A Qualification in Person-led, Transitional and Strength-based Approaches

In partnership with Coventry University

The PTS Qualification provides a unique opportunity to deepen your learning and understanding of what it truly means to deliver a person-led, transitional, and strength-based approach. This unique qualification will deepen your understanding of system thinking and the impact that removing system barriers have on the people you work with and the sector as a whole.

Course Overview

This is a Certificate of Professional Development, a level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework, and worth 40 credits. Students who achieve this are invited to graduate.

The qualification is made up of two modules, each module will involve 200 hours of distance learning, which includes digital learning, self-directed study, and completion of a portfolio.

  • *Full course fees: £1800
  • *Single module: £900
  • Credits awarded: 20 per module

The PTS Qualification is designed for those working in the homelessness, social care, and criminal justice sectors.

Learning Outcomes for Module One – Understanding the Personal Transitions Service (PTS)

  1. Understand the current UK deficit focused support system, services, structure and processes that are in place to support people going through difficult transitions
  2. Evaluate the impact and effectiveness of deficit focused support systems for people going through difficult transitions
  3. Explore the key features of a Personal Transitions Service and the associated theory of change to identify the impact these can have on individuals
  4. Understand the importance of systemic change to promote improved interventions and non-service responses

Learning Outcomes for Module Two – Becoming a PTS Coach/Practitioner

  1. Develop the skills required to be a PTS Coach, through analysing strengths & asset-based approach
  2. Understand the key PTS interventions, principles & concepts as well as the effects of power dynamics and use these to inform practice
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the PTS culture and how this supports coaches to deliver a personalised, transitional & strength-based work to the people accessing the PTS
  4. Understand the role of the PTS Coach in highlighting and overcoming systemic barriers and creating systems change

How to apply?

If you have any questions or would like to apply to take part in the qualification please complete the contact form below and a member of the team will be in touch as soon as possible.

Once you have registered your interest you will be sent an application form which will need to be submitted by the 7th August at the latest. For this reason please allow yourself plenty of time to complete the application form prior to the deadline. The qualification will start on 14th September 2020.

*Please note that the current costs are based on the course being carried out 100% online, costs may increase in future courses if COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

It’s been a journey and a challenge. I’m feeling proud to be part of the first cohort to achieve this PTS Qualification.

I really enjoyed the subject matter and learning. It has changed the way I work and interact with both the people I support and colleagues.

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