Windsor / London
Life Coaching Courses

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ducks in a row Life Coaching

ducks in a row is here to support you gain a qualification in Life Coaching. The training has been specifically designed for new coaches setting up their own business or for those looking to implement coaching skills into their current profession.

We have created a qualification that has been carefully designed by experienced trainers and coaches to provide a new coach with the perfect start to become a Life Coach. We provide you with all the tools required by a successful Coach and give you a head start with starting your own coaching practice, by introducing a business and marketing plan bespoke to you, as part of our qualification.

Beyond gaining a qualification, new coaches have the option to utilise further support from ducks in a row, with social media and website packages, which have been created to build you a solid foundation and shop window.

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Do you want to be a Qualified Life Coach?

ducks in a row offer a course designed to give you the necessary skills to begin your journey as a Life Coach. The course provides you with all the relevant techniques as well as informing you on everything you need to know about being a coach, and that’s what makes ducks in a row different from other course providers! Our module descriptions will explain everything that you will learn and experience on the course.

You will complete 12 online modules followed by a four-day residential retreat at the stunning chosen venue in London – The Oakley Court Hotel. The online modules give you access to high-quality training videos and presentations to guide you with the activities and assessments throughout the online learning.

While you are completing your modules on the online platform, ducks in a row will review and assess your work. To break up your online learning, you will take part in the four-day residential training event; here you will develop your new found skills and knowledge of coaching!

For more information, you can download our free course brochure to learn all about ducks in a row, our courses and starting up your life coaching business!

What’s involved?

When you sign up, you will have access to seven modules to complete online. The training will be delivered to you through the e-learning platform. The modules are interactive – they include hours worth of reading and video content, activities and final assessments.

On finishing these modules, you have the opportunity to go on the fantastic four-day coaching retreat in London! The rest of the online modules will be unlocked after completing the residential. The ducks in a row Learning & Development team are always there to guide you and support you with anything that you may struggle with during this process.

Online Learning Module Titles

There is a detailed description of each module and what it includes in our brochure download!

  • Coaching Skills and Competencies
  • Life as a Coach
  • Core Skills: Listening
  • Core Skills: Questioning
  • What is Coaching?
  • Coaching Toolbox 1
  • Coaching Toolbox 2
  • Your Business Plan
  • You and Your CPD
  • Marketing Toolbox 1
  • Marketing Toolbox 2
  • Marketing Toolbox 3
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The London Coaching Retreat!

The ducks in a row coaching retreat is an interactive training event which enables you to use your new skills with like-minded future coaches in a live and engaging environment. This experience offers individual and group reflection time to ensure that all of your important questions are answered, and you are prepared for your initial coaching session. You will also discover new found confidence which will enable you to feel ready to plan and launch your new coaching business!

What makes the ducks in a row course special and unique is the residential training event! It is unlike any that you will come across.

This event is just the beginning of your journey. It is held at the fabulous ‘Oakley Court Hotel’ in London! It is a quintessential country house with 118 bedrooms and has been a location for the setting of many films! There is an award-winning restaurant. Her Majesty The Queen has visited the hotel, so we can assure you that this venue is nothing but perfect!

This magnificent hotel in Windsor is surrounded by stunning grounds and the River Thames running past. Combined with a remarkable history, unique style, there is a real sense of fun and relaxation when visiting the ‘Oakley Court Hotel.’

It was important for us to find the perfect choice of venue and the ‘Oakley Court Hotel’ is just breathtaking in every way. The staff are friendly and attentive at all times, and each room is quirky and full of natural light.


    The retreat includes a standard double room to yourself for three nights.

  • FOOD

    A delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner are included over the four days.


    You have access to the recently refurbished gym and sensational spa during your stay!

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During your stay, you will have full access to the extensive and impressive facilities that the ‘Oakley Court’ has to offer. Such as the indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, a nine-hole golf course, two tennis courts and bike rental.

Your breakfast, lunch and dinner are included at no extra cost during your stay. There will also be mid-morning refreshments and short afternoon breaks to keep your mind active!

For more detailed information about the 4-day residential training event – our brochure is available to download below!

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Accreditation & Endorsement

Accreditation is when someone is officially recognised as having a particular qualification to perform a specific activity. Most coaching companies have their own qualifications due to an external body having to review the internal qualification to approve it.

The ducks in a row course have two professional and external accreditations.

The CPD Standards Office accredit the ducks in a row training course in London. They are an independent body who focus mainly on recognising quality training that partners with continuing professional development classifications.

They perform three primary roles:

  • Research into all areas of CPD and professional development
  • Accreditation to the CPD Standards Office’s mark of quality
  • Offering valuable advice to individuals, employers, professional bodies and CPD providers.

ducks in a row are also an Organisational Member of the Association for Coaching. They are a leading professional for Coaches, Providers and Training. The Association for Coaching is an independent and non-profit organisation. Their principal goal is to promote best practice and to raise awareness and standards across the industry of Coaching. They provide valuable added benefits to ducks in a row.


There is no need to worry about planning your learning path with ducks in a row because we assign you a personal coach to guide you into the world of coaching. They will help you throughout the duration of the course.

Your coach will schedule two calls with you to allow you to experience coaching first hand and to ensure that you get the most out of the learning and development experience!

The first call will be regarding your learning path. It will give you the opportunity to lay out your learning plan with our Master Coach, Chris Dudley. The second call will be for you to update your coach on your plan. This is an opportunity to review your progress and an introduction to your Course Facilitator and Andrew Long who is our Head of Training!

Alumni Testimonials

“By taking yourself away from your normal life for four days, you can change your life. You’ll learn, practice and most importantly build your confidence to coach others. The trainers are lively and fun, and this is not a classroom. It’s an activity filled dynamic course where you learn through doing.”
Georgina Stephens - Essex Life Coach
“Everything about this course has far exceeded my expectations. I feel so lucky to have found ducks in a row and I am so excited about my future. They are unique in a every positive way imaginable.”Penny Tate - Worcester Life Coach
“I left the course full of new knowledge, it was punchy and engaging! Thankyou so much.”Hannah Hooper
“A truly inspirational experience from beginning to end. Course content and delivery exceeded expectations and the location and quality of venue were perfect! I just can’t wait to begin my new business!!”Cherry Lyons - Skipton Life Coach

Download your free brochure

Learn all about ducks in a row, our life coaching courses, starting your own life coaching business and so much more.



Download your free brochure

Learn all about ducks in a row, our life coaching courses, starting your own life coaching business and so much more.