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Organization Name: Forton Coaching | Part of IDG Ltd
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Program Name: The Professional Leadership Coach Training Programme
Program Type: Level 2
Program Hours: 679.00
Organization Description: Forton Coaching is part of the Inspirational Development Group (IDG), based in the UK and operating around the world. IDG is a human performance consultancy specialising in leadership and team development. Everything we do is designed to achieve optimum Human Performance in people, teams and organisations. Our work enables people to become better leaders and more effective team members: it enhances capabilities, improves engagement and drives collaboration. Forton Coaching and its Leadership Coaching programmes have been accredited by the ICF since 2004 and Forton has supported the development of mentoring and supervision in coaching since 2008. The Certificate in Coach Mentoring and Supervision is part of the wider Forton Coaching 'Professional Leadership Coach' programme, which includes training in 1-1 leadership coaching, team coaching and advanced courses in coaching for change and transformation, and high-performance behaviours.
Program Description: The Professional Leadership Coach Training offers the following options:
1. Professional Leadership Coach - for independent professional coaches (PCC level)
2. Certified leadership Coach - for coaches transitioning to corporate, executive and leadership coaching (ACC level)
3. Manager as Coach - for leaders and managers who wish to achieve a coaching qualification
4. Coach-mentor and Supervisor training - for coaches who wish to achieve a qualification in mentoring and/or supervising other coaches, including helping others achieve their coaching qualifications
5. Team-coach training
6. Advanced courses for senior coaches (to MCC level) - "Mastery in Leadership Coaching" and "Transformational Coaching: the hero's journey"
7. Tailored corporate in-house coach-training programmes - details on application
Training is offered in in-person and live-virtual options, blended with online learning; all training includes observed coaching and feedback and coach-mentoring.  Students get a free assessment to ensure they are placed in the most appropriate classes.  Evidence of appropriate prior learning is accepted.
Organization: Programme Manager
Forton Coaching | Part of IDG Ltd
IDG House Royal Berkshire Hotel
London Rd
SL5 0PP Ascot
Phone: 44 (0) 207 798 2848
Student Contact: Ms. Helen Caton- Hughes, MA
Phone: 00443450772980 #1
Learning Method: Virtual,Combination,In-Person
Language: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish
Coaching Specialties: Business/Organizations, Career/Transition, Coaching Other Coaches, Leadership, Personal/Organizational
Approval Start Date: June 21, 2004 Accreditation Renewal Date: July 31, 2026
Locations: Australia
New Zealand
United Kingdom
United States
Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
South Australian Central
Western Australia