European Quality Awards - EQA & EQSA

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 with EMCC, we are delighted to be able to offer you a discounted individual membership to EMCC UK.

European Supervision Quality Award (EQSA)

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 member to save 25%

Only £82.50 plus VAT per year for students (or recent course graduates) of our EQA and ESQA provider members*

(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.

*This 12 month membership discount is available to students who are studying on an EQA or EQSA training course with a provider who is also an EMCC UK Organisation member (please check with your training provider if you are unsure).  This discount can be accessed whilst studying on any EQA or ESQA coaching, mentoring or supervision programme. Alternatively, if not taking advantage of this discount whilst studying, EQA or EQSA course graduates may also access this discount in the year following graduation.  After the 12 month discounted rate, full membership fees apply.

How to join as an EQA/EQSA Member:

IMPORTANT: The EQA or ESQA training provider must be a current organisation member of EMCC UK for students to qualify for this discount.

1. To join EMCC UK as an EQA member, please click on the the relevant EQA membership category below (Affiliate is the most popular for new members but you may also select one of the other EQA membership category's as appropriate to your experience and coaching hours).  For information to support membership category selection please see the guidance on our join page here.

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

Please note this EQA discounted membership offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount code and new members may be subject to an audit by our team to ensure that the above criteria has been fully met.


Join as an EQA Affiliate Member 

Join as an EQA Associate Member

Join as an EQA Professional Member

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