Therapeutic Work with Children & Adolescents

12 Weeks
June 2024
In Person

This course aims to provide a therapeutic base for professionals working with children and adolescents. You'll study the strategies and theories needed to work in this sector. The course is ideal for professionals such as teachers, counsellors, nursery nurses, social and youth workers.


Course overview

The module is part-time, delivered via blended learning so is particularly suited to those in employment. It carries 20 credits at Level 7, which can contribute to further study at Level 7.

The course covers:

  • Child and adolescent development, including attachment theory and developmental trauma.
  • The theoretical background to therapeutic play and practical methods of working with children and adolescents including skills work.
  • Safeguarding, legal and ethical issues involved in working with children and adolescents.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Entry requirements

  • First Degree in a related field and/or a Graduate Diploma in Counselling or equivalent.
  • Fluent oral and written English is required.

Fees and funding

Part-time£900 per 20 credits
Part-time£975 per 20 credits

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

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