CHILD COACHING CERTIFICATE (C-C)

ABOUT THIS COURSE

This Level 5 accredited course is specifically designed for accredited/registered coaches, counselors and therapists. There is a globally growing need for trained professionals to support children, both through intervention and by providing appropriate coaching tools and skills to help reduce and prevent mental health challenges.

On successful completion of this course, you will be trained and qualified to work as a coach supporting children (4-11 years old) both within and outside of a school setting. As part of your training, you will learn about:

‘Coaching Basics’ – core qualities, skills and tools needed to safely and effectively coach children.

‘Coaching Ethics’ – the difference between counselling, mentoring and coaching; when coaching is and isn’t appropriate; how to refer clients to other support services when coaching is not appropriate and the importance of child protection, safeguarding and confidentiality.

The developing brain – how it might impact the performance, mental health and well being of children and young people.

How to deliver ‘The Other Subject’ – a collection of ground-breaking and accredited coaching programs that help adolescents thrive physically, mentally, emotionally and academically.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Accredited/Certified (Diploma level) counsellors, therapists and coaches who would like to work as a professional coach supporting children both within and outside of a school setting. (The understanding of general coaching techniques is assumed. Additional coaching training is available.)

WHY DO THIS TRAINING?

  • You will receive a unique and valuable professional coaching toolkit.
  • This toolkit will help adolescents and adults thrive mentally, emotionally, physically and academically.

  • This course is accredited as a Level 5 course with the IAPC&M.

  • This course is not deadline-driven and allows you to work and learn at your own pace and in your own time. You choose your start date.

  • NMC is the largest and longest-serving coaching training college in Europe and also has international offices in the USA and Middle East.

  • After completing this course, you will receive:

    • Help and support from NMC and the SWA networks with respect to setting up your placement hours and launching your coaching business.
    • A valuable bank of scripted coaching programs aimed at coaching children – 50 in total and delivered by electronic transfer.

HOW WILL THIS TRAINING BENEFIT YOU?

  • This training will open up a new, exciting and emerging market full of opportunities.

  • You will learn a valuable set of transferable tools and skills that can be used within and outside of a school setting.

  • Making a positive difference to the lives of children, adolescents and adults can be hugely rewarding and fulfilling.

  • Completing this training course will give schools, organisations and parents much needed reassurance that you have the training and necessary qualifications to support children, young people and adults safely, competently and effectively.

  • Coaching children, adolescents and adults can fit around the demands of a busy life, work-load and/or family during term time only.

  • All the tools that you will learn on this training course have universal appeal – this means that you can also use them to coach yourself, family, friends and loved ones, thus deriving a personal benefit.

Cost £POA

This course is marketed globally. Please contact your local distributor or NMC head office for prices.

As this is a new course and one of the first of its kind, there are frequent special promotions offering significant discounts.

Training & course Work

The course involves approximately 100 hours of work over 6-12 months. Course requirements are as follows:

Completion of self-study workbooks with consolidation exercises at the end of each module.

Child Coaching  – Attended Training – this 2-day training course (held in London or neighbouring counties and also European venues) includes ‘Coaching Basics’, ‘Coaching Ethics’, an understanding of the developing brain and how to deliver The Other Subject.

  • Mentoring sessions – three one-to-one sessions (via Skype/Zoom) with an NMC appointed mentor.
  • Coaching assessment –on coaching children. The assessment will take place (via Skype/Zoom) with an NMC appointed assessor.
  • Webinars – there are two webinars on coaching children (including access to recordings if you are unable to attend). Students will also have access to NMC’s monthly coaching development live webinars and general (adult) coaching webinars.
  • Coaching hours – students need to complete and log a minimum of 40 hours coaching children.
  • Reflective notes – demonstrating learning with respect to:
    • Child Coaching Training
    • Mentoring sessions
    • Webinars
  • Reflective essay – Submit one essay focussing on coaching children of 1000-2500 words from a set list of suggested essay topics which will be provided by NMC.
  • Assignment – Submit one 4000-6000-word assignment focussing on child coaching. Students choose from a list of assignment questions provided by NMC.
  • Evidence Portfolio – students will be required to upkeep and submit a portfolio containing evidence of the coursework carried out (blank EP provided).

THE  OTHER  SUBJECT

A core component of this course is training to deliver a collection of ground-breaking and accredited coaching programs that help children and adolescents thrive physically, mentally, emotionally and academically (The OS Programs). The programs have been primarily created for delivery in schools but can also be delivered outside of schools. After completing The OS Programs, participants receive a formal certificate to acknowledge the valuable coaching and life-skills that they have learnt and acquired. They may then use this to enhance and strengthen their personal profile/CV.

Each program uses tried and tested coaching tools and techniques. These tools and techniques are also blended with neuroscience, cognitive behavioural science, positive psychology, mindfulness and resilience-based methodologies to make them truly integrative and impactful programs.

