This qualification gives learners the knowledge, skills and competencies to work as an independent life coach.

It is designed to equip learners to work as self-employed life coaches in independent practice.

Entry requirements

You must have undertaken a level 3 qualification in a life coaching or related or complimentary subject - e.g. counselling skills, health and social care - or have equivalent experience.

Qualifications might include our Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies.

Read section 5 of the Specification for further information.


The qualification is eligible in England for Advanced Learner Loans (19+).

Candidates in England may also be able to access funding according to individual entitlement criteria (e.g. related to age and/or employment status and/or prior qualifications).

For more detailed see funding information.

Where to study Use our centre finder to find a 'Level 4 Diploma in Life Coaching (LC-L4)' course.
Key Information Qualification Number 601/2608/5 Guided Learning Hours 150 hours Total Qualification Time 391 hours Credit value 39 Minimum age 19 years
There is currently no further progression route within CPCAB's qualifications.