam?
No, successful completion of this course will be as a result of passing the end of lesson quizzes at a minimum of 80% as you progress through the course.

Q: Can I do the course if I live outside the UK?
Yes! This is an online course, so can be studied from anywhere, just remember that everything is in English.

Q: Can I speak with someone if I get stuck or want a tutorial?
Yes, you can contact us via email with any queries or to request a call for help with anything. We also offer one to one virtual coaching and mentoring sessions either by phone or Skype/Zoom. These can be booked in 15, 20- and 30-minute time slots. Contact us for pricing information.

Q: What shall I do if I still have questions?
Contact us at to book a call and we'll run through everything with you.


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