Free if you meet the eligibility criteria (click here for details) and if you complete the course (click here for details of our terms and conditions)
This course will provide learners with an opportunity to develop an understanding of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) relevant to their current or future roles and will equip them with basic understanding of techniques for preventing and addressing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in practice.
Whilst this is a standalone course, there are two areas that this would be relevant to and there are other courses that could be considered in conjunction with this course:
Children & Education: For learners who are interested in working with children and young people, you could also study our Level 2 in Caring for Children & Young People and/or Level 2 Supporting Teaching & Learning.
Health and Wellbeing: For learners who are interested in working in Health and Wellbeing, you could also study our Level 2 Behaviour That Challenges and/or Level 2 Children’s Mental Health.
On enrolment, please advise us of your chosen pathway
Who is the course suitable for?
This course is aimed at anyone who wishes to develop knowledge and understanding of understanding of adverse childhood experiences. It is also designed for learners wishing to progress to a wide range of further learning and job roles such as nursery staff, teachers, health/social workers across health and social care, children and young people, nursing, public services and education and training.
You do not need to have any formal qualifications in order to follow this course, but you will need to demonstrate commitment and motivation to work through the specially prepared distance-learning materials and resources.
How is the course delivered?
Learners work through the course materials for the programme through distance learning, therefore, there is no need to attend the college to gain the qualification.
The content of this qualification include:
Unit 01: Exploring childhood and family structures
In this unit learners will begin to explore the development of children and young people and different perspectives on childhood. The unit will also cover the role of the family and different family structures.
Unit 02 Introduction to adverse childhood experiences
This unit introduces learners to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and potential outcomes for children impacted by ACEs. The unit also covers the role of the practitioner in supporting children.
Unit 03 Understand strategies to improve outcomes for children affected by adverse childhood experiences
In this unit learners will consider the role of the practitioner in supporting children impacted by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) using strategies to develop resilience and improve outcomes.
Successful completion of this course will award you with a qualification in its own right. It will however also provide a sound preparation for further study and access to a range of vocational qualifications including Level 2 in Support Work in Schools & Colleges, Supporting Teaching and Learning, Caring for Children & Young People, Counselling Skills. Or Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning or Counselling Skills