Vocational Coach Program

Accredited Coach Specific Training for those wanting to focus on their Niche, with the option to pursue ACC via ACSTH pathway

The Vocational Coach Program is Accredited Coach Specific Training that includes the core competencies, mentor coaching and observed coaching needed to pursue the ACC credential via the ACSTH pathway. The added bonus being you get to focus on your niche, while at the same time learning coaching skills that apply to any coaching relationship.

Program Hours: 72 hrs (60 direct student contact hours and 11 self study)
Learnsite Access: 12 months
Peer Coaching Hours: 12 hrs with 12 months access
Certificate: Vocational Coach Training (Niche)
ICF Pathway: Gradautes can pursue an ACC credential via the ACSTH pathway Tuition: $4,400 USD (payment plans available on application)

Your Vocational Coach Training Program Inclusions


    The core curriculum is grouped into course areas and modules.  For each module there is a downloadable PDF, a live teleclass, and peer discussion via the private community forum. These modules are mapped against ICF Core competencies and will give you the theory, knowledge and tools you need to build your practical expertise.


    One of the most important components of coach training is applying theory into practice.  With peer coaching you have the chance to try out your new coaching skills and techniques with your peers, and at the same time, accrue hours towards an ACC or PCC credential. Many graduates continue their peer coaching networks long after they graduate.


    Mentor Coaching is where you will develop your unique style as a coach.  You will be both a coach and a client, and participate in role plays, round robin questioning and group feedback.  An experienced coach (PCC) and member of faculty will provide one on one feedback to support you to develop your client management and coaching expertise.


    By the time you reach Observed Coaching, you are nearing graduation.  It’s a chance to showcase your new coaching skills and increase your coaching mastery.  An expert coach (PCC) and member of faculty will provide you with written feedback and observe you as coaching at PCC level.


    You will get to create your own power tool which you can use when coaching.  In addition students will complete a research paper to deepen their understanding of a particular area of coaching.


    Every graduate of ICA is featured in our Graduation yearbook and has the opportunity to have their portfolio published to the ICA blog. This is an amazing opportunity to be promoted as a coach, and share your services with your future clients.

* Compare the Vocational Coach Training Program against other Accredited Coach Training options

Classes run 6 days a week ...

Classes are scheduled so they fit with your lifestyle and not the other way around.  With morning, afternoon and evening classes you can choose when you study.  And, if you miss a class one week, you can make it up at another time that same week or the week following.

Online Coach Training

Live Teleclasses, Private Coaches Forum & Resource Rich Learnsite

Program Delivery

All learning is delivered via a blend of LIVE teleclasses, forum discussion and self reflection with many opportunities to coach, and be coached.   It's up to you how many or few classes they take each week.  The schedules have been timed to allow for self paced study, where the study schedule fits with your lifestyle and not the other way around. The learning process is as follows

1. Download and read the course module
2. Dial into a teleclass (facilitated by an ICA Trainer)
3. Post reflections on the forum

Program Support

At ICA we'll never leave you hanging.  Our support team has been with ICA for over 10 years, so they know our community and our programs inside out.  They are experts in making sure you have what you need and will partner you from the moment you enrol, through until you graduate.

Program Accreditation
The Vocational program is ICF Accredited Coach Specific Training.  This means that it has been accredited by the ICF and offers a direct pathway to an ACC credential (or an upgrade to Certified or Advanced study).

  • 45 Day Learning Guarantee

    Having trained over 4500 coaches since 2001, we know our curriculum, and style of delivery works.  But, if for some reason you find our community or training is not for you, then we offer a 45 day satisfaction guarantee.  Read More

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