Level 3 Diploma in Therapeutic Parenting
The Diploma in Therapeutic Parenting is an unregulated qualification which is accredited with the Awarding Body NCFE.
It is aimed at parent who are caring for children who have experienced developmental trauma. It is also aimed at supporting professionals who are working with families in order to support them, which can be used as evidence for Continual Professional Development (CPD).
The course is delivered online, with the option of full time (1 year) or part time (2 years) study. To achieve the Diploma learners will complete 400 guided learning hours through our online learning platform, which comprises of video-based tuition and knowledge checks throughout, to enable learners to complete the end of unit assessments. Learners will be provided with tutor support as well as peer supported learning through a forum where there is opportunity to access online training and online assessment workshops to support their learning. A handbook, including all relevant information will also be provided at the start of the course.
The Diploma in Therapeutic Parenting is made up of 10 units altogether, this comprises of 7 compulsory units and in addition a choice of 3 option units. Learners will be require to complete a total of 10 units of study.
- Give learners a comprehensive overview of how children become traumatised, the effects on the child and the resulting behaviours.
- Enable learners to understand the importance of using therapeutic parenting techniques with children who have experienced early childhood trauma.
- Identify reasons why children with attachment difficulties provoke strong responses in Parents.
- Enable Parents to recognise their own responses to children with attachment difficulties.
- Assist parents in recognising and managing compassion fatigue/blocked care.
- Provide parents and carers with skills and knowledge to avoid feeling disempowered and therefore lessen the impact of blocked care (compassion fatigue)
- Provide supporting professionals and mentoring carers with the skills and knowledge to identify manage and support other in blocked care (optional unit).
- Equip parents and carers with the skills and knowledge to begin to work therapeutically with children with attachments difficulties.
- Enable parents, carers and supporting professionals to identify therapeutic parenting models and apply the P.A.C.E model.
- Equip parents, carers and supporting professionals with the tools to solve complex relationship issues between professionals and carers caring for traumatised children.
Our course has been accredited by NCFE, an awarding organisation recognised by the qualification regulators for England and Wales. NCFE’s regulators are the Office of Qualification and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in England, and the Welsh Government in Wales. This course isn’t yet regulates by Ofqual but has been accredited by NCFE as a Customised Award.
We have benchmarked the course’s learning outcomes at Level 3(using a national framework’s level descriptors) to allow you to consider the difficulty and depth of study.
Continual Professional Development
The Diploma will develop learner’s knowledge and understanding of developmental trauma, attachment theory, therapeutic parenting models and strategies.
The will give learners confidence to apply strategies and use therapeutic parenting.
The Diploma will enable learners to gain the knowledge and experience to enable them to work in a support/advocacy role when working with parent and children with developmental trauma.
It will also provide evidence for Continual Professional Development (CPD) for parents and professionals who wok with children and their families, adding a specialism to their toolkit of skills.