Have you ever thought of becoming an ICF credentialed coach? If yes, then maybe enrolling in an ICF ACTP coach training program may be the best route to get you there.
For individuals in and around South Africa, looking to take their coaching career to the next level, you might want to consider the South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP)
Who is SACAP?
I recently found out about this educational organization and was rather impressed by the reviews and information received about them. The South African College of Applied Psychology was established in 1997 in Cape Town, South Africa, and presently has four physical campuses across the country as well as an online campus. SACAP is known to be South Africa’s leading provider of coaching, counseling, and psychology programs. The SACAP’s Graduate School of Coaching & Leadership empowers leaders to employ their potential and effect change through excellence in coaching and leadership education. The organization is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as a private higher education institution and is accredited by the Council on Higher Education. Its coaching programs are approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
The ICF ACTP Training Program at SACAP
What is the ICF ACTP Credentialing Path?
Accredited Coaching Training Program (ACTP) accreditation is intended for third-party training providers who are interested in having their training program accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). ACTP accredited programs are considered “all-inclusive” training programs, which offer start to finish coach training. A minimum of 125 student contact hours, Mentor Coaching, and a performance evaluation process are required for approval.
The South African College of Applied Psychology offers two ACTP Coach Training Programs to its students who are typically working professionals:
- The Advanced Coach Practitioner Program – is a six-month part-time program designed with working professionals in mind and includes a strong practical component within a robust theoretical framework.
- Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching – The Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching offers a solid theoretical grounding and a deep understanding of current coaching thinking, practice, ethics, and research. It is a two-year part-time structured program ideal for individuals seeking to become competent and confident professional coaches.
Throughout both programs, individuals will receive customized feedback about their demonstrated coaching skills and mentor coaching from the International Coach Federation (ICF) credentialed mentor coaches. The program also includes a coaching competency performance exam.
Why Attend SACAP For Their Coaching Program?
Well, first and foremost, its coaching programs are accredited by the ICF. Secondly, the school equips students as professional coach practitioners for multiple frameworks such as Personal Coaching, Corporate Coaching, and Executive Coaching. Thirdly, its learning approach is an integration of both theory and practical along with real-life work experiences to ensure that the individuals graduate with the knowledge, insight, and confidence. Finally, the institution provides an opportunity for its students to attend courses at their different campuses, including the flexibility of studying online.
If you are looking for an ICF approved ACTP Coach Training in South Africa that will guide you into becoming an excellent coach for your prospective clients, then you might want to think about enrolling at the South African College of Applied Psychology. It is an organization that offers individuals the opportunity to gain invaluable practical experience, positively impact people’s personal and professional lives, as well as sharpen and refine their coaching skills.
Margaret K. Olubiyi
Writer, Coaches Training Blog community