Key facts

Qualification Number: 603/1236/1
Credit Value: 6
Assessment Method: Multiple-choice examination and written assignments
Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 25
Total Qualification Time (TQT): 61

Become a Workplace Specialist in Social Emotional Development Practice

Our qualification and continuing professional development (CPD) pathway is a UK first in establishing the required, practical capability within the workplace; specialists in creating workplace Emotional Safety and building Emotional Resilience. We recognised the gap in the market, for professionals to establish and then fully embed their skills within real-life working environments.

We joined forces with TWO leading brands to create this 27-month, fully supported qualification and CPD pathway.

New standards for specialist competency to support workplace Emotional Safety.

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Stage 1 - Qualification

We run quarterly SEDS cohorts in the UK, establishing learner groups within a 3-month regulated qualification process. This rigorously managed, multi-module learning and development pathway supports individuals via a “learn, review, refine” approach, which enables them to hone their knowledge in real-time.

See the process below:

Curriculum of Specialist Subjects

SEDS is grounded in the rigor of emotional science, distilled into modules and delivered through a facilitated blended learning and development process. There are THREE specialist subjects:

Emotions: the science behind emotions, first how the brain and emotions are linked, then breaking down the definitions and identification of emotions. Lastly spotting universal emotions in others and correctly identifying the types of emotions experiences being witnessed;

Emotional Needs: the science behind the powerful area of human needs, firstly what the universal needs are and how they drive powerful emotions and thinking, then the process of mapping and analysing prevailing positive/negative emotional experiences;

Social Emotional Skills: the science behind emotional intelligence, firstly the construct of emotional competencies which break-down into building blocks to clusters into powerful social emotional skills, which then can be developed to forge a measurable emotional resilience.

From the very beginning, individual learning and development is mapped-onto an identified end point – an desired outcome. This focuses the potential specialist upon applying the knowledge to where the real-world challenges are, and any strategic/operational objectives to be underpinned. During the modules, this real-world becomes the base for the learning, which means that within a very short period the learning begins to make an impact which can be recorded and reviewed.

The qualification is 70% assessment, across 3 subject units, where we are looking for evidence of understanding and of practical application. The final “SEDS Assessment Day” pulls together everything together, and is where the final 30% of the qualification is completed.

Stage 2 – Continuing Professional Development

There’s More!

The qualification is not the end of the journey.

The entire Stage 1 process has developed and mapped-onto a clear final outcome for the specialist to pick up once qualified. During the SEDS Assessment Day, every individual presents their learning journal and how they’ve mapped this onto a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) plan – where they will be taking their qualification and what they desire to achieve.

SEDi provides all newly qualified specialists with the support they need to embed their skills and broaden their impact. Over 24 months they are provided a unique access to the SEDi learning environment and community of experts, to achieve an unparalleled CPD.

At the end of the 24-months, upon successful completion of their CPD, each specialist re-qualifies for FREE.

  • A 90-day fully facilitated and blended qualification process – 2x full-day Workshops, eLearning with webinars, access to e-Resources, and allocated learning mentors.
  • An Ofqual Regulated Level 3 Award in Social Emotional Development Practice.
  • A fully supported  post-Qualification CPD support, with 50 hrs required independent learning, quarterly webinar reviews and a FREE re-qualification.
  • 24-months free membership within SEDi, which includes discounted access to: the full SEDi expert portfolio of digital resources and platforms; live community events; and international SEDi conferences and seminars.
  • A listing on the SEDi European register of “Specialists in Social Emotional Development Practice”, which links employers into our approved community of practice to encourage professional engagement.

Cost £1,500

This price includes a 27-month professional development programme, including CPD and Alumni membership.