Course at a glance


This course is accepted by ACCPH and the Level 3 and allows you to join as a professional member after graduation.

Career coaching involves identifying the best role for an individual and facilitating the transition into the new role. It focuses on career research and psychological theory along with in depth knowledge about the job market and organisational processes.

A career coach aims to help people to understand the world of work and their own personal development. The coach takes into account factors outside of work which often influence happiness and effectiveness at work.

This Level 3 Diploma course is for those considering becoming a career coach, either being self employed or who are committed to coaching within their working environment or organisation.

This course incorporates definitions, standards and models in career coaching as well as examining the core principles and concepts which enable the successful establishment of a client-coach collaborative and positive relationship. The course consists of seven modules, each carrying a tutor marked assignment. A final online examination will complete the course for the student.

Level 3 Career Coaching Diploma Entry Requirements

All students must be 16 years of age and above to enrol onto our Level 3 Career Coaching Diploma course.

Level 3 Diploma courses require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order that students can manage their studies and the assumed knowledge within course content.

Course Hours

Approximately 20 hours per unit.


Optional coursework and final examination.


Please note that you can enrol on this course at anytime.

Course Length

1 Year.

Endorsed By

Students at the college have the option to choose the awarding body of their course.

This course has been endorsed by :

Quality Licence Scheme:


Accord :

This courses’ awarding bodies are recognised for their high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit Quality Licence Scheme website or Accord website

Level 3 Career Coaching Diploma Course Content

Module 1: Beginnings: Life purpose

The first module introduces this wide ranging subject by examining the role that a career coach plays in the context of the specific needs of the client. In addition, life purpose, values and motivators will be explored in relation to core skills of evaluation and critical thinking. Throughout this module, students gain knowledge of the psychology of experience in order to contextualise the working environment, culture and experience. This unit will form a basis of knowledge on which subsequent modules are built.

Module 2: Establishing the coaching relationship

This module considers essential features of ethical standards, together with the different coaching models and how these may be applied successfully with individual clients. Assessment, planning and implementation of the main coaching models are explained, together with core coaching competencies.

Module 3: Levels of coaching

This module covers important elements of insight, intuition, listening, questioning, interpretation and feedback processes. Additionally, it considers the satisfactory completion of the coaching relationship. The principles and techniques for different situations, client needs and scenarios are examined, acknowledging the levels of coaching required.

Module 4: Using Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) in career coaching

This module gives an overview of the main principles of NLP and its many practical applications to the processes involved in career coaching along with examples of its successful use.

Module 5: The job search

Here, the student studies the areas of marketing plans, strategies and organisational skills that are all vital in order to lead to successful career coaching expereince. The processes of tactical searching and networking, together with curriculum vitae design and promotion will also be explained, as an introduction to the remaining modules. Definitive and relevant examples will be included.

Module 6: Interviews and interview strategies

This module addresses the preparation of an individual for the interview process. Useful strategies will be explained in order to facilitate the most positive interview process. Skills include pre-interview preparation such as researching the target organisation. Interview techniques and the post interview follow up will be explained. The student is shown how to respond to and manage offers and rejections.

Module 7: Bringing it all together

The concluding module explores the coaching models in detail, showing how they are used successfully within working environments. There is also a summary of essential information and relevant key concepts. Example worksheets are also included.


This Level 3 Career Coaching Diploma course can be used to gain entry to a Level 4+5 Diploma in Coaching.

Further information on our Level 4+5 Diploma in Coaching can be found here: