Diploma in Community Wellbeing for Children, Young People, Families and Organisations Course Details

Community Orientated

course 3

IATE Diploma in Community Wellbeing Practice for Children, Young People, Families and Organisations
(Undergraduate Associate Certificate UEL)


Community wellbeing and organisational change can be enabled, enhanced and developed through mindful facilitation and quality of therapeutic care.  This course inspires innovation, creativity and co-production working collaboratively with children and young people, families and organisations to achieve their aims and goals.  Placements provide opportunities for action research, inquiry and evaluation in developing community wellbeing projects which draw upon creative leadership skills, vision and imagination, as well as the core competencies to plan, manage and appraise professional practice. This course is delivered on weekends over three terms in a one year period.

Supervised reflective practice with an appropriately qualified and registered therapeutic professional is a key component throughout the duration of training. 

Course Content

Research and Evaluation

Increasing awareness of the importance of research-informed and evidence-based practice, enables a rich culture of inquiry and accountability.  Introducing qualitative and quantitative research methods, critical analysis and case study as well as exposure to a range of outcome measurement tools.  Encouraging transparency and self-efficacy the approach recognises the importance of subjective wellbeing in the lived experience and participatory voices of children and young people.  

Creative Approaches to Community Wellbeing

Creative Approaches to Community Wellbeing provides the opportunity to innovate and develop original and creative community wellbeing projects. Students are supervised in the process of designing, planning, facilitating, managing and evaluating creative community-based professional projects which aim to enhance wellbeing capacities in groups, families and organisations.  This culminates in project presentations to further develop the skills for organisational and cultural change.

Integrative and Relational Skills

Integrative and Relational Skills examines the practice-based implications of the whole training in the context of professional placements and case study.  This provides a thorough synthesis of knowledge and experience as well as an in-depth integration of theory and practice.  This enables rehearsal for interview practice, supporting students to articulate their philosophy, values, scope of wellbeing practice and approach in dialogue with experienced professional colleagues.  This culminates in a professional practice profile and interview developing confidence for innovating wellbeing projects in the future.  

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"This unique course is multifaceted in terms of well-being. There is no other course like it"
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The Child Therapeutic Wellbeing Practitioner Course

The Diploma course in Community Wellbeing Practice for Children, Young People, Families and Organisations qualifies graduates as Therapeutic Wellbeing Practitioners for Children and Young People:

  • Providing education, training, practice and research into multi-disciplinary, therapeutic, creative and relational approaches to professional practice with children and young people

  • Examining a range of influences that inform child development, child mental health and emotional wellbeing 

  • Developing knowledge, skills and competencies for working safely and effectively with children and young people with awareness of diversity, adversity and complexity in their lives

  • Providing knowledge, skills and standard of proficiency for working with personal, social and emotional development in groups, families and organisations

  • Enabling students to manage, plan and evaluate innovative, creative community wellbeing projects promoting cultural change  

  • Developing the ability to provide effective mentalization-informed consultation and psycho-education for parents, carers, families, groups and organisations

  • Evaluating 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

  • Inspiring opportunities for creative and relational projects within groups, families and communities promoting organisational change and wellbeing

  • Equipping students with knowledge, skills and experience for child protection, advocacy, safeguarding and multi-agency practice

  • Educating students in early intervention, care planning and the Team Around the Child

  • Promoting mindfulness, compassion and research-informed, practice-based evidence  

  • Developing professional presentation skills and case study research and evaluation 

  • Ensuring safe and effective professional ethical conduct and fitness to practice as a Child Therapeutic Wellbeing Practitioner

  • Promoting quality and standards in on-going continued professional development, regulation and accountability 

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 Courses

This Level 6 Diploma course normally requires successful completion of the Level 4 Foundation Certificate, or equivalent, and the Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Wellbeing Practice with Children and Young People. 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, then join us for a free open day and interview including presentations and workshops. This includes consultation on your personal and professional development needs as well as possible placement opportunities.
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Next Open Day:
Spring 2022

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(Undergraduate Associate Certificate UEL)


"Now confident through knowledge and skills learned through this training, I have been inspired to introduce and develop a children's service team to support recovery for victims of domestic abuse"


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Course Costs


Course fees for three distinct levels of training

Fees: £3,675 for each course

This includes a non-refundable deposit of £960

Payment installment options are available


Additional Costs Include: 

£396 registration fee for the University of East London

£250 per term Reflective Practice.

How to Apply

Open Day and Interview

Applicants can access a presentation with information about the courses and participate in workshops facilitated by the course leaders with other prospective students.


There will also be an opportunity for applicants to obtain consultation about their own interest in working with children and young people as well as personal and professional development needs.


These are held twice a year in the spring and autumn and can be accessed free of charge.