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Triple Accredited Professional  Diploma  (ICF Accredited - Level 2, EMCC Practitioner, AC ADCT) Enrolment for October 2024 is open. Super Ear;y bird offers until the end of May 2024 (early-bird until the end of June) 

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Are you ready to become a professionally qualified coach? Our triple accredited diploma is not only at the highest level with the ICF it also holds EMCC and AC accreditation. 

***Enrolling now for October 2024 start ***  

Super early-bird bonuses: 1:1 with an accredited coach, 1 x 1:1 supervision session, 3 additional group supervision sessions, 2 additional books, access to Develop your coaching skills / Coaching fundamentals course + our Coaching bundle available until May 31st 2024. 

Our Triple-accredited Diploma is wide-ranging, bringing in theories from Neuroscience, Positive Psychology and Psychodynamic approaches as well as normative coaching methodologies. It is designed for you to build your own unique coaching style and approach, through mentoring and feedback. We passionately believe in equality and diversity and run a number of workshops to help inform your practice and integrate learning throughout the course.

PLUS as you have EMCC accreditation when you complete the course you can obtain accreditation directly with them with nothing else to do : it means you'll be an accredited coach on completion (and can work on your ICF accreditation in the meantime) 

Enrolling for October 2024 start 

The Professional Coach Diploma is an all-in-one professional qualification, over 8 months – with robust training, mentoring, practical coaching experience and feedback – to help you become a powerful, highly skilled and fully accredited coach. And you’ll receive a wealth of support to develop your own coaching business or further your career!

The Diploma is a Level 2 ICF qualification, the ONLY qualification that allows you to apply for ICF accreditation at both an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) level AND a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Ievel, without having to do more mentoring or training on top (and the added investment that comes with it). 


Watch this quick video now with our Optimus Founder, Ruth Kudzi, to discover more!


Whether you want to use your coaching skills at work, start your own coaching practice or grow your existing business, you’ll receive everything you need to build your knowledge, skills, experience and confidence. 

So if you want to feel totally supported to become an excellent coach, qualified to professional level (ICF PCC) AND build your coaching business, look no further!

Professional Coach Diploma Breakdown : 

Module 1 - Introduction to coaching: Coaching mindset, presence, core skills and ethics

Module 2 - Normative models in coaching includingThe GROW model

Module 3 -  Needs, Values, Beliefs and Strengths : integrating a positive psychology approach

Module 4 - Coaching for emotions and emotional intelligence 

Module 5 - Psychodynamic & Psychoanalytical approaches to coaching including transactional analysis 

Module 6 - Somatic coaching

Module 7 - Positive Psychology and how to integrate models and theories into coaching

Module 8 - Neuroscience: the power of our thoughts and neuroplasticity 

Module 9 - Your Coaching Approach: beyond the course and embedding reflective practice


** We will no longer be teaching DISC as a discreet module however if you want to use DISC with clients we'll offer a free certification route as a bonus ** 



  • 175 hours of in-depth coach training 
  • Taught over 8 months 
  • Start in May 2024
  • Flexible Study: choose from daytime sessions or evening sessions 
  • Learn anywhere: all delivered virtually via Zoom (with all sessions recorded)
  • Student workbooks & materials, to support your learning


  • 10 hours of mentoring, focused on YOUR development as a coach 
  • 3 group supervision sessions upon graduation
  • The chance to coach & be coached in most sessions, with feedback throughout
  • Pro-bono coaching opportunities, to practice your skills & grow your confidence
  • Full training & support to start or grow your own coaching business
  • An incredible community to build your network, with small cohorts to forge strong relationships
  • And continued alumni support, after you graduate!

The next start date for the Professional Coach Diploma is w/c 7th October 2024 completing in May 2025 

You can choose either Wednesday 10am - 2pm , Tuesday 6pm-10pm or Saturday 9-1pm (we only run Saturday cohorts once a year) 

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

After October , the following start date for the next Professional Coach Diploma is February 2025 (You can enrol on this course now to secure your space) 

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

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

Secure Your Spot Now!


                                                                                   With our flexible payment options

Pay in full at £5750 + VAT or 12 x £525 + VAT this is £6900 inc VAT or 12 x £630 inc VAT 

Outside the UK? Please email hello@optimuscoachacademy.com to sign up

All 9 modules come with their own student workbooks, and are recorded if you can't make them live. You need to attend 80% Live to get your diploma, everything is delivered virtually via zoom (if you fall below 80% for any reason we support you to get to the required attendance)

Got Any Questions?

Book A Call With A Member of Our Team 

                                Download Our Diplomas Brochure Today 

                                          For further information on our Diplomas and accredited training programmes

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

Existing Coach ? Discover the impact our training has had on other full-time coaches and how it has benefitted their work! 

