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Optimus Coach Academy is one of the world's leading coach training providers offering ICF accredited coach training that specialises in psychology based and scientific coaching approaches. 

Our Professional Diploma is accredited by 3 leading coaching global organisations.  Firstly, the International Coaching Federation ( ICF), the leading global organisation for coaches and coaching, Secondly, the European Mentoring and Coaching Council ( EMCC). Thirdly, the Association of Coaching (AC)

We have limited places left on both of our diplomas which start w/c 13th May (we're also enrolling for our September starts and our August intensive)  

Course  Accreditations 

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We integrate Psychology into our training, so that the coaching approaches you learn are backed up by scientific research

  • By integrating Psychology with coaching, our trained coaches can offer more holistic and evidence-based approaches to help their clients achieve their goals.  We equip you with a variety of techniques on our courses so you can select the best approach for your client in the moment, to create a truly transformational session. Our Psychology based training allows you to draw on a rich body knowledge  to create meaningful and sustainable change in your life as well as your client's lives.

    With Psychology at the heart of both our Diplomas, long before you start coaching others, you develop an understanding of  the brain, human behaviour and how people think, feel and act.   You'll explore various aspects of human cognition, emotion, motivation, perception, development, social interaction, and a lot more.

    This then gives you the Psychological insights of what may be going on for your clients to help them get new insights and make the transformations they are ultimately looking for.

  • Our coach training framework works on three levels;

    • You as a coach - how will knowing this help you, your practice and your client experience? 
    • Informed practice - how will knowing this help your awareness of what is going on for your clients so you can support them more effectively? 
    • Tools, techniques and approaches - what can you draw on to support my clients in different situations?
  • If you want to build your own coaching business we offer additional support including an online business program, annual business days and monthly mentoring and marketing calls. 

Coach Diploma

(ICF Level 2) 

The Level 2 qualification is a direct  route to ACC & PCC ICF accreditation with no additional mentoring or training required on top, which means no added investments! Our cost covers it all, giving you peace of mind and total confidence in the skills you gain.

Associate Coach Diploma

( ICF Level 1)

The Level 1 qualification is a direct route to the ACC accreditation with the ICF. Become a confident and competent coach with our entry level coaching qualification which is taught in accordance with the ICF ACC competencies and will give you the tools that you need to effectively coach others?

Other Coach Training Courses 

Are you looking to develop your coaching skills and techniques? Looking to perform more effectively as a leader? Check out our diverse range of coach training courses below.



The next start date for the standard Associate Coach Diploma is w/c 16th September 2024 and finishes w/c 6th January

You can choose either Monday 6-9pm or Tuesday 10-1pm.

No training w/c 28th October, 23rd, 30th December, 3rd January

Our group sizes are deliberately small for each cohort to maintain a good trainer / student ratio and so once available spaces are filled, availabilty moves to the next in take.


We also have an August intensive  for our Associate Diploma which is 10am-6pm from the 5th - 9th August 2024 with a choice of 2 Saturday mornings for your final session :  21st September 9am-12pm or 26th October 9am-12pm 

Our group sizes are deliberately small for each cohort to maintain a good trainer / student ratio and so once available spaces are filled, availabilty moves to the next in take.


The next start date for the Professional Coach Diploma is w/c 7th October 2024 and finishes w/c 5th May 2025 .

You can choose either Tuesday 6-10pm. or Wednesday 10am - 2pm, Saturday 9am -1pm

No training w/c 28th October, 23rd, 30th December, 3rd January, 2 Weeks for Easter

Our group sizes are deliberately small for each cohort to maintain a good trainer / student ratio and so once available spaces are filled, availabilty moves to the next in take.

Looking for more information?

Download our  Diplomas brochure for a further breakdown

and overview of our best in class, accredited (ICF, AC, EMCC)

training programmes. Including Video testimonials


At Optimus We Commit To The Following Values:

  • Quality

    Optimus means ‘best’ in Latin. We aim to deliver the best training experience possible to our clients. We value our clients and are dedicated to making your time with Optimus a worthwhile and positive experience by continuously improving on what we do and responding to and taking on feedback. 

  • Learning & Growth

    These are at the core of our business and impact all that we do: we see ourselves as always evolving and our team are committed to growth. We demonstrate this mindset with our clients and are always open to feedback on how we can make things better.

  • Resilience & Courage 

    We model resilience including ensuring that we're looking after our own well-being. As a business we are courageous in our work and this is reflected in how we approach the training. 

  • Resilience & Courage

    We believe in building emotional resilience and being courageous to make bold decisions whilst supporting others to do the same.

  • Equality & Inclusion

    This is at the core of our business. We think everyone deserves a seat at the table and foster an inclusive environment within our organisation and our programmes.

  • Transparency

    We are open about how we operate and what we do, we own our learning and simplify things wherever possible. We are honest about who we are and what we do.

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New To Coaching? Listen to recent graduates who were in your position and hear their experiences first hand 

" There is a huge amount of support from the teachers on the course and really great support in the sessions... And then you've got this bespoke service from your mentor where you can really get into some detail on your own journey in coaching.   And then the unexpected big element for me is about finding this community of peers who are going through the same journey with different approaches, a real diversity of professions and expertise and ages and so on"                                                                                                    Tess Nixon Speller - Coach & Fundraising Consultant
"It’s opened my eyes actually to all different types of coaching and that was part of the reason why I chose to go on the Optimus course. When you do it in a corporate environment, typically, you come across Grow and some of the other more basic, more transactional type models, whereas having the opportunity to learn about things like positive psychology and neuroscience and transactional analysis and how that all links into how you can approach stuff as a coach has made a huge difference."                      Chris Roberts - Leadership and Team Coach

"It's everything that I thought it would be and probably, even more. I love the flexibility around it and I've met some amazing people."
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Rebecca Daniel 
FCCT, ICF ACC Coach, Existing Coach 

"If you're looking for something that's not going to just only help your clients, but help you as well, I would definitely sign up for it."
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Nonie Leonard 
Vision Board Life Coach and founder of the Highly Favoured Woman Community, New to coaching 

"I’m honestly shocked by how useful this training has been. I really didn't think I needed it, but I’ve totally changed my mind on that now. "
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Mike Cole 
Group & 1:1 Programmes Coach, Existing Coach 

Looking for more information?

Download our  Diplomas brochure for a further breakdown and overview of our best in class, accredited (ICF, AC) training programmes.