Postgraduate Certificate in Team Coaching

Team coaching is becoming an increasingly popular discipline, and many experienced coaches are returning to study new theories and models so they can add team coaching to their coaching practice.

This series of workshops will develop your confidence and skills as a team coach. It will deepen your understanding and ability to intervene with teams and groups and therefore increase the impact on your organisational clients.

At a glance

  • Part-time (4 workshops/10 teaching days)

  • Study at Ashridge House

  • 1 intake per year

Programme Overview

During this programme, you will gain a sound understanding of the roles and challenges of being a team coach. You will also integrate theory on group dynamics and team coaching into your practice. Over the course of the module you will deepen your awareness and insight into group process and team development.

You will learn to recognise and appreciate derailment and under performance in teams, be aware of the impact and meaning of various forms of 'group think' and 'scapegoating'; and you will find ways to respond to and contain such 'dark side dynamics' in teams. Finally you will develop your ability to make judgments about when and how to intervene in a team.

This is a flexible programme suitable for those who are beginning their coaching journey, as well as more experienced coaches wishing to expand their practice. It is a stand-alone course with optional accreditation process, after which you can progress to the Masters in Executive Coaching (Team Coaching Stream).

We believe that team coaching is, more than anything else, stimulating reflection within the team we work with. It's all about helping teams to reflect better.

Erik de Haan, Director of the Hult Ashridge Center for Executive Coaching


  • Contracting with Teams and their Contexts

  • Systemic and Psychological Views on Team Coaching

  • Board Coaching and Board Dynamics

  • Professionalism in the Team Coaching Relationship

Theory & Practice

Team Coaching for Consultants

This module comprises 10 days of face to face workshops. For less experienced coaches, a personal reflective journal in addition to the workshops will enable you to achieve the Postgraduate Certificate in Team Coaching.


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Team Coaching

  • Optional accreditation process


Optional accreditation process

This consists of an individual coaching accreditation assessment - a half-day preparation workshop + one-day practicum.


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Team Coaching

  • Ashridge-Accredited Team Coach

Master's Degree

Continue your study

Add a 2nd year to your study to achieve a Masters in Executive Coaching.
Further develop your coaching style towards a mindful and relational approach.


  • Master's in Executive Coaching

  • 10% discount on all modules when you begin the master's

Courses and dates 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.

    Our Coaching Faculty

    Our coaching and supervision faculty are highly experienced organization consultants and executive coaches and supervisors. Many are also experienced psychotherapists and bring their relational and Gestalt approaches to our coaching programs.

    All of our faculty continually research and publish articles and books etc and are passionate about contributing to the continued growth of the coaching industry.

    Dorothee Stoffels

    Programme Director
    BA/DipS, MSc, MA

    Erik de Haan

    Ashridge Centre for Coaching Director, MA, MSc, PHD

    Ann Knights

    BA (Hons), MSc, MCIPD, DipM, ATT

    David Birch

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

    Fees & admissions

    Most applicants to the Team coaching programme are self-funded. However, as team coaching increases in popularity and organisations see the benefit, many employers are starting to fund this training for 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 application form or online application

    • 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 at least three years' experience in a coaching or consulting position including roles offering mentoring and the development of others in their professional remit

    • Proficiency in English

    Application Deadline

    27 December, 2024

    Submit your application before the deadline to be considered for our February 2025 cohort.

    Program fees

    Workshops Only 7,550 GBP
    Postgraduate Certificate in Team Coaching9,400 GBP
    Postgraduate Certificate + Diploma (inc. accreditation)12,900 GBP
    Master's in Executive Coaching24,450 GBP (inc. 10% discount on programme fee when you sign up for full Masters)

    Application deadlines

    Start DateApplication Deadline
    3 February 202527 December 2024
    • All fees are excluding VAT

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    Next intake: October 17, 2024

    The deadline for our next intake is September 11, 2024. This is a fully online cohort and places are filling up fast, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.