Executive Development - Advanced Business & Executive Coaching

This unique part-time, fully-accredited diploma programme is designed for experienced coaches looking to take their coaching to the next level. It focuses on the psychological dimension of coaching, developing participants ’ability to “raise coachee’s awareness of their ingrained patterns of behaviour”, the most important quality required of coaches by sponsors in large organisations (Ridler Report 2013).

A key feature is the focus on personal development, rooted in the firm belief that it is vital for participants to have personal experience of challenging their own ingrained patterns of behaviour as a basis for working effectively with clients.

The combination of theory, practice, personal and professional development transforms participants’ ability to work more deeply and effectively with their clients.

To ensure participants get the most out of the programme, you must be a practising coach, with a minimum of 2-3 clients (paying/pro bono) who you meet on a monthly basis.

Subjects taught

Workshop 1 The Person Centred Approach
Wednesday & Thursday March 6th & 7th 2024

Workshop 2 Psychodynamic Approaches
Tuesday & Wednesday April 23rd & 24th 2024

Workshop 3 Gestalt Approaches
Wednesday & Thursday June 19th & 20th 2024

Workshop 4 Transactional Analysis
Wednesday & Thursday September 11th & 12th 2024

Workshop 5 System and Field
Wednesday & Thursday November 6th & 7th 2024

Workshop 6 Existential Approaches
Wednesday & Thursday December 11th & 12th 2024

Entry requirements

Participants should have at least 5 years management experience, hold a primary degree and have completed the UCD Diploma in Business & Executive Coaching or another accredited Business Coaching programme. Consideration will also be given to applicants who do not fully meet this requirement but have substantial experience in business coaching.

Assessment Info

Assessments and Workload
The emphasis throughout the programme is on the practical application of knowledge to benefit the participant, their team and their organisation. There are three assessments, an essay, a case study and a reflective journal. Successful completion of the assignments require participants to be actively coaching clients.




10 months.
Delivery 2 Days x 6 Workshops.


€9,225 & €8,763* (*UCD Business Alumni discount)

Enrolment dates

Next intake 6th March 2024

More details
  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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