Level 3 Diploma in Therapeutic Parenting

The Level 3 Advanced Therapeutic Parenting Programme is an unregulated qualification which is accredited with the Awarding Body NCFE. It is aimed at parents 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 and can be 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 Level 3 Advanced Therapeutic Parenting Programme 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 the 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 Level 3 Advanced Therapeutic Parenting Programme 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 required to complete a total of 10 units of study. 


The course will:

  • 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 the Therapeutic Parent.

  • Enable Therapeutic Parents to recognise their own responses to children with attachment difficulties.

  • Assist Therapeutic Parents in recognising and managing compassion fatigue/ blocked care.

  • Provide Therapeutic Parents with the 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 others in blocked care (optional unit).

  • Equip Therapeutic Parents with the skills and knowledge to begin to work therapeutically with children with attachment difficulties. 

  • Enable Therapeutic Parents to apply practical therapeutic parenting behaviour management strategies, when working with children who have suffered early life trauma.

  • Enable Therapeutic parents and supporting professionals to identify therapeutic parenting models and apply the P.A.C.E model. 

  • Equip Therapeutic parents 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 Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in England and the Welsh Government in Wales. This course isn’t regulated by Ofqual but has been accredited by NCFE as a Customised Award.

This course has been accredited as a Customised Qualification and we have benchmarked the course’s learning outcomes at Level 3 (using a notional framework’s level descriptors) to allow you to consider the difficulty and depth of study.

Customised Award certification from NCFE:

On completion of this Customised Qualification, learners will receive a certificate of achievement from NCFE. This certificate of achievement is not for a nationally regulated qualification.

Programme Costs

  • £3000* Per Person

  • £1500 For NATP Members. 


  • £250* Per Month over 12 months. 

  • £125* Per Month over 24 months.

  • £125* Per Month over 12 months For NATP Members.

  • £62.50* Per Month over 24 months For NATP Members. 

*Plus VAT

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sair Penna
Contact Position
Head of Centre for Therapeutic Parenting Studies
014534519000 014534519000
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Where to go

The Centre of Excellence in Child Trauma
Parsonage Street
GL11 4AA
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£3000* Per Person +VAT 
£1500 For NATP Members. +VAT 
£250* Per Month over 12 months. +VAT  Per month
£125* Per Month over 24 months. +VAT  Per month
£125* Per Month over 12 months For NATP Members. +VAT  Per month
£62.50* Per Month over 24 months For NATP Members. +VAT  Per month

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