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Course Title: Introduction to Personal and Business Coaching Online Course

College: Adult Continuing Education

Introduction to Personal and Business Coaching

Duration: 10 weeks – Thursday, 7-9pm, 1 October to 3 December 2015

Course Delivery Method*: Online

Teaching Mode: Part-Time

Qualifications: Cert of Attendance

NFQ Level: N/A

Costs: €230

Entry Requirements: Applicants must be over 18 years of age by course commencement

Course Code: SC000


This course will introduce you to some of the basic values of coaching and will familiarise you with the essential skills necessary for coaching in a range of different situations. It is ideal for anyone who would like to learn the core approaches to Personal and Business Coaching. Participants will learn how to set powerful goals for individual development, understand the non-critical, non-judgemental, and confidential nature of a coaching relationship and develop the skills of active listening and systemic questioning. 

Coaching, in both life and business, provides us with a structure to address change in an effective and clear manner.  It empowers us to set new goals, clarify options and provide solutions to complex issues.  These skills can be put to good effect in the workplace or in assisting others to look at a change in their own personal lives. Self-coaching is also a very effective tool that people use in their own lives in order to address change.




In addition to learning a number of coaching skills, individuals will also be provided with an opportunity to see the benefits of coaching at a practical level by experiencing the coaching process in a structured and objective way.


Course Details


  1. Defining coaching

  2. Coaching and communication

  3. Coaching qualities, skills and competencies

  4. Values, beliefs and goal setting

  5. Cognitive-Behavioural and other approaches

  6. Emotional Intelligence

  7. Coaching for well-being

  8. Positive Psychology

  9. Business and Leadership Coaching

  10. Coaching ethics and best practice






Detailed Entry Requirements

Applicants must be over 18 years of age by course commencement

Application Procedure

Payment can be made by cheque, postal order or bank draft, made payable to UCC. Students can also register online in three easy steps (see detailed information). Payment can also be made by credit/debit card by calling to Adult Continuing Education at the Laurels, Western Road during normal office hours. Completed application forms (available on the site above) for courses commencing September/October 2015 must be submitted by Friday 18 September 2015.



Course Practicalities

10 weeks duration – Thursdays, 7-9pm, 1 October to 3 December 2015


Short courses are non-assessed.

Who Teaches This Course

Peter Finch is a practicing coach and member of the Association for Coaching.  He holds a H.Dip in Education and a H.Dip in Coaching / Coaching Psychology. 

Further Contact Information

Regina Sexton, Short Course Co-ordinator


T: 00353 21 4904700

Marian O’Keefe


T: 00353 21 4904700

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P: 00353 21 4904700
W: Website

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