Crossfields Institute Level 4 Certificate in Trauma Informed Care

Qualification title

Crossfields Institute Level 4 Certificate in Trauma Informed Care


Trauma theory is a fast developing area, and is emerging as a fundamental influence on best practice in the care of individuals within the care system. Despite increased research in this area, there is little in the way of regulated qualifications across the world and none in the UK. This qualification is an integral part of the effort to expand understanding of the impact of trauma, and structure and deliver services in a way that are Trauma Responsive. It aims to equip learners with a theoretical and practical understanding of Trauma Informed Care.

Key features

Entry requirements

Guided learning hours


Total qualification time


Study method

Study methods can include blended, full or part time, face-to-face and distance learning as well as independent study. Please contact centre for details. 

How long does it take?

18 months part-time recommended. The programme should be completed in a maximum of 3 years following registration.


Assessment is an ongoing process that is initiated in the earliest stages of the qualification and recorded in a portfolio of evidence. At the core of the process is observation of practice by experienced tutors, written assignments and reflective practice. Formal assessment may be supported by peer observation or feedback as witness testimony. The portfolio of evidence may include, feedback from an assessor, a learning journal, written assignments, self–reflective journals and witness testimony

Qualification specification

Please click here for the qualification specification


If you are interested in registering for this course, please visit or email

Centres (Training Providers)

If you are interested in running this course as part of your curriculum, please contact us.

Registration fee for Centres from 1st September 2023

£220 per learner

Feedback from course participants:

“I cannot tell you how much this course has benefited me!…”



“This trauma training has already helped me look differently at some of the individuals that are resident at our organisation, and helped me work with them, and understand them more.”



“The trauma informed course is a fantastic course to widen knowledge and understanding of the impacts trauma has on the children and young people. It has helped my work practice massively”



“As a newly qualified therapist, the Level 4 award in Trauma Informed Care allowed me to develop my confidence and professional practice.”



“This course will change my practice as I now have a wider understanding of, not just the young people we support, but also the staff members that I complete training with on a regular basis.”



The Trauma Informed Care award was invaluable to my work and has improved my practice and approach when working with young people.”



“The trauma informed level 4 qualification has helped me becoming more aware of the trauma the young people have experienced and how I can support them in my day to day practice. It has also enabled me to gain new skills such as learning about sensory diets and sensory processing difficulties. “