Bullying Therapy (Early Years)

Level: Practitioner QLS level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practise Bullying Therapy (Early Years) – graduates of this course can also obtain professional liability insurance
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*
  • Become a Registered BSY Bullying Therapy (Early Years) Practitioner
  • Be awarded the professional ASC Diploma
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Bullying is a big problem in schools, which in recent years has generated a lot of media attention through its occasional tragic consequences. This media attention coupled with research generated over the last 30 years has culminated in many schools writing and adhering to policies to tackle the issues that arise with verbal and physical bullying, and with the problem of ‘cyberbullying’ that has very much been on the rise and consistently in the media. This course is designed as an add-on to psychotherapy and counselling and for anyone who wishes to learn more about bullying. It provides clear definitions and a conceptual framework as a means to understand the motivating factors behind bullying such as aggression, bullying through the eyes of adults and children, intervention and prevention, policies, research and studies, ways of dealing with the psychological aftermath of bullying and the way forward in curriculum, management and policy


  • Lesson One
    • Aggression
      • What is Aggression?
      • Aggressive Behaviour in Child Development
      • Normal Vs Abnormal Aggression
      • Other Factors: Pre-natal Drug Abuse and its Effects
      • Nature: Innate Theories of Aggression
      • Nurture: Learning Theories of Aggression
      • Gender Differences and Aggression
      • An Holistic Framework
  • Lesson Two
    • Bullying
      • What is Bullying?
      • Types of Bullying
      • What is a Bully?
      • Who is a Victim?
      • Where Does Bullying Take Place?
      • How Prevalent is Bullying?
      • What are the Effects of Bullying?
  • Lesson Three
    • A Child’s Perspective
      • How Victims See Themselves
      • How Children Report Bullying
      • Age-Related Factors
      • Girls Vs Boys
      • Why Children Don’t Report Bullying
      • Reporting Bullying that Happens Outside of School
  • Lesson Four
    • An Adult’s Perspective
      • Bronfenbrenner’s Model
      • How Adults View Bullies
      • How Adults View Victims
      • The Role of Teachers and Schools
  • Lesson Five
    • Policy, Prevention and Intervention
      • Government Policy
      • Guidelines on Discrimination
      • Development and Implementation of Policies in Schools
      • Prevention
      • Intervention Measures
  • Lesson Six
    • Research Into Bullying
      • Reasons for Research into Bullying
      • Focus of Research Studies to Date
      • The Olweus Bullying Prevention Programme
      • Research Findings and Recommendations
  • Lesson Seven
    • The Psychological Aftermath of Bullying
      • Methods Used to Combat Bullying
  • Lesson Eight
    • The Way Ahead: Pupil-Centred Approaches
      • Using the Curriculum
      • Activities

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*Registration fee included.