Accredited Coach Practitioner

Get a Masters Level Seal on Your Coaching Skills

Join The Accredited Coach Practitioner Certification Programme with Will Thomas and The University of Worcester

It's time to move your reputation and skill as a coach to a truly top level.  In association with The University of Worcester and Vision for Learning we now offer a 12 month distance-learning, personal tutorial approach to getting a high level coaching qualification.

 Why join the Accredited Coach Practitioner Programme?

  • Build your credibility and reputation as an outstanding coach
  • Develop your understanding of coaching practice to a Masters level and be recognised for that
  • Open doors in your career, add a second income or potentially a whole new career as a coach
  • Develop your coaching skills with access to a personal coach
  • Receive coaching yourself and feedback on your coaching from a qualified and experienced professional coach
  • Get a stack of coaching resources to support your study
  • Have your own Vision for Learning Tutor, a Personal coach and a separate defined package of module support from a tutor from the University for the Masters module with The University of Worcester.
  • Access to research papers and full assessment within the cost of the programme
  • It's really flexible: decide when you want to be assessed, and take up to a year to complete.

How is the programme structured?

The programme is carefully designed with the following elements:

  • 3 days of high quality face to face training*
  • One face to face seminar -  Saturday attendance
  • A defined package of support within the University module to help you gain 20 Masters Credits
  • Your own allocated professional coach 
  • Practical assessment of your coaching skills
  • Full support and feedback of your actions research project/essay
  • Learn in a safe and supportive environment

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You'll get comprehensive support and guidance throughout both in developing your skills and being assessed.

*There is an option to complete day 1 as a distance learning package, Day's 2 and 3 take place on a weekend.

Your Trainer : Will Thomas

The Vision for Learning-related practical aspects of the  programme are designed and delivered by Will Thomas. Will is a highly experienced performance coach and trainer with over 20 years in coaching.

A Marks and Spencer HR Manager from University, Will moved into education and became Head of Faculty and Senior Leader in a large comprehensive school. He has used coaching extensively to enable people to maximise performance and overcome barriers to success, in schools, The NHS, Military and Elite Sports environments. He has written over a dozen best-selling and award-winning books in the fields of coaching, leadership and creativity. He's been described as a "Maestro of Coaching" (TES) and "One of the best trainers in the country, and probably the world" (Richard Churches, CfBT Evidenced-Based Practice)

You'll also have support from a professional coach, plus help from your University tutor for your Masters module.

What Will I Learn?

  • Everything that's in our introductory and advanced skills coaching courses
  • Exceptional command of coaching linguistics
  • Overcoming challenging adult behaviour in coaching
  • How to build trust and rapport and high levels of motivation from others
  • Build on your people skills with advanced language patterns for overcoming blocks and limiting beliefs



  • How to use a range of potent coaching models
  • Practice your skills step by step to build your confidence and get feedback along the way
  • Apply your learning directly into your work setting and get support to produce an academically sound essay at Masters Level
  • Get three benefits: 20 Masters credits (With University of Worcester), then the  Certificate of Professional Competence in Coaching and overall award of Accredited Coach Practitioner with Vision for Learning.


Attending this course will bring you new levels of  competence and confidence in getting the best out of people. Be able to handle any coaching situation effortlessly. Take your skills to a whole new platform and be recognised as The Go-To Expert on coaching in your organisation. If you wish to charge for your coaching services more widely and make a new career or lucrative second income from coaching others, you can.

Whatever the  situation, you will have the personal and professional capacity to shine and make a difference.



Vision for Learning Ltd - The Retreat, 121 Old Hollow, West Malvern, WR 14 4NW