PURPOSE


Each program of study at ICA includes a specific membership, learning status and program access.  The purpose of this policy is to explain what each component is, and how they influence program completion or part completion.


DEFINITIONS


Membership

As soon as you join ICA you become a member of our supportive and diverse learning community.  Our members live in over 126 countries around the world and include students, graduates, faculty and our amazing support and administrative team. 


Learnsite

ICA's learnsite is a virtual learning space that houses all learning materials. This includes modules, schedules, resources and a community forum. Access is extended based on the program of enrollment. All students, regardless of program enrollment, will have access to the learnsite.

The URL is http://learnsite.icacoach.com


Program Access
Every ICA program has an access period.  This is the maximum time frame you have to complete your studies. Some students need their entire time frame to complete all classes, labs, portfolio work and assessments.  Other students fast track and finish sooner.   


Program Hours
All programs includes an assigned number of learning hours; including classes, labs, modules, forum participation and peer coaching.


PROGRAM PARTICIPATION POLICY


All program requirements must be completed prior to graduation (not after).  This includes all classes, labs, portfolio work and peer coaching. 

Whilst it is intended that classes and labs are taken only once (as per the program allocation) there is some flexibility. The following applies: 


  • Core Classes
    If you need to repeat a class you can, but it must be within your access period and prior to the commencement of your performance evaluation. 

  • Competency Labs 
    If you need to repeat a class you can, but it must be within your access period and prior to the commencement of your performance evaluation. 

  • Coach Development Labs
    You can attend as many coach development labs as you need to prepare you for your performance evaluation.  
      
  • Mentor Coaching Labs
    There is a minimum and maximum number of labs that can be attended.  Registration is required. These must be attended prior to beginning your performance evaluation.  

  • Observed Coaching
    There is a minimum and maximum number of labs that can be attended.  Registration is required. These must be attended prior to beginning your oral exam and must be done before your oral exam. 



COMPLETION POLICY


Full Program Completion


As soon as your performance evaluation is complete, you are considered to have completed your studies and will apply for graduation. 


Partial Program Completion


If a student finds they need to exit the program early (and not continue on towards graduation), they will be certified for their completed hours.  This is dependent on the following

  • ICA is notified within 14 days of them exiting the program
  • their fees are paid in full
  • they submit a graduation checklist, showing all classes and hours completed, and  in a format that is editable by ICA (excel,word etc).


If the student has completed at least 60 hours plus 10 hours mentor coaching (3 hrs one on one and 7 hrs group) they will be certified for 70 hours ACSTH.  Any hours under this will be certified by ICA as approved coach specific training. 


If a student is unable to complete their program because they have breached the ICA Code of Conduct or participation policies then their individual participation and completion will be reviewed by the Training Director.  The issue of certification, if any, will be at the discretion of the ICA Training Director and dependant on the following.

  • they submit a graduation checklist, showing all classes and hours completed, and  in a format that is editable by ICA (excel,word etc).

Alumni
As soon as you graduate from an ICA program you become a member of ICA's alumni and are extended alumni only resources, forums and/or programs.