"The financial impact has been quite significant actually. I am charging way more than I would have been comfortable doing before. I've well and truly more than earned back the cost of the course. So the ROI for me is well worth it. I think as well from a credibility perspective, I am able to work with organisations in a different way and at a different level "                                                         Ruth Wood - Executive and Leadership Coach  
"It's an outlay, but I've always been that person who loves learning. You'll make back the money with how much you can charge because you're actually somebody who knows what they’re talking about. You're coming from experience as opposed to just making it up as you go along....I met so many different people who I'm still in touch with some of them and then the fact that you've got the alumni. Phyllis Woodfine -  Resilience, Mindset and Business Coach

Got Any Questions?

Book A Call With A Member of Our Team 

                                Download Our Diplomas Brochure Today 

                                          For further information on our Diplomas and accredited training programmes

More About Our Diploma

Our Level 2 professional coaching diploma includes 175 hours of study and combines:

Small cohort groups (maximum 20) so you can build strong relationships and get the personal support you need – while also being part of our bigger network of incredible students and alumni coaches, from a diverse range of backgrounds

What We Do:

  • Each week we meet on Zoom for our training (choose from daytime or evening sessions, or one weekend a month). You’ll need to attend 80% of the training live to receive your Diploma but they are all recorded, for any you can’t make live and so you always have access to look back on the training.

  • You’ll be assessed with a live coaching session at the end of the Diploma. Throughout the course, you’ll also get formal feedback on 4 x additional sessions and tutor-led feedback on at least 4 occasions.

  •  You have the chance to coach and be coached in the majority of sessions and observe different coaching styles, so you can develop your own unique approach.

  •  The group sessions are supplemented by 10 mentoring hours, where you work with an ICF (International Coaching Federation) coach of a PCC rating or above, focused on your development as a coach.

  •  We passionately believe in supporting you and work with each student as an individual, helping you track your progress to achieve your Diploma working alongside our Coach Training Manager.


Next Steps:

Our next cohorts start w/c 7th October with a May  2025 completion date. Please see the different options below (we have August off) 


Tuesday  6pm - 10 pm, starting on the w/c 7th October 

No sessions w/c  28th October, 23rd, 30th December, 10th February, 14th and 21st April 

What We Don't Do:

  • We don’t make promises of making 6 or 7 figures from doing the qualification. But we DO teach you about the financial aspect and help you build a thriving coaching business, that plays to your strengths.

  • We’ll never let you feel like a number. Every one of our amazing students is so important to us and we’ve put significant support and resources into place, so you feel taken care throughout your Diploma

  • We don’t give you nice feedback for the sake of it! We have high and rigorous standards and although we are supportive, we also help you to step out of your comfort zone to become the best coach you can be.

  • We don’t say you have to wait until you are qualified to start charging clients. We work with you on an individual basis – based on your experience – and encourage you to start charging as soon as you are ready.

  • We never cut corners. The investment for our Diploma is higher than some of our competitors because you receive 10 mentoring hours (worth £750); 125 hours of world-class coach training in small cohorts; extensive practical coaching experience; business mentoring and training (or support to use your skills in the workplace) AND you’ll be certified at a PROFESSIONAL level!

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

"The reason I chose Optimus was really because it is very practical. You get a lot of experience on the course, as opposed to some other courses. which are very much more theoretical and I didn't feel would give me a lot of experience, especially as I was a new coach and I really wanted to immerse myself in the whole experience" Chloe Hilliard                                        
" I wanted to understand coaching and different aspects of coaching beyond what I was organically doing.... So before, I would coach intuitively with the tools that I had at that time. The fact that my tool box has been increased with all of these really powerful modules means I am coaching even better.                                                         Lex Showunmi 

Ready? Places are strictly limited...

Enroll today to secure yours!


Pay in full at £5750 + VAT or 12 x £525+ VAT

About The International Coaching Federation (ICF)

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the gold standard of professional coaching – the leading global organisation for coaches and coaching, dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals.

Our Professional Coach Diploma gives you a Level 2 ICF qualification. It is the ONLY qualification that allows you to apply for ICF accreditation at both an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) level AND a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Ievel, without having to do more mentoring or training on top (and the added investment that comes with it!).


Why Get Accredited?

For the same reason you might avoid a self-proclaimed solicitor… the truth is that more & more potential clients WILL avoid an unqualified coach!

Only 1.6% of coaches are certified to an ICF standard worldwide – which gives you a HUGE opportunity to stand out from the crowd, with credibility both online and across all sectors, industries and workplaces.

ICF accreditation is so much more than letters after your name. It tells your clients that you are comprehensively trained; widely skilled and have met the high standards of a leading global coaching organisation, giving them the confidence to choose YOU as their coach!

