Accredited Coach Practitioner

Upgrade your credibility and your skills

Join The Accredited Coach Practitioner Certification Programme with Will Thomas 

It's time to move your reputation and skill as a coach to a truly top level.  Vision for Learning 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 and skills in coaching practice 
  • 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 and a Personal coach 
  • 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 fully interactive online training*
  • Online seminar  with University of Worcester Tutor
  • 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, days 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, and a tutor.

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 for the highest relevance
  • Get the  benefit of: Certificate of Professional Competence in Coaching and overall award of Accredited Coach Practitioner with Vision for Learning and The IEC.


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.


£2100 + Current University of Worcester Masters' Module Fee (30 credit module)


Vision for Learning Ltd - 74 Court Road, Malvern, WR14 3EG