European Quality Award - EQA

The European Quality Award is the EMCC benchmark for quality standard mentoring/coaching training programmes,     EQA provided programmes ensure that successful students meet the research-based competence standards presented in the EMCC Competency Framework.  EQA mentoring/coaching training organisations award their programmes at one of four levels: 

Foundation ● Practitioner ● Senior Practitioner ● Master Practitioner

Individuals who wish to train as mentors/coaches can select from the list of EQA Providers with confidence that the content of the training is recognised as high quality. If you are studying with an EQA provider who has a current membership wit EMCC, we are delighted to be able to offer you a discounted individual membership to EMCC UK.

European Supervision Quality Award

ESQA is an independent quality award given to providers of coaching and mentoring supervision training, which recognises that their programmes meet stringent, professional European standards. A list of ESQA Providers can be downloaded here
The ESQA offers:
Providers of mentoring and coaching supervision training with a recognised mark of quality for their programmes
Reassurance for individuals or organisations in their selection of accredited supervision skills training programmes.


Join as an EQA Student to save 25%

Only £82.50 per year for students of our EQA and ESQA providers*

(normally £110 plus VAT)

  • ENHANCE YOUR CREDIBILITY – with our industry-leading quality standards
  • BUILD YOUR NETWORK – with our friendly community of coaches & mentors
  • DEVELOP YOUR PRACTICE – with our expert guidance and professional support

EMCC is the 'go to' body in mentoring, coaching and supervision. It exists to develop, promote
and set the expectation of best practice in mentoring, coaching and supervision globally for the benefit of society.

EMCC UK can provide you with all the resources you will ever need to continuously develop as a coaching and mentoring professional.

*Our EQA and ESQA provider students are entitled to this discount whilst on any EMCC UK EQA or ESQA coaching, mentoring or supervision programme for up to 3 years OR until the programme is completed. 

How to join as an EQA Member:

Please note that this offer cannot be used with any other promotion. The EQA or ESQA provider must be a current organisation member of EMCC UK.

1. To join EMCC UK as an EQA member, select the relevant EQA membership level such as Affiliate EQA (or other EQA membership level as appropriate to your experience and coaching hours).  For information to support membership level selection see our join page.

2. If you do not already have a user account you will be asked to create one.  When this is done, add the membership to your shopping cart.  On the checkout page, in the Member ID/ Discount Field – list the name of your EQA or ESQA provider for validation and click save then complete checkout and payment as normal.

3. Please use one of the buttons below to join with an EQA discount - you will need the name of your EQA or ESQA provider for validation.

Please note this EQA discounted membership offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount code.


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EMCC UK Membership Benefits


ENHANCE YOUR CREDIBILITY – with our industry-leading quality standards

✔ Comprehensive professional guidance (Global Code of Ethics, Competence Framework & Diversity Policy) to demonstrate the quality of your practice
✔ Use of the EMCC ‘badge’ to raise your marketing and business image

BUILD YOUR NETWORK – with our friendly community of coaches & mentors

✔ Connection to the widest range of coaches, mentors and coaching & mentoring organisations of any professional body in Europe
✔ Network events across the UK run by experienced practising coaches and mentors
✔ Discounted prices on National & International conferences with access to some of the most powerful people in the profession
✔ Member discounts for all EMCC products and services including events, workshops, books etc.
✔ Regular newsletters focusing on coaching and mentoring activity in the UK and around Europe

DEVELOP YOUR PRACTICE – with our expert guidance and professional support

✔ Guidance on how to set-up, manage, market and develop your practice
✔ Access to free peer mentoring from our Master Practitioners
✔ Opportunities to speak at events; to publish papers; to host webinars; or to mentor others to help them develop along the professional pathway
✔ Access to our unique 'Knowledge Exchange' where members share articles, case studies and reports on coaching, mentoring and all other related topics
✔ Free access to our acclaimed online research journal, the International Journal of Mentoring & Coaching, as well as the results of our regular research studies and research events