Online Master's in Executive Coaching

Coaches work in complex and sensitive social and political environments that require the use of a rare combination of skills, knowledge, personal qualities and concern for professional ethics.

The aim of our flagship qualification is to support you and enable you to develop yourself as an executive coach to the full extent of your potential.

At a glance

  • Part-time (two years)

  • Study live online - attend Zoom workshops

  • 3-stage process

  • 2 intakes per year

Programme Overview

Today's workplace requires successful relationships to be hybrid. Executive coaches are increasingly working online.

With this in mind, we are now providing the option to complete the Masters in Executive Coaching online. The teaching may be online, but you will experience a highly practical and relational learning environment, providing a safe space for personal and professional transformation.

Stage 1

Postgraduate Certificate in Executive Coaching

This module comprises 10 online workshops and a personal reflective journey. This can be completed as a standalone qualification.

Virtual Workshop dates

  • 20-21 March 2023

  • 4-5 May 2023

  • 19-20 June 2023

  • 17-18 July 2023

  • 11-12 September 2023

Stage 2

Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Coaching

This consists of an individual coaching accreditation assessment - a half-day preparation workshop + one-day practicum. You will achieve Ashridge Accredited Executive Coach status upon successful completion of this assessment.

Stage 3

Master's in Executive Coaching

The purpose of this year is to further develop your coaching style towards a mindful and relational presence. It is designed around 4 workshops which include guest presentations from leaders in the field and integrate different theoretical models and frameworks.

Workshop content and timings subject to change

    Ashridge Coaching Philosophy

    At Ashridge we see coaching as a relational practice. While we take it as read that serving our clients is the primary task of a coaching relationship, we have a particular perspective on the nature of this relationship. We take the view that the relationship between coach and client is at the heart of effective coaching and is, therefore, the central vehicle for learning and change. We see this as a mutual and co-creating relationship rather than a remedial contract to solve a problem.

    It's transformative in every aspect. It was surprising for me how deep the bonds we developed were.

    Martina Sfiligoj

    AMEC Online 2020

    Martina Sfiligoj

    Our Coaching Faculty

    Many of our coaching faculty are qualified psychotherapists as well as practicing executive coaches. As well as teaching on the online Masters in Executive Coaching they research coaching practice, author books and contribute to academic journals.

    Charlotte Sills

    MA, MSc, PGCE, Teaching/Supervising Transactional Analyst (ITAA)

    Simon Cavicchia

    MA (Oxon), MSc (Organisational Change), MSc (Gestalt Psychotherapy), Dip. Supervision

    David Birch

    BA (Hons), PGCE, MSc, PG Cert Supervision

    Erik De Haan

    Programme Director

    MA, MSc, PHD

    Fees & admissions

    There is one online cohort per year. Most participants are self-funded but some employers are willing to sponsor their employees.

    How to apply

    The application process takes place online. Our virtual information sessions are a great way to learn more about the programme and the application processs.

    • Submit a completed online application form

    • Provide details of two referees

    • Attend a virtual interview

    Entry requirements

    • An undergraduate or master's degree, or equivalent academic award, or if you are a mature individual without an academic qualification, evidence of appropriate conceptual and study skills

    • Minimum of three years' experience in an organisational consulting or coaching role

    • Proficiency in English

    Program fees

    Master's in Executive Coaching23,175 GBP
    Postgraduate Certificate + Diploma12,300 GBP
    Postgraduate Certificate8,900 GBP
    Start DatesApplication Deadlines
    20th March 202326th February 2023
    5th October 202310th September 2023
    • All fees are excluding VAT

    Contact Us

    Request a call back from our admissions officer, Caroline Monfort. Or you can contact her directly on +44 (0)1442 902204

    Application Portal

    To apply for any of our qualification programmes, you will need to create an account in our application portal, Full Fabric. Log in and start your application.

    Upcoming Events

    We host webinars, special interest groups and conferences throughout the year. These are fantastic opportunities for networking and professional development.