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Certificate in Professional Coaching

(Stage 1 of our ICF Level 2 Certificate in Professional Coaching Mastery Programme)

The Certificate in Professional Coaching – a dually accredited ICF Level 1 & EMCC EQA programme – is designed to create a strong set of coaching skills and ‘potentially initiating a coaching practice’. Coaches graduate with the confidence, capability and competence to coach professionally. And can pursue accreditation with either the ICF or the EMCC.

Programme Duration:The programme is delivered over a 3 month period to integrate practice and reflection. And additional completion requirements can be completed in as little as 6 months and as long as 12 months.
Modes of Delivery:In-person and Online / Fully Online
Locations:Online, Hong Kong, Japan, China, India, Singapore, UK
Completion Requirements:76 hours of coach-specific education
which includes more than 10 hours of mentor coaching/supervision,
assignments, an assessment at the ICF ACC Level.

Please note that the ICF and the EMCC have additional requirements for accreditation purposes. Speak with us about which is best for you! Or go to www.coachingfederation.org or at www.emccglobal.org for more information.

Language of Instruction:English, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese

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Why Choose Transcend for coach training

Transcend courses are grounded in cutting-edge neuroscience and coaching research

Your transformational learning journey is designed with the perspective that skillful coaches have been on a journey of transformation themselves. You will learn through various proven methods and practical assignments. Each unit includes elements of world-class instruction, shared learning, applied practice, debriefs, expert feedback, and transformational coaching. The International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) both accredit our programmes.

Who is this for?

This programme is designed to create a strong fundamental set of coaching skills and can be the start of building a coaching practice. Any professional seeking to bring coaching into their day-to-day responsibilities at work can use it. This programme is commonly chosen by:

  • Internal and Organisational Coaches
  • New Coaches
  • Mentors
  • Consultants & Trainers
  • Psychometric tool practitioners
  • Counselors

Aims and Objectives

This programme is designed to create a firm foundation for those beginning their professional coaching journey, targeting essential competencies for credentialing with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and/or the International Coaching Federation (ICF). It challenges coaches to develop competency at the EMCC Practitioner level and ICF ACC level, building on existing foundations through deepening theories, practice, and developmental feedback. Coaches demonstrate competency at a Foundational level and commit to ongoing development.

The programme rapidly and effectively builds coaching competency, grounding coaches in models, developmental theory, and neuroscience. It develops competency and capability in horizontal and vertical development, moving beyond traditional performance coaching.

Learning Outcomes

  •  A deep understanding of what coaching is and developing the ability to be grounded in ‘who you are’ as a coach, what is expected from the role of a coach and remain present in a transformational way
  • Initial grounding in models, theory and science to support a coach’s development
  • As coaches in learning, be able to practice coaching and base a coaching practice in internationally accepted best practices, including internationally recognized competency frameworks, ethics and professional standards and definitions
  • To become skillful in managing clients, conduct conversations and programmes in a way that is focused and relevant to a client’s goals and desired outcomes
  • A commitment to competency-based development grounded in practice-focused feedback and reflection
  •  An appreciation for the value of and active participation in supervision and mentoring support, engagement in learning and reflective practice
  • Grounding in adult learning, neuroscience and developmental theory
  • Deepening skills in the application of foundational models, methods and coaching moves
  • New coaching tools and applications of existing tools to broaden and deepen coaching skills
  • Increased skill in partnering with coaching clients in the development of well-formed goals
  • To become more aware of who you are as a coach and deal with real coaching challenges and opportunities from practice
  • Confidence they have surpassed coaching competency at the Foundational level through assessment and benchmarked at the ACC level as defined by the ICF
  • To link coaching approaches and practices to developmental theory and neuroscience

Completion requirements

All students are expected to complete all aspects of the programme which includes live trainer instruction, practice, discussions, assignments, Q&A sessions, participate in feedback and observed coaching. Additionally students will receive mentor coaching/coaching supervision. In the event that attendance is not possible then alternative solutions will be provided that comply with ICF and EMCC coach training standards.


Successful completion earns the coach our Certificate in Professional Coaching and is approved content for Level 1 Accreditation (71 contact learning hours). Graduates are eligible to apply for the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) Credential using the Level 1 Path or for the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Credential using the Portfolio Path if they qualify.

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Online Certificate in Professional Coaching Schedule
OnlineMay 29 – August 14, 2024(Wednesdays – 18:00 – 21:00 HKT)
OnlineSept 11 – Dec 4, 2024(Wednesdays – 18:00 – 21:00 HKT)

Early Bird (if you enrol by April 30, 2024 or August 11, 2024)

In-person Certificate in Professional Coaching Schedule
OnlineMay 29, July 17, July 24, July 31, Aug 7, and Aug 14, 2024(Wednesdays – 18:00 – 21:00 HKT)
In-personJune 14, 15, and 16, 2024 (Hong Kong)(Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 09:30 – 18:00 HKT)
OnlineSept 11, Nov6, Nov 13, Nov 20, Nov 27, and Dec 4, 2024(Wednesdays – 18:00 – 21:00 HKT)
In-personOct 15, 16, and 17, 2024 (Hong Kong)(Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 09:30 – 18:00 HKT)

Early Bird (if you enrol by April 30, 2024 or August 11, 2024)

Ready to begin your coach training journey?

Your Faculty

Tony Dickel



Tony believes that the role of a coach is to provide a coachee with the tools to become truly “self generative” and “self corrective” through

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Craig McKenzie


Managing Director, HEAD OF TEAM COACHING

Craig is committed to creating the conditions for successful enduring change for individuals and organisations.

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Michelle Chan



With a focus on the Greater China region, Michelle uses her extensive leadership experience and training to bring forth her passion to develop people.

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Tamami Shudo Bord

Head, Commercial Operations

Tamami Shudo is Head of Development at Transcend International and is an ICF-Accredited Coach (ACC).

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Successful completion of Modules 1 & 2 earns the coach our Certificate in Professional Coaching and is approved content for 67 ACSTH or 67 CCEs (Continuous Coach education Units)

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