How Valid Is My Life Coaching Qualification?
by Jane Jones
(West Midlands. UK)
In 2012 I completed a distance learning Life coach course with the 'Home Learning college.' The qualification title was 'EDI Diploma in Life Coaching' and I passed it with a Distinction. The qualification was at Level 3 which is similar difficulty to an A-Level.
The course is accredited by Kendal Publishing Limited under NCFE IIQ Licence.
The course duration was approximately 60 - 80 hours and comprised of 7 units of which the completed assignments were sent via e.mail to my appointed tutor to be marked personally and commented on. If I needed to speak to him in person I was able to call him, which was a great help.
I am now looking to set myself up as self employed once I have a web site and business cards sorted.
That is my story, and I hope it put you in a good picture of where I'm at without 'rambling.' I do have a question that I would really appreciate the answer or at least some advice on.
My question is this:
As far as being a 'fully qualified' Life coach is concerned, could I class myself as a 'fully qualified Life coach?' considering the standard of the course I have done. My concern is born out of the whole thing about being 'accredited' and so I am wondering if this will pose as a problem for me until I am able to fund myself to do an accredited course sometime next year, as I am unable to this year.
Hope you or someone is able to help me!