Joint professional Positive Psychology Practitioner and Coaching Diploma (Level 5)

Diplomas / Training Courses

There is now an exciting opportunity to become a professional Positive Psychology Practitioner and Coach with the Positive Psychology Network.

Positive Psychology (PP) is one of the fastest growing and most exciting disciplines within Psychology today. PP approaches have now been widely adopted by the NHS and favoured as an approach by the CQC. The applications go way beyond mental illness and on towards mental flourishing within business, life and relationships.

Positive Psychology as a discipline has implications that transcend the emphasis on mental illness and puts the focus on optimal wellbeing and flourishing. It is one of the most holistic scientific approaches to physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. It’s research includes mastery of fear, courage, resilience, authenticity, hope, and much more…

Teach Positive Psychology Subjects or Coach individuals, groups and businesses…

Positive Psychology Network partners with Bucks New University in research, events and conferences and the development of National Occupational Standards in Positive Psychology Practice. As a graduate from our Diploma Course, and should you wish to progress your studies even further – you will be ideally placed for acceptance onto the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology MSc degree course. PPN will also offer an academic reference on your behalf. Acceptance is subject to the usual University checks.

Become a Coach, and, or Trainer with this joint course…

As a PP Coach, you will be qualified to teach the core PP subjects as CPD sessions, and to deliver interventions within business coaching and life-coaching contexts. As a coach you will be able to take on your own clients and as a trainer you will be able to deliver your own courses accredited by the Positive Psychology Network.

What our students say

The Positive Psychology Diploma has transformed my coaching practice, and in the process – my relationship with Self. Claire Higgins: MSc (PPDip) Founder of Inner Athletics Research Lab

Within the course you will find 20 units designed to give you an expert understanding of the discipline of Positive Psychology. You will become a Positive Psychologist and at the same time you will also learn modalities to become a professional practitioner, and, or PP Coach.

Learning Delivery

The course is delivered with a blended approach to learning. You will have access to a sophisticated e-learning platform which will also link you with other students studying at different stages on the course. This social learning aspect is an important and powerful part of the experience. There is an opportunity for networking and collaboration.

Completion time

Depending on the individual the time for completion is usually from 3 months to one year to complete. The recommended time frame for most students is 6 to 9 months. There is no time limit for completion.

Tutor Support

You will be assigned a tutor who will be with you throughout the entire journey. Support and teaching sessions can be joined by webinar, or one-to-one support can be arranged by Skype.

Seminars and Symposiums

PPN regularly runs networking events, seminars and workshops. As a student, you will be encouraged you attend and will be given discount codes exclusive to our student members. Student membership details can be found here.

 Course Outline

  • PP Coaching – Client Needs
  • PP Coaching – Types
  • PP Coaching – Misconceptions
  • PP Coaching – Levels of Change / Pathways of Change
  • PP Coaching – States
  • PP Coaching – Coaching Skills
  • PP Coaching – Professional Practice
  • PP Fundamentals – Strengths
  • PP Fundamentals – Authenticity
  • PP Fundamentals – Resilience
  • PP Fundamentals – Gratitude
  • PP Fundamentals – Positive Subjective Emotion
  • Life Skills Coaching – Performance Coaching
  • Life Skills Coaching – Learned Helplessness & Learned Optimism
  • Life Skills Coaching – Positive Communication
  • Life Skills Coaching – Appreciative Enquiry
  • Life Skills Coaching – Critical Thinking
  • PP Teaching / Training Skills
  • PP Research – Research Skills
  • PP Research- Academic Writing

After the course

Successful candidates will be able to join the Positive Psychology Guild as a professional Member. You will be able to use the letters PPDip after your name, and you will be able to use the PP Guild Professional Member Approval logo on your own materials and website. You will also join our register of professionals. Professional members will also be able to publish their work within our peer reviewed journal. The course is academically rigorous and gives graduates a scientifically confident approach to this exciting discipline.

About the Positive Psychology Network

We are a not for profit Organisation involved in many worthwhile projects. We support research within the subject of autism and we delivery many community Interest Projects such as a Positive Online Citizenship Programme for young people and the Positive Social Media Platform


Ongoing CPD

As a condition of membership, professional members will be committed to our minimum CPD requirements to demonstrate and maintain positive practice standards.

Course costs

The course cost is £1600. Personal payment plans are available. A deposit of £400 is required followed by monthly installments of either: £100 (x12), £200 (x6), £300 (x4) or £400 (x2). The course costs must be completed prior to certification.

Funding and concessions are available on a means-tested basis.

Taking things forwards

If you require further information. Or would like to book your place on this course, contact:

Idris Mohamed SAC Dip, Dip,ed, MITD, MSc, PhD This Article was written by Idris Mohamed SAC Dip, Dip,ed, MITD, MSc, PhD
High Functioning Autistic Individual. Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management, Certified CPD speaker, lecturer and researcher. Expertise within the fields of Applied Positive Psychology, Education & Training and...