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CPD Bullying – The Early Years

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Bullying is a big problem in schools, which in recent years has generated a lot of media attention through its occasional tragic consequences. This media attention, coupled with research generated over the last 30 years, has culminated in many schools writing and adhering to policies in order to tackle the issues that arise with verbal and physical bullying, as well as cyber bullying; an issue that has been very much on the rise.

This course is designed as an add-on to our psychotherapy and counselling courses, and for anyone who wishes to learn more about bullying. It provides clear definitions, and a conceptual framework through which students can understand the motivating factors behind bullying, bullying through the eyes of adults and children, intervention and prevention techniques, policies, research and studies, as well as ways of dealing with the psychological aftermath of bullying and the way forward in curriculum, management and policy.

Level CPD

The CCPT Certificate of Completion and QLS Certificate of achievement

£475*, or make an initial payment of £55, followed by 12 monthly instalments of £35

*QLS registration fees included

Start Date

You can enrol on this course at any time and progress through your studies at your own pace from the comfort of your own home

Entry Requirements

For professional use, a pre-requisite is Counselling or Psychotherapy.

For help and advice, call our course advisors on Freephone 0800 062 2900 or 0207 307 5922.

What you will learn

This course consists of 8 lessons:

Lesson 1: Aggression

  • What is Aggression?
  • Aggressive Behaviour in Child Development
  • Normal Vs Abnormal Aggression
  • Other Factors: Pre-natal Drug Abuse and its Effects
  • Nature: Innate Theories of Aggression
  • Nurture: Learning Theories of Aggression
  • Gender Differences and Aggression
  • An Holistic Framework

Lesson 2: Bullying

  • What is Bullying?
  • Types of Bullying
  • What is a Bully?
  • Who is a Victim?
  • Where Does Bullying Take Place?
  • How Prevalent is Bullying?
  • What are the Effects of Bullying?

Lesson 3: A Child’s Perspective

  • How Victims See Themselves
  • How Children Report Bullying
  • Age-Related Factors
  • Girls Vs Boys
  • Why Children Don’t Report Bullying
  • Reporting Bullying that Happens Outside of School

Lesson 4: An Adult’s Perspective

  • Bronfenbrenner’s Model
  • How Adults View Bullies
  • How Adults View Victims
  • The Role of Teachers and Schools

Lesson 5: Policy, Prevention and Intervention

  • Government Policy
  • Guidelines on Discrimination
  • Development and Implementation of Policies in Schools
  • Prevention
  • Intervention Measures

Lesson 6: Research Into Bullying

  • Reasons for Research into Bullying
  • Focus of Research Studies to Date
  • The Olweus Bullying Prevention Programme
  • Research Findings and Recommendations

Lesson 7: The Psychological Aftermath of Bullying

  • Methods Used to Combat Bullying

Lesson 8: The Way Ahead: Pupil-Centred Approaches

  • Using the Curriculum
  • Activities

How the course works

This is a paper-based distance learning course. Upon enrolment you receive your first course lessons.

You can study in your own time, at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home. If you have any questions, or would like feedback or encouragement about your course or your studies then you can contact our friendly tutors by phone, email or post.

At the end of each lesson are a set of questions. Completing these can aid your learning and help you master each step before moving on to the next. Your next lesson will then arrive for you to continue when it suits you.

Having progressed through each lesson you can take your final examination at home, and at a date and time that suits you. Then, on successful completion you will be awarded your certificates. You have up to 2 years to complete the course.

Course Length

There are no set time limits or deadlines for this course, so you can study at your own pace. Your progress may therefore depend upon how much time you would like to commit to study. You have 2 years from your enrolment date to complete your distance learning course.

Level and Certification

On successful completion, students will receive:

  • The CCPT Certificate of Completion in Bullying – The Early Years
  • QLS Certificate of achievement

On successful completion of this course, you have received training designed as either a foundation qualification leading to further studies to attain a practitioner level, or professional development to gain additional skills and knowledge to expand the practice of the existing therapist.

Entry Requirements

For professional use, a pre-requisite is Counselling or Psychotherapy.

For help and advice, call our course advisors on Freephone 0800 062 2900 or 0207 307 5922.

Course fee & how to enrol

There are 2 payment options available to this course, and the study method is Paper based study

Paper based study
You will receive your course units in paper format by post, your assignments can be completed and then submitted to us by post or email.

1) Pay the total course fee of £475* in one sum

2) Pay a deposit of just £55*, followed by 12 instalments of £35

*QLS registration fees included

For help and advice, call our course advisors on Freephone 0800 062 2900 or 0207 307 5922.

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1Some courses are available via more than one study method - see individual courses for available options.

Help & Advice

Call our course advisors on Freephone 0800 062 2900 or 0207 307 5922