Final enrolment day is Friday 10th February 2023

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6-week Accredited Course

During this course you will learn about alcohol, what coaching is and different coaching approaches, how sober coaching works, and how to put it into practice. On completion of this course, you will be able to gain accreditation, and insurance. We will be actively cheering you on to start your own coaching business or to work in the recovery field! We also have a coach’s membership available by further subscription to meet your ongoing coaching needs. You can find out more about this during the course.

  • 30 hours online

  • 12 hours of live, interactive sessions or longer depending on your needs

  • Ongoing coursework assessment

  • Live final assessment

  • Fully virtual so you can take part wherever you are

  • Led by experienced trainers/coaches who can answer all your questions

  • Coach's handbook and resource pack

  • Option to join our exclusive coach's supervision

  • Meets government criteria for funding

  • Hard-copy of your graded level 3, insurable and accredited diploma certificate

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Introduction

  • 2

    Workshop Videos

    • Introduction to the live sessions

    • Week One - Living by our values workshop

    • Week Two - Guilt and shame workshop

    • Week Three - Combating the stress response workshop

    • Week Four - Living a balanced life workshop

    • Week Five - Feeling your feelings workshop

    • Week Six - Dealing with overwhelm workshop

  • 3

    Module One - Alcohol Awareness

    • Alcohol Awareness - Are we truly aware of the risks?

    • Alcohol Consumption

    • Addiction

    • Short term risks

    • Long term risks

    • The most harmful drug

    • The costs

    • Alcohol Awareness - End of Module Test

  • 4

    Module Two - Coaching Introduction

    • What is coaching?

    • Crossovers

    • Counselling

    • Psycotherapy

    • Psychiatry

    • Mentoring

    • Coaching Introduction - End of Module Test

  • 5

    Module Three - Coaching Knowledge

    • Sober Coaching

    • Coaching and trauma

    • Coaching and addiction

    • Barriers to coaching

    • Language choices – do they matter?

    • Cycle of change

    • Establishing and building rapport

    • Punctuality

    • Encouragement and commitment

    • Permission

    • Beliefs and values

    • Cognitive Dissonance and coaching

    • Accountability

    • The Coaching environment

    • Boundaries

    • Coaching Models

    • Common Approaches

    • STEPPA

    • GROW

    • Group/team

    • Directive/instructional

    • Peer

    • Coaching Strategies

    • Self-sabotage

    • Creating an action plan

    • Coaching Knowledge - End of Module Test

  • 6

    Module Four - Coaching Skills

    • Communication skills

    • Listening

    • Active Listening

    • Active Listening Activity

    • Tone

    • Language

    • Summarising

    • Chunking

    • Reframing

    • Body Language

    • Communication Techniques

    • Coaching Skills - End of Module Test

  • 7

    Module Five - Conducting Coaching and Ethics

    • Coaching Ethical Standards

    • What do I actually need to do?

    • Record Keeping and Confidentiality

    • How to conduct a meeting

    • The initial meeting - The discovery call

    • Initial Call Checklist

    • Fact find

    • The Coaching Contract

    • Coaching client agreement

    • What if the relationship isn't working

    • What if your client needs therapy?

    • Fees

    • Next steps and requirements

    • Looking after me

    • Conducting Coaching and Ethics - End of Module Assessment

  • 8

    Module Six - Recovery and Sobriety for All

    • Helping your client find THEIR right language

    • What is Recovery?

    • Identity and Sobriety

    • Course References

    • Recovery and Sobriety for All - End of Module Assessment

Join The Live Q&A sessions

Friday 13th January 2023 12:00-13:00 (UK time), or Thursday 9th February 2023 19:00-20:00 (UK time)


Coaching Instructor

Sarah Williamson

Sarah has spent the last 12 years coaching and mentoring people who've struggled with their addictions and mental health, she feels that choosing to change your relationship with alcohol before you hit rock bottom is a powerful and positive choice to make.Sarah is passionate about spreading the message that our lives can be joyful and fun on the other side of our drinking careers and there's no need to feel lonely, stressed or bored on this journey. Sarah is a trainer, public speaker, writer, podcaster, coach and is certified by The International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine

Coaching Instructor

Alexandria Walker

Alex has a BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences, a PGCE and over 20 years of experience in teaching and education management. Alex is a fully qualified, accredited, and certified coach with experience in coaching for sobriety, resilience, life, career, business, health, and fitness. Alex is certified by The International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine

Why choose Bee Academy?

Bee Academy is committed to creating a diverse environment and therefore everyone sober or sober curious regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status is welcome.

  • Affilate Program

    Want to do this course for free? Once you have qualified recommend a friend and for every person that you refer to us, you will receive 10% (£199.00) of your course fee back. This means if you refer 10 friends you will have trained for free.

  • Community

    Our unique Bee Sober Academy Online Community will provide you with all the support and additional resources that you need to become an amazing Sober Coach. At Bee Sober, we pride ourselves on building friendships and supportive communities. The Bee Sober Acadamey is no different.

  • Guaranteed Discounts

    By enrolling on any of the Bee Sober Academy courses, you are guaranteed to received a discount on our other courses. Reward yourself with learning and let us reward you more!

Pricing options

Pay in full or take advantage of our monthly subscription

Special Offer

For anyone who wishes to complete the Sober Coaching Diploma Course followed by one month of coaching supervision

  • £2,125.00

    £2,125.00Diploma in Sober Coaching with one month of coaching supervision

    Receive support, fresh ideas, updating, suggestions and perspective from other coaches in the sober coaching niche and of course, your supervisor(s).
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Course Dates

Live sessions take place each week of the course on Thursday evenings 6-8pm (UK time) so you can easily complete this course alongside any other employment/self-employment by fitting them into your week.

  • September 2022 - NOW FULL

    Monday 12th September 2022 - Friday 21st October 2022

  • February 2023

    Monday 13th February 2023 - Friday 24th March 2023

  • June 2023

    Monday 5th June 2023 - Friday 14th July 2023


  • Do I need to have a certification or degree to take this training?

    No! No qualifications or previous experience is necessary. This is for individuals who wish to train as a professional sobriety coach and therefore it is essential that you are confidently living a sober lifestyle already.

  • Will I receive an official certification?

    Upon completion of the training, and practice sessions, you will receive a diploma in sobriety coaching from The Bee Sober Training Academy. You will also have the option to join IPHM as an accredited sobriety coach.

  • How am I Assessed?

    Each module is assessed with either a 20-question multiple-choice exam or a short assignment that you will need to complete before moving on to the next module. We will also use case-studies throughout the course to help you to develop your coaching skills toolbox. The final assessment will take place in the final 60-minute live session where you will demonstrate your coaching skills before becoming a fully-fledged and qualified sober coach.

  • Will you teach me how to start a business?

    Yes the course addresses this but for more in-depth supervision and support we have a fantastic coach membership which you will have the option to join.

  • How soon can I start using what I learn?

    Right away. By the time you have completed this course you'll know what everything looks like and how to respond. In short, you’ll be integrating what you learn into your practice in real-time.

  • What if I don’t pass my exam or assessment?

    Throughout the course you will be receiving continuous feedback and support for your development therefore we do not anticipate that this will happen, however should the worst happen, you will be entitled to one resit. Additional resits will incur a £100 administration fee.

  • Do I need to be sober to sign up for this training?

    Yes it is essential you are confident in your sobriety. Plus, you've spent time developing your own physiological regulation and emotional agency before coaching clients.

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