The Professional Certificate In Executive Coaching
The Professional Certificate In Executive Coaching
A triple-accredited, part-time course that empowers you to develop and practise key coaching skills.
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Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching (PCEC)

Course length

9 months

Suitable for

Individuals with some formal or informal knowledge and/or experience of executive coaching, including independent coaches or leaders wishing to develop coaching skills in an organisational context



Fee (In person, excluding accommodation)

6,990€ /
6,490€ Early Bird* (*for applications submitted by latest 6 months before programme start)

Fee (Live-Online)

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Munich, Berlin, Hamburg,

At a glance

  • Triple accredited by the world's three leading coaching associations: ICF, EMCC & AC
  • Learn and practise key coaching tools, techniques and approaches
  • Become a resilient, confident coach who can function in diverse situations
  • Choose between online or in-person study formats to suit your personal and work commitments
  • Develop a supportive network of coaching peers

Find out why coaching is right for YOU!


Are you still leading or already coaching?

For managers in the 21st century, coaching skills are indispensable to lead staff in a motivating way and to access their full potential.

Find out how the Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching advances you.


Coaching can be studied!

For experts in human resources, coaching skills are indispensable to support internal clients as their HR business partner or HR developer.

Learn how the Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching supports you on this journey.


The fast track to coaching certification!

In the increasingly opaque coaching market, certifications like the one of the International Coach Federation ICF gain in importance.

Prepare here for your fast track to ICF certification!

For people interested in using the coaching approach to develop themselves and others.

The drive for greater professionalism and quality in coaching is the result of coaching becoming a significant part of learning and development for individuals as well as for organisations.

This programme will appeal to anyone who wishes to develop their personal coaching skills, either from within their organisation or as an external provider.

Next start dates:


26 Sep

Workshop 1:
26-27 Sept 2023

Workshop 2:
4-6 Nov 2023

Workshop 3:
1-2 Dec 2023


10 Nov

Workshop 1:
10th-11th Nov 2023

Workshop 2:
8th-10th Dec 2023

Workshop 3:
19th-20th Jan 2024


09 Feb

Workshop 1:
9th-10th Feb 2024

Workshop 2:
7th-9th Mar 2024

Workshop 3:
5th-6th Apr 2024


10 May

Workshop 1:
10-11 May 2024

Workshop 2:
14-16 June 2024

Workshop 3:
12-13 July 2024

What to expect

Benefits to the individual

  • The opportunity to experiment with, and practise, different techniques and styles
  • Ongoing feedback to build your confidence and competence in coaching
  • A wide range of methodologies giving the skills needed for different coaching situations and requirements
  • An external quality assurance statement of coaching training from an international, leading business school.

Benefits for the organisation

  • Equips managers to coach in diverse management development situations
  • Can be tailored to an organisation’s own coaching culture with its business drivers, values and strategies embedded in the programme delivery.

Course Content

Pre workshops

You will have access to your online learning portal including resources from the Academic Resource Centre. Before Workshop 1 we will invite you to undertake reading, reflection and online learning; this will require around 3-5 hours of study time.

Workshop 1

Self-awareness as a coach

This workshop explores your personal skills and attributes, and your beliefs and values around coaching. A basic framework for coaching is introduced.

Workshop 2

Tools and techniques

This workshop enables you to try out different tools and techniques and understand the underpinning psychological concepts. Carry out your first external client session (either with your own clients or let us arrange the client for you).

Workshop 3


This workshop continues the development of coaching competences, provides opportunities for observed sessions with feedback, and the opportunity to integrate the materials into
a coherent approach.

Post workshops

The programme continues with supervision, support and coaching skills development. In addition participants will have access to all the resources of the Henley Centre for Coaching, including online coaching journals, webinars from leading coaching figures from across the world and resources to help set up your coaching business.

Optional online sessions

Coaching supervision forms an integral part of the programme through the 9 months of study and participants will have access to regular online mentoring and supervision sessions during the latter 6 months of the programme (included within the programme fees).

Composition and assessment

The Henley Professional Certificate in Coaching comprises of 3 workshops and a subsequent practice period with supervision support. At the end of this period assessment is through a portfolio which includes a 2,000 word reflection on your development as a coach and a recorded coaching session demonstrating your coaching skills.


In every intake, your learning will be supported by two expert coaches with extensive coaching experience

"This is a very well run, demanding and rewarding programme. The discussions and reflections on executive coaching with participants from many other industries and the practices of different coaching techniques have had a deep impact on my perspective on my client work as management consultant."

Imeyen Ebong, Partner, Bain & Company, Munich.