Diploma in Therapeutic Wellbeing Practice with Children and Young People Course Details
IATE Diploma in Wellbeing Practice for Children and Young People
(Undergraduate Associate Certificate UEL)
This educates students in fundamental multi-disciplinary perspectives, creativity, human potential and wellbeing with placement options in child therapeutic counselling, therapeutic creative group work, mentoring and keyworking.
Children and young people need tailored interventions and our therapeutic practitioners can promote child mental health and emotional wellbeing through innovative and creative approaches in accordance with each child's individual needs and capabilities. This course is delivered on nine weekends over three terms in a period of one year.
Supervision with an appropriately qualified and registered therapeutic professional is a key component throughout the duration of training.
The Diploma Course
The Diploma course in Therapeutic Wellbeing Practice for Children and Young People includes:
Providing education, training and research into therapeutic, creative and multi-disciplinary approaches to professional practice with children and young people
Examining a range of influences that inform child development, wellbeing capacities and multi-agency practice
Developing knowledge, skills and understanding for working safely and effectively with children and young people with awareness of diversity, adversity and complexity in their lives
Providing knowledge, skills and understanding of personal, social and emotional development in working with groups, families and organisations
Equipping participants with a range of core competencies and creative strategies for creative and relational approaches to wellbeing for individual children and young people
Developing the capacity to provide consultation and psycho-education for parents, carers, families, groups and organisations
Considering practice-based implications for individual children and young people as well as the carers, families, groups and organisations that seek to support them
Providing supervised professional placements in a range of settings to develop inter-disciplinary, multi-disciplinary and multi-agency skills for child-centred practice
Offering participants opportunities for supervised creative and relational projects within families, communities and organisations promoting wellbeing
Equipping students with knowledge, skills and experience for child protection, advocacy and safeguarding
Educating students in early intervention, care planning and the Team Around the Child
Promoting mindfulness, compassion and research-informed, practice-based evidence
Ensuring safe and effective professional ethical conduct and fitness to practice as a Child Therapeutic Wellbeing Practitioner
Graduates of the three-year professional development programme are welcomed into a lively professional community of associates and independent Child Therapeutic Wellbeing Practitioners regulatory framework.
Criteria for Entry to the Diploma Course
This Level 5 Diploma course normally requires successful completion of the Level 4 Foundation Certificate or equivalent. In some circumstances students may be invited to interview and accepted on to the course on the basis of previous professional training and experience through Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).
Each course is distinct in itself and can also be accumulated as a portfolio of trainings towards the title of Child Therapeutic Wellbeing Practitioner.
There are training options in key-working, mentoring and creative group work.
All applicants are required to fill in an application form, provide two references, have an up to date DBS and attend an practical workshop, interview and induction.
A commitment to seeking to make a difference to the lives of children and young people.
Willingness to be informed by the course’s holistic, child-centred philosophy and approach, including principles of professional practice with reference to safeguarding, the team around the child and child-protection.
The commitment to professional codes of ethics, conduct and practice, as a representative of the organisation.
Understanding of the importance of working within inter-disciplinary and multi-agency frameworks and to value professional exchange, collaboration and practice.
The ability to work flexibly in complex situations and in changing environments with awareness of adversity
The capacity to undertake assessments, engage with clients in planning their own care, identify, consult and refer high risk situations, as well as accessing resources and services for the child, young person and their family.
Willingness to develop professional standards for safe and effective inter-personal communications.
The ability to follow professional procedures, to produce accurate client records and to participate in auditing, evaluation, report writing and research.
The ability to be a safe and effective role model for children,young people and their families, with respect for diversity of perspective and experience. The capacity for self-awareness, as well as reflective, analytic and evaluative skills.
The potential to be emotionally literate, sensitive, robust and resilient, with an understanding of the importance of remaining empathic in the context of challenge.
The commitment to equal opportunities, anti-oppressive and anti-discriminatory practice, including being able to recognise, challenge and support the use and misuse of power.
Willingness to enter into the child’s world through verbal and non-verbal, unconscious and symbolic forms of communication.
The ability to use resources, support, reflective practice and supervision to ensure that these are used to benefit both clients and the professional development of the student
The commitment to abide by relevant health and safety procedures
If you are interested in one of our courses, you can attend a Taster Day (9am to 5.15pm) at IATE including presentations, workshops and interviews. To access this you will be required to book by completing an online application form via the IATE website. Please also ensure you register your interest here so that we can follow your application process.
Next Taster Day:
Saturday 25th February 2023
9am to 5.15pm at IATE
Join the next Taster Day at IATE
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Course fees for three distinct levels of training
Fees: £4,500 for each course
This includes a non-refundable deposit of £960
Payment installment options are available
Additional Costs Include:
£695 registration fee for the University of East London
£250 per term Reflective Practice.
Please note, IATE courses do not qualify for government education funding
How to Apply
Attend a Taster Day at IATE
Applicants can access the IATE Taster Day which includes presentations and information about the courses, workshops and an interview. All students are required to complete an application form in advance of attending the Taster Day.
Following the Taster Day at IATE and the successful offer of a place on the Child Therapeutic Wellbeing Practice Training, applicants will have an opportunity to obtain further consultation via Zoom with the Wellbeing Faculty to talk more about working with children and young people, personal and professional development needs as well as placement requirements and opportunities. Each student will be linked directly through referral to a supervisor / reflective practice facilitator to accompany them on the training.