International Regulator of Coaching and Mentoring, CIC
Education Directory

The IRCM’s Education Directory provides details of all Education Bodies/Organisations, who demonstrate their commitment to excellence by (Rregistering their organisation either directly or through a Professional Body, on the unified single transparent register for the benefit of all students (consumers).  This single central unified directory of Education and the unified Industry Codes will continue to grow consumer confidence in the industry.  The IRCM’s Education Directory comprises of two types of education bodies/organisations:

  1. Formal Education Bodies which are recognised as Government Approved Education bodies – Universities, Colleges, and Schools.
  2. Private Commercial Training Organisations/Companies which are recognised as private companies that provide coaching and/or mentoring training, whose verification is provided by the Professional Bodies.

IRCM REGISTER STATUS:

Accreditation for Education Bodies/Organisations is not provided by the IRCM.

  • Formal Education Bodies will be (accredited) approved through their countries government education department/system.
  • Private Commercial Training Organisations accreditation/credentialing comes through one or more Professional Body/ies.

Registered Formal Education Bodies are those universities, colleges, and/or schools who have agreed to abide by the IRCM’s:

  • Unified Code of Industry Ethics,
  • Unified Industry Core Competencies,
  • Disciplinary Procedures, and
  • recognises the Ombudsman Service for consumers.

Private Commercial Training Organisations who are accredited/credentialed by an IRCM REGISTERED or ACCREDITED Professional Body have (through the Professional Body) agreed to abide by the IRCM’s:

  • Unified Code of Industry Ethics,
  • Unified Industry Core Competencies,
  • Disciplinary Procedures, and
  • recognises the Ombudsman Service for consumers.

Private Commercial Training Organisations who have REGISTERED with the IRCM directly have agreed to abide by the IRCM’s:

  • Unified Code of Industry Ethics,
  • Unified Industry Core Competencies,
  • Disciplinary Procedures, and
  • recognises the Ombudsman Service for consumers.

Where these organisations are accredited/credentialed by a Professional Body, the IRCM will include that information on their details.

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These Education Bodies/Organisations demonstrate that they, their tutors/trainers/staff and students have committed to building trust, confidence, and excellence in the coaching or mentoring industry through their inclusion in the register, and representation on the IRCM Steering Committee.

Listed by the IRCM provides the consumers with a list of all Education Bodies/Organisations providing coach and/or mentor training in the coaching and mentoring industry who are not Registered or Accredited with the IRCM.

These organisations have been listed either during the IRCM’s independent search of the internet to discover exactly how many coaches, mentors, and organisations are currently trading; or by request.

These organisations may have selected not to confirm their details, or register with the IRCM and have not confirmed that they abide by or incorporate the Unified Code of Industry Ethics, Unified Industry Core Competencies, Disciplinary Procedures, and recognise the Ombudsman Service for consumers.

TRAINING:

Coach clarifies to the consumer which training this Education Body/Organisation provides.  This Education Body/Organisation trains individuals, either directly or through teams/groups in coaching skills, tools, techniques, etc.

Mentor clarifies to the consumer which training this Education Body/Organisation provides.  This Education Body/Organisation trains individuals, either directly or through teams/groups in mentoring skills, tools, techniques, etc.

Coach and Mentor clarifies to the consumer which training this Education Body/Organisation provides.  This Education Body/Organisation trains individuals, either directly or through teams/groups in coaching and mentoring skills, tools, techniques, etc.

It is important to be aware of the skills being offered by the course(s)/workshop(s); as the definitions of these two elements of this industry provide the end-user consumer with different services.

OTHERS:

Currently Trading confirms whether the Education Body/Organisation is still trading and offering course(s)/workshop(s).

Insured demonstrates that the Education Body/Organisation has valid Business/Professional Indemnity Insurance.

It is recognised that not every country recognises Professional Indemnity Insurance, but it is the recommendation of the IRCM that all Education Bodies/Organisations have valid and relevant Business/Professional Indemnity Insurance.  This is more specific to the Private Commercial Training Organisations, as those consumers who train with an Education Body/Organisation without government support or insurance may not be able to complete their training.

