Life Coach Accreditation

First we need to explain the difference between a certificate and an accreditation. Certification is normally a written assurance by a third party of the conformity of a product, process or service to specified requirements.

Accreditation, on the other hand, is the formal recognition by an authoritative body of the competence to work to specified standards. So as you can see it is VERY IMPORTANT you are accredited rather than just getting a certificate as a coach because Coaching is about Competency. With that in mind, our course offers accreditation to the highest level and is delivered by the acknowledged Pioneer of life coach training the author of The Life Coaching Handbook Curly Martin. This book is the first book ever (world wide) written about how to become a life coach.

As you will read in The Life Coaching Handbook it is important to demonstrate to your potential clients that you are a fully trained and a dedicated Life Coaching professional. When you graduate from the Achievement Specialists Life Coaching diploma course you will be awarded a Life Coaching Handbook Diploma; which is also externally accredited by the prestigious International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring (IAPCM) and our coaching diploma has been awarded the top level of accreditation by this prominent organisation.

External Accreditation - International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring (IAPCM).

Our Life Coaching Diploma course has been accredited by the prestigious International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring (IAPCM). Previously known as the International Institute of Coaching and Mentoring (IIC&M). They recognise the high standard of this Life Coaching diploma course under the CTECI – Full Coach Training Programme, which is its top accreditation for coach training programmes. When you train with us, you can register with the International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring (IAPCM) and use their logo on your marketing, which will impress your prospective clients and increase your chances of success. Our coaches also benefit from a negotiated discount!

LCH Dip Certification

The prestigious award LCH Dip., will acknowledge your commitment to your profession and recognises that you have trained with the pioneer and grandmother of life coach training, Curly Martin. The testimonials on this site from qualified delegates verify, using the qualification along with the number one best selling book 'The Life Coaching Handbook' can open company doors for you and coaching contracts are easier to achieve. The course places are restricted along with the number of courses delivered in each year which means that this exclusive qualification is highly sought after because it demonstrates commitment to high standards and also improves your chances of finding clients. Our members are proud to use LCH Dip., after their names on their marketing materials.


Graduation will take place after attendance at one of the workshops and successful completion of the assessed post-course criteria. A signed certificate will be presented to you on graduation in respect of all your hard work and achievements. This cost is included in your course fee. No extra charges.

The Association for Coaching

The Association for Coaching is an independent non profit organisation with the goal to promote best practice, raise awareness and standards across the Coaching industry, while providing value added benefits to its members – whether they are professional Coaches or Organisations involved in Coaching. We recommend our coaches to become members.

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Coaching Reviews

"I want to say a big thank you to Curly for this weekends course. it is the first time I have invested in myself both financially and time wise and it was worth every penny and minute. Curly, I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and learnt more than I thought possible."

C. Thornton