Our awards and accreditation partners
We are a partner of the AQR, and a member of EMCC which allows us to grant the accreditation to a high standard. This means that you can rest assured that your new qualification is accredited and secured by independent bodies.
European Individual Accreditation (EIA)
The EIA is an internationally recognised award that demonstrates that an individual practising as a professional mentor/coach has the appropriate level of knowledge and the ability to apply it effectively in his/her practice.
The EIA sets very high standards and is recognised as a quality mentor/coach accreditation in the marketplace. It raises standards and professionalism in mentoring/coaching by:
Setting high standards in assessment
Measuring ability against our evidence-based competence framework
Using reliable and rigorous assessment processes
Demanding a professional, reflective approach
Ensuring a commitment to continuing development.
European Quality Award (EQA)
The benchmark quality standard for mentoring/coaching training programmes, EQA ensures that successful students meet the research-based competence standards presented in the EMCC Competency Framework. The EQA is valid for five years at which point renewal is required.
EMCC’s European Quality Award (EQA) offers the marketplace the much needed framework to enable the quality of mentoring/coaching services to meet and be recognised for meeting high quality standards of the profession.
Mentoring/coaching training organisations may apply for their programmes to be awarded at one of four levels- we currently offer foundation level awards with higher programmes coming soon.
AQR’s goal is to make high quality psychometric tools and assessments accessible to users of all types – managers, trainers, coaches and teachers – to support them in making better decisions about people. In turn leading to more effective intervention and development.
This means they ensure that AQR’s assessments are:
Easy to understand by both users and test takers
Designed to be easy to administer & manage
Designed to support quality feedback to the test taker
Carefully designed and accessible assessments enable the user to carry out two key tasks:
Diagnosis – To make better decisions to be made about people and their skills, attributes and behaviour. This enables users to select interventions more accurately. This helps to measure change or progress around mindset, attributes and behaviour
Evaluation – To measure the effectiveness of interventions or training and development programmes and assess return on investment
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