Diploma in Life Leadership & Business Coaching


The programme will be delivered through Live Virtual (Zoom) Learning Sessions

Engage live with programme facilitators and peers just as you would in a face-to-face learning environment


Gain a Nationally Recognised Coaching Qualification!


This is an ideal time to graduate with a nationally accredited coaching qualification from CoachAcademy PLUS. While we are living in a time of global change and uncertainty, we are also afforded more opportunities than ever before to explore new and creative ways of thinking and living.

A coaching approach provides a resourceful and innovative way of responding to both the personal and professional challenges experienced today.


Who is this Coach training programme for?

If you have a desire to help, support and influence others to live life more fully, achieve their goals and improve their levels of personal and professional performance, then coaching is for you.


Participants on our coach training programmes come from a wide range of work backgrounds, e.g. managers; team leaders; self employed professional / business people; teachers; health care professionals and trainers.


The diversity of personal and professional backgrounds and experience of course participants always contributes to a creative and enriching learning environment.


What will this Coaching Diploma give you?

  • A comprehensive set of coaching skills, techniques and models
  • Develop self-awareness and emotional intelligence
  • Develop a personal coaching style
  • A clear understanding of your values and how they motivate you
  • Communicate with clarity and influence others
  • Help create a coaching culture and a positive work environment
  • Develop and hone your leadership skills to deliver results through others
  • Strategies to develop and maintain work-life balance


Organisational coaching promotes staff welfare and well being through:

  • Fostering principles of accountability, responsibility and empowerment
  • Managing and developing talent
  • Greater flexibility and adaptability to change
  • Improved working relationships
  • Encouraging staff retention
  • Enhancing resilience



This Programme has been designed by professional coaches who have over 20 years experience in education, coaching and training. The syllabus is reviewed annually and updated to incorporate the latest developments in coaching skills, models and research.


The Award is accredited by the Association for Coaching (AC) and Certified by QQI Level 6 (Component Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice and Ethics).


CoachAcademy PLUS is a recognised QQI training provider.


Having been awarded our Diploma in Life, Leadership and Business Coaching you may apply for Professional Coaching Accreditation from the Association for Coaching. We will be delighted to support, resource and assist you during the application process.


Programme Modules
Module 1: Life and leadership coaching principles and ethics
Module 2: Developing the Coaching Mindset and Skills
Module 3: Developing Emotional Intelligence – applying the coaching skills
Module 4: Coaching Models of Practice for the business / work context
Module 5: Team Coaching

Learning Methodologies

The course is interactive, combining a balance between coaching theory and practice. Participants will be encouraged to learn by doing and to continuously reflect on new learning experiences. Continuous reflective practice will enable coaching perspectives and skills to be firmly embedded.


Our training design and delivery is based on ‘brain friendly’ methodologies, which incorporate some of the latest developments in neuroscience, positive psychology and NLP.


A wide and varied range of training / learning methodologies will be used, e.g. live interactive Zoom sessions, coaching demonstrations, discussion groups, peer coaching practice sessions and observer triad coaching skills practice with constructive feedback.


We firmly believe that one of the most important dimensions of the coach training process is the continuous personal and professional development of the course participant.


Therefore, we encourage and support course participants to:

  • Become more self aware
  • Make more conscious decisions daily
  • Develop a positive mental attitude about self, others, life
  • Learn to detach from the outcome
  • Set goals, plan, focus, embrace fear, take action and review.


Course participants are invited to keep a written journal on new coaching skills and their application to life and work. Reflective practice will help embed coaching and leadership skills.


Application Form here:https://coachacademyplus.com/application-form/

Assessment Procedures

  1. Peer coaching practice
  2. External Coaching
  3. 3 observed triad coaching skills practice sessions
  4. 2 short reflective assignments (1,250 words)
  5. Written assignment – Learner Journal (2,500 words)


Course Dates (May – September 2021)

Monday evenings (6.30-9.15)             Saturdays (9.30–4.30)

May 17, 24. 31.                                          May 22.

June 14, 21, 28.                                        June 12, 19.

July 5, 12, 28.                                           July 10, 24.

August 16, 23.                                           August 28.

September 6.                                            September 4, 11.


Course Fees



Contact Noel on 086 8063792 to discuss payment options

Application Form here: https://coachacademyplus.com/application-form/


Some Graduate Testimonials

 The following is what some of our recent graduates had to say about our Diploma in Life & Business Coaching Programme


I was a little hesitant signing up for this course but I am so glad that I did.  It has changed everything for me.  I have always had a strong interest in coaching and wanted a formal qualification and I got this but I also got so much more.  Elizabeth and Noel’s style of teaching was relaxed and easy and yet so effective and informative.  I thoroughly looked forward to the weekly classes both in person and virtual and this course has given me skills to launch my new coaching business but it has also helped me in my personal life to be more understanding and encouraging to those around me.  I highly recommend this course.

Caroline Murphy, West Cork Eggs Ltd


A life changing experience, a wonderful journey taught in an environment of trust, openness and honesty. Elizabeth and Noel are passionate coaches and dedicate everything to the pursuit of excellence in delivering this programme.

 Mike McGrath, Business Coach, Cork


This is not your normal diploma course. This is an awesome life changing experience. It equips you with the tools and confidence to choose your own destiny and if you desire, to coach others to choose their own destiny. For me this is by far the most valuable education experience to date. Thank you Noel and Elizabeth,

 Roy McGrath, Life Coach, Cork


 A must do course for budding Life and Business Coaches or purely for furthering personal development. The course is presented with great enthusiasm and energy – Noel and Elizabeth share their coaching experience, which balances well the theory and practical aspects of the course.

Jean McCabe, Accountant, Cork

I thank you most sincerely for the wonderful experience of your Diploma course.  It has been a most enlightening journey, one which has indeed equipped me with excellent new skills for the future.  I also wish to acknowledge the total professionalism of your organisation and look forward to many years of working together. 

Sean Tobin, Managing Director, Goalpost Ireland


Noel and Elizabeth have designed and delivered a truly exceptional course. Their passion for coaching and humour is evident throughout. For a high quality, practical and meaningful experience and qualification, you couldn’t choose better.

Rose Long, Job Coach, Limerick


This course has changed who I am, what I say, how I say it, what I do, how I do it. I have learned what is important in life to me and I have developed an action plan for developing this further. The course is a must for all aspiring to become coaches and leaders. Be prepared to be “wowed”!

Gavin Murphy, Business Coach, Cork

Application Form here : https://coachacademyplus.com/application-form/


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