Education Post COVID-19: Supporting Children Returning to the Classroom

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Supporting Children through Covid-19


Education Post COVID-19: Supporting Children Returning to the Classroom

The impact and future consequences to our students’ mental health as a result of Covid-19 is likely to be significant. For some it will have brought up mild to moderate levels of anxiety but for others there will have been traumatic aspects to it i.e. loss of loved ones and extreme family and community stress. Children need structure and a secure base from which they can contextualise their experiences and interpretations. This pandemic has profoundly impacted this important factor leaving many with heightened anxiety about the future. For many children the return to school will have its own challenges as they adapt to the new way of learning and being with each other. Therefore, both children and staff in school need support on how to manage those who have been impacted in various ways.


Why do this course?

This course is designed for all school stakeholders (both primary & secondary) who wish to learn more about what can be done to support their school community manage well-being issues around Covid-19. It is especially suitable to those working with children in the classroom setting, for example, teachers, SNAs, school principals, support workers and guidance counsellors. The course will also be of interest to those supporting children in general, such as counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers, social care workers and youth workers. As we continue to transition into the new normal, there are many challenges facing teachers, students and parents with regards to mental health. This course is for anyone seeking to understand what practical steps can be taken to create a supportive school environment which can respond well to the unique needs of its students and staff.


What are the benefits of doing this course? 

This course will enable students to develop an understanding of trauma and how it relates to children in a post Covid-19 world. Students will be equipped with observational skills in relation to noticing trauma informed behaviour and how to apply techniques that can help children emotionally regulate in such a situation.


What will you learn?

In this course you will learn unique and practical ways to create and develop a resilient school environment whilst also learning to spot those in difficulty. To achieve this you will explore areas such as personal resilience; spotting anxiety; understanding trauma; mental health in the classroom; whole school approaches to promoting mental health. These are a few of the main topics that will be covered. You will also explore a range of techniques and approaches which you can use in your school to support your students, staff and parents.

Course Details




TIMETABLE: Saturday from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm 


AWARD: PCI College Certificate of Attendance


VENUE: Live-Classroom 

covid-10-addendumIn compliance with COVID-19, the classes will be delivered as live online lessons via Microsoft Teams, which is a platform built on Office 365. It is a secure platform and follows the compliance capabilities.




  • Introduction to Trauma (brief overview)
  • Trauma in Children (understanding risk factors)
  • Signs to look for (behaviour as a means of coping)
  • Sitting with anxiety (some techniques you can use)
  • Building resilience in the classroom 
  • Working with parents

Entry Requirements



This workshop is recommended for teachers, guidance counsellors, youth workers, social workers, social care workers, psychologists and counsellors & psychotherapists, others working with adolescents and students currently in professional training.


IT SKILLS: Students require sufficient IT skills to complete the course.


Students can expect to be provided with advice and support concerning any learning difficulties that they may encounter. Any diagnosed learning difficulty, e.g. dyslexia, must be noted on the application.

Course Fees



Full Price: £90

PCI College Graduate & Student: £75



Applicants are invited to book online using the book now. Applications must be accompanied by the payment of the full course fee. Applicants are entitled to a refund if they decide to cancel within 14 days of receipt of their booking, and didn't participate on the course. Please note that the name used on your application needs to be the same name that you have on your passport.


Fees are non-refundable in all personal circumstances. The College makes every effort to avoid altering course times, course commencement and conclusion dates. However, should any changes be necessary, you will be notified at the earliest opportunity. All courses run subject to demand and the formation of a viable class cohort. A full refund will be given to all applicants in the event that the class does not proceed


For more information, please visit our full Terms & Conditions page.

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