Performance Coaching - Level 3 Diploma (Online Learning)

Level 3 - A Level or BTEC National or IB or NVQ Level 3 or Equivalent

Subject Area Business

School Trade Union Education Centre

Attendance Distance Learning


Learn and practice a series of established professional coaching skills and techniques, with at least three coachees.

This is a full cost course and there is a course fee of £600.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: 17/09/2018
Duration: 5 Months
Venue: Distance Learning

Start Date: September 2018. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 5 Months
Venue: Distance Learning

Who the course is for

This qualification is aimed at HR professionals, managers, aspiring managers, team leaders, coaches or any key personnel responsible for the performance of others in the workplace.

Qualification Gained

Our course has been accredited by NCFE, an awarding organisation recognised by the qualification regulators for England (Ofqual), Wales (Qualification Wales) and Northern Ireland (CCEA Regulation).

This is an unregulated product and is not a nationally recognised qualification, but instead has been developed by us to meet the specific requirements of our learners.

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong Building. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


You can download an application here and post it FREE to:

Newcastle College
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Alternatively call 0191 200 4000 and we will send you an application form.


Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 200 4000 and they will talk you through your application.

Course Content

To successfully achieve the qualification you must complete six modules
Module 1 - Attitudes and Awareness
Module 2 - Choices and Change
Module 3 - Unleashing Conscious Perception
Module 4 - Tools for Change 1
Module 5 - Tools for Change 2
Module 6 - Assured Performance

Throughout the programme you will coach at least three coachees and learn about:
What is performance coaching; values, beliefs and emotions; mind and body connections; preparing for the coaching session; the first session; the importance of attitude or mindset; understanding sensory awareness; conscious perception; questions, challenge and silence; viable goals and well-formed outcomes; future desired state; ranking and commitment; the STEPPPA Model; perceptual positions; clean and reflective language; psychological state; anchoring; needs and wishes; positive listings and affirmations; limiting and empowering beliefs; mental processing and logical levels; motivation and demotivation factors; pattern breaker; timeline; metaphors; emotion and committed goals; motivation traits; coach and coachee projection.


Learning Methods

Your minimum input on the full course will be 90 hours, usually completed in six months.
There are three key objectives:
1. You will need to research and read widely to gain sufficient learning, knowledge and understanding (coaching skills; techniques; models and theories). If you prefer books then you will need to consider purchasing a selection or if you prefer the internet a range of web sites, learning materials and links will be provided.
2. You will need to develop your practical coaching skills by coaching at least 3 coachees throughout the programme, and usually completing 4-6 sessions with each coachee
3. You will need to meet each monthly submission date, and the agreed course end date.

Assessment Methods

You will receive six modules and six accompanying assessments and you will be set course deadlines. You complete the assessments and return them to us for marking. You will submit responses to the assessment questions via email.

Progression Opportunities

The Advanced Diploma in Performance Coaching has been designed as a progression to this course. There are also several similar courses you might like to consider to add value to your learning, including   Certificate in Life  Coaching and Diploma in Life Coaching.

Other progression opportunities via distance learning include:

Certificate in Knowledge Management
Certificate in Change Management
Certificate in Coaching People through Change
Diploma in Performance Management (equivalent to Level 3 Qualification).

Career Opportunities

The qualification enables progression onto the Advanced Diploma in Performance Coaching and into the developing sector of business coaching and performance coaching.

Entry Requirements

You must be 18 or over to begin a programme of study. There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification; however you must be in a position to be able to collect appropriate evidence and complete practical coaching sessions with at least 3 coachees.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail:
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

You can spread the cost of this course fee by paying £100 on enrolment then 5 payments by Direct Debit.

Additional Course Costs

Learners aged 19 or over

Please note many courses will be available free of charge or at a discount depending on your age and circumstances. For friendly advice and to check your eligibility for free or discounted study please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000. Please note some courses are not eligible for any discounts. Please download a prospectus from the adults section of this website for details of the latest course fees.

International learners

Newcastle College offers competitive tuition fees to learners who are resident of countries outside of the EU. For friendly advice please call our International team on +44 (0) 191 226 6323 for more information.

International Students: Additional start dates may be available for International Students, please contact
+44 191 226 6323 or email