Coach Accreditation

Thank You for Considering the IAPC&M as Your Coach Accreditation Body

If you know the accreditation status you want, scroll down and click the relevant View Criteria and Apply button. If you don’t you will find the information below invaluable.

The IAPC&M has a holistic and capabilities approach to accreditation. Whether you have a coaching certification from one of our Accredited Training Provider Courses, or gained on the job experience, or are self-taught we want to accredit you.

Alternatively, if you want a career in coaching, then choose from our list of accredited training providers.  Download our complimentary e-guide to help you make your choice –  How to Choose Your Training Provider.

Full Support for Coach Accreditation

We recognise that any accreditation process can be daunting for even the most seasoned professionals.

However, the IAPC&M accreditation team has been through the accreditation process and is best placed to provide you with the necessary guidance and support. Because they know what it is like, they have also created a series of short videos to help you.

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Many practitioners say the process gave them an excellent opportunity to test themselves and greatly boosted their confidence. The experience also enabled them to demonstrate professionalism and generate significant experiential learning.

The IAPC&M offer you four status levels to choose from: 

  1. Practitioner (entry level)
  2. Senior
  3. Master
  4. Fellow

The level you can apply for depends upon a number of factors. These are shown in the criteria below.

Routes to achieve your professional accreditation status:

1. Accredited Training Provider Course Route (ATPCR)

This route is open to coaches who have attended, and successfully completed an IAPC&M accredited course with one of our accredited training providers, so they benefit from a faster track, reduced fee option to their personal accreditation status.  A directory of our accredited training providers can be found here

2. Portfolio Route

This route is all-inclusive for coaches who have gained their coaching experience by any other route.

3. Combination Coach & Mentor Accreditation

If you offer both coaching and mentoring support and wish to apply for a combination accreditation, which will be discounted, please contact the IAPC&M.

Accredited Practitioner Coach

60 hrs specific training + 60 hrs of actual experience
ATPCR Portfolio Route
£397.00+VAT £597.00+VAT
Annual renewal
£140.00+VAT

Accredited Master Coach

180 hrs specific training + 1500 hrs of actual experience
ATPCR Portfolio Route
£997.00+VAT £1197.00+VAT
Annual renewal
£195.00+VAT

Accredited Senior Coach

120 hrs specific training + 750 hrs of actual experience
ATPCR Portfolio Route
£697.00+VAT £897.00+VAT
Annual renewal
£165.00+VAT

Accredited Fellow Coach

240 hrs specific training + 2500 hrs of actual experience
ATPCR Portfolio Route
£1297.00+VAT £1497.00+VAT
Annual renewal
£220.00+VAT

The IAPC&M recognises you are unique

Our accreditation model enables you to comprehensively demonstrate your ability through a tried and tested model (adapted from the ‘Oxford Brookes model for assessment of coaching capabilities’ and used with their permission and guidance). This model accurately assesses your coaching skills in a way that recognises that you are unique.

How Do I Get Accredited as a Coach?

By focusing on the following criteria, we are able to provide you with a carefully thought-out assessment process that enables you to demonstrate your coaching capability.

1. Qualifying criteria – what you need to have to apply for accreditation

2. Evidence collection – what you need to provide to show an underlying capability

3. Assessment – demonstrate your capability.

To experience “the most caring, sharing, practical hands-on resource available”, apply here.

Please watch these twelve videos to help you prepare for your live assessment call.

Pre-Assessment Prep Calls

To experience “the most caring, sharing, practical hands-on resource available”, apply here.

Very Important Pensioners (VIP)

In recognition of the great service provided by those who have aged in years as well as wisdom, pensioners are invited to contact us for a 50% reduced invoice. If you are a VIP or are unsure which route is for you please contact the IAPC&M.