A completed application form, digital photograph and copy of transcripts for all university-level degrees (if applicable and excluding those taken at UCD) are required. A telephone or personal interview with the Programme Director may form part of the admission process to help determine whether the programme is the most appropriate solution for the applicant.
In-person programme - Our suite of Professional Diplomas are delivered in-person at Smurfit Executive Development on UCD's Smurfit School Blackrock campus to facilitate the best learning experience for participants. Participants are required to attend in person. In exceptional circumstances, we may be able to facilitate an alternative delivery option but each request will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis by our Programme Director & Programme Management Team
This programme is for experienced internal and external coaches with a minimum of at least three years 1:1 coaching experience/180 hours of 1:1 coaching experience. Applicants must also have at least 5 years middle to senior level management experience and hold a primary degree or equivalent professional qualification. Consideration will be given to applicants who do not hold a primary degree but their depth of industry and organisational experience qualifies them as suitable participants.
All participants are also required to complete, and log, at least 14 hours of team coaching with a real team. Participants will need to source this organisational team before the programme commences and appropriately contract with the team so that the team coach can maximise their learning whilst also helping the team achieve its objectives from the coaching.
The diploma programme is demanding and participants should be free of other responsibilities on the days of the workshops. 100% attendance is required.
We would encourage you to check the module dates listed on the overview page to ensure your availability. If you do miss a module due to unexpected circumstances, there is no longer an option to take that module with another intake of the programme. You will be required to complete an additional assignment as well as the module assignment. Full details on the module assignment as well as the additional assignment will be shared with the participant.
2024 Tuition Fees
The fee of €11,140 & €10,610* (*UCD Business Alumni Discount) is a comprehensive cost that includes tuition, all course related materials, lunches and refreshments while on campus. There are no additional overheads. We offer staged payments and there is no interest charged for choosing this option.
Important Note: Tuition fees and other charges are subject to change each year. Click here to read more.
Programme tuition fees for the year of entry into a programme can be viewed online here.
Tax relief is available on tuition fees for participants who wish to self-fund. Please see www.revenue.ie for further information on how to apply for this relief. All decisions on individual tax relief requests are subject to the discretion of the Revenue Commissioners.
On successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded the Professional Diploma in Team Coaching by UCD Smurfit Executive Development (30 ECTS at NFQ Level 9). This diploma forms part of the MSc in Business and Executive Coaching Pathway