Level 2 ICF Advanced Diploma
top up for Acc/acsth/actp holders

up to 75 hours

of accredited
icf coach training

3-6 Months

to complete Full studies

PCC Evaluation

performance evaluation anytime within 1 year

£2,450 top up

excluding uk vat

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ICF Accredited Level 2 Advanced Diploma delivered online. This Top-Up programme is suitable for individuals who have already completed an ICF Course of Studies such as a Level 1 programme or an ACSTH/ACTP programme.

The Advanced Diploma is also valuable for individuals who are renewing their ACC Credential as our programme provides the necessary hours required for your CPD. 

If you are new to coaching you might wish to consider the Level 1 Diploma in Integrative Coaching instead which is the starting point for your development as a professional coach.

Includes: Certificate in Advanced Coaching Skills, two Certificate in Coaching Niches, and Coach Mentoring. On the Top Up you’ll also deliver your PCC-Level Performance Evaluation.

upcoming TOp Up programme dates:


Advanced Certificate in Integrative Coaching Skills Module: 

Class 1: 15th October 2024, 6.30pm – 8.30pm (Induction) 

Class 2: 19th October 2024, 9.30am – 4.00pm (Advanced Coaching Skills – Part 1) 

Class 3: 9th November 2024, 9.30am – 4.00pm (Advanced Coaching Skills – Part 2) 

Class 4: 30th November 2024, 9.30am – 4.00pm (Advanced Coaching Skills – Part 3)



PART 2 – Choice of 2 Certificates from:

Choice 1: Certificate in Career & Performance Coaching

Choice 2: Certificate in Stress & Wellbeing Coaching

Choice 3: Certificate in Leadership & Organisational Coaching

*Note: Certificates run regularly and you can find the dates for each Certificate by clicking on the name of the Certificate

Pathway to complete the
level 2 advanced diploma (top up)

Step One

Ensure you have a Level 1/ACSTH/ACTP Certification or are an ACC Coach

This Advanced Programme builds on the learning and practice from the ICF Accredited Diploma in Integrative Coaching.

You will need to provide evidence of your ACC Credential or that you have successfully completed a Level 1, ACSTH or ACTP Certification when applying. If you are unsure if your coaching qualification matches the requirements please email us.

Step Two

Complete the Level 2 Certificate in Advanced Coaching Skills

Through coaching practice and feedback you will focus even more deeply on integrating your coaching skills, experience and the ICF Competencies. You will also develop your coaching skills by being part of an Action Learning Set; giving and receiving feedback on your practice.

Step Three

Participate in a Learning Group (4 Virtual Meetups)

As part of this Course you are required to attend 4 Meetups (of around 30 minutes each) with one or two people who are also part of the Advanced Diploma. The aim of these Meetups is for you to have a space to discuss and explore the ICF Competencies in more depth in preparation for the Performance Evaluation. The Meetups also act as a support and accountability group.

Step Four

Step 4: Complete 2 Certificates in Coaching Niches (e.g. Leadership or Wellbeing)

To gain the Advanced Diploma you will also need to complete two Certificates in areas of coaching practice. You can choose from:

Step Five

Undertake a Performance Evaluation

To meet the requirements of this programme you will need to submit a session that meets the ICF Competencies at PCC Level. Become will observe this session and provide you with written feedback outlining your performance in relation to the required ICF markers.

Questions? let's have a conversation

We understand that exploring different pathways to certify as a professional coach can be confusing. So let us de-mystify it for you. Book a call to discuss any questions you have and find out more about what makes our programmes unique. 

On the call we can explore the various ways you can develop your coaching abilities, gain practical experience, and navigate the ICF certification process with confidence.

What we don’t do is try to sell you things. We don’t like and expect you don’t either. So this is just a friendly conversation to help you explore if coaching could be for you.

Let’s connect and embark on this transformative journey together. Schedule your call now and unlock the limitless possibilities of becoming an ICF coach!

Joseph Grech ICF Course Leader Psychologist | PCC Coach

our coach training approach

Thrive as a Career, Executive or Life Coach

Develop your skills and behaviours in professional coaching that can be used in a variety of contexts – from work, relationships, career to life. You’ll thrive as a Coach no matter the context.

Based on Evidenced Psychological Frameworks

Learn evidence-based coaching practices including Cognitive Behavioural Coaching, Acceptance-Commitment Coaching and a Person-Centred Coaching approach.

Includes Two Level 2 Performance Evaluations

The Advanced Diploma provides you with the assessment required to submit your ACC or PCC application. Once you finish you can get your ICF Credential in as little as 4 weeks.

