We’re very proud that our ‘Key Skills in Education Coaching’, ‘Advanced Skills in Education Coaching’ & ‘VIP’ training courses all meet the standards required for schools to work towards achieving the Coaching Quality Mark Accreditation. Your learning can also be used towards a Masters degree via University RP(E)L systems.


Coaching Quality Mark™

Being awarded the Coaching Quality Mark instantly brands your school as top of its class.

This prestigious award is universally acknowledged as the pinnacle of achievement in the Education Coaching industry and is a highly sought-after and high-value kite-mark of excellence.

When you’ve successfully created a coaching culture in your school you’ll be able to take your place as one of the industry’s finest performers alongside previous winners, which include well-known names like Passmores Academy (from the ‘Educating Essex’ TV series).

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The Coaching Quality Mark is for schools, academies, colleges and universities that are committed to using coaching to support staff & student achievement.

Meeting the success criteria of the Coaching Quality Mark proves that you’re using coaching in school effectively and it also gives you the opportunity to gain local and national recognition for the outstanding coaching work going on in your school.

When you register for this Coaching Mark you’ll be able to develop an effective coaching culture, strengthen your coaching impact and gain local and national recognition for top quality education coaching practice. Organisations who successfully achieve this award will be seen as a centre of excellence for coaching in education.

The Coaching Quality Mark supports the delivery of government targets and agendas such as GCSE pass rates, Progress 8, Behaviour & Attendance, ECM, Inclusion and SEN as well as National College programmes (eg OTP, ITP, NPQH, NPQML, NPQSL, NLE, SLE etc) This award also complements “Teaching School” criteria, the Professional Standards for Teachers, Ofsted & Estyn recommendations, Investors in People, and other national awards and provides ongoing evidence relevant to your school’s optional Self Evaluation Form (SEF) and Ofsted inspection.

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Masters Credits for Graduates (people with a degree)

Coachinginschools.com (CiS) works in partnership with higher education institutions (HEI) and Universities when required to support participants on Accredited Coaching Programmes in pursuing a Master’s degree.

If you are interested in getting masters credits to contribute to a Master’s degree from an HEI, you will need to approach your preferred HEI directly to discuss eligibility and requirements.

You will then need to apply via the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) system. This was formerly known as ‘AP(E)L’ (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning).

RPL gives you the opportunity to gain recognition for the learning and/or experience you’ve gained prior to registering for your MA. This recognition forms part of the credit needed for a Master’s degree (eg 30 masters credits towards the 180 total required for an MA), so it saves you money and means you can complete your Master’s degree sooner.

Please note that you’ll also need to enrol in another 30 or 60 credit module at the same time as submitting your RPL which you will be charged for. Please contact your chosen HEI provider for their latest fees for the modules you’re interested in.

You can usually only apply for RPL once so if you have any other relevant learning/experience or Master’s credits that you want to RPL you need to apply for the RPL accreditation for everything at the same time. Please check the maximum number of credits that your HEI provider will allow you to RPL as this varies from 30-120 credits.

Each HEI will have their own specific requirements for evidence which is required to demonstrate that Master’s degree-level work has been achieved. It is only possible for HEIs to offer credit points towards a Master’s degree when participants can provide evidence of their practical coaching ability (final assessment level) and the impact they’ve made on leadership, teaching and/or learning as a result of applying what they’ve learnt from the CiS training.