Pastoral Leader Online Certificate

info Last updated 08.2023
language English
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This course includes:
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£ 329.99
£ 299.00

CPD Certification

The course is fully certified by the CPD, ensuring that you receive a recognised and accredited qualification. This certification demonstrates our commitment to providing high-quality education, giving you the confidence that you are engaging in a valuable and reputable learning experience.

Unveiling Potential: The Path of the Pastoral Leader

Embark on a transformative journey as an educator with our comprehensive 'Pastoral Leader Online Certificate' course. This program is designed to empower you to become a true advocate for student well-being, offering insights into creating a nurturing environment, addressing critical mental health challenges, and fostering a holistic educational experience. Led by seasoned educators and specialists, this course ensures you're equipped with practical strategies and knowledge. Plus, with CPD certificate, you're not just learning; you're elevating your professional journey with a recognised qualification.

CPD-Certified Expertise

Elevate your professional standing with a qualification recognised by the CPD. As you dive into the world of pastoral care and leadership, know that your efforts are backed by a certification that speaks volumes about your commitment to excellence. By enrolling in the 'Pastoral Leader Online Certificate' course, you're not just investing in your own growth but also in the well-being and success of the students you serve.

Transform Student Lives

Experience the profound impact of being an educator who not only imparts knowledge but also nurtures students' holistic growth. Our 'Pastoral Leader Online Certificate' course empowers you to create a safe and nurturing environment where students can flourish emotionally and mentally. Learn how to identify signs of distress, address bullying, and provide essential mental health support that can make a lasting difference in their lives.

Expert-Led Learning

Gain from the wealth of knowledge curated by seasoned educators and specialists who understand the unique challenges of student well-being. This course takes you beyond theory, offering practical strategies and real-world insights. From legal considerations to effectively engaging with parents and guardians, you'll acquire the tools needed to navigate a variety of pastoral scenarios with confidence and expertise.

By completing the course, participants will:

  • Leverage Expert Mentorship: Benefit from the guidance of an ex SENCo experts with a proven track record in student well-being and mental health support.
  • Access Real-World Insights: Tap into the practical knowledge gained from experienced experts in diverse educational settings, ensuring your learning is grounded in reality.
  • Implement Actionable Strategies: Gain a toolkit of hands-on strategies that you can immediately apply in your role as a pastoral leader.
  • Navigate Complex Scenarios: Learn to effectively address challenging situations, from nurturing mental health to addressing bullying and fostering parental collaboration.
  • Foster a Nurturing Environment: Acquire techniques to create an environment where students feel emotionally supported, promoting holistic growth.
  • Identify Early Signs: Develop the skills to recognise early signs of distress or mental health issues in students, enabling timely interventions.
  • Empower Student Resilience: Equip students with the tools they need to cope with challenges, enhancing their emotional well-being.
  • Collaborate with Parents: Learn effective communication strategies to engage parents and guardians in supporting student well-being.
  • Navigate Legal Considerations: Understand legal frameworks and ethical responsibilities, ensuring you provide a safe and inclusive environment.
  • Drive Systemic Change: Develop the expertise to advocate for institutional change that places student well-being at the forefront.
  • Enhance Professional Standing: Earn a CPD-accredited qualification that elevates your credibility and expertise within the education sector.
  • Lead with Confidence: Gain the confidence to make informed decisions and guide students toward positive outcomes.
  • Apply Cognitive Behavioural Techniques: Incorporate evidence-based CBT techniques to support students' mental health effectively.
  • Tailor Support for Diversity: Learn to address the unique needs of diverse student populations, promoting inclusivity.
  • Promote Positive Engagement: Develop skills to engage parents, guardians, and students collaboratively, enhancing the overall educational experience.
  • Become a Change Catalyst: Position yourself as a leader who drives positive change in your institution's well-being initiatives.
  • Incorporate Proven Practices: Benefit from insights and methodologies that have been successful in a range of educational settings.
  • Inspire Student Growth: Create an environment where students not only succeed academically but also flourish emotionally and mentally.

Course author:

Elevate Your Impact as an Educator

What will you gain by taking part in the course?

New, current threads

During the lectures of this particular course, participants will gain invaluable insights into creating a nurturing environment that fosters students' emotional and mental well-being, setting the foundation for their comprehensive growth. They will receive expert guidance on identifying signs of distress, addressing mental health challenges, and building strong partnerships with parents and guardians. Through real-world scenarios and practical strategies, participants will comprehend the pivotal role of holistic support, understanding the profound impact their role as a pastoral leader can have on students' success and well-being.

New skills

Participants taking this course will acquire a diverse skill set that empowers them to be effective pastoral leaders. They will learn to navigate complex situations by identifying signs of distress, addressing bullying, and offering essential mental health support. Furthermore, they will develop the expertise to collaborate with parents, guardians, and students, fostering an inclusive and harmonious educational environment.


Throughout this course, participants will engage in practical exercises that simulate real-world scenarios, enabling them to apply theoretical knowledge to concrete situations. They will practice identifying signs of distress, employing strategies to address mental health challenges, and fostering positive engagement with parents and guardians. These hands-on practices will equip participants with the confidence and skills needed to effectively support students' holistic development and well-being.


