Certificate in Group Coaching

A two-day CPD for qualified coaches who want to expand their coaching from one-to-one to one-to-many harnessing the power of groups.

According to the influential Ridler Report, the demand for group coaching is growing exponentially, and for good reason: It works. Group coaching is both time and cost-effective for the sponsor and participants, transformative for the group, and rewarding for the coach. This course will equip you to take your coaching into a group dynamic with confidence.

Whether you wish to offer action learning sets for senior management, a mastermind experience for entrepreneurs, or a large facilitated session for a whole organisation, group coaching can be used in countless contexts.

The skills needed for group coaching differ significantly from individual coaching. In a group the exploratory space the coach creates for everyone to share their challenges, ideas and wisdom with the other participants is paramount.

As a coach, you might still make direct interventions but you’ll also be calling upon your ability to facilitate participation, manage and harness dynamics and remain sensitive to the constant flow of energy and connection in the room.

Our Certificate in Group Coaching helps you to learn and develop these useful and widely adaptable skills.

Course Content

Over the course of two days, you will explore:

  • What group coaching is and how it differs from other group approaches
  • The key roles of a group coach and facilitator
  • The theory and relevance of group dynamics and group processes
  • How to “hold space” for group coaching to take place
  • How to effectively run Action Learning Sets
  • How to run Balint Groups
  • How to set up and facilitate World Café and Open Space groups
  • Managing key group coaching logistics challenges
  • Developing next steps for your own group coaching skills

Structure & Duration

Like all of our Coaching CPD Short Courses, this course runs over two days from 10.00am until 5.30pm each day.

To help you get the most from the specialist topics covered course, we dive straight into the specific content without revisiting the core tenets of coaching. This ensures that the full two days are focused on the specialist skills, knowledge and concepts which add to your existing coaching skills.

Over the course of two days you’ll enjoy a blend of learning approaches to give you the best foundation for mastering the skills you learn.

The training is both instructional and experiential and includes:

  • Trainer led information sessions
  • Demonstrations
  • Collaborative group work exercises
  • Practice sessions in two and threes
  • Question and answer sessions

Course Accreditation and Recognition

12 hours ICF CCE

This course has been evaluated by the world’s foremost coaching body, the International Coach Federation (ICF), and awarded 12 hours Continuing Coach Education.

This is a mark of the course’s quality and counts towards your ongoing recognised coaching education both within the ICF and the wider industry.

Dates and Location

Next Dates

The dates for the Certificate in Group Coaching are:

    • Saturday & Sunday, 28th & 29th October 2017
    • Saturday & Sunday, 24th & 25th March 2018

Training Venue

The training takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Regents Park at:

Regents University
Inner Circle,
London NW1 4NS

Course Fee

Course fee


including VAT and ICF approved certification.

The fee can be paid by card or bank transfer on booking the course and a VAT receipt will be issued. For organisations, we can invoice on 30 days payment terms to allow processing of the payment.

How to Enrol.

To enrol on an Animas Short Coaching CPD Course, you must either be a qualified coach or in-training as a coach. This is to ensure that there is a foundational base of knowledge and skill in the training room that allows us to cover the specialist topic. For that reason, it’s important that we have a conversation with potential students to ensure that the course is right for them.

Applying is easy and painless. Simply click APPLY NOW and complete the fields on the online form. We’ll then call you for chat and make sure this is a good fit.

If you then decide to go ahead, we’ll take the payment of £495 and send you an enrolment confirmation.

Course Trainer

All of our trainers are ICF credentialed and remain actively coaching with their own private practices. This ensures that they bring a rich depth of experience in their work which they can draw upon and share with you on your learning journey.

They are also each unique in their approach and bring their particular expertise to bear on the Accredited Diploma in Transformational Coaching, whether that’s in specific modes of psychological practice or their own style as a coach.

A common saying in coaching goes, who you are is how you coach. It’s true and that’s why we ensure you gain training from each of these exceptional coaches across the modules, so you receive a balance of approaches and ideas to help you grow as a coach.

Robert Stephenson

Robert is the Head of Training at Animas and leads the Paradigms modules of the Diploma in Transformational Coaching. With a strong focus on working with people’s narratives, Rob helps individuals and groups discover what they really want and helps uncover the stories they tell themselves to remain stuck, lost or confused. As a former actor, Rob infuses his training with energy, fun and dynamism whilst ensuring that you learn the skills and ideas that will ensure you become an exceptional coach.