At Skills24 we believe that coaching is a fantastic, empowering skill set that is now recognised as an essential tool in the world of business and personal development. The beauty of coaching is its flexibility – allowing you to apply a coaching conversation to almost any subject imaginable. Coaching isn’t about telling someone what to do or having all the answers. It is a collaborative, solution focused approach to problem solving that is stimulated by insightful and probing questions. Although there are different views as to exactly what constitutes coaching the following is generally accepted:

  • It is essentially a non-directive form of personal development
  • Focuses on improving performance and developing individuals’ skills
  • Coaching is flexible and the coaching conversation can be applied to almost any subject
  • It provides people with feedback on both their strengths and areas of development
  • It is reflective and empowering
  • Helps people identify new potentials they did not even know existed
  • Can be applied to both personal and professional situations
  • And much, much more…

Core Coaching Skills


core coaching

At Skills24 we are passionate about the power of coaching and believe that an understanding of the core coaching skills can be useful to anybody – on both a personal and professional level. Our 2-day Core Coaching Skills training is ideal for anyone who is interested in learning more about the power of coaching and how to become an effective, professional coach. This course provides the foundation for all our other coach training and is a perfect place to start if you are interested in entering the world of coaching and personal development.

On this course you will learn:

  • The key competencies to become an effective coach
  • How to establish a coaching relationship with your clients
  • Identifying the coaching needs of individuals
  • How to plan and structure your coaching sessions
  • Questioning skills for coaches
  • Ethics in coaching
  • A range of practical coaching skills and techniques
  • How to use a wide range of coaching models such as the GROW model
  • How to use your new skills to find coaching clients
  • The coaching contract and record keeping

How is the course structured:

Course length: 2 days (9.30am – 4.30pm)

The course will explore a number of different coaching models and theories. There will also be plenty of time dedicated to putting the theory into practice – meaning you will have the opportunity to practice your new skills with each other.

On completion of the course you will be equipped with a range of tools and handouts that will include a number of coaching models and resources that will help you put your new skills into effective practice from day one.

Progression Routes

The 2-Day Coaching Skills Diploma training provides the foundation to our other coaching and mentoring courses. You can then decide if you wish to formalise your coaching skills and move on to study the following Institute of Leadership and Management programmes:

  • ILM Level 3 Award in Coaching
  • ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
  • ILM Level 5 Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring

1st – 2nd February, 2018


Course cost:

£395