Experience round-the-clock availability to course materials on any device, allowing for convenient learning at your chosen time and location. Utilise downloadable resources such as notes, videos, slides, and assessments to bolster your comprehension, driving better outcomes. Embrace the freedom to learn at your individual pace and leverage a comprehensive online learning experience accessible throughout the entire year.


arrow_forward_iosModule 1
- The Pastoral Role And Legal Elements
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- The Pastoral Role And Education Regulations
arrow_forward_iosModule 3
- Mental Health – The Basics
arrow_forward_iosModule 4
- Supporting Mental Health Pastorally
arrow_forward_iosModule 5
- Bullying & Cyberbullying
arrow_forward_iosModule 6
- Engaging With The Parents And Families
arrow_forward_iosModule 7
- Supporting Sen Students Pastorally
arrow_forward_iosModule 8
- Disruptive Behaviours
arrow_forward_iosModule 9
- Working Strategically
arrow_forward_iosModule 10
- Supporting Your Mental Wellbeing

Module 1: The Pastoral Role And Legal Elements

  • Section 1 - The Equality Act 2010 & Protected Characteristics
  • Section 2 – What is classed as discrimination and harassment
  • Section 3 – Monitoring equity of access regarding vulnerable groups
  • Section 4 – Safeguarding Issues and regulations Working with looked after children
  • Section 5 – Working with looked after children
  • List of discussions, links and further readings

Module 2: The Pastoral Role And Education Regulations

  • Section 1 - Ofsted and the pastoral role
  • Section 2 – Collating data using data to evidence practice
  • Section 3 – Attendance – the regulations
  • Section 4 – Current guidance regarding persistent absence
  • Section 5 – Working with parents and children to improve attendance
  • List of discussions, links and further readings

Module 3: Mental Health – The Basics

  • Section 1 – The impact of childhood trauma
  • Section 2 – Basic Mental Health First Aid
  • Section 3 – Developing basic counselling skills
  • Section 4 – Working with external agencies
  • Section 5 – Disclosure & Confidentiality
  • List of discussions, links and further readings

Module 4: Supporting Mental Health Pastorally

  • Section 1 – Anxiety
  • Section 2 - Depression
  • Section 3 - Self-Harm
  • Section 4 – Eating Disorder
  • Section 5 – Social Media
  • Section 6 - Effective Interventions including working with groups
  • List of discussions, links and further readings

Module 5: Bullying & Cyberbullying

  • Section 1 - What is bullying?
  • Section 2 - Bullying from legal standpoint
  • Section 3 - Understanding why bullying takes place
  • Section 4 – Cyberbullying - Working with the bully
  • List of discussions, links and further readings

Module 6: Engaging With The Parents And Families

  • Section 1 - Building succesful working relationships
  • Section 2 – Working with hard to reach parents
  • Section 3 – Working with aggressive/disinterested parents
  • Section 4 – Working with helicopter parents Families/parents with additional needs
  • List of discussions, links and further readings

Module 7: Supporting Sen Students Pastorally

  • Section 1 - The Equality Act and reasonable adjustments
  • Section 2 - Dyslexia & Literacy Difficulties
  • Section 3 - ASD
  • Section 4 – ADHD
  • Section 5 - Supporting EAL students and Third Culture Kids
  • List of discussions, links and further readings

Module 8: Disruptive Behaviours

  • Section 1 - Why do pupils misbehave?
  • Section 2 - Recognising SEN causes for misbehaving
  • Section 3 - De-escalation techniques
  • Section 4 - Supporting from outside the classroom
  • Section 5 - Supporting a school wide approach
  • List of discussions, links and further readings

Module 9: Working Strategically

  • Section 1 - Working strategically
  • Section 2 – Developing and using pupil voice
  • Section 3 – Developing effective communication systems
  • Section 4 – Working with other staff
  • List of discussions, links and further readings

Module 10: Supporting Your Mental Wellbeing

  • Section 1 - Acknowledging the difficulties of the roles
  • Section 2 - Recognising students strengths and limits
  • Section 3 - What is supervision and how can I get it
  • Section 4 - Strategies for supporting students wellbeing
  • List of discussions, links and further readings

How do customers rate the course?

The course was easy to dive into, and the CPD certificate was the cherry on top. Sam's insights are spot-on, and I've already used the strategies to handle real-life situations. Highly recommend!

Adrian J.

Great investment! Quick access and all the tips are practical and effective. The course made a difference in how I approach student well-being. A must for any educator!

Amina F.

I could learn at my own pace, and the CPD recognition was a nice bonus. The strategies are already proving handy in my day-to-day role. Thumbs up!

Aisha S.

Pastoral Leader Online Certificate

Online course
  • CPD Certification
  • Expert Trainer
  • Certificate of completion
  • 24/7 access to a modern platform
  • Access on mobile and tablets
  • 2.5 hours of on-demand videos
  • Downloadable resources
  • Multiple-choice Test
  • Suggested study: 12 weeks, 4 hrs per week
£ 299.00

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