Course at a glance


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

This Level 3 Diploma course is designed for those who are considering becoming a child coach or to those who wish to expand their existing knowledge of the subject. This is a field which is less than fifteen years old, despite having historic origins that span more than a century.

The course will cover definitions, standards and models in child coaching as well as examining the core principles and concepts which enable the successful establishment of a child-coach collaborative and positive relationship. Due to the vulnerability of children and the need for different or alternative methods of communication, there will be some material covering child development both physically and psychologically, parent-child relationships and how children learn and shape behaviour through different forms of communication.

Unlike adult coaching techniques, when working with children one has to employ flexible methods, and these may be through creative mediums and other ‘hands’ on strategies, all of which will be studied throughout the course material.

The Quality Licence Scheme endorsed Diploma course will cover a broad selection of topic areas to provide the student with an in depth knowledge of the Child Coaching field.

Entry Requirements

All students must be 16 years of age and above to enrol into our Level 3 Child 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 Child Coaching Diploma Course Content

The course will contain the following modules:

Module 1: Beginnings

The first module introduces child coaching, its uses and contexts. A presentation and discussion of the psychological development of children (up to the age of 18), and integration of relevant physical aspects will be given.

Module 2: How children learn and respond

In order to effectively communicate with children we need to have an understanding and knowledge of how they learn and assimilate what they hear, feel, see and perceive in their world. This module will discuss these processes and it will aid programme design and effective use of appropriate communication models and techniques.

Module 3: Communication and specialist coaching skills

This module deals with listening and congruence; how children react and respond within different contexts and situations. The module will also explore and discuss some of the specialist coaching skills needed when working with children.

Module 4: Special considerations

This module deals with ethical issues when working with children, such as consent, criminal records documentation, professional codes of conduct and working with vulnerable groups. It will also address issues of coaching responsibilities and how a successful collaborative relationship can be built and maintained with children of all ages.

Module 5: Changes

This looks at some of the reasons that children come for coaching. They may be shy and unable to ‘fit’ in with their peer group; they may need to achieve more in terms of education, sport, etc. The reasons for attending may be complex and even involve family situations such as divorce, separation or loss. All these issues will be examined in this module.

Module 6: Consolidation and processes

This brings the whole process together and looks at it from assessment to closure of the programme. In addition some example documents and templates for communication models will be given.


This Level 3 Child Coaching Diploma course can be used to gain entry to a Level 4 Diploma or higher.

Further information on our Level 4 Diplomas can be found here: