Our Working with Children and Young People training course is an entry level programme that will provide a basic understanding of the principles for working with children and young people. The course is made up of four discrete units of learning, each of which can be purchased separately. Each unit consists of five hours of training over a single day (four days for all four units). As such, participants are free to book the four days of training either consecutively, or in blocks to suit their personal requirements and schedule. However, we would recommend that participants who wish to access all four units should do so over a period of no longer than six months in order to ensure continuity within the training themes.
We will provide you with all the knowledge and skills potential employers and organisations that work with children, young people and families will be looking for in their employees and volunteers. Our course is suited to those already in the children's workforce and those completely new to it, such as:
- School support staff
- Parents and carers
- Those leaving the armed forces
- Those looking to volunteer or gain employment in the charity sector
- Those running community groups
- Those looking to work in the childcare sector.
Unit 3 - Dealing With Trauma and Attachment
This unit is all about understanding the basics of how attachment works in the context of child development and the implications for this for people working or volunteering in the children's workforce. The training also explores the different types of trauma that can occur in the lives of children and young people and its effect of attachment and child development.
It is important to note that this unit is not about providing treatments for children that have experienced trauma. It is more about understanding how attachment works, so that participants can engage with children and young people in a safe and supportive way. As such the unit covers the following:
- The basics of child development
- The attachment cycle
- Maintaining professional distance
- Dealing with difficult circumstances
The Dealing with Trauma and Attachment Unit will leave participants with an understanding of the principles of child development and how to engage with children and young people in a safe and supportive way.