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Programme Overview

Designed for established and aspiring coaches, this programme will provide participants with the competencies to deliver coaching to senior leaders in organisations, contract appropriately with organisations, address questions of assessment and evaluation and work effectively with the psychological dimension of coaching. Through a process of practice and feedback from tutors, peers and supervisors, they will develop a range of coaching skills and an understanding of coaching cultures in organisations. 

Programme features include:

  • University award at postgraduate level - NFQ level 9;
  • Accredited by the  European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) at the ‘Senior Practitioner’ level;
  • Opportunity to apply for a fast track EMCC Individual Accreditation (EIA) 
  • Breadth and depth of theoretical input;
  • Intensive coach practice sessions;
  • 100 face-to-face training hours;
  • Requirement to build up coach practice hours between workshops;
  • Group supervision at workshops;
  • Demonstration sessions from course tutors;
  • Programme design reflects the three higher-level competency categories of business and executive coaching: business mindedness, coaching skill and psychological-mindedness.

Key Details

25th April 2023

Next Intake

€13,850 & €13,157*


12 Months


14 Days x 6 Workshops


NFQ Level 9 / 30 ECTS

Accredited / Credits

Module Dates

Module Title

Module Faculty

Module Dates

Module 1: Getting Started in Business Coaching  SBUS45880

Pamela Fay & Eileen Duggan

Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th April 2023

Module 2: The Psychological Dimension of Business Coaching SBUS45870

Pamela Fay & Eileen Duggan

Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd June 2023

Module 3: Creative Approaches to Business Coaching  SBUS45860

Pamela Fay & Eileen Duggan

Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th September 2023

Module 4: The Process of Change in Business Coaching SBUS45850

Pamela Fay & Eileen Duggan

Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd November 2023

Module 5: Business Coaching and Leadership SBUS45840

Prof. Séamas Kelly (Day 1) / Pamela Fay & Eileen Duggan

Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th December 2023

Module 6: Business Coaching in Organisations SBUS45830

Pamela Fay & Eileen Duggan

Wednesday 31st January and Thursday 1st of February 2024

Please note - 100% attendance is required at all modules. Should you miss a module due to unexpected circumstances, there is no longer an option to take that module with another intake of the programme – visit for full details. Typical day runs from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Alumni Insights

Smurfit Executive Development leaps to 31st globally in latest 2022 Financial Times Rankings

UCD Smurfit School Executive Development has been ranked 31st in the world in the 2022 Financial Times Executive Education Open Enrolment rankings, our highest ever placing in the prestigious rankings. Up 11 places from 42nd in the last rankings held in 2020, we are ranked 1st in Ireland, 19th in EU (Up from 27th in Europe in 2020) with an overall participant satisfaction rating at 9.09/10.

The only Irish business school included, UCD Smurfit Executive Development recorded significant gains across all criteria, including being ranked 22nd for New Skills and Learning; 26th for Aims Achieved; and 30th for both Course Design and Teaching Materials.

In addition, UCD Smurfit Executive Development ranked 14th for partner schools, which refers to programmes taught in conjunction with other Equis or AACSB accredited business schools. Find out more here.

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