There are eight programs carefully crafted for every year of school from Reception (4-5 years old) to Year 13 (17-18 years old). Each program is based on one of the following colour-coded modules, representing a key area for maturation and development in children and young people:

Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4 Module 5 Module 6 Module 7 Module  8
Focus and awareness Relationship with myself Relationship with others Communication Resilience Future planning Accomplishment Endings

All of the programs are flexible and adaptable. They can be used as a lesson, workshop, talk or assembly – alternatively they can be used to support children or adolescents one-to-one or in small groups inside or outside of a school setting. They can also be shortened and delivered in one session or expanded and delivered over a few weeks when there is the time to do this.

HOW DO THESE PROGRAMS BENEFIT CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS?

  • Empowers them to be their own coach and be more responsible, independent and resilient.

    The OS programs empower participants to be their own coach so that they can take more responsibility for themselves. This includes solving problems, making decisions and accomplishing their goals. A key component to this is committing to positive change via ‘Personal Promises’ (for primary school-aged children) and ‘Nail Downs’ (for secondary school-aged children). This allows them to hop into the driver’s seat, take control and start shaping their own lives so that they can be happier, healthier and more productive. Participants are also given the option to buddy up with peers to help monitor their progress with respect to any change.

  • Helps them progress in key areas of maturation and development specific to their age-group.

    There is a program for every year of school from Reception (4-5 years old) to Year 13 (17-18 years old). All programs are gender-neutral and cover key areas of maturation and development. Programs are also strategically allocated to specific year groups so that they are age-appropriate and impactful.

  • Expands their access to help and support services. 

    Most schools, organisations and families will vouch for the fact that only a small portion of children and adolescents actually access and engage with support services, such as counselling. Sadly there are many children and adolescents who would like support or who need it, but do not reach out for it due to stigma and/or shame, not feeling their issues are serious enough to warrant support, not wanting to miss lessons/activities, not having enough time, and/or support services being over-subscribed, limited or unavailable. The OS programs are an attractive option for children and adolescents as they are packaged as ‘coaching’, which is more time-limited, structured and non- stigmatised. The OS programs can also be run as a compulsory course/series of workshops in schools or organisations and built into their curriculum/wellbeing program, making support accessible to all pupils/members. Tools, tips and strategies from our programs can also be used and adapted to support children and adolescents individually or in small focus groups inside and outside of a school setting.

  • Enables them to prevent, intercept and support any issues early on.

    As well as supporting children and adolescents with current performance, mental health and wellbeing issues, The OS Programs give them the knowledge, information and tools they need to prevent, intercept and support such issues early on in life before they develop further.

  • Gives them a formal qualification that can be used to strengthen and enhance their personal profile/CV. 

    More than ever, personal development is taken into account when considering applications and/or interviewing candidates. After finishing the programs, children and adolescents get a formal certificate to acknowledge the valuable coaching and life-skills that they have learnt and acquired. They can then use this to enhance and strengthen any application for a position or place with other schools, universities, colleges, organisations or future employers. More than ever, personal development is taken into account when considering applications and/or interviewing candidates. After finishing the programs, children and adolescents get a formal certificate to acknowledge the valuable coaching and life-skills that they have learnt and acquired. They can then use this to enhance and strengthen any application for a position or place with other schools, universities, colleges, organisations or future employers.

HOW DO THESE PROGRAMS BENEFIT SCHOOLS, ORGANISATIONS AND FAMILIES?

  • Gives schools, organisations and families reassurance that they are using safe, reliable and accredited programs.

    The OS Programs are the result of years of experience, taking scientifically-proven coaching techniques (traditionally used in business and sporting sectors) and combining them with neuroscience, cognitive behavioural science, positive psychology, resilience techniques and mindfulness. In recognition of their quality, our programs have been accredited by the International Authority for Coaching and Mentoring (IAPC&M). This helps schools, organisations and families feel reassured that that they are adopting a fully accredited course and a culmination of all the most widely-accepted and evidence-based approaches to boost the performance, mental health and well-being of children and young people. This is preferable to one modality that may go in and out of favour, depending on trends in Government initiatives and research.

  • Embeds a coaching culture.

    The OS Programs help embed a coaching culture to boost performance, mental health and well-being in your school or organisation. As well as running year group programs, you can use the programs to coach pupils/members one-to-one or in small focus groups and deliver stand-alone workshops, assemblies and/or talks for pupils/members, parents or staff.

  • Is complementary and helpful to counselling and other support services.

    Coaching provides an additional layer of support for basic issues. This can be most useful when counselling services are over-stretched in your school or organisation. Coaching can also be an extra catch and referral point with respect to more complex issues.

  • Helps schools, organisations and families save time and money.

    Coaching is goal-focused, time-limited and structured; thus it is usually more cost-effective than some other support services which are, by their nature, more open-ended.

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