Life Coaching Distance Learning CourseLC202

Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives? Looking to inspire and encourage? Then our Life Coaching course is right for you.

It covers everything from understanding coaching to techniques, and tackling client issues. The course then goes on to concentrate on a number of different coaching techniques like stress coaching, the GROW model and coaching relationships you will finish with a discussion on ethics and a section on how to start your own Life Coaching business.

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Course Info

Distance Learning Support


At Start Learning we pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive tutors. Your tutor support will start as soon as you receive your course and will be valid for 12 months. All our tutors are highly qualified with extensive experience in supporting distance learning students. You contact your tutor via email and they are responsible for marking assignments answering your questions and guiding you through the course. 

Home Study Entry Requirements


No prior knowledge is required: the course is open to anyone. However, you need to be educated to GCSE Grade C or above.
At Start Learning we believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further.  Therefore we do not have strict entry requirements; we take factors such as, experience, enthusiasm, self motivation etc into consideration.  Students will be given plenty of resources to help them overcome obstacles.  Start Learning tutors will also aid our students and answer queries.  

Recommended Hours of Study


It is recommended that approximately 100 hours of your time should be allocated towards study for the Life Coaching Course.
This is an excellent course which can also be used as a 'stand alone course' for those wishing to specialise and work as a Life Coach. 
It is also a very highly recommended tool for all Holistic Therapists to broaden their skills and knowledge.
This course will prepare you with the tools to be able to help your clients move from a negative situation into a fulfilling and positive frame of mind and once this is happens; happiness, success and achievement will always follow.

Course Contents


The course is broken into 4 separate modules:
Life Coaching The Basics
Life Coaching Specialist Areas
Life Coaching The Theory
Life Coaching The Working Environment
Subjects included in the Course:

Lesson 1
What is life coaching?
How does it work?
What does a life coach do?
History of Life Coaching.
Contra-indications to Life Coaching.

Lesson 2
Skills, entry and training to coaching.
What Can Life Coaching Do For the Client?
What makes an effective coach?
Introduction to key theories.
Introduction to key counselling techniques used in coaching.
Identifying your personal traits and strengths as a practitioner.
The role of the Life Coach.

Lesson 3
Identifying client needs and wants by visualisation.
Self-Limiting Beliefs.
The benefits of coaching for clients
The importance of core values and changes within an individual.
Defining and reviewing relationships, Energy, Health, Financial, Emotional Well-being using I-CAN-DO Model.
Defining and recognising the client’s goals, aims and values using I-CAN-DO.
The client’s Mission Statement.
SWOT Analysis.
Life Coaching Chart Template.

Lesson 4
Coaching Applications.
Examining the past holistically.
The role of the past with regard to the client’s current life blockages.
The conception of changing reactions and responses.
Coaching Styles.
Attitudes and understanding of therapy, counselling and coaching.
Review of counselling/ therapy and coaching skills.
Their defined roles within life coaching.

Lesson 5
The here and now reflective contemplation.
Ways of avoiding and relating.
Relationships as systems.
Motivating clients and self.
Identifying individual motivating factors re: obstacles.
Representational Systems.
How to build a good rapport with clients

Lesson 6
Stress Coaching
Stress Management
Dealing with the Worried Well
Specialist Life Coaching.
The GROW model
The Coaching Attitude.
The Coaching Wheel.

Lesson 7
Relationship Coaching
Case Study
Spiritual Coaching
Self Esteem/ Confidence Coaching.

Lesson 8
Health and Well-Being Coaching
Case Study.

Lesson 9
Career Coaching
Coaching for a new career
Coaching within the Workplace
Case Study
Financial Coaching
Prosperity Attainment.
Case Study.

Lesson 10
10 Ultimate Coaching Questions
Goal Setting/ Mapping
Life Coaching Ethics and Confidentiality.
Coaching Contract and Agreements

Lesson 11
Client Confidentiality.
Maintaining Records.
Data Protection and disclosure.
The Consultation process.

Lesson 12
Finding premises versus working from home.
The Law and you.
Working with clients.
The first meeting.
Creating the right professional conditions and workspace.
Establishing the working relationship.
Defining boundaries.

Lesson 13
How to Build a Life Coaching Practise.
Finding clients.
Expanding your business.
Positive Endings.
Continuing Professional Development.

Lesson 14
Overcoming Obstacles
Support Networks
Referring On to a Health/ Mental Health Professional.
Closure for the Client and for the Coach
Expanding your Business.
The Bigger Picture.

The Course comes complete with lesson tests, exam paper, case studies from a real life Coach, reading list, and supplements including all documentation required for a successful coaching practice.

Payment Plan


Full Price is £350

6 Monthly Installments of £58.33

The first installment is paid at time of enrolment with a fee for postage and packaging.

For postage costs click here: Postage & Packaging

Call us on 0800 074 1222 if you would like to set up a payment plan.




Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Level 3 NCFE AWard certificate in Life Coaching.

Language of Course



Examination Centre


There is no exam as such, although you will be required to complete a series of tutor marked assignments. There is no word count for these assignments although you do have to prove to your tutor that you have fully understood the questions asked.


Q: How does the Life Coaching course work?
A: The great thing about distance learning is that you can study from home or work, at your own pace and in your own time. Students receive a course manual as well as a study guide and written assignments. You will also have your very own professional personal tutor offering unlimited support via email and post.  He or she will be happy to answer any questions you may have and give you advice as to how to complete the course successfully this will last for one year from the day you receive the course.

Q: Can I join any organisations once I enrol on the course?
A: Yes, we recommend you join the Association for Coaching and we will enclose an application pack in with your course.

"The AC is one of the leading independent and non-profit making professional bodies aimed at promoting best practice and raising the awareness and standards of coaching, while providing support for its members. Since its inception, the Association for Coaching has experienced rapid growth, has become known for its leadership within the market and responsiveness to both market and members’ needs. Becoming a member gives the opportunity to be involved in an established, yet dynamic, membership organisation dedicated to excellence and coaching best practice".

It is a membership organisation for Professional Coaches, Training/Service providers and Organisations involved in Coaching; the areas covered include Executive, Business, Personal, Speciality and Team Coaching.

Q: How do I gain practical experience?
A: Once you have completed the course we recommend you join the forum on the AC web site and try and find a full time coach to shadow in your area.

Q: Are there any recognised qualifications for Life Coaches?
A: No, There are currently no compulsory qualifications required to become a Life Coach but hopefully this will change in the next few years. If you join the AC then you should adhere to their codes of practice.

Q: How do I send in my work?
A: You can post or email your assignments for marking. It is best to send your assignments one at a time so the tutor can mark one and give you the feedback.

Q: If I fail an assignment can I retake it?
A: Yes, your tutor will ask you to resubmit your assignment and give you some pointers as to where you could improve.

Q: What do I receive once I order the course?
A: We will send you ALL the course materials. You can start your studies straight away.

Q: Is there a time limit or any deadlines?
A: We do like you to complete the course within 12 months but we can extend this if you check with your tutor. If you allow 100 study hours, this will give you a good guide. There are no deadlines to meet.

Q: Is there a word count for my assignments?
A: No, there is no specific word count but you have to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the questions. One sentence answers will not be accepted. Your tutor will send them back to you and ask you to re-do them.

Q: What if I don’t like the course? Can I send it back?
A: Yes, if you are not happy with the course and feel it is not for you, you can return it within 7 days as per the terms and conditions on our web site

Q: Is this course paper-based or on a CD Rom?
A: All our courses are paper based and come in attractive folders.