In this section, we include tables, reports and articles to help coaches and coaching buyers gain clarity and up to date information around coaching and mentoring accreditation. The five Comparison tables contain data on six professional coaching bodies, comparing what they have to offer in a number of areas. These tables will be reviewed and revised as required.


How do we trust and govern coaching? This discussion paper from sponsors in the Coaching at Work-led Accreditation Forum, offers their perspective on the potential issues surrounding professional coaching standards from an organisational viewpoint Over the past few years there has been a proliferation in the use of the term ‘coach’. It is now attached to many things of variable focus and, often, quality. Here, we examine coaching in the business environment. What are the key issues and how should professional coaching standards develop in relation to sponsors’ potential requirements? We seek to prompt further discussion rather than present a […]

Clarity around accreditation

By Liz Hall For the first time, coaches and coaching buyers in the UK can compare easily the different professional coaching bodies’ accreditation schemes. The bodies have taken a huge step forward towards greater clarity around accreditation in response to calls from coaching buyers, body members and readers of Coaching at Work. The Association for Coaching (AC); Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS); the British Psychological Society (BPS) Special Group in Coaching Psychology (SGCP); the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) UK; the International Coach Federation (ICF), and the Society for Coaching Psychology (SCP) have offered information on […]