The Training Course comprises 11 Units of Competence as follows:
- Developing self awareness
- Demonstrate in depth knowledge of stress
- Understand various stress models
- Apply knowledge of communication skills to develop rapport
- Assessing clients and maintaining records
- The client centred approach in coaching
- The relevance of stress triggers and drivers in coaching
- Identify different personality types
- Understand the basic concepts associated with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Apply stress management strategies in coaching
- Discuss requirements for case presentations
During the first part of your course you will carry out a self assessment to ensure your fitness to Coach in line with the Diploma in Stress Management Coaching Standards. You will then access the initial information for the coaching methodology and learn about the theories and facts of stress.
During this time, we will explore the skills needed to develop rapport and the client centred approach.
You will discuss the requirements for client case presentations and how to assess and maintain client records.
You will then have a break of around 6 weeks where we would ask that you complete the set assignments and begin to prepare your portfolio.
During this time you will have access to our on-line support service for guidance and help with development of your portfolio.
When you return for the next 2 days we will examine and increase in depth knowledge of stress and the relevance of triggers and drivers associated with coaching.
This part of the course will consist of learning cognitive behavioural and other strategies to share with individuals.
There will be time spent practising role play and triad sessions.
Further assignments will be set and on-line support will be available.
After a further 16 weeks to collate one client case notes for presentation and having completed 10 hours of recorded coaching, the next 2 days we explore the different personality types and how to apply the stress management strategies in coaching.
You will have 1:1 tutorials over the next 2 days and present your client case notes.
There are ongoing triads and role play followed up with supervision by your tutor.
The final 2 days will include, coaching practise, exploring and developing further tools to use, a relaxation exercise and how to set up as a coach.
During this time completion of your portfolio of evidence can be cross referenced and a tutor assessment carried out.
Typically we would expect the programme and associated study to take approximately 340 hours.