Welcome to our courses

If you would like to pursue a career promoting the wellbeing of children and young people please see below the portfolio of courses and training opportunities at IATE in partnership with the University of East London.

The Wellbeing Faculty provides three distinct courses, each delivered over nine weekends, including the first year IATE Certificate in Therapeutic Communication Skills for Children and Young People, the second year IATE Diploma in Therapeutic Wellbeing Practice for Children and Young People and the third year IATE Diploma in Community Wellbeing for Children, Young People, Families and Organisations.  

Communication with Children

course 1

IATE / UEL Certificate in Therapeutic Communication Skills
(Undergraduate Associate Certificate UEL)

LEVEL 4

Multi-Disciplinary

course 2

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

LEVEL 5

Community Orientated

course 3

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

LEVEL 6

What is a Child Therapeutic Wellbeing Practitioner?

A Child Therapeutic Wellbeing Practitioner inspires creativity and human relationship to promote the overall wellbeing of children, young people, families and communities. This is a holistic and child-centred approach, tailored to the needs and capabilities of each individual child in the context of their own unique family, care, school and social environment.

Informed by attachment theory, child development, mentalization, mindfulness and compassion, this is a trauma informed approach to enable children to develop self-awareness, self-confidence, self-esteem, communication and social skills, emotional regulation, agency, motivation, resilience and recovery to reach their full potential.   

 

It is a multi-disciplinary approach sharing influence from youth work, social work, mental health, therapy and education. Child Therapeutic Wellbeing Practice recognises the necessity to bespoke the mode of delivery to each individual child's interests in context with awareness of the implications of diversity, adversity and complexity. 

Sports, arts, leisure, communications technology, nature and complementary health can be therapeutically enhanced with research informed approaches to child mental health and emotional wellbeing, child protection and safeguarding in professional ethical practice.

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Who Can Apply?

Anyone who is committed to making a difference to the lives of children and young people.

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This course makes an excellent introduction to the field of ideas and practice. It can be a valuable stepping stone for anyone who may be considering commencing a new career working with children and young people or considering further Continued Professional Development.

The courses are designed for people who are seeking to work professionally with children and young people and those who would like to commence work in this field of practice. Anyone who is already working with children and young people is eligible to apply and will receive consultation about placements with reference to potential and limits of competence.

 

All applicants are required to provide up to date DBS and references. Students who have successfully completed the courses in the past have been from a wide range of backgrounds including:

 

  • Leaders of Wellbeing in Organisations 

  • Parents, grandparents and young people over the age of 18

  • Social Care Workers

  • Mental Health Professionals

  • Behaviour Consultants and Inclusion Managers

  • Therapists and Counsellors

  • Arts Facilitators and Practitioners 

  • Teachers and Teaching Assistants

  • Educational or Clinical Psychologists

  • Speech and Language Therapists

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Early Years Practitioners 

  • Nurses and Mental Health Nurses

  • Doctors and Other Medical Health Professionals 

  • Youth Workers

  • Sports Facilitators
     

... and many more

  • Multi-disciplinary: including influence from social work, youth work, mental health, therapy and education

  • Creative: the arts, sports, leisure, communication technology, nature and complementary health

  • Child-centred: tailored and bespoke, adaptable and applicable to different roles, responsibilities and contexts

  • Holistic:  multi-dimensional, bio-psychosocial philosophy and approach

  • Relational: applying dynamic and developmental concepts to practice

  • Experiential: encouraging personal growth and self-development in parallel process with children and young people

  • Integrative: multiplicity of theoretical approach within a unifying paradigm for child-centred creative and relational practice

  • Pluralistic: multiple formulations of wellbeing and a range of multi-disciplinary perspectives

  • Original: innovative creative and relational approaches for children, young people, families and communities

  • Safe and Effective: ethical and professional therapeutic practice in safeguarding, child protection, advocacy and children's rights

Distinctive Features of Child Therapeutic Wellbeing Practice Courses at IATE

Entry to the Certificate Course

course 1

IATE / UEL Certificate in Therapeutic Communication Skills
(Undergraduate Associate Certificate UEL)

LEVEL 4

Level 1 The Certificate in Therapeutic Communication Skills for Working with Children and Young People (One Year Part Time) 

Applicants need to be reliable, safe and effective role models, have the capacity to play and be empathic, have reflective skills and an openness to inquire as well as the willingness to work flexibly in complex situations with a commitment to child protection and safeguarding.

 

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.

 

People are welcomed from a wide range of professional and non-professional backgrounds who have a vision to promote child mental health and emotional wellbeing.

The course team value diversity in race and culture, age, professional perspectives with a genuine strength of the training being it's inclusive values and principles.

 

At the point of interview students receive consultancy, assessing their needs and capabilities, limits of competence and bespoke appropriate placements.

 

The first year of the portfolio of three trainings emphasises the value of being familiar with the contexts in which children live, learn and play. The placement requirement is to work with the same group of children for a period of one year in an ongoing way to research the value of relationship over time in a developmental approach. 

If you are interested in one of our courses, then join us for an open day and interview including presentations and workshops.

You will be able to access a consultation about your personal and professional development needs as well as consideration of possible placement opportunities.
Do join us.

4th April 2020 
10am to 3.30pm at IATE

Join us at our next  open day

Entry to the Diploma Courses

course 2

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

LEVEL 5

course 3

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

LEVEL 6

These Diploma courses normally require successful completion of the 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.

How we've changed the lives of our students
"It was a very enriching course with inspiring teaching; I can’t recommend it enough"

Simon

Carpenter/Keyworker

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Professional Placements

Throughout the courses placements require students to have on-going consistent contact with children and young people over time. Placements can be organised, co-ordinated and managed by the course team across education, health and social care.

Many students work full time with children and young people and others are in placements on one day a week.

 

This can include: the arts, sports, leisure, communications technology, nature and complementary health.  Placements have included: musical mentoring, poetry, positive play, martial arts, yoga, dance, rap, sports, games, boxing, cycling, fitness, drumming, gardening, carpentry, crafts, jewellery making, origami, cooking, drama, sand and water play, singing, story making, sculpture, puppetry, comedy, circus, fashion, film, journalism, work in nature and adventure play for the promotion of health and wellbeing.

 

Placements can also be in the context of on-going employment in any professional discipline within allied health, education or social care applying transferable skills.

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Course Costs

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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: 

£350 registration fee for the University of East London

£250 per term Reflective Practice.

How to Apply

Open Day and Interview

Applicants can access an open day with a presentation and information about the courses, participate in workshops facilitated by the course leaders with other prospective students and ask any questions about the nature, content and duration of training.

 

There will also be an opportunity for applicants to obtain consultation about their own interest in working with children and young people, personal and professional development needs as well as placement opportunities.  Each student will be linked directly through referral to a reflective practice facilitator to accompany them on the training.  

 

These are held three times a year.  Interviews are included and we welcome the opportunity to liaise with you about becoming a Professional Child Therapeutic Wellbeing Practitioner for Children and Young People.

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