Advanced Coaching Skills

Take Your Coaching And Mentoring Skills To A Whole New Level

Join The Accredited Advanced Coaching Skills Certification Programme 

This course builds on your coaching skills. You’ll take your coaching and rapport-building  skills to an even greater level and learn the precision use of language to support others.

You’ll really improve your confidence using a wide range of techniques and tools. You will have a series of effective strategies for dealing with challenging people. You can still attend this course if you have attended other basic coaching courses, and had some experience of using coaching at work or beyond.

How is the programme structured?

The programme is carefully designed to enable you to:

  • Build on your existing coaching skills
  • Gain constructive feedback throughout the programme
  • Actively experience each technique and put it into practice   
  • Learn in a safe and supportive environment
  • Builds either on previous training you've had or has a homestudy element to prepare you for this course

Course Date

10th and 11th June 2017

Location & Venue

West Midlands 

The programme culminates in opportunities to put all of your skills into action in a formative coaching session.

Your Trainer : Will Thomas

The two-day Accredited Advanced Coaching Skills Programme is designed and delivered by Will Thomas. Will is a highly experienced performance coach and trainer.

A Marks and Spencer Personnel 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)

What Will I Learn?

  • How to structure review and feed back so that people really listen and take action
  • Further secrets to build positive relationships with others
  • How to generate really motivating targets
  • When to ask questions and when to stay silent
  • Precision questioning techniques so that your questions have greater impact
  • How and why people construct problem states of mind and how to use highly targeted questioning to help them make changes



  •  Conversational techniques to help people break out of "stuck states" and develop their own solutions
  • Techniques to build really high levels of confidence in yourself and others
  • Techniques for dealing with challenging people
  • How to fine tune your senses to pick up even more information about what others are thinking
  • How to promote relaxation in others through careful construction of language
  • The potential for wider organisational coaching approaches and how to develop a whole school CPD model based around coaching


BONUS : Webinar (worth £200) ~ FREE with early-bird bookings. 

The NLP Coaching Masterclass - How to massively accelerate the benefits of coaching by adding NLP approaches and tools to your coaching practice.

Neuro-linguistic Programming provides a superb set of really effective tools for helping people to change.  NLP adds  even greater flexibility as a teacher and leader  AND as part of the constant quest to add value to your training I am offering this follow-up webinar training which you can attend LIVE or listen to later.  

What if I attend this course?

Attending this course will bring you new levels of confidence and capability in supporting others. From high flyers to the struggling individual, this course gives you cutting edge tools to support them towards  effective change. Your ability to precisely use language to get results will give you the edge in work and social conversations. The programme will give you the most useful tools and techniques for promoting change in others. You'll know when to coach and when to mentor and be even more flexible. You'll have new levels of rapport-building ability. After all they say..."the person with the most flexibility has the greatest chance of bringing about change". Walk away, having met the criteria,  with your Advanced Coaching Skills Practitioner Certificate.

*Prerequisite : You need either to have attended a basic coaching skills workshop prior to attending this course, or you can do the 2 hour home-study pre-work included with this course. So even thought the title says advanced, we'll support you all the way to attending this course and getting the most from it.


(Booking more than one place? Email us now)

 £649 + VAT

(Total Inclusive: £778.80)

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