Professional coaching

The Professional Coaching Course (PCC) is a transformative year-long certification course that is designed to maximize learning and development in a coaching context using proven methodology.

PCC is designed by one of the leading coaching schools in the US – New Ventures West (NVW). The course is an International Coach Federation (ICF) Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) and is being run in partnership by the Centre for Coaching at the UCT Graduate School of Business and NVW.

PCC Delegates join a group of approximately 20 professionals who study, learn, and coach together for an entire year and quickly form a supportive learning community. The curriculum blends a rigorous course of study with hands-on practice and attention to participants’ own individual development.

PCC is organised around four face-to-face sessions that run from Wednesday to Saturday. Days run from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm with a long afternoon break. During the inter-modular periods, delegates complete written assignments, read books from the “Coaches Bookshelf”, coach clients, and undertake their own individual development programme. As they engage in these activities, they draw upon the support of small learning groups called pods. Each pod meets and works together. Delegates are also supported by faculty, pod, phone coach and tape mentors; they also receive periodic coaching from the course leaders themselves.


GSB Breakwater Campus, Waterfront

2017 Course Details:

2017 Rates R110,250 ex VAT R 125,685 incl VAT

Session 1: Tuesday 28 Feb – Friday 3 March 2017
Session 2: Tuesday 30 May – Friday 2 June 2017
Session 3: Tuesday 26 – Friday 29 September 2017 **Note that Heritage Day is observed on 25 September
Session 4: Tuesday 6 – Friday 9 February 2018

The closing date for Applications is 16 November 2016


ACTP delivered by NVW
The International Coach Federation is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals.
Under the auspices of New Ventures West, our learning partner, this PCC course is recognised by the International Coach Federation as an Accredited Coach Training Programme (ACTP)
On Completion of both ACC and PCC, you will have 286 Approved Coach Specific Training Hours. This fulfils the ICF coach educational requirement to apply for Master Certified Coach (MCC) Credentials with the ICF.
For more information on how to become or find an ICF-credentialed coach, please visit
HPCSA The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is a statutory body, established in terms of the Health Professions Act No. 56. It has accredited the PCC course for 25 general continuing education units (CEUs) and 5 ethical CEUs in level 3.

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