Structured Programs with Flexible Schedules

I chose ICA based on it being ICF accredited, and its flexible learning schedule. The strong peer-learning/coaching community and virtual classrooms with seasoned coaches supported me to learn coaching and learn about myself.
- Grace Hua Pan (ICA Graduate, China)

Our Training is Structured, Portable and Flexible

One of the main benefits of ICA's training delivery is that it's mobile.  You can study from anywhere, at anytime.

The first thing you do when you join our training is spend some time looking around the virtual corridors of ICA - unpacking your learnsite, meeting your faculty, meeting your peers, and joining an orientation call.

Then using your graduation checklist you will follow the program structure to map out a study routine that best matches your learning and coaching goals. Each program comes with a membership period but you have flexibility within this to fast track (3 classes a week) or take your time (1 class a week).  And, you can vary this depending on how things are tracking for you at work or at home.


Our E-learning is More Than Just Zoom Classes...

The concept of 'online training' is often misunderstood for being just a collection of self study resources or, more recently, a series of zoom classes. But that's not the case at ICA.  In 2001 we created an interactive e-learning methodology specifically for coaches - a beginning to end training solution that packages synchronous learning with practicum, self study and reflection.

As a student you will have 24/7 access to the ICA learnsite - the central hub that holds all your required learning materials; module downloads, video tutorials, curated resources, class schedules (that span all time zones), expert faculty, peer coaching networks, and a private coaches forum with global networks and friendships. It's a methodology with industry credibility and success, and one where you as the learner is central to the process.


It is possible to schedule around an already busy life

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. Our class schedules are structured in a way that if you miss a class one week, you can take it another week.

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 9 to 12 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 class a week.

TAKE YOUR TIME (up to 18 months)

- Pre Course Reading (1 hr)
- Class or Lab Attendance (5 hrs)
- Portfolio Development (30 mins)
- Reflection & Course Outcomes (30 mins)
- Peer Coaching (1hr)
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Allocate 8 hrs per month (2 hrs per week)

FAST TRACK (9 - 12 months)

- Pre Course Reading (2 hrs)
- Class or Lab Attendance (9 hrs)
- Portfolio Development (30 mins)
- Reflection & Course Outcomes (30 mins)
- Peer Coaching (1hr)
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Allocate 12 hrs per month (4-5 hrs per week)

* 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.


Robyn Logan, PCC

When I completed my master’s in online learning, I did it online. I made connections with people because, very simply, I was coming to the learning when I wanted to be there. It’s called “just in time” learning. When I felt like learning I would log on and I would learn something. When I felt like connecting with other students I would log on and I would connect. This greatly influenced how I then structured the learning at ICA for our coaching community.

Robyn Logan, PCC CEO and Founder, ICA

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I need to take a break from my studies?

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 ‘stop the clock’ (defer) for up to 6 months, or if needed, extend your training on a month by month basis for $100 AUD fee.

What happens if I miss a class?

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.

Should Classes and Labs be taken in a specific 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.  It’s only Mentor Coaching, Coaching Observation and your final performance evaluation that sit towards the end of your studies.

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.

Abigail WallinLife Coach, UNITED STATES" />

The best memories at ICA are the teleclasses. They are full of wonderful conversation and serve as an interactive learning experience.

Abigail Wallin
Life Coach, UNITED STATES

YOU decide the DAY and TIME you attend classes

Our ACTP and ACSTH study are all self paced - this means you are the one that decides how many classes you take a week, with the option to fast track or take your time. Over 30 classes a week, with morning, afternoon, evening, weekday and weekend options.

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