Trauma Informed Approaches (SCQF level 7) PDA

Course code 415L

What is special about this course?

This PDA Trauma Informed Approaches (SCQF level 7) allows you to gain knowledge and understanding of trauma, including the causes and impact of trauma on an individual. You will also learn the importance of being an informed practitioner, enabling you to support individuals affected by trauma.

Special features

  • Delivered through our virtual learning environment
  • Online webinar sessions to engage in professional dialogue and further develop your understanding of the topics being covered

Entry requirements

  • You should have qualifications at SCQF level 6 or above, or equivalent
  • You should also have demonstrable paid or voluntary experience supporting those with current or prior trauma

Year 1 - PDA

You will study the following core modules:

  • Childhood trauma
  • Organisational approaches to trauma
  • Therapeutic approaches to trauma
  • What is trauma? An introduction

How will I study my course?

  • Part-time (structured)
  • You will learn through a combination of video-conference lectures and tutorials, and online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE), with support from your tutors

How long will my course last?

  • Part-time (structured): 1 years @ 4-8 hours per week

Number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in lectures and your own time spent on individual study and research.

Where can I study my course?

  • Perth

This fully online course can be studied from anywhere in the world. You will be enrolled and supported by staff at UHI Perth.

Start date

  • September
  • January


For information on costs for this course please contact the campus where you wish to study.


UHI has a number of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and discretionary fund opportunities available to new and current students. Please use the A-Z of funds or use the filter to see which ones may be relevant to you. All students are welcome to apply.

Further information on funding your studies is also available, please see the attached link or contact the relevant UHI partner.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you might like to consider careers in:

  • Community learning and development
  • Early years and education
  • Health and social care 
  • Social services

Can I progress into further study?

Depending upon prior experience and qualifications, you may wish to progress from PDA Trauma Informed Approaches (SCQF level 7) to the following courses:

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Apply for Trauma Informed Approaches (SCQF level 7) PDA

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2024 or Jan/Feb 2025

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands. We operate a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.