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Tree Word CollageFoundation Certificate in Positive Psychology Coaching

This innovative, entry level, part-time course is available to study in Exeter, over 6 weekends.

  • Offers the opportunity to become immersed in a positive psychology approach to coaching.
  • Will help participants develop an approach to coaching that draws on the latest evidence-based interventions from the field of positive psychology, enabling them to empower individuals and teams to achieve their goals.
  • Ideal for those who offer coaching to individuals and teams, including Managers, Human Resources professionals, Learning and Development Specialists, Coaches, Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Organisational Psychologists and more.

Course Details

“…one cannot build on weakness. To achieve results, one has to use all available strengths… These strengths are the opportunities” - Peter Drucker. 

Key features:

  • Positive Psychology Coaching focuses on the enhancement of strengths and creating the conditions for success, by identifying what individuals do best and maximising the resources they already have.
  • Evidence-based research highlights that coaching strengths leads to increased engagement, energy and motivation. This, in turn, creates greater positive emotion, which has also been shown to engender increased creativity, mental flexibility, resilience and enhanced performance. 
  • Positive psychology's belief in the potential of individuals, teams and organisations is at the heart of this training, and we use the best coaching methods to capitalise on this belief.


No prior knowledge of psychology or coaching is required for this course.

Applicants should, however, feel that they possess a maturity to reflect on their own development as a person, and should have an interest in and desire to learn about the subject matter.

If you are interested in this course, you may wish to first book onto one of our Open Days or Open Evenings to find out more.

How to apply:

You can apply by submitting the following documents and items:

  • A completed Entry Level Courses application form (available to download from 'Download' section of this web page).
  • Your £350 Enrolment Deposit (Non-Refundable) to reserve your place (see the 'Fees' tab for further information).

Application documents can be submitted by email to enquiries@ironmill.co.uk, or by post to Iron Mill College, 7 Barnfield Crescent, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1QT.

Successful applicants will be offered a place on the course once all of the above application documents have been received and the Enrolment Deposit paid.


What our Students Say

"The balance of the skills and theory taught and what other students bring to the group provides a rich learning environment, which is great for all types of students!"
Antoinette Buisman - Advanced Transactional Analysis Student

What our Students Say

β€œIt achieved a great balance between knowledge of the topic and making this interesting and close to us... the Tutor managed to make {the lecture} understandable to us with day to day examples. At the same time we felt that he was really an expert in the topic. From a HR perspective we were delighted to get so many people participating in the Q&A after the talk, as this is not the usual way our staff behaves.”
Monica Wilson - Tailor-Made Training
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