Includes 5 Mentoring Sessions for ICF Credential

Mentoring on your coaching practice is key to develop your skills. Course fee includes 5 mentoring sessions to use for your ICF Accreditation. Additional Mentoring sessions are available to Alumni.

Includes Two Certificates in Key Coaching Niches

The Advanced Programmes includes Certificates in Coaching Niches. Choose 2 from: Leadership & Organisational Coaching, Stress & Wellbeing Coaching or Performance & Career Coaching.

Small Classes = Individual Learning and Feedback

By learning in a small group you get to amplify your learning and support that we give you. You practice more, get extensive feedback and elevate your skills quicker.

Advanced Diploma (Top Up)

One Time Payment
£ 2,450
(excluding VAT)
  • Includes: Advanced Coaching Skills Module and 2 Coaching Certificates
  • Discussion with a Facilitator to identify if this is the right ICF Coach Training Programme for you
  • 67+ hours of Live Coach Training with Qualified & Experienced Coaches
  • Support in Transferring your Credits and Observations from a previous Level 1 Program
  • 5 Mentoring Sessions to help you develop your coaching practice
  • Performance Evaluation with Feedback of 2 Coaching Sessions in line with the PCC Markers as set by the ICF
  • 2 Year Access to Online Portal with bespoke Course Materials and Downloadable Templates
  • Access to Coaching Community with Guest Speakers, Alumni and Other ICF Coaches

Advanced Diploma (Top Up)

6-Month Interest Free Payment Plan
£ 408
(per month/excluding VAT)
  • Includes: Advanced Coaching Skills Module and 2 Coaching Certificates
  • Discussion with a Facilitator to identify if this is the right ICF Coach Training Programme for you
  • 67+ hours of Live Coach Training with Qualified & Experienced Coaches
  • Support in Transferring your Credits and Observations from a previous Level 1 Program
  • 5 Mentoring Sessions to help you develop your coaching practice
  • Performance Evaluation with Feedback of 2 Coaching Sessions in line with the PCC Markers as set by the ICF
  • 2 Year Access to Online Portal with bespoke Course Materials and Downloadable Templates
  • Access to Coaching Community with Guest Speakers, Alumni and Other ICF Coaches
Testimonials from our alumni

Questions about the Advanced Diploma and Training Pathways?

The ICF Level 2 Advanced Diploma is suitable for:

  1. Individuals who are new to coaching and want a complete end to end programme meeting all the requirements leading to the PCC Credential by the ICF. 
  2. Coaches who already have obtained a Level 1 or ACSTH Qualification. You could be an ACC coach looking to progress towards PCC for example. In this case you would do the Top Up rather than the full programme.

The full programme is for individuals who are starting their coach training. The Top Up programme is only available for individuals who either have an ACC Credential or have at least 60 hours of accredited ICF Coach Training (ACSTH/ACTP/Level 1) pathways. If you’re unsure if your training qualifies do get in touch with us and we can help you.

There are many benefits of completing an Advanced programme in Coaching. These include:

+ ability to work more confidently with a wide range of clients by developing your coaching skills and confidence.
deeper one-to-one focus on your coaching practice where you can obtain feedback from mentors and other coaches, in a safe, ethical and supportive way. This helps tremendously to help you elevate your coaching to the next level.

+ a complete training pathway leading to a Level 2 Qualification by the ICF. This is required and suitable for applications towards the ACC and PC credentials.

+ Become assess your coaching recording for ACC or PC directly. Instead of sending your recording and transcript to the ICF you provide these to us. We assess your session giving you peace of mind prior to applying for an ACC or PCC credential. Applying this way also makes your application with the ICF around $200 cheaper.

+  additional training, mentoring and a wonderful community that provides you a safe space to challenge yourself, your coaching and your practice. You’ll learn more about who you are, how you coach and what you want to bring in to your practice.

+  in an ever growing and competitive market we find that having an Advanced Coach Training Programme or the PCC Credential to help you stand out showing your dedication towards the profession.

There are various components to the Advanced Programme, all focused on developing your potential and practice as a professional coach.

The programme is made up for the following areas:
+ Diploma in Integrative Coaching
+ Certificate in Advanced Coaching Skills
+ 2 Niche Certificates from: Stress & Wellbeing Coaching, Career & Performance Coaching, Leadership & Organisational Coaching

You also:
+ undertale additional mentoring to help you with your studies
+ take part in a Learning Community that helps you reflect on your studies and coaching practice.

Yes we do. The full Advanced Diploma course fees can be split into up to 12 payment plans spread across a number of months.

