Level 4 Award in Trauma Informed Care
Trauma theory is a fast developing area, and is emerging as a fundamental influence on best practice in the care of individuals within the care system. Despite increased research in this area, there is little in the way of regulated qualifications across the world and none in the UK. This qualification is an integral part of the effort to expand understanding of the impact of trauma, and structure and deliver services in a way that are Trauma Responsive. It aims to equip learners with a theoretical and practical understanding of Trauma Informed Care.
- familiarises learners with foundational principles of trauma, its core theoretical concepts and how these can be applied in a care setting
- offers experiential and interactive group learning that relate trauma theory to care practice
- supports learners to explore new ideas and focus on transferring their learning to practice
- enables learners to demonstrate that their practice reflects best practice in Trauma Informed Care and meets regulatory requirements
- prepares learners to progress to a higher qualification and develop their career in practice areas related to care
- Learners must be 18 or over
- Learners are expected to have completed their organisation’s/local authority’s safeguarding training
- Learners are expected to either be employed in a care/education setting or related context or be volunteering for a minimum of 200 hours in a similar setting
Guided learning hours
Total qualification time
Study methods can include blended, full or part time, face-to-face and distance learning as well as independent study. Please contact centre for details
How long does it take?
18 months part-time recommended. The programme should be completed in a maximum of 3 years following registration.
Assessment is an ongoing process that is initiated in the earliest stages of the qualification and recorded in a portfolio of evidence. At the core of the process is observation of practice by experienced tutors, written assignments and reflective practice. Formal assessment may be supported by peer observation or feedback as witness testimony. The portfolio of evidence may include, feedback from an assessor, a learning journal, written assignments, self–reflective journals and witness testimony