PC101: Peer Coaching

About Course

This unit will provide you with the opportunity to develop an introductory understanding of the principles and practices of life coaching.


The unit comprises two modules. During the first module you will explore the communication principles and structures essential to becoming a successful life coach. The second module will guide you through the fundamentals of life coaching as a discipline specifically exploring the GROW model and working out some of the practicalities. The unit includes sessions on:

  • Course introduction
  • Verbal communication
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Using powerful questions
  • Session structures
  • Understanding coaching
  • Foundations for coaching
  • Exploring the GROW model
  • Practice and Ethics
  • Summarising peer coaching, opportunities for practice and development

What Will I Learn?

  • After completing the unit, you will be able to:
  • Understand the concepts and thresholds for peer coaching.
  • Demonstrate the necessary skills and understanding in practice.
  • Appreciate the subtle differences between coaching, counselling and mentoring.
  • Critically apply the concepts to your own peer coaching practice.

Topics for this course

28 Lessons25h

PC110: Course Introduction?

Welcome lecture and introductory notes and resources.
PC111: Session Content – Unit introduction00:05:00
Unit Handbok
Recommended Reading
RL001: Reflective Learning Log00:00:00

PC120: Communication Fundamentals?

Core module on communication as a foundation for coaching.

PC130: Coaching Fundamentals?

This module will help you set the principles of coaching in their wider content and begin to develop the skills to coach others.

PC140: Course Conclusion?

Drawing the course to a close and looking at where you can go next in your coaching journey.

One-to-One Tutorial?

Booking and using your live tutorial session.

Unit Assessment?

Instructions and guidance for the unit assessment.

About the instructor

Providing innovative, high quality community life coach training and professional, social skills and wellbeing workshops at an affordable cost. Dave is a former Senior Probation Officer, now founder and director of Metanoeo CIC, Realign Coaching and Theolotweet Academy. He also lectures in Psychosocial Analysis and Community Wellbeing and is a community life coach and trainer. Dave holds a BA in Bible and Theology, BA(Hons) in Community Justice, MA in Criminal Justice and PhD in Theology. He is a member of the Association for Coaching, a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and also a community member of Forum Housing Association.
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5 Courses

17 students


Material Includes

  • Pre-recorded session content
  • Unit handbook
  • Module manuals
  • Links to additional resources (including YouTube videos, articles, websites, suggested books etc)
  • Session quizzes
  • End of unit assessment
  • Live one-to-one tutorial


  • There are no specific requirements to undertake this course other than a willingness to engage in all the learning materials.

Target Audience

  • On successful completion of the unit you will be ready to start applying the principles to undertaking some simple life coaching with your peers and others who require a basic level of coaching. This course is therefore aimed at those with a general interest in life coaching along with those who would like to start their journey into life coaching others.