General information for the ILM Approved Development Programmes
In this section we cover a number of items related to our courses and programmes.
The International Academy for Professional Development Ltd and Centre for Coaching bespoke courses have been designed and developed specifically as continuing or intermediate professional development programmes (ie CPD or IPD) recognised by leading professional bodies.
WHO ARE THE TWO & FIVE DAY ILM APPROVED DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES SUITABLE FOR?
Generally our ILM Approved Development programmes are suitable for coaches, trainers, managers, personnel staff, management consultants, psychologists, health and caring professionals who wish to learn more about coaching. However, participants also include those interested in a career change. It is important that potential Learners check that the course is suitable for their level of experience and qualifications.
COURSE ATTENDANCE & GENERAL CONTRACT
Students should attend over 90% of an individual course to satisfy the attendance requirements. If this is not possible then students are advised to apply when they can meet the criteria.
Students attending courses are expected to switch off their mobile phones (or turn on to silence) during lectures and workshops. Normal rules of confidentiality apply to all of the courses therefore recording of the workshops is not permitted. A short exercise may be set at the end of the first day of the course such a reading an article. Unless stated otherwise, all of the courses are not opportunities to work out personal issues which may need the support of personal coaching or therapy but a commitment to self-disclosure in relation to course learning, skills training and personal awareness will be expected.
If we cancel a course, workshop or conference, delegates will be offered the choice of a 100% refund or a direct transfer to another event run by the Centre and Academy. No liability is accepted for any consequential loss or any other expenses directly or indirectly incurred by any cancellation.
ACCREDITED PRIOR LEARNING
Experienced qualified coaches with advanced training in coaching or psychological coaching can in the first instance send their CV to the Course Director in order to discuss their coaching qualifications and experience and course suitability.
RESOURCES & CPD CERTIFICATES FOR PROGRAMMES
Certificates of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are issued to delegates who complete a 2 or 5 day development programmes. The majority of courses have a manual supplied and articles emailed pre-course or supplied during the course, free of additional charge. Some courses have a book supplied and others require Learners to purchase materials prior to the course (see individual courses for details).
All manuals contain references and bibliography: the items contained within this are not supplied (except as above). While Learners may wish to follow up one or more of these, they are not an essential part of a programme.
Plagiarism is a form of cheating which applies to all assessments. It is important not to intentionally nor unintentionally use someone else’s intellectual work and present it as your own. Please visit our Plagiarism page for more information.
WHAT MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED FOR THE COURSES?
All of the Development Programmes have a printed manual provided. The Coaching Development Programme and Stress Management programme each have a set book provided by the Centres, the cost of which is included in the course fees. Many of the courses have pre-reading provided in electronic format and hard copies of articles provided during the course. Any materials including manuals that are provided as hard copies are not provided in electronic form.
The International Academy for Professional Development and Centre for Coaching retain copyright of all materials and course design. Students and delegates are given permission to photocopy client/coachee handouts and worksheets for their clients and coachees only. Material and manuals are not licensed for electronic distribution or re-sale.
PAYMENT OF COURSE FEES
All course fees must be paid six weeks prior to the commencement of the course. Before purchasing non-refundable flights, train tickets, etc. students are strongly advised to confirm with the Centre that the course has sufficient enrolments for it to run.
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME APPROVAL
If you are unsure about the difference between a course being accredited, approved or recognised, and a practitioner being accredited please visit our What is Accreditation page for a fuller explanation.
The majority of our taught courses can also lead to ILM Approved Development Programmes. These involve course attendance and participation generally without the written assignments. The Psychological Coaching Programme does require pre-programme preparation of a coaching or psychological coaching related presentation. Guidance will be provided. Please see our separate brochure.