Online Coaching Level 1 (VTQ) Certification

Coaching allows workers to unlock talents they wish they had by learning from their superiors. Learn how with this course.

CPD Certified Provider of Training Excellence Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

Coaching Level 1 (VTQ) at a Glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 1 hour and 9 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • Certified CPD time credit conformation
  • SCORM Ready! Integrates with your LMS
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
£24.95 + VAT

Coaching is a process that develops a person to do either the job that they are hired to do or the job that they ultimately want to do. It unlocks barriers and overcomes obstacles that are preventing an individual from getting where they want to be. Coaching is about empowerment and about instilling confidence, effective coaching instils a ‘can do’ attitude in the client and focuses on the future.

Coaching is the term used to ‘coach’ individuals to develop themselves, this is completed through effective questioning and by using excellent communication skills. A good coach does not need to be an expert in the area in which an individual needs coaching in. In fact, strangely when someone has all the skills needed to produce a result themselves, they can’t always help someone else to do it. Often it’s better if the coach knows little or nothing about the subject in question. This is because coaching focuses on behaviours and puts the ownership for improvement on the individual known as the client.

Building on the expertise of an individual it is important to note that coaching is not mentoring, mentoring focuses on technical skills rather than behaviours and is where an individual is ‘groomed’ by someone who is deemed to be in a position of expertise. 

This course explores coaching and gives you ideas to help you develop coaching in your workplace.

This qualification and most of the other ProTrainings qualifications are Endorsed by TQUK to show our commitment to extra levels of compliance and quality assurance.

Companies, organisations or agencies are encouraged to contact us for group discounts and information about onsite training and how our system can be used to track and monitor your staff training.


  • Business
  • Sports
  • Instruction
  • Managers
  • Supervisors

This course comes with 3.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hour and 9 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Introduction to Coaching
    • What is coaching
    • What coaching is NOT
  • Coaching
    • Establishing Coaching Relationship
    • The skills qualities required
    • Values and behaviours in coaching
    • Establishing ground rules
    • Ethical and Professional standards
    • Building the coaching relationship
    • The benefits of coaching
  • Coaching Learning and Legal
    • Coaching for learning and development
    • The legal requirements in coaching
    • Coaching and other professionals
    • The coaching environment
    • Agreeing goals with clients
    • The coaching agreement
    • Agreeing and maintaining records
    • Making changes to the coaching agreements 
  • Coaching
    • Establish the coaching relationship
    • The skills and qualities required for effective coaching
    • Values and behaviours in coaching
    • Establish ground rules
    • Ethical and professional standards
    • Building the coaching relationship
    • The benefits of coaching
  • Case study blank template
  • Case study example completed
  • Coaching application
  • Coaching contract example
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What People are Saying

“Good course that covered the basics and was convenient to complete around working”

- Emma, HR Manager from Norfolk

“Very good explanations and video teaching”

- Donna from East Yorkshire