Accredited Certificate in 

Coach Training



The '4-S.T.E.P.' Coach Training Model for extra-ordinary coaching skills and extra-ordinary coaching business success.

Welcome to the A.C.T.'s

Professional Coaching Skills Certification Program

Incorporating 2 Certifications:

Accredited Certificate in Coach Training



Accredited NLP Diploma Certificate


The '4-S.T.E.P.' Premier Coach Program









Comprehensive Training

This accredited coach training program covers the 4-key areas necessary to become a successful professional coach in the modern era. The course includes an accredited coaching and NLP certification.


The program will help you to:

  • Develop outstanding coaching skills, putting
  • Add the most effective coaching tools to your coaching toolkit,
  • Add essential business systems, processes and automations, including lead generation and passive income workflows, and the
  • Develop your own unique branded solutions/products. 

The course is divided into 7 modules. Each module includes 1 day classroom training and set tasks and reflections to follow-up on. It has a rolling entry system so you can start in any month. You must complete all the modules to gain your certification.


You can view the dates in the section below.

Course Recommended Reading

We will supply you with the following books

Click on a book to learn more

Interactive Study Guides

We use interactive pdf study guides for each course module.


These study guides also serve as the course daily journals, helping you to embed your learning and complete the coursework as you go.

You'll also get all this...

  • An official ANLP Accredited NLP Diploma Certification

    The skill set of NLP will set you apart as a coach

  • AC Student Membership

    Become a member of the Association for Coaching as soon as you join the course

  • Private Facebook Group

    We have a very strong, active and supportive community, the ACT Tribe.  You will be invited to join as a course participant.

  • An AC Accredited Certificate in Coach Training (ACCT)

    The highest-quality training which means confidence for you and your clients

  • The Coaches Toolkit

    We will give you coaching templates, documents, logs & interactive study guides

  • Lifetime Access

    Once you have completed your training and certification, you can come back to modules anytime, absolutely FREE!, space permitting.

What our students say...


Teresa Brooks

Teresa graduated from the ACCT course in August 2018. Teresa has won awards for business innovation and in 2014 she won the coveted Bedfordshire Business Woman of the Year award. Teresa now works as a full-time professional coach.


In 2019 Teresa launched COACH Magazine.


Nik Moore

Nik has a distinguished career as a video and conference producer, working with some of the biggest brand names in the UK. Coaching skills have enabled him to change his business model.


Since graduating from the course, Nik has partnered with the A.C.T. on a number of projects.

Lathi Dube

Coach and A.C.T. ACCT Graduate

Lathi completed the ACCT course in 2017 ...



From my interactions with other coaches and trainers, and from my experience with my own clients, Steve doesn’t just train excellent coaches, he trains world class thought leaders.


The level that Steve was able to embed in my learning is truly incredible. I couldn’t recommend his Programs enough. 


The day I walked into his class was one of the best decisions I ever made.

Martyn Mordecai

Coach and A.C.T. ACCT Graduate

Since being on the Course, and with Steve’s help, not only did I pick up some private clients but I also secured Coaching contracts with two major businesses in the UK.


Utilising the skills taught on this course I have seen my Coaching business turnover grow by 19% in the first quarter of this year...UPDATE 6 MONTHS LATER (October 2018): my business growth is up 50% on the equivalent period last year. All thanks to the A.C.C.T course.


This was an excellent Course and Steve is not just a great Coach but a Master of the Art and Skill. You will not be disappointed!

You are NEVER just a number to us!

An overview of the Intensive and modular versions of the program

During a break at our Marbella retreat, some ACCT students shared their views on the ACCT Coach Certification program, including exploring:

  • the benefits of the 1-day per month modular course format
  • the benefits of the 7-day Marbella intensive course format
  • the learning style, support, trainers and the ethics of the course

Please note: we only have the modular 1-day per month version of the course running at the moment.

Our students go on to do great things....

About the Program Leader:

Steve Payne

Steve is a published author, keynote speaker, International Executive Coach and Public Speaking coach.


He is one of very few certified Master Trainers of NLP in the world and sits on the training accreditation board of the International Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming (ANLP).


Steve is an entrepreneur with extensive business experience. He has created two companies and run international companies as Sales and Development Director. He brings his knowledge on both executive coaching and life coaching to the A.C.T.


Steve is the co-author of the critically acclaimed 'My 31 Practices' and is one of the featured authors in '250 Insights: Wisdom from Leading Thinkers' published by LID (2018).


Prior to Steve's entrepreneurial work, he worked as an actor for 10 years in film, TV, theatre and radio and has featured in some of the UK's best-loved series, such as Eastenders and Inspector Morse.


Steve designed the Association for Coaching Accredited Certificate in Coach Training (ACCT) course for the Academy of Coaching and Training.




We understand that making an investment of your time and money is an important decision, you want to get it right. That is why the A.C.T. offers you a worry-free 30-day 100% money back guarantee.

Steve Payne

C.E.O., Academy of Coaching and Training Ltd



£2,997.00 + VAT