How to apply

Application process

The next programme will start in February 2017.

If you wish to apply, please contact our Admissions Team.

The application process involves:

  • Submission of a completed application
  • Providing details of two referees
  • A face-to-face interview at Ashridge or a Skype interview if face-to-face is not possible.

Following the receipt of your application, we aim to send you notification of the decision or a request for further information within five working days. We will acknowledge receipt of your application by email.

We advise you to apply at least eight weeks before your planned programme start date. Offers of admission are made on a rolling basis, in line with the next available start date, unless a later start date has been requested by the applicant. Please be aware that it is not possible to admit participants to the programme once it has started so we advise you to apply early to avoid disappointment.

As part of the application process, you should provide electronic or physical copies of all degree and professional certificates that are referenced in your application form.

Attending open days and/or webinars

In order to help you decide if this is the right programme for you, and Ashridge is the best place for you to study, we would strongly recommend that you attend a webinar or an Ashridge Open Day before you complete your application. Alternatively, we can arrange for you to speak to members of the faculty team either face-to-face or by phone. Please contact our Admissions Team on Tel. +44 (0)1442 841303 or

We often put potential applicants in touch with current and former participants, who can share their experience of the programme. If you are interested please contact our Admissions Team for more details.

Entry criteria

You will need to have:

  • A first degree or an equivalent academic award
  • Award of coaching accreditation by a recognised institution or a Masters degree in (preferably O.D.) consulting
  • At least three years' full-time experience in an organisational consulting or coaching role
  • Substantial professional experience in a purely coaching role: at least 100 hours of coaching in the last two years of being supervised as a coach or Ashridge/EMCC accreditation at postgraduate level
  • Motivation to participate in a peer learning community
  • Ability to reflect on and learn from own actions and from feedback from a deep awareness of own emotional and behavioural process
  • English language proficiency.
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The quickest and most efficient way to apply for one of our qualification programmes is to apply online. With this fully online system you can also track your application at each stage of the process.

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You don't have to complete the application in one session; you can save what you have done so far and return to complete it at a later date.

Please note that our online application process requires the use of the following modern web browsers due to the increased speed, usability and security they offer:

Internet Explorer version 10 +
Google Chrome version 10 +
Mozilla Firefox version 4 +
Apple Safari version 4 +

If you are experiencing problems in accessing the application portal, please email: