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Tree Word CollageFoundation Certificate in Positive Psychology Coaching

This innovative, entry level, part-time course is available to study in Exeter, over 6 weekends.

  • Offers the opportunity to become immersed in a positive psychology approach to coaching.
  • Will help participants develop an approach to coaching that draws on the latest evidence-based interventions from the field of positive psychology, enabling them to empower individuals and teams to achieve their goals.
  • Ideal for those who offer coaching to individuals and teams, including Managers, Human Resources professionals, Learning and Development Specialists, Coaches, Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Organisational Psychologists and more.

Course Details

“…one cannot build on weakness. To achieve results, one has to use all available strengths… These strengths are the opportunities” - Peter Drucker. 

Key features:

  • Positive Psychology Coaching focuses on the enhancement of strengths and creating the conditions for success, by identifying what individuals do best and maximising the resources they already have.
  • Evidence-based research highlights that coaching strengths leads to increased engagement, energy and motivation. This, in turn, creates greater positive emotion, which has also been shown to engender increased creativity, mental flexibility, resilience and enhanced performance. 
  • Positive psychology's belief in the potential of individuals, teams and organisations is at the heart of this training, and we use the best coaching methods to capitalise on this belief.


No prior knowledge of psychology or coaching is required for this course.

Applicants should, however, feel that they possess a maturity to reflect on their own development as a person, and should have an interest in and desire to learn about the subject matter.

If you are interested in this course, we recommend that you first book onto one of our Taster Days.

How to apply:

You can apply by submitting the following documents and items:

  • Application form (available to download from 'Download' section on the left of this web page).
  • Passport / webcam style photo.
  • CV.
  • A personal reference returned to us by your personal referee (reference request form available to download from 'Download' section on the left of this web page).
  • A professional reference returned to us by your professional referee (reference request form available to download from 'Download' section on the left of this web page).

You will also need to pay a £350 Enrolment Deposit, in order to reserve a place on this course (see the 'Fees' tab for further information).

Application documents can be submitted by email to enquiries@ironmill.co.uk, or by post to 'Iron Mill College, Morwenstow, 7 Barnfield Crescent, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1QT'.

Please note that you will only be offered a place on the course once all of the above application documents have been received and your Enrolment Deposit has been paid. This includes receipt of both references. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their referees supply references, following up requests for references where necessary. 


What our Students Say

"I have never before learned so much about myself and about where I want to go in the future. I couldn't imagine a better place for my development than at the Iron Mill. The tutors, staff and students are all fantastic. Thanks to all of them."
Jess Houghton - Certificate in Counselling Student

What our Students Say

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Iron Mill - there is a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere which makes for a very positive learning environment. My tutor was excellent and the course content was both challenging and enjoyable. I have gained invaluable new skills and made lasting friendships."
Frances Carpenter - Certificate in Counselling Graduate
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