Life Coaching Skills


Be your own life coach!  With so much change in the world, this is the perfect time to begin this rewarding journey which can help you to achieve your own potential. If you love helping people, you could find yourself inspiring other people to overcome barriers, focus on goals, and plan to become the best that they can be too! All in all, this could even get you started in a new career!

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Life Coaching Skills are essential for anyone who wants to help inspire and guide others to identify and exceed their goals. Coaching forms a helping relationship, where the coach will help and support the client. The support given is based on psychological principles that will discover, or  rediscover, hidden or lost strengths and abilities. Once those have been identified the coach will motivate the coachee to overcome barriers and challenges.

What will I learn?

To start with, the Role of the Life Coach. This will include what life coaching is and the role of the life coach. It will include life skills and therapeutic models and facilitating attitudes to change.

Moving onto the personal key skills required to be a Life Coach, we look into the difference between life coaching and counselling and how to identify client needs. Thirdly, we explore  the different types of clients, their lifestyle and personality. Methods of analysing client personality and the effect on lifestyle. In this module we also consider the impact of stress and stress management as well as goal setting, and the importance of client involvement.

Understanding and Attitude is the fourth module and here you will learn about attitude and ways of thinking, including understanding relationships and motivating clients.

Finally, Life Coaching in Practice. The life coaching process, creating a personal and individual development plan and the ethics and application of online coaching

Developing life coaching skills will enable you to work on yourself as well as support others. You will be able to use tools to help identify goals and overcome barriers. Those same tools will help direct to a more focussed and fulfilled life. This course will also enrich your personal life as you will also be able to support your family and close ones in a positive way.

Other courses that may interest a Life Coach include Stress Management and Mastering Mindfulness.

Course Aim


This will appeal to you if you are already working within a supporting, helping, counselling role, or if you want to move into this area professionally as a new career. It will also be of immense value to those of us with a natural empathy for helping who like to keep learning and improving our relationships with others.



Developing life coaching skills will enable you to help and support others, as well as yourself, identify goals and overcome barriers leading to a more focussed and fulfilled life. This will not only help you in a professional capacity but will also enrich your personal life as you will also be able to support your family and close ones in a positive way.



Ideally, this will help you get started on a new a career in Life Coaching, however, you may find that you could start working or volunteering in advice based support roles like student services, or career advisory roles, working with young people to help them map and focus on their futures. This has a number of sectors where the skills would be valuable including the care and education sectors.


You might also like; Self-Development Skills, Stress Management, Developing Helping & Counselling Skills, or Developing Coaching Skills which is more geared to the workplace.

Course Syllabus & Content

Module 1: The Role of the Life Coach

  • Life coaching and the role of the life coach
  • Life skills and therapeutic models
  • Facilitating change

Module 2: Competencies of a Life Coach

  • Personal key skills required to be a Life Coach
  • Difference between life coaching and counselling
  • Identifying client needs

Module 3: Client's lifestyle and personality.

  • Methods of analysing client personality and effect on lifestyle (DISC)
  • The impact of stress and stress management.
  • Goal setting the importance of client involvement.

module 4: Understanding and Attitude

  • Attitude and ways of thinking
  • Understanding relationships
  • Motivating clients.

Module 5: Life Coaching in Practice

  • Life coaching process
  • Creating a personal and individual development plan
  • Online coaching

Additional Info

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

Number of lessons:
15 lessons within 5 modules

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

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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