Coaching Models of Practice QQI Level 6

Overview – This comprehensive programme enables participants to acquire a knowledge and understanding of the coaching process, the variety of styles, skills and techniques that are appropriate to the context in which coaching takes place. Participants will learn to develop a coaching style which meets individual and business needs. Participants will understand how to coach to improve performance and positive change in the workplace. This programme will explore the fundamental skills, art and practice of coaching to enhance the motivation, performance and potential of your team.

QQI Course Code: Coaching Models of Practice 6N3087

QQI Level 6

4 Days


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Module Breakdown

Understanding the Coaching Model

This module will explore the distinctive nature of coaching as a tool for workplace competencies and career development. Participants will gain an understanding of the introduction of coaching and the benefits and challenges to coaching. Participants will learn to develop a coaching style which meets individual and business needs.

Build the Coaching Relationship

This module will explore practical methods to providing effective feedback to others in a way that encourages positive change and they will understand how to coach to improve individual performance. Participants will learn how to question, listen and negotiate effectively and to explore the G.R.O.W model of coaching.

Build Personal Effectiveness as a Coach

This module aims to develop personal effectiveness as a coach and manage a coaching programme and evaluate the effectiveness of coaching as a competency development tool. Participants will understand the relationship between coaching and other performance management techniques and will understand the key coaching styles (input and output) and learn to put these into action.

Managing and Practicing the Coaching Process

This module manages to explore a coaching programme and evaluate the effectiveness of coaching as a competency development tool. Participants will conduct practice coaching sessions as Coach and Coachee and discuss and evaluate effective feedback. This practice session aims at identifying key strengths and areas for development.

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Why Should I Choose Optimum Limited

Optimum Limited provides a wide range of business development, consultancy and training, accredited and non-accredited to companies across all industry sectors, whilst also offering client-specific and scheduled training programmes. 

Since its establishment in 1990, Optimum has demonstrated a clear correlation between people development and the bottom line. This ethos has helped Optimum in establishing a portfolio of highly reputable clients in the private sector, state and local agencies, universities and professional bodies,nationally and internationally. As a preferred choice provider and partner to many of Ireland’s leading businesses, we have learned that the key to our success is putting their success first. Our focus is on building lasting partnerships that offer positive outcomes and an engaging and rewarding learning experience. 

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Who Should Apply

This course is suited to participants of all experience levels and to aspiring coaches, managers, HR professionals, educators, therapists, business owners, and individuals seeking personal growth. It offers practical and versatile skills that positively impact both personal and professional aspects of learners’ lives.

Entry Requirements

  • Level 5 or equivalent in a relevant subject area
  • Proficient in the English language
  • Basic IT Skills
  • Competent in self-directed learning

For more details on participation suitability of this course, check out our learner handbook (click here) or contact us directly at / (01) 672 8628

What Study Options Are Available

Many of our courses are now available in a variety of classroom formats. All formats cover the same course content.

Live Virtual Online Classroom

Live lectures are delivered using Zoom ( or MS Teams if requested. During these sessions, your tutors will use interactive learning elements to ensure an engaging learning experience. When appropriate, students will be encouraged to activate their video and microphones so that they can ask questions and enhance peer to peer learning

Online courses can be accessed from any computer or laptop with an internet connection.

In-Person and Onsite Classroom

Optimum Limited can provide in-company onsite training if requested. If there is not a classroom available, Optimum can provide a training room in the HQ Office in Dublin.

Optimum can also provide training in hotels conference rooms or room hires if requested.

On Demand

On Demand courses enable you to complete your course on your own time. Optimum have an e-learning platform called MyOptimum which includes a library of online on demand training programmes. This learning platform comprises of  pre-recorded videos and interactive powerpoints followed by activities designed to put the new information and concepts into practice through exercises, quizzes, forum participation and other activities.

How Will This Course Benefit Me

This QQI accredited coaching skills course offers learners practical coaching techniques, improved communication, and increased self-awareness. It enhances career prospects, fosters personal growth, and provides versatile skills applicable across industries. Learners also gain ethical coaching practices and problem-solving abilities, making this course a valuable investment for personal and professional development.

Assessment Criteria

Assignment 40%
Skills demonstration 60%

Qualification & Progression Options

This course leads to a level 6 award on the National Framework of Qualifications.

QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland.

NFQ Credit Value: 15 credits

Students who successfully complete this programme may use this Level 6 credit towards the QQI Major Business Award (6M4985). To view more Major Awards that this programme can lead to, please contact us directly or visit

Payment & Funding Options

Payment Options:

Payments can be made by EFT, PayPal or Stripe. If you need to pay by other forms of payment, please enquire with us and we can let you know if this is possible.

Funding Options:

Due to our experience and reputation, Optimum are part of many panels that provide funding opportunities to businesses in different sectors. Funding can range from 10% – 35% subsidy. Contact the Optimum Team for further information.

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How to Apply

If you have any queries and require further information, we would be happy to chat to you. Contact us directly at or talk to our team at (01) 672 8628

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