This is an integrative diploma and on the programme we cover the philosophy and practice of coaching that you can apply to various niches. Our Alumni have come from across all walks of life and wanting to focus, or develop, their skills in a range of coaching outcomes. So whether you want to focus more on personal, executive, career, business or another niche, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.

There are some witness testimonies on this page and you can also hear from two of our alumni in one of our Podcast episodes here.

The hours on the Advanced Diploma are divided between a number of activities including:

  • Induction activities
  • Number of Live Classes delivered on Zoom that you can attend from home. Depending on the programme that you sign up to these are delivered either on a weekday evening or Saturdays.
  • Coaching Practice and Feedback
  • Mentoring and Supervision
  • Through additional resources available on our Learning Portal

Very little or as much as you’d like! We believe that the majority of your learning to be synchronous whilst on the programme – that is live with a facilitator whether it’s through the Classes, your practice or the mentoring sessions. So the hours you see will constitute the majority of your studying time. We would always recommend reflective practice, in whichever way or form you find it useful.

The Diploma is assessed in a number of different ways to meet our requirements but also the ICF’s Competencies, giving you peace of mind that your qualification is a robust one.

There are 4 key areas of your assessment you need to be aware of:

1. Coaching Practice. This is key for us. Throughout the course you will have many opportunities to coach – either other people on the course or real clients. You will need to be observed on 5 of your coaching sessions. An ICF coach will provide you with both written and verbal feedback on all of the ICF competencies. We take feedback seriously – it’s specific, intentional and focused on developing you as a coach.

2. Performance Evaluation. During your Advanced Coaching Skills study you will undertake 2 performance evaluations that are assessed at PCC level. This means that you not only get the Advanced Diploma from Become but also will leave with a Certificate that you can use to apply directly to the ICF for the ACC or PCC Credential. 

3. Mentoring & Supervision. This is a mandatory part of the programme because we believe that it is through this process of practice, supervision and feedback that you can excel as a coach. You will need to complete 10 mentoring sessions (included in the programme price) and you have a year to take these.

4. Reflections on your Coaching Experience. We believe master coaches are also great reflectors and want to keep on developing yourself. As part of your qualification you will be required to submit your reflective log to us. Don’t worry – this does not need to be written – it can be audio files, videos, blog posts – reflections are personal to you!

The Level 2 Diploma is fully accredited by the ICF allowing you to apply for membership and ACC or PCC accreditation.

A lot! Coach-trainees are supervised by ICF Coaches with years of experience working in organisations and with private clients. Apart from the Live Classes you will have mentoring sessions, observations of your coaching sessions, the opportunity to present on a coaching topic and access to our bespoke Learning Portal that contains additional resources. These are curated by our experts and include podcasts, journal articles and reading materials. And if you need us we are only an email or phone call away.

No. The Advanced Diploma is a continuation of the Diploma. As long as you have finished your Diploma (or equivalent you’ll be eligible to apply. What the Advanced programme does is that it trains you in Advanced Coaching Skills. You can then use our Advanced Diploma to apply for the ACC or PCC Credential, depending on your practice

Get in touch with us. We can have a conversation with you to understand where you are and if this is suitable for you. We don’t try and sell you the programme!

With a long list of ICF Training Course providers to potentially go through and knowing the Coach Training industry we can support you in identifying whether ours is the right fit. 

Definitely! We want you to make sure that you choose the right Coach Training Programme and we speak to all of our trainees during the application process. We’re honest about our approach and we’d love the opportunity to discuss with you how we work.  

Feel free to contact us directly with any questions or simply to have a chat on +44-2080640376 or on info@tobecome.org 

key Trainers and mentors
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Managing director // pcc coach

Joseph grech

“Choose a Coach Training Programme that is right for you. Review the content as this can very between different ICF Certifications. Tap into your gut and follow a programme that you’re excited about!”

coach trainer // Mentor // PCC Coach

maude burger-smith

“The education and care our coach-trainees receive, the details, the practical application of concepts and the group dynamic make this ICF programme for an overall stellar experience!” 

entry requirements

In order for your application to be considered for the Top-Up option, you will need to have completed either the Diploma in Integrative Coaching with Become or an equivalent Level 1/60+ hours accredited ICF programme (e.g. ACSTH or ACTP). 

If you’re unsure whether your previous ICF Coaching Certification matches the requirements then get in touch with us and we’ll be able to help.

As part of the application process you will need to submit your CV to us. Following this you will have a friendly discussion with one of our facilitators.

The aim is to provide you with more information on the programme. It also gives you an opportunity to ask questions and ensure that this Advanced Coaching Diploma is suitable for you and your aspirations.

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