How quickly can I start?
Most courses start immediately. VIP course members can begin in January or June & will automatically be allocated a seat on the nearest start date Eg if you enrol in July you’ll begin in January.
What does the course include?
The courses are divided into modules. Each module contains units (or lessons) in bite-size chunks. The VIP course includes over 150 resources. These comprise a selection of over 50+ videos plus downloadable resources, quizzes, practical coaching challenges and tasks which are absolutely everything you need to become an outstanding coach in the education sector (apart from a couple of coachees to practice on during modules 4 & 6!)
How long is each video?
There’s over 4 hours of video content in total. However, because we tend to lose concentration after about 15-20 minutes the videos are all short. You’ll see the exact duration in square brackets [mm:ss] next to the unit title so that you know exactly how long it takes before you click into it.
How long does it take to complete the course?
This depends on the course. The longest courses (Pro & VIP) take approximately 23 hours in total – you can work through it at your own speed and either “blitz it” in a few days or pace yourself over a year. It really depends on how quickly you want to progress and how effective you want to be! Because this is a practical course we’ll ask you to work with a coachee for 6 x weekly sessions during modules 4 & 6 which only takes around 2 hours per coachee and is included in the 23 hours total. (These could be daily sessions if it was appropriate!) We recommend that you diary a regular time slot for this training so that you embed your skills and learning effectively. It’s better to go an inch wide and a mile deep than a mile wide and an inch deep!
How will my school benefit?
* FINANCIALLY — You can save a fortune by reducing sickness, absence and the number of staff leaving. * RESULTS — By coaching high potential people the quality of teaching, learning and leadership improves. Just by embedding coaching questions strategy ‘recall’ improves in exams and therefore results go up! * CHEAPER + 100% RELEVANT CPD — People are coached on what’s relevant to them which can help them to work more effectively and meet appraisal targets. They also tend to become more confident, motivated & happier along the way!
How long does a coaching session take?
The average session is around 15 minutes using our model.
How do I know which units I’ve completed?
Completed units are highlighted in green on your progress bar so that you can quickly see where you’re up to and what’s coming next.
Does the order matter?
Yes! — Courses are carefully designed to ensure that you develop the skills in the correct order to optimise your development. Once you’ve completed units you can jump around or dip back in to refresh yourself & deepen your knowledge
Will I get a certificate?
Yes – All trainees receive a certificate for completing the course for their CPD portfolio. VIP members who opted for a final assessment will also receive a certificate which confirms their level of achievement (Pass, Credit or Champion Level).
Do I have to complete all of the 7 modules?
No – the final module is optional for people leading coaching in school so you may wish to skip this – simply click through each module & mark ‘completed’ to finish the course & generate your certificate.
Is this course for everyone?
No! This practical step-by-step course is designed specifically for Teachers, School Leaders & Support Staff (including governors) who want to become outstanding coaches for their colleagues & learners. Not everyone will make a good coach – it’s not for people who are a bit of a ‘know-it-all’ or not willing to learn and try things differently. Nor is it for people who like to give advice, tell people what to do, take on people’s problems or force them to do it their way! If you’re positive, open minded, maybe a bit sceptical but prepared to give it a go – and most importantly if you genuinely like helping people – then yes it’s for you…so jump on board!
Who can I coach?
You can coach your colleagues or learners – it’s up to you. You can also coach people outside of school if you like as the skills and model are transferable – it’s just different goals!
What will I get out of it?
Like anything, what you get out of it depends on what you put in. If you work through the steps and implement everything correctly you’ll notice big changes in your personal and work life, and you’ll probably get a real buzz out of helping your coachees too!
Can I access all of the resources?
Yes if you’re a PRO or VIP member. The trial gives access to limited units.
Do I need anything else to get started?
No. The course contains absolutely everything that you need.
How do I get started?
Sign Up Here! then start working through the 7 Modules!
What happens if I get stuck?
Ask for help! Click Support & submit a request & a VIP Coach will respond within 48 hours. VIP members can also access phone support by calling their dedicated coach or telephoning our office.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept all major debit & credit cards via secure PayPal checkout for individuals. Schools/Organisations can request an invoice to pay by bank transfer or cheque.
Can I get my money back if I change my mind?
Yes – if you have not logged in you can cancel your order and request a refund within 14 days without giving any reason. Please see the cancellation instructions & model cancellation form here for more details. Because we offer a low-cost trial membership we’re unable to offer a money-back guarantee on PRO or VIP memberships, so please do the trial version first if you’re not sure it’s for you!
Can I access this training if I'm an external coach or consultant?
No – as stated in the course details it’s exclusively for people who are directly employed by schools as a school leader, teacher or member of support staff. If you are not directly employed by a school and you have chosen to pay for your course online then your membership will be cancelled and you will not be entitled to any refund.
I’ve forgotten my password - How do I reset it?
Click “Sign In” & then click the “Lost your password?” link (under the log in box) & follow the instructions.
Is it relevant in different countries?
Yes – whilst education systems may be different in different countries we’ve found that schools world-wide have similar challenges and targets that coaching can help you with. We do recommend English-speaking countries as that’s the language the course is written in.
Will the videos play on any device?
Yes. These are hosted on vimeo to keep the site running fast for you and ensure that they are optimised for all devices. If these will not play in your school, just ask your school IT/Network manager to “allow” access to vimeo.com on your school login
What's the difference between Pro & VIP?
The course content is identical, the key difference is the type and level of support available. Pro Membership gives you email support from our team. VIP Membership gives you a few extras such as: a Dedicated Coach to work 1:1 with you, Priority Support via phone and email, Regular Support and Accountability Calls to keep you on track and 2 x Practical Skills Assessments (Live or remote) with expert advice & personalised tips to make your coaching even better
How do I cancel my membership?
You can cancel at any time by giving us a minimum of 45 days notice. To cancel, just click the “support” menu & submit a request before your next monthly invoice is due. Please put ‘cancel’ in the “other” box and include your name and correct registered email address in your message.
Can I train other people to coach?
No! This course is to train you as a coach, not to train you to train others – we do have a separate course for that if you meet our criteria. All models and materials are protected by copyright to preserve the quality & integrity of our work, so if you’d like more of your colleagues trained, please either register them for this training or book them on our Intensive Masterclass – click here for details!