Curative Education

Bachelor's degree

In Aberdeen

Price on request


  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Aberdeen (Scotland)

  • Duration

    5 Years


Suitable for: Applicants who meet the entry requirements from any care/education setting and whose work place supports them in undertaking the course of study.




Aberdeen (Aberdeen City)
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Macrobert Building, King'S College, AB24 5UA


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To take into account

Applicants over the age of 20 years who satisfy the following conditions: - Have: * normally worked with children and/or adults with complex needs for a minimum of one year * the ability to engage in online learning (effective word processing and email skills as a minimum requirement) * demonstrated ability to undertake a programme of study at this level * demonstrated interest in working within a therapeutic community. - Have successfully completed IELTS test at level 6 or equivalent. - UK applicants are required to complete an 'Enhanced Level' Disclosure Scotland Application Form.

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Course programme


Curative Education is a multi-disciplinary professional activity, integrating elements of care, education, therapeutic and creative activities in the work with children and adults with complex needs and usually taking place in the context of community living. It is characterised by the values and attitudes which arise from the work of Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) which adds a spiritual dimension to the holistic understanding of the human being and human interrelationships.

The programme has a strong social-pedagogical character through the elements of life-sharing and the use of creative, social, cultural and practical activities to support learning and development.

Curative Education encompasses care, education, craft and artistic activities and a medical, theraputic element. The programme is offered in collaboration with the Camphill Rudolf Steiner Schools in Aberdeen and it is structured over four years on a part-time basis with work based practice experience, as a significant feature.

Programme Structure

This is a full time programme structured over five years and four months. Delivery of Stages I and II is by weekly teaching sessions and tutor support. Stages III and IV are delivered in 3 -5 day workshops with web based material and tutor support.

Professional training in Curative Education encompasses:

  • a sound knowledge of the holistic understanding of the human being
  • an understanding of human life course development
  • an understanding of general care, educational and therapeutic principles, theories and approaches
  • an ever-expanding repertoire of practical care, educational, therapeutic and creative attitudes, skills and methods
  • the ability to work in partnership with parents, carers, colleagues and other professionals
  • the ability to work within the professional, social-political and regulatory context of the field
  • social and organisational skills to facilitate working in and building community with children and adults with complex needs, colleagues, parents and carers
  • the ability to develop trusting and positive relationships
  • the creative ability to develop new ideas for transformative action
  • personal and professional development

The programme attracts an international group of students. Most are volunteer co-workers in Camphill Communities, while a small number are employed by the communities. The degree and its associated awards are accepted by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as professionally recognised qualifications for workers in the care sector.

Curative Education

Price on request