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EMCC Accredited Senior Practitioner

EMCC Accredited Senior Practitioner

About the Programme (Equivalent to ILM Level 7)


This fifteen-day Executive EMCC Accredited Senior Practitioner Coaching Programme is a powerful and experiential programme, which enables people to quickly accelerate both the knowledge of coaching and their coaching skill, to an industry recognised standard of coaching excellence.

For people considering a career in coaching, or who want coaching as part of a career portfolio, we recommend our advanced level EMCC Accredited Senior Practitioner Programme. Our professional programme holds a European Quality Award assuring you that it meets rigorous standards, equivalent to ILM Level 7. There is also the option to gain your European Individual Accreditation award (EIA), to Senior Practitioner level. This is a well-recognised accreditation in the coaching industry.   

One of the things that makes our programme stand out from the crowd is the amount of contact time we offer trainee coaches, both in understanding the theory, and applying it practically to their coaching. 

In addition, we believe that the large amount of skills practice on the course, coupled with powerful personal development gives you a point of difference in this increasingly competitive industry. 

Programme Aims & Benefits

The programme aims to develop highly competent and confident business and personal coaches, fully prepared with the knowledge, skills, and accreditations that they will need to work independently or as an advanced coaching resource within an organisation.

It is designed to develop a sound understanding of coaching, encompassing classic coaching models and more specialist and highly relevant concepts relating to coaching in organisational systems, coaching leaders and a range of behavioural change methodologies.

A specific element of the programme is to train participants in Gestalt and Transactional Analysis approaches to coaching, and to develop skills in applying psychological theories and methodologies.

For more information, please contact Helen Houman, Programme Manager


Additional programme benefits include:

  • Developing self-awareness and awareness of your presence and impact, enabling you to work with the psychological and relational aspects of coaching
  • Providing a holistic understanding of personal coaching style enabling delegates to develop a ‘signature’ style to their coaching
  • Creating a close-knit network of coaches who have journeyed together through the course and who can continue to draw on each other for support, co-consultancy and learning

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What to Expect

All workshops will include: 
  • Up-to-date advanced coaching theory – taught by experienced business and executive coaches. The Senior Practitioner programme takes your knowledge and skills to an industry recognised standard of coaching excellence. 
  • Live coaching demonstrations – bringing the course content to life 
  • Extensive practice and skill development – working on your coaching skills in small groups, led by an experienced coach practice tutor, with a maximum of 4 delegates per group. Coach practice is not role play. It is a genuine coaching encounter based on a live situation brought to the practice session by another delegate. All delegates get to be coach, coachee, and observer in these sessions, providing a rich learning experience 
  • Personal development – the whole programme is designed around Gestalt principles of awareness raising. Our many previous delegates say the personal development element is one of the best, and most surprising parts of the programme 
  • Supervision – this is built into our workshop structure, and is a fundamental part of the way we work 
  • Coaching ethics and good professional practice 
  • Coaching models tools and techniques – to use with your clients 
  • Real-life practical coaching examples from our extensive experience working in businesses and organisations 
  • Outside the workshops, delegates are asked to build up a caseload of coachees to build up their coaching hours for the award. These coachees may be drawn from the work environment of the delegate, from their network or general business development. 
  • To complete your Senior Practitioner Level programme, you will be required to complete pre and post-course work:- reading, assignments and 90 hours of client coaching. 

Programme Details

  • Delivered over 5×3 full day workshops. These 5 workshops can be completed over 1-year or over 2-years, with three workshops in Year 1 and two workshops in Year 2.
  • 4 optional 2-hour Zoom supervision sessions included between programme workshops.
  • Dates of next in-person cohort based in central Leeds.
  • This professional programme holds a European Quality Award.
  • The total cost of the programme including all tuition and tuition costs, materials, supervision and EMCC accreditation is £5,320 plus VAT. The cost to top-up to the Senior Practitioner after attending the Practitioner is £2,025 plus VAT.
  • Two or more delegates booking from the same organisation would pay £2,995 for the Practitioner programme per person or £5,000 plus VAT for the Senior Practitioner programme.
  • People who hold an EMCC Practitioner award or equivalent can top-up to Senior Practitioner by attending 2×3 full day workshops and completing accreditation requirements.

Forthcoming Senior Programme Start Dates


Workshop 1: 14-16 May 2024 

Workshop 2: 09-11 July 2024 

Workshop 3: 15-17 October 2024 

Workshop 4: 10-12 September 2024 

Workshop 5: 03-05 December 2024 

Supervision: 27 June, 19 September, 07 November 2024 + 09 January 2025 


Workshop 1: 13-15th May 2025  

Workshop 2: 8-10th July 2025 

Workshop 3: 7-9th October 2025 

Workshop 4: 27-29th January 2026 

Workshop 5: 21-23rd April 

Supervision: 8th September, 10th November 2025, 9th March + 29th June 2026 

Get in touch

For more information, please contact Helen Houman, Programme Manager using the form below or call on 07903 711089.

If you decide to apply, please contact us for a pre-programme questionnaire, after which we will book a one-to-one call to get you registered as a delegate.

A non-returnable deposit will be taken to secure your place on the programme.

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