Senior Coach Practitioner qualification

Who is it for?

The Senior Coach Practitioner level qualification is ideal for experienced coaches that wish to deepen and broaden their capability and distinguish themselves as an Executive Coach.


Completion of the EMCC Practitioner level qualification (EQA).

Benefits of this qualification

  • Distinguishes you as a professional coach, working to rigorous and demanding standards
  • Provides assurance for users/buyers of your coaching of your competence and ability
  • Dramatically broadens and deepens your coaching capability
  • Develops your application of coaching psychology
  • Raises your personal credibility and professionalism
  • Provides you with the latest and leading thinking from experts within the coaching industry
  • Learn from highly experienced practitioners that are leaders in their fields
  • Demonstrates you are continually developing and always improving your coaching ability
  • Raises the credibility and standards of our profession

Course overview

EMCC Senior Practitioner - Course Overview

The course is approximately 12 months in length and involves:

  • 5 workshops over 10 days
  • virtual group supervision after each module
  • 90 hours coaching practice
  • reflective practice
  • 1-2-1 support from Personal Tutor
  • undertaking co-supervision
  • undertaking reflective practice and relevant course work
  • completion of written assignments to demonstrate your application of programme to your coaching practice
  • access to online learning resources.

Note: modules are numbered from 5 up to reflect the fact that this course forms the second year of our three year coaching programme (and picks up from module 4 of the Coach Practitioner qualification). For those taking the course as a standalone programme, module 5 is the first instalment of the trainingFind out more about routes of study here.

Course modules

Module 5: Transformational Coaching

Day 1 will introduce you to the latest insights from neuropsychology in terms of brain structure, the mind and emotions. You will learn how these impact upon your coaching relationships and your clients’ capacity for change so you can apply a more brain based approach to your coaching practice to maximise your impact.

During days 2 and 3, you will explore at a deeper level some of the transpersonal concepts that you covered during Workshop 3, Applied Positive Psychology in Coaching. In particular we will focus on the way you as a coach can work generatively with your coachee engaging in deeper and more meaningful levels of communication in order to create transformational shifts in their coaching outcomes.

We will also look at working with supersonalities at a deeper level in the context of a model of consciousness that considers potential as always merging. Key skills around the use of imagery and visualization and the creation of “ideal models,” with coachees will be covered.

Finally, we will explore the psychological processes engaging the “Will” in the coachee in order to activate behavioural change and generate productive outcomes in your coaching.

By completing this module you will:

  • create a deep awareness of values, beliefs and identity with clients
  • be introduced a range of tools and techniques for working with coachees at deeper levels to unlock barriers and help them reach their potential
  • create internal transformation to enable outstanding high performance
  • learn how to get into high performance state to serve coachees

Module 6: Systemic Coaching within Organisations

During this 2-day unit, you will be develop your capacity to utilise a solution-focused approach within your coaching practice by learning approaches and techniques to hold solution centred conversations.

You will then explore how to create more systemic insight within your coachees, developing their awareness of the systemic influences and forces impacting upon their work, teams and themselves.  You will also experience systemic constellations to build on the mapping interventions learnt in Module 4, Coaching Leaders.

Throughout the 2 days you will develop your own awareness of the forces across the whole system and by doing so how you can leverage a more systemic approach within your practice to help your coachees gain clarity of the complexity and often unseen energy within their organisational context.

The aims of the module are:

  • to introduce the field and the system
  • to remind us of the 4 ways of knowing
  • to introduce & explore the CLEAR Model of Systemic Coaching
  • to familiarize ourselves with several different methods of mapping personal, organizational and ecological systems (desk-top; floor markers; human representatives) in coaching sessions
  • to demonstrate and practice each of the stages of the CLEAR Model of Systemic Coaching

Module 7: Coaching Teams and Groups

This unit will widen your capacity and capability to effectively coach teams and groups including the application of 1-2-1 coaching skills developed so far on the programme. Specifically these 2 days, will also build on the concepts covered during Module 6.

You will explore the latest thinking in terms of developing effective and high performing teams and groups. You will learn TPC’s approaches, frameworks and models to execute an effective team coaching intervention and will also develop critical skills.

The final focus of this module will introduce you to managing group dynamics.

By completing this module you will: 

  • learn how a team coach can enhance the performance of teams and groups
  • explore approaches in team development and team performance and the relationship between them
  • develop core team coaching skills and approaches

Module 8: Coaching Mastery

This 2-day module explores some of the specific nuances of how to use a transpersonal approach in your coaching practice. You will learn specifically how to work with crises and failure, how to work with coachees for the expression of qualities and how to deepen commitment through more expression of the “will.”

In addition, you will explore how to use psychological preparatory techniques like mindfulness in order to be ready and present for your coaching.This unit will help you explore some of the psychological processes present for you as coach so you can fully embody your role most authentically to achieve optimal performance.

By completing this module you will:

  • assess your current level of coaching capability
  • reflect on development throughout the programme, identifying key strengths and future focus for practitioner development including supervision
  • use a variety of advanced methods and techniques to address business and performance issues.

Coach integration day

On our coach integration day you will:

  • be assessed on your current level of coaching capability
  • participate in group supervision
  • reflect on development throughout the programme, identifying key strengths and future focus for practitioner development including supervision
  • review certification requirements.

About the EMCC 

The EMCC is the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. It exists to develop, promote and set the expectation of best practice in mentoring and coaching across Europe and beyond, for the benefit of society. 


Our programmes are accredited by the EMCC European Quality Award (EQA). This is the benchmark quality standard for mentoring/coaching training programmes - it ensures that successful students meet the research-based competence standards presented in the EMCC Competency Framework. 

Important for all applicants

If you have successfully completed a training programme provided by an EMCC EQA Provider, you do not automatically receive a European Individual Accreditation (EIA) award. You do, however, qualify for a simplified, less costly application process, using the EIA v2 application for EQA certificate holding applicants (assuming you are applying at the same level of your training or lower AND the certificate was received within 2 years prior to the date of your EIA application submission).  For more information, please visit the EMCC website.  

More information

If you'd like more information about our Senior Coach Practitioner course, please contact us today.