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Unit – The Emotionally Connected Classroom (RT00001)

Understand the impact of emotions on the thinking brain and its implications for learning with our Emotionally Connected Classroom course.

This course has been developed by our team of experienced Educational Psychologists, who are familiar with the challenges of school-life. The course will provide an understanding of the impact of emotions on the thinking brain and its implications for learning. It provides an introduction to key elements of current research in this area, alongside tools and strategies that can be utilised to develop connectedness and relationships.

Why study the Emotionally Connected Classroom course?

In the ‘Study’ sections of the course, you will be guided through materials that will support your understanding of different aspects of The Emotionally Connected Classroom before moving onto the ‘Practice’ section, in which you will undertake activities to embed the more theoretical information into practical activities. From there, you will be prompted to reflect on your learning in practice before engaging in social learning ‘Collaborate’.

Supported throughout by our team of experienced tutors, this practice-led course will help you to build your practical skills and enable you to create an effective relating classroom.

By completing this unit, you will be able to:

  • Understand the impact of stress and trauma on the brain
  • Discuss pupils’ emotions and the impact this can have on their behaviour
  • Identify ideas for developing relational based practice in your provision
  • Apply strategies to build pupils’ resources and resilience to manage their emotions
  • Share examples of good practice within our virtual online community
  • Receive supervision support and feedback from an online tutor
  • Reflect on and develop your own practice

At a glance

100% online training
Access anywhere
No live delivery
Developed by education professionals
Tutor support through online forums


CPD Standards Office Accredited
Level 5, mapped against Ofqual level descriptors
30 hours of self-paced study, over 8 weeks
Set start and assignment submission dates
Delivered through our Campus Online platform

The Emotionally Connected Classroom

Who is the Emotionally Connected Classroom course suitable for?

This course is suited to anyone who would like to improve their relational approach to working with children and young people in their setting. For example:

  • Teachers, Teaching assistants, Pastoral support leads, Learning support staff, SENCOs. Wellbeing support leads and Learning mentors with some current or recent experience working in a classroom environment in an educational setting.

Participants will need to be qualified to Level 3 (A Level or equivalent).

Please note: we reserve the right to request information in support of your application.

Teaching assistants must be mentored by a qualified teaching professional whilst on the course

How is the course delivered?

Our courses are delivered through Campus Online, our unique online learning platform.

Campus Online allows you to study at your own pace, without the need to travel, or commit to particular dates or times. You’ll log in to access your study materials, contact your tutor for support, and connect and network with other delegates.

What is the cost?

£295 + VAT

  • Payments by debit/credit card should be made online at the time of registration
  • If you or your organisation require an invoice upfront there is an additional admin charge of £25 + VAT. A purchase order number (if applicable) and finance contact name, address, email and phone number will be required at the time of registration

There are no additional costs for International delegates.

When can I start and how can I book?

The Emotionally Connected Classroom course runs four times a year. Please click on your preferred date below to make a booking.

  • 10 July 2024
    Book by 26 June (if an invoice is required upfront select ‘pay later’ option on form, or book by 3 July if paying by credit/debit card at time of registration)
    Submission deadline date for this unit is 4 September 2024
  • November 2024
    Bookings will open after 10 July

Please note: that we reserve the right to change/cancel course dates and/or schedules subject to booking numbers.

What do our delegates say about the Emotionally Connected Classroom course?

“I found a lot of the course material extremely interesting. I especially like the video context, and the presentation. Dyslexia Action have excelled!”

“The course was perfect, the timing, the material, tasks were very well planned.”

“The course allowed me to understand the brain and behaviour in a way which will ensure I’m more empathetic and more purposeful in my use of language and strategies.” 

Dyslexia CPD delivered through our practice-led approach

This unit is comprised of three study cycles, each of which includes a Study, Practice, Reflect, and Collaborate section. There are also associated practical tasks, with reference to current research and case studies.

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