Life Coaching Level 3

Our course code: X324

Course fee £375 or from £28 per month

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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 Life Coaching course, you will:

  • Describe what the life coach process involves, and what 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.

  • Study with winners

    We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

  • At your own pace

    Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

  • Unlimited Tutor Support

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

  • Awarding body: NCFE Customised Qualifications

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 NCFE Customised Qualifications are bespoke, unregulated qualifications developed to meet the needs of our learners. Completing Customised Qualifications does not lead to an OFQUAL regulated qualification, but they can be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards future study.

Study Hours

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

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.

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 an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.


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

This course is fully endorsed by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists), meaning that once you’ve completed it, you’ll be able to register as a student member.

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive an official 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.


Additional Information

Difficulty - 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.

Course Content

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
2: Pathways to Success: Identifying Success and Barriers to Success
  • Success
  • Definitions of success
  • Motivation – how to develop it
  • Success cycle
  • Comparison: stop living a lie
3: Setting and Achieving Goals
  • Setting and achieving goals
  • The T-GROW model
  • Setting aims and objectives
  • The OSCAR model
  • Coaching for effective decision making
  • Failure
  • When things do go wrong
  • Limiting beliefs
  • Affirmations
  • Developing habits
4: Theoretical Principles of Change
  • Reducing resistance to change
  • Tactics for implementing change
  • Key motivators
  • Motivators for losing weight
  • Input/Output
  • Force field analysis
  • Managing change
  • Gestalt cycle of awareness
5: Time Management and Productivity
  • Time management
  • The Pareto Principle
  • Productivity 101
  • Eat that frog
6: Coaching Using Positive Psychology
  • Psychological triggers and how to resolve them
  • Making daily changes
  • Strength building
  • Your inner child
  • Positive self-talk
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Noticing negative aspects
  • Thought stopping and the elastic band method
  • How do you see yourself?
  • Key rules for building self-awareness
  • Ways to boost self-esteem and confidence
7: Developing a Vision, Mission Statements and Visualisation
  • Developing a vision
  • Understanding your motives
  • Moving from motives to action
  • Motives
  • Visualisation 101
  • Luck
  • Modelling
  • Your five-year plan
  • Visualisation techniques
8: The Perfect Coaching Session
  • The perfect coaching session
  • Time management in coaching sessions
  • Keeping records
  • The importance of supervision
  • Boundaries
  • Feedback in coaching
  • Concluding the coaching
9: Business Principles for Successful Coaching
  • Using coaching in your job
  • Building a coaching culture at work
  • Setting up a business
  • Website
  • Business and tax
  • Insurance
  • Membership to professional organisations
  • Developing your own mission statement
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Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

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 the specified duration of your course.

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.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!