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!