Become a
Business Coach

"The BCF ILM Level 5 coaching programme is an excellent course for anyone involved with coaching. It teaches you theories and gives you practical experience of coaching. All felt very comfortable and I learnt lots of new skills. Thank you."

Senior Trainer (Design) - Nationwide Building Society


As well as providing business coaching and executive coaching to those who require the services of an experienced and external business coach, at the Business Coaching Foundation we also offer a number of courses and qualifications which will enable managers to effectively coach those in their team to improve their performance and help them to maximise their potential.

Providing effective coaching for your team will help to build commitment amongst them and not only achieve high levels of performance, but will likely lead to a raising of overall morale and a subsequent reduction in staff turnover as workers stay with your company and do not seek alternative career opportunities at other companies, some of whom may be competitors who would welcome the inside information these former employees could furnish them with!

What is Business Coaching?

Of course, before deciding whether you would like to become a business coach or not, you will need to know what business coaching and mentoring is all about if you do not know already! For those who are unsure, the Business Coaching Foundation website contains a wealth of information and articles regarding many different aspects of coaching, mentoring and training.

Being an Effective Coach

There are many elements and components of being a successful business coach, some of which the individual concerned may already be good at, and others which will require a significant amount of time, dedication and practice in order to develop. These skills include becoming an effective motivator, giving constructive feedback, setting performance plans, delegating, empowering others and many more.

Courses and programmes to become an effective business coach

In fact, the best coaches and managers in the world never stop learning, refining and even acquiring new skills in order to be the best that they can possibly be. For managers, business coaching is often combined with management training courses to develop their talents and make them more effective managers who can complete projects and overcome challenges as they present themselves.

Courses and Programmes

The courses below will give you the skills required to start or develop your journey as a business coach. They include accredited business coaching qualifications by the Institute of Leadership and Management, known as ILM for short, along with our own courses which can be tailored to your specific requirements.

ILM Courses

Business coaching, management training and leadership development programmes accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).

For those desiring an accredited business coaching qualification, an ILM Diploma or Certificate course is the ideal option.

Train The Trainer

Our 2-day Train The Trainer course provides the essential skills for people that are new to training, or simply wishing to refresh their skills.

It is scheduled as an open course at our Nottingham and Reading venues, or provided in-house for a number of your employees.

Foundation Certificate in Business Coaching

Transform people at all levels into effective work coaches, enabling them to apply coaching techniques.

Advanced Certificate in Business Coaching

A more in-depth look at how to coach others using additional and invaluable coaching techniques.

What is Business Coaching?

Obviously one of the best places to start when looking to find out more about what business coaching is actually all about, this page looks at the definition of business coaching, and how it involves the transition from a current state to a desired outcome.

What is Business Coaching?