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Advanced Certificate Course
BSA Advanced Certificate Course 18/6 South & East, Pastoral Care 2018-2019
05 Oct 2018 - 18 Jun 2019

The BSA Advanced Certificate in Professional Development

This is a two year modular course is aimed specifically at staff working in and around boarding. Over the last 20 years  approx. 2000 House tutors, matrons, school nurses, assistants, house parents and HsMs have completed this award.

Non- graduates complete at HE1 level and graduates at HE3 level. The key difference lies in the end of module assignment. The Course is arranged in 2 parts as follows:

  •  Pastoral Care Module

and one of these:

  • Boarding Management or The Certificate in Professional Practice for School Nurses or School Matrons

What does this course cover?

This course is taken by both graduate teaching and non-graduate house staff, including matrons, assistant house staff and house parents, with responsibility for the care and welfare of boarding pupils. The course sessions will broadly cover the following areas:

  • Organisation and communication in a boarding school; Outcomes for boarders; adolescent development; eSafety issues and challenges
  • Major legislation as it affects life in a boarding school; safeguarding issues; National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools; The Boarding Team; working with parents
  • Conflict resolution; counselling skills; structures for managing crises and stress in boarding schools;
  • Emotional and mental health issues; bereavement, loss and divorce
  • Nursing Issues and physical matters; relationships;
  • A consideration of some of the challenges that young people face as they develop.

Study day dates for this Pastoral Care Module are:

October 05, 2018

November 23, 2018

February 07, 2019

April 03, 2019

June 18, 2019

All five study days must be attended


South & East, TBC , TBC, TBC, United Kingdom