United Kingdom

Coach Training United Kingdom

Global Training With Local Connections

Students living in UK join our Global Coach Training Programs where they develop strong friendships or networks, and can share local and global perspectives on coaching issues and skills.

ICA started out with a pilot group of 20 students (back in 2000)  and a vision to create a global coaching community, with a certified coach in every city. Fast forward to today, and we now host a vibrant and diverse community of over 5000 coaches living in 92 different countries around the world.  We've created an online training experience that is deeper and more meaningful than a traditional classroom, where students learn via a downloadable curriculum, forum participation and live teleclasses. A training model to fit you as an individual.

17 plus years of ICF Accreditation speaks for our Industry credibility...

International Coach Academy (ICA) has been ICF accredited since 2001.  We chose to accredit with the ICF over local based system (RTO & Cert IV) or other global alternatives (IAC, WABC) for very specific reasons:

  1. The ICF continue to be the most established peak body in coaching worldwide, with 25,000 coaches and chapters in many countries around the world.
  2. Coaching is a global profession. Provided they speak the same language, coaches can coach locally or globally.

And, similar to our community, the ICF also have local geographic groups, including an ICF UK Chapter.

'A large majority of coach practitioners and managers/leaders using coaching skills agreed that individuals or organizations using coaching expect their coaches to be certified or credentialed.' ICF Global Coaching Study (2016)

Featured ICACoach for the UK

Name: Julia Griffin (ICA Student)
Program: Certified Coach Program
Niche: Diversity Coach
Languages: English
Business: Redbridge Rainbow Community
Contact Julia: Click here

I enrolled as a student with ICA to learn coaching skills and enhance my work in community based settings. I run a number of diversity education programmes across the London Boroughs of Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham. My background is in education and community engagement and I’m a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion. Feel free to contact me about my coach training experience with ICA.

Flexibility is the Key

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.

Most of the students in our program have ongoing family or work commitments that influence the time they set aside for study. We totally  understand that and for this reason our programs are flexible and designed so that you create the study schedule that fits with your lifestyle.  All learning is delivered via a blend of LIVE teleclasses, forum discussion and self reflection with many opportunities to coach, and be coached.

UK friendly time options for classes
It's up to you how many or few classes you take each week, with over 30 classes scheduled (Monday to Saturday) with morning, afternoon and evening classes for students living in UK.  If for some reason you find you need to take a break from your studies, then we have an enrollment variation policy where you can stop the clock on your studies for up to 6 months.

Interview with Maria Paredes
(The Coaches' Coach (UK)

I loved my time at ICA and during my training I became aware that as coaches we need a coach to debrief and to help us become better coaches.  Because of my prior experience as a psychologist I was in a unique position to use my coaching to support coaches themselves. I also help people looking to start the next chapter of their life and are truly ready to step into a life of their choosing - on purpose, not by accident;
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Program Inclusions and Delivery

Online Learnsite, Live Teleclasses, Peer Coaching, Community Forum...

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

ICACoaches Share Their Unique Coaching Portfolios

Each coach at ICA creates their own coaching portfolio. This includes a coaching power tool, research paper and unique coaching model. Each coach also graduates with their own coaching niche with our coaches choosing to specialise in Leadership Coaching, Business Coaching, Transformational Coaching,  Systemic Relationship Coaching, Success Coaching, Coaching for Coaches and Life Coaching.

ICACoach Axela Rinoa Power Tool
(Leadership and Entrepreneurship Coach, UNITED KINGDOM)

Being assertive is important to say the least and a lot of people, organisations and relationships can be built if the right approaches are involved. Read More…

ICACoach Anna Lundberg Power Tool
(Business Coach, UNITED KINGDOM)

Growth is an inherent part of the natural world, whether it’s the development of a seed into a shoot to eventually Read More…

ICACoaches Share Their Memorable Moments


Transformational Coach, UNITED KINGDOM

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Many 'failed' coaching sessions had to happen until I really learned the difference between coaching the situation v.s. coaching the client. The difference is subtle but hugely powerful. This single piece of learning significantly changed the course of how I coach, and I hope now benefits my clients too."


Business Coach, UNITED KINGDOM

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"My training at ICA has allowed me to add a new set of skills to my professional toolkit, so that I am now able to offer personal life coaching as well as a blend of coaching with consulting, training and mentoring in the areas of business and leadership."



testimonial-avatarHow will you use your coaching skills?;

"Use my coaching skills to help people recovering from cancer to return to a healthy lifestyle and to help people who are moving from one country to another to find their place and their passion in their new circumstances."

Sample a Module or Live Class

Our training offers a unique blend of downloadable modules, video tutorials, live classes, learning labs, forum participation and coaching practicum.

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