Professional Coaching Skills Certification

Learn and practice coaching skills with our online advanced programme.

Our online ICF-certified ACSTH training programme is tailored for anyone looking to develop their coaching skills and for those who want to become professional life coaches, career coaches, and leadership & executive coaches.

Attend live training classes delivered on Zoom

Develop critical coaching skills like powerful questioning and active listening

Learn useful coaching models, theories and creative tools

Practice coaching with other participants

75 hours of ICF-Approved Coach Training

The Professional Coaching Skills Certification includes:

  • 53 hours of live training divided in 7 days,
  • 12 hours of self-paced learning (videos, articles, coaching practice and self-reflection),
  • 10 hours of Mentor Coaching.

Before the training starts, you will receive a 160-page handbook that gathers all the topics you will be trained on.

What a typical day of training looks like

  • 9-9:30am – Discussion about previous day, Q&A
  • 9:30-10:30am – Coaching core competency 
  • 10:30-11am – Coaching model/tool
  • 11am-12:30pm – Coaching practice
  • 12:30-1:30pm – Lunch break
  • 1:30-3:30pm – Coaching core competency
  • 3:30-4pm – Coaching model/tool
  • 4-5:30pm – Coaching practice
  • 5:30-6pm – Daily recap and wrap up

Course Content

By the end of the training, you will master the coaching competencies set by the International Coaching Federation. You will have a coaching toolbox of evidence-based theories and creative activities to use during coaching to help you understand what is happening for your clients and how to unstuck them.

6 participants maximum

We run programmes with small groups to ensure a great learning experience for participants.

10 hours of Mentor Coaching

Mentor Coaching is one of the requirements to apply for an ICF accreditation.

Physical copy of the course handbook

Our training may be online, but we still send you the course handbook by post.

Access to an online learning platform

Get unlimited access to our learning platform for additional content.

Upcoming classes
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Starting in June 2021

Training dates:

  1. Saturday, June 26th 2021 – 8:30am to 6pm GMT
  2. Saturday, July 3rd 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  3. Saturday, July 10th 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  4. Saturday, July 17th 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  5. Saturday, July 24th 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  6. Saturday, July 31st 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  7. Saturday, August 7th 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT

Starting in August 2021

Training dates:

  1. Tuesday, August 3rd 2021 – 8:30am to 6pm GMT
  2. Tuesday, August 10th 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  3. Tuesday, August 17th 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  4. Tuesday, August 24th 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  5. Tuesday, August 31st 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  6. Tuesday, September 7th 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  7. Tuesday, September 14th 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT

Upcoming dates

Leave your email address below to receive an update when new classes are scheduled. We will let you know before publishing dates on the website.


To register to one of these classes, contact us below.

Programme Fee

€2,500 (including VAT)

Includes the ICF-accredited coach training, 10 hours of Mentor Coaching, the physical copy of the programme handbook and unlimited access to our online learning platform.

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About the trainer

Marion Tilly is a Leadership Coach and Mentor Coach based in Dublin, Ireland. She is an accredited Professional Certified Coach (ICF PCC) and has been a member of the International Coaching Federation since 2017.

After receiving requests from aspiring professional coaches to better understand the coaching industry and ICF standards, she decided to launch  a coaching certification and a mentor coaching programme to support new coaches on their journey to an ICF accreditation. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The course is delivered in English. 

There are no specific requirements to be able to join the programme.

Anyone interested in coaching can join, regardless of their background, experience and education. Though some of our students have already practiced coaching, most of the participants have never formally coached before.

To apply to an ICF ACC accreditation, you need to meet the following requirements:

  1. At least 60 hours of coach-specific training.
  2. A minimum of 100 hours of coaching experience with at least 8 clients following the start of your coach-specific training. Maximum 30 of these hours can be pro-bono coaching.
  3. 10 hours of Mentor Coaching over a minimum of three months.
  4. An audio recording and written transcript of a coaching session at ACC level.
  5. Completion of the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) during the application process.

If you have any additional questions about the ICF credentialing process, please visit ICF website for more information.

On the first day of the programme you will be provided a template of an ICF Coaching Log and you will be explained how to use it.

You can practice paid coaching in different ways. The ICF defines “paid coaching” as follows:

  • Peer-to-peer coaching (coaching another coach and receiving coaching in return)
  • With paying clients (payment may be in any amount, or exchange of goods or services)
  • Internal coaching (as part of the coach’s employment)
  • Third-party coaching (when the coach receives payment from an organisation for coaching a client. Payment may be in any amount or barter of goods or services).
  • Team/Group coaching
Visit the ICF website for more information on the experience requirements.

Yes! We are currently developing part 2 of this course, which will meet the ICF requirements for the ICF PCC credential.

Get started now by registering to our ICF-accredited ACSTH programme, which is part 1. We will let all alumni know when the advanced training is ready for registration.

Yes the course is enough to practice as a coach. The ICF accreditation is not mandatory. However we strongly encourage coaches to aim for an ICF certification, which validates your training and experience and is highly recognised.

Mentor Coaching needs to be scheduled after you complete your coach training and once you have started accruing coaching hours. 

The 10 hours must be completed over a period of 3 months minimum to the date you submit your credential application.

More information on the ICF website.

Unfortunately the training dates can’t be changed as the trainer and people who booked their place have already committed to them.

We run the programme 5 to 6 times per year and try to offer a mix of part-time and full-time, as well as weekdays and weekends, to suit as many people as possible. Feel free to leave your email address above to be communicated when new dates are made available.

You will be asked every week to watch a few short videos related to the ICF Core Competencies and Code of Ethics. You will also read an article about coaching and you will start a weekly journal to reflect on your coaching practice during the 7 weeks of training. We will discuss your learning in the following class.

There will not be any essays or case studies to submit.

Contact us

Send us an email to register for our next certification programme and if you have any questions that we haven’t covered on this page or on our FAQ.

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