The Level 5 Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching aims to provide the building blocks of the coaching role to individuals so that they are able to support others with performance issues making a positive and lasting difference by the identification and achievement of their personal goals.

As a coach you will help clients define their needs, wants, ambitions and desires; empowering them to identify the strategies and tactics that will create the action to take them there and measure their progress against defined markers.

Learners must be within a coaching role in order to ensure that they have the required experience to evidence the requirements of the qualification.

The qualification has been developed in partnership with The Coaching Academy.

Based in Chiswick, London and established in 1999, The Coaching Academy is now the largest training organisation of its kind in the world.

They started when coaching was a relatively new phenomenon and there weren’t any other UK based training organisations for coaches.

Now they find themselves at the forefront of coach training and chosen by more people who want to professionally train in the practical skills of coaching than any other organisation.


Regulator Ofqual
Qualification Framework RQF
Qualification Reference Number 601/8691/4
Qualification Level 5
Credit Value 37 credits
Guided Learning (Hours) 69 hours
Total Qualification Time (Hours) 370 hours
Duration Completion within 2 years
Structure 5 mandatory units
Age Groups 19+
Entry Requirements

Learners must be within a coaching role in order to ensure that they have the required experience to evidence the requirements of the qualification.

Learners should also possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification

First Date for Registrations May 1, 2016
Last Date for Starts March 31, 2025
Delivery Staff Requirements

The assessment and internal quality assurance qualifications are required to deliver this qualification.

If you are unable to provide evidence of the achievement of these qualifications you can submit alternative evidence, eg. reports from other Awarding Organisations that have previously viewed evidence, alongside the completion of the appropriate competency statement for the role you wish to complete accessed below:

Assessor Competency Statement

Quality Assurer Competency Statement

IOEE Studying Membership Eligible Yes
SFEDI Directory Eligible No
Registration Fee for Centres (excl. VAT) £88

Learner Support

An initial assessment will be carried out with you by your learning provider where any individual learning needs you may have will be reviewed and appropriate support put in place


Below you will find the unit specification for the qualification setting out both the structure of the qualification and also the content of the units contained

Level 5 Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching

For additional guides that will support the delivery of the qualification click here