Recognised & Quality Checked by the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

We all have hidden resources, talents and capabilities that we may be unaware of and Life Coaching can help you tap into them.  It is about working through a structured process to create choices and make changes that will enrich your life and is a transforming, empowering, exciting, energetic and creative experience.

This course is designed to provide you with the underpinning knowledge of Life Coaching and the tools required to make positive life changes.  Proven techniques can be applied in your private and professional life and will enhance your communication and listening skills, your self-esteem and confidence.  You don’t need any previous experience.

You may even want a new career as a professional Life Coach, in which case this is the first essential step! Life Coaching is one of the fasting growing professions enabling people to discover their inner potential, with results that can create amazing changes in people’s lives.

This course is recognised and Quality Checked by the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society which holds an Accredited Register, recognised by the Professional Standards Authority.

The course is the first steps towards full professional-level training and an exciting career.  Alternatively, purchase our Advanced Certificate in Life Coaching and become a professional Life Coach straight away!

On completion of this course, you will achieve:

  • Chrysalis Online Certificate in Life Coaching (Cert. CNS), recognised by the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society.
  • 10% Discount on Chrysalis Courses Online Advanced Certificate in Life Coaching – a professional level qualification
  • Guaranteed interview for face-to-face professional training with Chrysalis Courses held in 30 venues across the UK which is a route to the Accredited Register
  • 10% Discount on future professional training if successful, worth up to £494.60 (Discount is not valid in conjunction with any other offers or promotions)

Minimum Time to Complete: 4 weeks.

The syllabus consists of 3 modules:

module 1 - introduction & basics

  • Personal Journal Guidelines.
  • Effective Communication - what is communication and how can we improve our skills.
  • Non-verbal Communication Skills.
  • Barriers to effective communication and ways in which we can overcome them.

module 2 - knowledge building and application

  • The Life Coaching process.
  • The SMART Tool in Life Coaching.
  • Looking at some Life Coaching Models and how they are used.
  • Supporting a client in taking action and looking at the outcome of an action plan.
  • Enhancing Commitment and Motivation.
  • Addressing Change.
  • Looking at Discouraging and Encouraging Attitudes.
  • Overcoming Limiting Beliefs.
  • The Beginning and Ending of a Life Coaching Session

module 3 - cementing skills and where next?

  • The Life Coaches' Code of Conduct - What are the benefits of adopting an ethical framework.
  • The Legal Framework of Life Coaching.
  • The Boundaries of Life Coaching.
  • How and when to refer a client on.
  • Support and Supervision.
  • Self-development and Training.
  • Attitudes and Beliefs.
  • Exploring Your Developmental Needs - including looking at your own personal.
  • Development plan.


Upon successful completion of every one of our courses, you will achieve a Certificate or Diploma which (where indicated) is Quality Checked by the relevant professional associations National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) or National Hypnotherapy Society. Some courses (where indicated) allow you to practice straight away.

The Work

Our courses are solely coursework based so students are able to download and print the relevant material to read and then you will be encouraged to complete a variety of tasks. These can be typed either directly onto our Word Processing service or alternatively you can use Microsoft Word to upload and submit your coursework. If you would prefer to receive materials in the post this can be arranged at time of purchase (extra charges apply.)

Each module has a number of difference exercises within it and you are asked to complete every exercise in full before submitting your module for marking. If you are successful in passing, you will receive your results and the next module will become available for you to begin. When you have completed all the modules, you will receive your Certificate.

Time to Complete

All our courses indicate the minimum time you would need to complete them. The main thing to remember though, is that you can take as long as you like to complete your studies *

* Terms and Conditions Apply.

Your own Tutor

When you purchase a Chrysalis Course Online you will be assigned to one of our expert tutors who really know their specialist subject and who has been instrumental in building the content for your course. You can contact them easily for help and advice throughout your course ensuring you have all the support you need to achieve success.

Coffee Shop Forum

Our coffee shop forum is a great interactive tool where students can meet online to discuss their course or simply chat with like-minded people. It provides a support base where you can make friends and feel part of a community – who knows, you could even meet up with your new friend on a professional level face-to-face Chrysalis course in the future!

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