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Life Coaching

Practitioner level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Life Coaching
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Become a Registered BSY Life Coach
  • Receive the Level 3 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards*

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

This study course is designed to help students become Coaches in Life Skills. Clients who are effectively coached to learn and develop these life skills will possess the tools to have more control over their lives, and using these in a dynamic way, they can join the ranks of those who, despite life’s challenges and difficulties, achieve what they want from it.


  • Lesson One – Personal Values and Goals
    • Personal Values
    • The Survival Loop
    • Common Values
    • Getting the Answers
    • Reviewing Personal Values
  • Lesson Two – Self-Empowerment
    • In the Beginning
    • In the Workplace
    • The ‘Rank and File’
    • How do People become Empowered?
    • Case Study
    • Analysis
    • Conflict and Empowerment
    • Case Study
    • Analysis
    • The Self-awarded Gift
    • Internal Dialogue
  • Lesson Three – Future Planning
    • Personal Life History Exercise
    • A Vision of the Future
    • Charting a Goal Exercise
    • The Role of the Coach
    • Client Backgrounds
    • The ‘SWOT’ Formula
    • Time Management
    • Time Exercise
    • Mission Statement and Long-term Life Plan
  • Lesson Four – Introduction to Communication Skills
    • Foreword
    • Verbal Communication
    • The Art of Listening
    • Active Listening
    • Barriers or ‘Blocks’ to Listening
    • Non-verbal Communication (Body Language)
    • Personal Space
    • Physical Contact
  • Lesson Five – The Personal Audit
    • The Coach as an Agent of Change
    • Benefits of a Personal Audit
    • Managing the Audit – Analysing Results
    • Exercise
    • Case Study
  • Lesson Six – Interviewing Skills
    • Introduction
    • The Arrangements
    • The Environment
    • Rapport
    • Role Models
    • NLP
    • ‘Eric’ – Extract from a Case Study
    • Exercise
    • Analysis
    • Exercise
  • Lesson Seven – Motivation
    • Self-Motivation
    • Motivation by Others
    • Exercise 1
    • Exercise 2
    • Motivation by Circumstance
    • Exercise 3
    • Motivation of Others
  • Lesson Eight – The Development of Innate Skills and Personal Confidence
    • Domestic or Home-Based Skills
    • Skills Acquired during Formal Education
    • Occupational Skills
    • Skills Used in Leisure Activities
    • Innate Skills Exercises
    • Looking for Clues
    • Case Study
    • Key Points
    • Into the Future
    • Ageism
  • Lesson Nine – Spirituality and Personal Charisma
    • Hemispheres of the Brain
    • Using your Imagination
    • Relaxation
    • Exercises
    • Training your Visual Mind
    • Visualising what you Most Desire
    • When to Practise
  • Lesson Ten – The Coaching Relationship
    • The Best Coaches
    • Conclusion

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*Registration is essential with this course at any time during the studies. Registration fee of £20 applies. Full details on request.