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Life Coaching – An Introduction course timetables

Brief description

A short course of three Saturday workshops introduces you to some of the key principles of life coaching. Take stock a little of what we want more of & less of in our lives; Learn some techniques which support in creating things the way we would like them to be. Delivered over Three Saturdays

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?

People who want to find out more about what life coaching is, how it works and how they can use coaching to make positive changes in their lives.

Course description in brief

There are three workshops within the course.

The first workshop introduces the main principles of life coaching. During the workshop learners will have the opportunity to find out more about life coaching tools and techniques and start to practice them. At the end of the workshop you will have experienced some life coaching principles first-hand and learnt how you can apply these ideas to your own life situation. After completing this workshop you will be able to identify two key areas that you want to change in your life.

The second workshop focuses on values and beliefs and shows how they impact upon making changes in our lives. After leaning more about values and beliefs, you will be able to have a clearer view of how to make effective, long-lasting, postive changes in your life. You will be be able to identify what values and beliefs are important to you and how you can draw upon them to set effective goals in your life.

The third workshop highlights the importance of positive thinking and using positive language. During the workshop we will explore different words and phrases and how they impact upon our experiences. Learners will have the opportunity to find out more about affirmations, what they are, how they work and how to use them. After completing this workshop you will have produced your own affirmation which you can then practice on a regular basis.

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    What life coaching is and how it works;

    Tools and techniques such as goal setting and action planning

    How to use positive language

    How to increase and maintain your motivation

    How to work in small groups

    How to participate in group discussion

    How to record your learning outcomes and chart your progress

Do I need any skills, experience or qualifications before I join the course?


What equipment will I need for the course?

Pen and paper

What materials will I need for the course?


What activities will I take part in and how will my course be structured?

The workshop is structured around various activities including individual reflection, working in pairs and small group discussion. There will be guidance from the tutor on how to put life coaching tools and techniques into practice. You will also have the opportunity to test out these tools and techniques through simple and effective life coaching exercises, which involve discussion and reflection.

What will be expected of me in terms of personal or time commitment?

No extra commitment is neccesary for this course, though keeping a daily journal may be useful.

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

You will be asked to complete an individual learning plan. At the end of each session your learning will also be reviewed and recorded. In this way, you will have a record of what you have achieved and be able to chart your own learnning journey.

What could I go on to do after I have finished the course?

Find out more about life coaching through reading books, or having a series of coaching sessions with a life coaching professional.You may want to go on to do other workshops in counselling, or confidence building.

How will I say what I think about the course?

Your individual learning plan provides you with the opportunity to provide feedback on the course, what you enjoyed the most and what you think could be developed further.

Available timetables for this course

Please make a note of the course Ref for the course you are interested in.

Course Ref Hours per week Days(s) Time Course Dates Costs
L306c 6 Saturday 10am – 4pm 2 Jun to 16 Jun 2018 (3 weeks) Full rate £48.00; R rate £15.00; A rate £3.00 (funder_code:L)

Course Funding

Swarthmore provides a variety of courses some of which are subsidised by public funding.

Courses with course codes pre-fixed by a letter ‘F’, ‘L’ or ‘N’ are subsidised and have age restrictions.

  • ‘F’: courses are accredited and are funded by the ‘Skills Funding Agency’ for those aged 16 and over.
  • ‘L’ & ‘N’ courses for those aged 19 and over.
  • ‘L’ courses are supported by Leeds City Council for Leeds Metropolitan area residents, priority given to those living in disadvantaged areas, people not in employment and/or in receipt of benefits, those with low skills, no qualifications, disadvantaged groups or individuals with specific needs e.g. lone parents, BAME groups, adults with LDD.

For information funding and eligibility see the ‘costs’ page.

Unless stated otherwise - all courses take place at Swarthmore Education Centre Leeds

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