  • Formal Education Bodies are simply recognised Government Approved Education bodies – Universities, Colleges, and Schools.
  • The IRCM encourages all Formal Education Bodies to REGISTER and abide by a defined and consistent code of ethics, standards, and core competencies, and recognise the Ombudsman Service for consumers (students).
  • It is not the responsibility of the IRCM to ACCREDIT Formal Education Bodies.  These Formal Education Bodies will be approved through their countries government education department/system.
  • To grow consumer confidence in the industry through an agreed Unified Code of Ethics and Standards and the Unified Industry Core Competencies; and provide a clear Future Direction for the industry, the IRCM encourages all Formal Education Bodies to ensure that their courses/workshops incorporate the minimum requirements as defined by the IRCM.
  • The IRCM encourages all Private Commercial Training Organisations to gain accreditation/credentialing with one or more Professional Bodies and to ensure that their organisation/company name is included on the IRCM through the link provided by their selected Professional Body/ies.
  • Where a Formal Training Bodies authority and validation comes from the countries Education Department/System. the Private Commercial Training Organisations verification and validation comes through accreditation/credentialing with one or more Professional Body/ies.
  • To grow consumer confidence in the industry through an agreed Unified Code of Ethics and Standards and the Unified Industry Core Competencies; and provide a clear Future Direction for the industry, the IRCM encourages all Private Commercial Training Organisations to ensure that their courses/workshops incorporate the minimum requirements as defined by the IRCM.
  • Where Private Commercial Training Organisations select not to join or gain accreditation/credentialing with a Professional Body, they may select to REGISTER independently. Their reason for not joining a Professional Organisation is passed onto the Future Direction Department.

The IRCM’s Star System is based on facts provided by the consumers; who, in this case, are the members (coaches, mentors, training organisations) of the Professional Body.

With so many Professional Organisations representing themselves in the coaching and mentoring industry; the consumers are having challenges finding the right Professional Organisation to join.  It can also be difficult for the coaches, mentors, and training organisations (in other words, consumers) wanting to join; to understand the difference between the different products that are offered.

Star Ratings are provided by the consumers.  They are not a validation of the service or services provided but are simply the opinion of another person who has used the service or services offered by the Professional Organisation.  It is the recommendation of the IRCM, for any Professional Organisation joined; that the consumer has done their own due-diligence.

The IRCM encourages the clients and students of the Professional Body members to provide input into the IRCM’s Star System.

Type Body or Organisation IRCM Register Status: Professional Body Training: Currently Trading IRCM
Star
Status
Formal or Commercial Registered Listed Coach Mentor
Achievement Specialists Limited UK Commercial IAPC&M
Canterbury Christ Church University UK Formal
Coventry University UK Formal
International Vision Academy for Training and Coaching Limited (The) UK
Kuwait
Commercial
London Metropolitan University UK Formal
Loughborough College UK Formal
Newcastle College UK Formal
Newman University, Birmingham UK Formal
Noble Manhattan Coaching Limited UK Commercial IAPC&M
ILM
ICF
Oxford Brookes University UK Formal
St. Mary’s University, Twickenham UK Formal
University College Cork Ireland Formal
University of Amsterdam The Netherlands Formal
University of Central Lancashire UK Formal
University of Derby UK Formal
University of East London UK Formal
University of Huddersfield UK Formal
Warwickshire College Group (WCG) UK Formal
York St John University UK Formal

Although the IRCM can confirm the register status of each Education Body/Organisation, the detail held for those Education Bodies/Organisations included as REGISTERED was correct at the time of application or renewal and it is the responsibility of the Education Body/Organisation to provide regular updates as necessary.  For this reason, the IRCM cannot guarantee the information displayed on record is current and up-to-date, and the extent to which you may rely on the information displayed to be correct is in the hands of the Education Body/Organisation.

Each Education Body/Organisation who applies to join this register, or is found through research undertaken by the IRCM will be identified through one of two ways – REGISTERED, or LISTED.

Consumers for Education Body/Organisation are generally considered to be their students, tutors/trainers, and staff and this register provides those consumers  (specifically the students) with a single place for transparency and openness.

Consumers of Education Body/Organisation will be able to utilise this register as part of their due-diligence when researching which course to study.  If the Education Body/Organisation is not Registered, the IRCM cannot provide validation Education Body/Organisation abides by and includes the Coaching and Mentoring Industry Codes.

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Currently all information provided by and correspondence with the IRCM is in English.