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Professional Coaching Course


“I was already an experienced coach and wanted to further develop my skills, more specifically with the intention of being able to go deeper with my clients, helping them beyond their immediate preoccupations. I am absolutely delighted I made the decision to go with thirdspace and New Ventures West; I find the integral development methodology very complete, rigorous, systematic and humane. It helps me not only with my clients, but also with myself. It was a tremendous self-development experience. Justin and his team are thorough, loving, fun, experienced, knowledgeable, and they truly care about their students.” – Jean-Stéphane Szijarto, Switzerland

The professional coaching course: becoming an ICF-certified coach

Offered in partnership with New Ventures West, this comprehensive year-long programme provides everything necessary for you to become a skilled coach. The Professional Coaching Course (PCC) attracts dedicated professionals who intend to:

  • become a skilled developer of others, in any role
  • lead others in a way that supports their development
  • add coaching services to an existing consulting practice
  • provide professional-level coaching within their organisation
  • fully integrate coaching into their leadership
  • start their own coaching business

The PCC provides:

  • a powerful proven methodology grounded in theory, research, and practice
  • a rigorous curriculum of study and practice that includes 17 days of face-to-face learning
  • new for 2015: an extended session II (now 5 days rather than 4)
  • seasoned teaching faculty known for their wisdom, compassion, presence, and experience
  • a custom-designed individual development plan for each student
  • an accomplished group of fellow participants who are committed to high standards of excellence
  • small class sizes: you join a class of 8-20 students and a “pod” of 5 students
  • many kinds of support for your learning: one-to-one coaching, small groups with a guide, support from a mentor coach, feedback on recordings of your coaching sessions with clients, and learning in a larger group
  • an active graduate community of close to 1000 people

The Professional Coaching Course has been recognised by the International Coach Federation as an Accredited Coach Training Programme. We conduct a thorough, rigorous certification process for people who complete the programme and apply to be designated as a New Ventures West certified coach.


“The training I experienced with New Ventures West / thirdspace was a beautifully woven combination of rigour, wisdom and compassion. So much more than an excellent coaching course, it has been a challenging year of self-rediscovery, and the opening up of exciting new possibilities for both me and those I live, spend time and work with.” – Sue Braithwaite, London

Dates for 2016-17

Dates for the 2016-17 programme are as follows:

    • Session 1: June 16-19 2016 (4 days)
    • Session 2: October 5-9 2016 (5 days)
    • Session 3: January 19-22 2017 (4 days)
    • Session 4: June 8-11 2017 (4 days)

Applications close May 16 2016, or when the course becomes full, whichever is earlier

Learn more about this extraordinary programme

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  • a prerequisite for the course is completing the foundational ‘Coaching to Excellence’ programme
  • the course will take place in or near London
  • cost: £7995 + VAT (£9594 inc VAT)

To register your interest in joining this programme

To apply to the PCC, please click here to go to our applications page.

Contact us to find out more

All of our contact details are here.

Drop us a line – we’ll gladly call you back to talk about any aspect of our programmes or our work with individuals and organisations.