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The Learning Institute

The Learning Institute

Therapeutic Approaches to Supporting Children Experiencing Adversity

Course Code: SCCS2001      Level: 5      Start Date: January 2023     


New 30-credit short course exploring a range of therapeutic approaches to supporting children's wellbeing

This course explores experiences of adversity, such as family breakdown, homelessness, poverty, bereavement, abuse, imprisonment and serious illness or injury.

You will be introduced to a range of therapeutic approaches to supporting children's wellbeing, including play therapy, nature therapy, family group conferencing, nurture groups and life journal work.

Through adoption of a strengths-based approach with a focus on building resilience, you will develop the knowledge and skills to make a positive difference to the lives of children experiencing adversity.

This course has been designed with employers to ensure that it provides the knowledge and skills needed in the education, early years and children's services sectors.

How will I learn? 

You will be taught over 12 weeks beginning with a full day in-person launch conference where you can meet the other students on your course on 28th January 2023.

This will be followed by weekly evening live online teaching sessions in the virtual classroom and flexible online learning activities to fit around your work and commitments.

What entry qualifications do I need? 

Your application will be considered on evidence of relevant experience and prior learning. We welcome applications from experienced and mature learners who do not have formal GCSE/A Level qualifications.

Is student finance available for short courses? 

Tuition fee loans are available for this short course as part of the government's preparations for the Lifelong Learning Entitlement. You will be eligible for a loan if you live in England, even if you have had student loans for university courses in the past.

Further information about short course loans is available here.

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