Our Schedule offers Flexibility
At International Coach Academy we aim to make our coach training as flexible as possible. You can study to become a coach whilst you are working or at home looking after your family.
Self paced learning is where you are in charge of what you learn, at what pace and when. It’s not rocket science, but people tend to learn better when they choose when and what they learn. In our program you can select the topics that are of most interest and start there. You can choose a class time that fits in with your work and family life and choose which areas you dive into more deeply. So although you do have to cover all of the material to graduate, you can choose WHEN and HOW you engage with the concepts.
Over 30 classes a week to choose from
Our students come from all over the world so our Teleclass Schedule mirrors the needs of our students. We have over 30 classes per week with modules rotating through a class time. This means you can choose a class times that suits your lifestyle and take each modules as it cycles through that time. Because classes do not need to be taken in any particular order, if you miss a class, you can take it at a later stage.
Do You Have Enough Time to Study?
We get asked this question alot and it can be a concern for people who have already busy lives juggling families, work commitments, careers, leisure etc. But, one of the main benefits of ICA's training delivery is that it's mobile. You can study from anywhere, at anytime. It's also flexible in that you decide when you learn and how many classes you take each week. If you miss a class one week, it doesn't matter because you can just pick it up the week after.
Robyn Logan (CEO and Founder), International Coach Academy
How are classes delivered?
At ICA the term 'ONLINE LEARNING' refers to a combination of Live Teleclasses, Video Tutorials, Downloadable Modules, Peer Coaching and a Private Coaches Forum. These are all hosted in our 'online learning centre'. It's up to you how many classes you take each week and how fast (or slow) you move through the program. The key benefit of this style of training being FLEXIBILITY.
What would an average week look like?
It's different for everyone because we all have our own family and work schedules that we need to work around. For someone wanting to fast track their studies and complete in 6 to 9 months they would need to take 2 to 3 classes a week. Those wanting to take things a bit slower, and use up their full 18 months would only need to take 1 - 2 classes a week.
With the flexible training schedule you can graduate in as little as 6 months by taking multiple classes per week and logging your coaching hours.
How long can I take to graduate?
Each coach training program includes a certain number of months access. For example the certified coach training program allows you to take up to 18 month access which is generally plenty of time, however with all our programs if you need more time, you can extend your access to the program with an $85 per month membership until your graduate.
Do classes need to be taken in a particular order?
The coach training programs are divided into courses and each course contains modules and teleclasses associated with the modules. Courses and modules can be taken in any order. We recommend starting with Foundation Coach Course but with the flexible schedule you can start wherever you like.
Based on fast track option for Certified Program
Live Teleclasses (3 hours per week)
Monday @ 8pm: Course Labs
Saturday @ 10am: Mentor Coaching
Saturday @ 11am: Core Curriculum
Self Study (30 mins each week)
This includes connecting with your peers in the forum (reading and commenting on portfolios, finding a peer coach or offering to be a peer client) or preparing your course outcomes.
Peer Coaching (30 mins)
Either be the coach or be the client to make up your peer coaching hours.
* And of course this is flexible. It might be that one week you only do 1 class, and then 4 the next week. Or, you might do all your self study in one block at the end of the month instead of each week.
** For those wanting to self pace, the hours per week shown above would be reduced by half
What if things change and I need to take a break from my studies?
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 and not the other way around. 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.
Coaching is part of my job as a consultant, facilitator, and trainer. Coaching not only enhances my skills as a facilitator, trainer, and consultant, but also in all is useful for all aspects of life outside work. Coaching is also an essential skill for all leaders, so it comes naturally to me to work with coaching in leadership development.
Leadership coach, CHINA
Can you really connect other students in a virtual learning environment?
The resounding answer to this question is YES and it's one of the key benefits of training at International Coach Academy with coaches from all over the world. Strong friendships and professional networks along with a global perspective on coaching issues and skills.
If you are unable to attend a class / a particular module, simply wait until that modules comes around again in your same class time or choose a different class time where that module is offered. You have between 6 months and 18 months to complete the program depending on which program you choose and this is ample time to complete all modules.
What if I can't complete the classes within the time frame?
We understand that things come up in life which take the focus away from Coach Training such as the birth of children, moving, work challenges, illness and other family commitments. This is why we offer the option to extend your training on a month by month basis for $85 USD per month for as long as you need to complete your training.
The best memories at ICA are the teleclasses. They are full of wonderful conversation and serve as an interactive learning experience.
Life Coach, UNITED STATES