Holbeck College

Life Coaching

Start your journey to becoming a professional life coach; master coaching, psychology and adult learning theories.

Study time
7 hours

Level 2

Start date
20 July 2024


Do you want to learn life coaching? Maybe you want to become a professional life coach. Or maybe you want to add life coaching to your existing skillset or use life coaching to self-coach for better results in your personal life.

Life coaching is a collaborative, goal-oriented process that empowers individuals to unlock their potential, set and achieve personal and professional aspirations, and enhance overall life satisfaction and fulfilment. In this course, you will learn the core concepts, theories, theories and skills used in life coaching.

Life coaching is a practical and results-driven process that equips individuals with the tools and strategies they need to thrive personally and professionally. It's about helping people set and accomplish tangible goals, whether that's advancing in a career, improving work-life balance, enhancing relationships, or achieving a healthier lifestyle. In this course, you'll explore the hands-on techniques and methodologies that skilled life coaches use to guide their clients towards success.

The course will cover the fundamentals of life coaching, including the role and responsibilities of the coach, the coaching process, and the ethical considerations involved in coaching. Students will learn effective communication and listening skills necessary to establish rapport and trust with clients and explore techniques for setting achievable goals and creating action plans that align with the client's values and priorities.

The course will also cover various theories of psychology and adult learning, providing students with a deeper understanding of human behaviour and how to motivate and inspire clients. Students will learn how to help clients identify and overcome mental barriers that impede progress, and explore strategies for promoting mindfulness, self-reflection, and self-awareness to facilitate personal growth and development.

You will learn:

We will draw from a range of evidence-based theories including:

We will learn through video lessons, reading, downloads and quizzes so whatever your learning style there will be something for you. No prior knowledge of coaching is required to undertake this course as all concepts are explained from the ground up.

About Level 2

Level 2 is an introductory level qualification suitable for all. They typically do not require prior experience and will take 6-12 weeks to complete based on studying one module per week. See the course description for information specific to this course.


"Chris is a great tutor with a background as a psychologist and is a warm, clear communicator. He is especially good at summarising and applying all the theoretical bases for coaching. The links with counselling were also very useful." Rachel New
"This course was VERY informative. I am happy to have the knowledge, materials and processes to use for my personal practice in the future." Angelecia R Troope
"Chris can put a knowledge in a proper frame like no one can! He talks about many things I've studied on my University (Andragogy) but in the light of Life coaching and that's exactly what I needed; and he frames it for a practical application - clear and straight on the point! Perfect as it gets! I highly recommend this course!" Joanna Saric

Meet your instructor

Chris Worfolk

Chris is a psychologist and coach. He holds an MSc in Psychology (Conversion) from Leeds Beckett University and is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society. He holds coaching qualifications with British Triathlon, IRONMAN and British Athletics.

What you will achieve

Completing the course will earn you a Level 2 Award in Life Coaching awarded by Holbeck College and accredited by the International Association of Therapists. You will receive a digital certificate.

Employers and other educational institutions will be able to validate your qualification using our online validation tool.

Here is an example certificate from our Level 1 Counselling Concepts course.

Example certificate


This course is available via our on-demand platform. You can learn at your own pace but you will have access to your tutor if you have any questions or need additional support. Have some questions before joining the course? Reach out via the contact us page.

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