PLUS this diploma is also accredited with the EMCC at Practitioner level this means when you graduate you are also ready to accredit directly with the EMCC with nothing extra to do. It is also accredited to a Diploma level with the Association of Coaching. 

Existing Coach ? Discover the impact the training has had on other full time coaches and how it has benefitted them. 

" I previously trained as a professional coach ten years ago under my NLP Practitioner and then when I was looking to sort of grow out beyond and develop myself into my own business, as opposed to just working for other people, I wanted to make sure that I had the right qualifications to stand out. I started following Ruth, seeing more and more about Optimus and wanting to get certified as ICF accredited. "                                                                                          Michelle Parsons - Performance Coach
The one thing that I can say that Optimus has done extremely well, and there are many, but the one that comes to mind is the mentoring piece that is provided... We have an intimate one on one time with a mentor to sort of go through different and allows us to ask questions and to really be coached by somebody else through the whole process. And then we had the group mentoring which was also a nice little added feature."                                                   Darren Micallef -  Leadership Coach 

Got Any Questions?

Book A Call With One of Our Team 

                                Download Our Diplomas Brochure Today 

                                          For further information on our Diplomas and accredited training programmes

Why choose Optimus?

  • You’ll get 125 hours of in-depth teaching over 6 or 7 months – alongside extensive practical experience, with a Coaching Buddy and pro-bono coaching opportunities – so you have ALL the knowledge, skills and confidence you need, to coach to a professional level

  • You’ll be trained in a diverse range of evidence-based approaches which have strong roots in Psychology & Neuroscience - with varied schools of thought, so you can develop your own unique approach and coaching style

  • You’ll receive 10 hours of mentoring with ICF qualified coaches (both group mentoring in your sessions and individually), to further your personal development as a coach and reflect on your progress

  • You’ll become part of an amazing network of like-minded coaches - including an active, private Facebook community, where you can ask questions and get non-judgmental support for your coaching and your business

  • You’ll have SO much support to start and build your coaching business and get clients - as well as access to a comprehensive online business program, to help you build a thriving practice


Start your journey today 


With our flexible payment options!

Pay in full at £5750 + VAT or 12 x £525 + VAT

Existing Coach ? Discover the impact the training has had on other full time coaches and how it has benefitted them. 

"I think the key thing about Optimus is that everybody genuinely cares. You are not a number and I know lots of people say that, but I know for a fact in Optimus, it's true. They care about you, not just passing your exams or passing the program, but your career, your health as a person, your life.                                                                       Ngozi Weller - Mental Health and Well Being Coach  
So I came to the training looking to just get some letters, some initials after my name to give me credibility and what I've actually found is a much deeper level of understanding of what real coaching is about. I was mentoring before, but now actually coaching now I understand it and use it. It fits my skill set so much. better.           Mike Cole - Professional Coach ( Career, Mindset, Motivation) 

Learning Outcomes

To develop confident and highly competent professional coaches who stand out in the industry

To ensure coaches are working ethically and are working within ICF and AC boundaries

To develop coaches who are passionate and professional and build purpose-driven businesses

To help our coaches secure clients and build / grow their coaching practices

Looking for more information?

You can find a further breakdown and overview of our Professional Coach Diploma by downloading our interactive digital brochure.

Get the Diploma HERE

Or check out the pages below to find out more about our trainers and tutors, FAQs and how we compare to other coach training providers:

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Next Steps:

Our next cohorts start in October 2024 with a May 2025 completion date. Please see the different options below:


Wednesday 10-2 pm, starting on the w/c 7th October

No sessions  w/c 28th October, w/c 23rd and 30th December 

This includes:

  • 10 hours of coach mentoring with an experienced mentor, worth £750 (which means that when you want to get accredited with the ICF, it is a direct route to ACC or PCC status).

  • Access to ‘Accelerate your Success’ online program worth £497.

  • Monthly group business coaching and mentoring worth £2000.

  • Feedback on 4 recorded sessions + 6 coaching sessions within the training worth £1000.

  • Additional bonus modules and resources worth £2500 including coaching tools and masterclasses.

  • 4 core course texts sent to your door worth £50 

Enrol Today!

And become the expert, qualified coach you want to be! 

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We are very aware that the narrative for many coaching organisations is everyone can achieve, we believe this alongside being aware that some people experience significant structural issues which means it is hard to succeed.

We, therefore, offer additional resources and training around equality and diversity and partner with third sector organisations to provide pro bono opportunities if you are interested as well as offering scholarship and partially funded places please contact ruth.kudzi@optimuscoachacademy.com directly to discuss these.

As an organisation we donate 10% of business profits to charity, these charities includes Young Minds, Trussel Trust and Crisis