How to apply

If you would like to join this year's intake please email Otherwise, you can use this link to start the application process.

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Application process

The application process involves:

  • Submission of a completed application form
  • Providing contact details of two referees
  • An interview at Ashridge or via Skype 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.

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 taster sessions 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 a taster session 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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