Life Coaching Level 3

Are you the one that people come to when they have a decision to make? Are you the one who gives sound advice? Are you a good listener? Open minded and non-judgemental? Then why not turn this natural talent into something much more.

As a life coach, you would aim to support your clients to help them take control of their situation in areas such as relationships, careers, fitness, work-life balance and self-confidence. Life Coaching is not regulated in the UK, so anyone can work as a life coach if they feel they have the right skills and qualities. However, clients tend to favour coaches who have qualifications.

Your clients could range from individuals to an entire business. You could offer either a general service or a specialist such as executive, career change, or youth coaching. Some people don’t like to see a regular therapist, some people don’t like admitting that they have a problem. Seeking a life coach doesn’t seem to carry the same negative connotations and doesn’t seem to have the same stigma.

You may sometimes need to turn down a client and recommend another professional such as a qualified counsellor or a financial adviser. It is important to be ethical and acknowledge when someone else might be more qualified to help your client. During this course, you will study a foundation of relevant models and skills that will equip you to engage in purposeful coaching and mentoring conversations and relationship building.

Whether you are studying this course for your own pleasure or you wish to build a career in Coaching, this Life Coaching Level 3 course will give you the understanding of principles and practices, provide you with all the necessary skills to change not only the lives of others but yours too and allow you to establish your own business. What are you waiting for? Stop waiting, make it happen!

On this course you will:

  • Describe what the life coach process involves, and would it does
  • Understand what makes an effective life coach
  • Describe the range of activities to which life coaching can be applied
  • Practice the skills of life coaching and evaluate the outcomes
  • Investigate the principles of establishing a life coaching business

Learn to support others to take control of their situations in areas such as relationships, careers, fitness, work.
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Awarding body: NCFE Customised Qualifications
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With a heritage stretching back over 150 years, NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 students were awarded certification by NCFE last year. Our customised qualifications have been developed to meet the needs of our learners, they’ve also been accredited by the NCFE after demonstrating great quality and rigor. Completing Customised Qualifications doesn’t lead to an OFQUAL regulated qualification, but they can be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards future study. Every Customised Qualification has met strict criteria to attain NCFE accreditation.

Study Hours

Up to 60 hours, which is around 20 minutes per day for 6 months.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.


Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Level 3 NCFE Customised Qualification and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). You can read more about NCFE here.




This course is also fully accredited by ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists) meaning you will be able to practise as a Life Coach on completion of this course.

Additional Information
Level 3
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Section 1
Introduction to Life Coaching
  • What is coaching?
  • Why coaching works
  • How coaching can help
  • Where can coaching be used?
  • Why do people seek life coaching?
  • Client perceptions
  • Traits of an effective coach
  • Individuality and coaching sessions
  • Setting the coaching scene
  • The ability to listen
  • Confidentiality and anonymity

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

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