SACAP’s Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching is a comprehensive qualification designed to equip professional coach practitioners. This part-time 18-24 month qualification designed for working professionals, balances academic rigor with practical applications of learning.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching offers a solid theoretical grounding and a deep understanding of current coaching thinking, practice, ethics and research. It includes a strong practical component that culminates in a supervised workplace Client Coaching Internship within a variety of settings. SACAP’s Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching is aligned with ICF requirements and equips students as professional coach practitioners for multiple contexts such as Personal Coaching, Corporate Coaching and Executive Coaching. Most importantly, it will help you, an aspiring coach, find your own signature coaching presence.
At a Glance
Availability On Campus (Johannesburg, Cape Town)
Duration 18-24 months part-time.
Intakes 1 Intake per year
Modules and Credits 8 modules. 4 modules are completed via weekly evening classes held on a termly basis and 4 modules are completed as intensives of 4 days each. 3-6 month supervised Client Coaching Internship.Research Paper.
Accreditations NQF 8, 129 credits. Accredited by the Council on Higher Education, SAQA and the Department of Higher Education and Training. Aligned to the International Coach Federation (ICF) competencies.
Is this course for me?
If you say yes to any of the following points, then the Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching could just be the perfect fit for you.
Have a natural curiosity about how people function, worldviews, adult learning and psychology.
Have an optimistic outlook and are able to identify positives and opportunities.
Have the ability to be open-minded, accepting and respectful of diverse perspectives and people.
Consider yourself to be a self-directed learner who is courageous and willing to engage in self-exploration.
Want to develop into a conscious, competent, professional coach, who can unleash your potential to activate resources and thereby effect positive change and empowerment in society.
Seek a post graduate qualification that is rooted in strong academic, practical and ethical foundations and which is aligned with ICF requirements.
Want to study while working full-time.
What will I learn?
Throughout the Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching, you’ll gain knowledge and insight into:
The application of psychology to the field of coaching.
Coaching foundations: competencies, methods and a variety of models.
The mechanisms of Peer Coaching, Observed Sessions, Mentor Coaching (individual and group sessions) and undertake a supervised Client Coaching Internship.
The process of critical thinking for the purpose of building the comprehensive knowledge and capabilities of a professional practitioner coach.
Practitioner research skills that equip graduates to contribute to the research foundations of the coaching industry.
Your signature presence so that you can develop your own unique coaching approach.
You will also experience:
Personal and professional growth based on self-determined development paths that enhance your self-awareness and increase your self-mastery.
A heightened ability to activate resources as well as be in a healthy relationship with yourself and the surrounding world.
What can I do with this qualification?
You will be able to work as an independent coach practitioner or you may wish to work together with others to form an interdisciplinary support team.
You will be able to help individuals, organisations – and society as a whole – make meaningful contributions within personal, professional & economic realms.
What further study pathways are open to me?
Having successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching, you’ll be eligible for admission into a variety of Masters Courses, depending on their specific entrance requirements. More importantly, the Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching will provide you with the confidence and competence to embark on a coaching career.
A Bachelors degree or a professional qualification.
An ideal of five years of post-qualification life/work experience or a postgraduate qualification.
Applicants who meet the Minimum Entrance Requirements do not gain automatic acceptance into the Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching. Individuals must successfully undergo an interview and selection process.