This qualification is for candidates who:

  • want to take the first step in training to be an independent life coach;
  • want to use life coaching skills and techniques in a variety of settings and roles.

This qualification could lead to employment in a broad range of settings including health and social care, human resources, mentoring and support.

Entry requirements

You must have achieved a level 2 qualification in a related or complimentary subject, e.g. counselling skills, health and social care or have equivalent experience.

Qualifications might include our Level 2 Award in Effective Listening Skills, Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills or Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.

Read section 5 of the Specification for further information.


Funding is not available for this qualification.

Where to study Use our centre finder to find a 'Level 3 Certificate in Life Coaching Studies (LCS-L3)' course.
Key Information Qualification Number 600/6961/2 Guided Learning Hours 90 Total Qualification Time 163 hours Credit value 16 Minimum age 19 years
Successful candidates may progress onto the Level 4 Diploma in Life Coaching.