One of our core purposes is the provision of accreditation to enable training providers to demonstrate that their courses attain the highest levels of professional standards in the industry.
This is vital because:
- We believe that everyone has the right to be protected from non-accredited coaches, mentors and training providers
- We believe that every coach, mentor and coach/mentor training provider must be accredited to practice
Course Accreditation Options
We offer five options of accreditation for training courses. The option that you choose to apply for is reflective of several factors based upon the outcomes a participant can expect, including:
- The length of your course (length does not indicate degree of difficulty)
- The depth of learning involved and the intellectual demand (from novices to experienced practitioners)
All our course accreditations have an equivalency level, which is derived from comparisons to several qualification frameworks. This ensures they are representative of the vocational requirements suggested by educational bodies at each respective level. The higher the level, the more time and difficulty the course is likely to require.
We also offer the opportunity for you to accredit a course, workshop or session that does not fall into one of the five categories. This is called Accredited Professional Development (APD).
Accredited Short Training Course
|Equivalent Level 3|
Course provides introductory knowledge of the subject, covering fundamental facts, principles, methods and general concepts.
|Duration: 7 – 14 hours|
|Application fee: £490.00|
Annual renewal fee: £150.00
Accredited Intermediate Training Course
|Equivalent Level 5|
Course provides wide-ranging, specialised, factual level of development that reinforces knowledge and application within the subject, and an awareness of the boundaries of that knowledge.
|Duration: 100 – 199 hours|
|Application fee: £1190.00|
Annual renewal fee: £350.00
Accredited Extensive Training Programme
|Equivalent Level 7|
Course provides an extensive level of development that reinforces and enhances knowledge, awareness and understanding of the subject requiring highly demonstrable capability of concepts, principles and methodologies.
|Duration: 300+ hours|
|Application fee: £1890.00|
Annual renewal fee: £550.00
Accredited Foundation Training Course
|Equivalent Level 4|
|Course provides greater depth of knowledge in the subject, increasing awareness, understanding and application of facts, principles, methodologies and concepts.|
|Duration: 15 – 99 hours|
|Application fee: £690.00|
Annual renewal fee: £250.00
Accredited Advanced Training Programme
|Equivalent Level 6|
Course provides an advanced level of development that reinforces and enhances knowledge and understanding of the subject requiring demonstrable application of concepts, principles and methodologies.
|Duration: 200 – 300 hours|
|Application fee: £1490.00|
Annual renewal fee: £450.00
Accredited Professional Development (APD)
APD is for anyone who wants their specialist training program accredited.
APD is broad in its remit, and includes complementary and/or advanced learning topics, of varying duration. Learning will contribute to a coach/mentor’s professional development, skills and understanding of the subject.
|Application fee: £390|
|Annual renewal fee: £90.00|
Why have your course accredited?
Having your course accredited by the International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring indicates, to anyone who wishes to become a practitioner or enhance their skills and knowledge, that you are consistently demonstrating and providing the highest levels of professional development standards in the industry.
We do not offer qualifications and we do not specify what your course title should be. Rather we work to support you in gaining accreditation for your course.
Accreditation lasts for three years. The reaccreditation process is designed to ensure that accredited training providers are continuing to practice and deliver programmes at the highest levels of professionalism in the industry and to maintain the International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring’s Code of Professional Conduct.
Accredited Training Provider
For those training providers who wish to offer more than one accredited course, there is the option of becoming an Accredited Training Provider. Please contact us for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org