Emotional Education

Atlow Mill Centre
In Atlow

VAT exempt
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Important information

Typology Postgraduate
Methodology Inhouse
Location Atlow
Duration 1 Year
  • Postgraduate
  • Inhouse
  • Atlow
  • Duration:
    1 Year

Suitable for: This course has been designed for the professsional and personal development of those who work in various capacities in the area of human relations.


Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Atlow Mill Centre, Near Hognaston, DE6 1PX, Derbyshire, England
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Starts On request
Atlow Mill Centre, Near Hognaston, DE6 1PX, Derbyshire, England
See map

Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

A degree (BA, BSc or level 6 equivalent) is normally required for entry onto the course, but applicants without such a qualification will be considered on production of evidence of appropriate prior learning, ability and experience. Indication of some previous engagement with personal development is a desirable pre-requisite for joining the course. Please phone the Centre to discuss this. Final selection will be made in partnership with the University Liaison Tutor.

Teachers and trainers (1)

Joanne Grierson
Joanne Grierson
PGCEE Lead Course Facilitator

Involved with Atlow Mill Centre since 2001, graduate of the 1st PGCEE in 2002-3, has continued training in Em Ed & now doing an MSc in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. Spent 15 years teaching, then 2 year adventure sailing round world. She says: ‘This was one of the greatest learning periods of my life, second only to the PGCEE course. At end of the trip I realised I had seen & learned many things but taken ‘myself’ around the world & brought ‘myself’ back. Now it was time to really learn who I was and how I wanted to take my life forward. The PGCEE enabled me to do this’

Course programme

Course review:

This is a 1 year (part-time and residential in Derbyshire) life enhancing course, offering a rarely found combination of personal and professional development with a University Accredited Qualification from the University of Derby.

The experiential nature of the teaching and learning on this course results in considerable personal development for students. It allows individuals to re-evaluate their own emotional responses in relationships both at work and at home and to gain all round feedback of how they are perceived in the context of a group. This learning is done in a very safe, supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere. The culmination of this learning is that graduates of the PGCEE course frequently find greater direction and focus in their professional and personal lives, leading to a higher level of satisfaction and fulfillment in life generally.

The course is suitable for anyone who wishes to learn more about the developing field of Emotional Literacy / Intelligence. It is particularly relevant for people wishing to facilitate groups or teams and those who wish to improve the effectiveness of communication in their workplace. Emotional Education can be applied to any group regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, sexuality or class. Previous course participants include training consultants, teachers, lecturers, social workers, youth and community workers, probation officers, business managers, IT consultants, life coaches, nursing staff, carers, civil servants and engineers.

This course is designed to provide in depth learning in emotional education both at a personal and professional level. The interactive and experiential teaching style is a core methodology for the course, together with the underlying premise that ‘learning is only useful if it enables people to enhance their lives and the lives of others, through the application of their learning’. The course aims to produce graduates who are equipped with not only knowledge but also the inner personal resources to ‘make a difference in the world’ in whatever sphere they wish.

The course enables participants to build confidence, enhance communication skills and so make a worthwhile contribution to their communities / work places. It benefits learners and their communities / client groups through the development of the learner’s intellectual and emotional intelligence and through their application of the knowledge learned on the course.

Additional information

Comments: Students are expected to attend all nine residential weekends and the Summer School all of which are held at Atlow Mill Centre. Each weekend starts on Friday evening at 8pm. Saturday and Sunday hours are 9.30am to 5-6pm. Self-catering accommodation is available at Atlow Mill Centre or there are a number of nearby B&B’s.
Credits/Points: PGCEE course carries 60 CAT (Cumulative Accreditaion Transfer) points at Master's degree level (Level 7)
Students per class: 16

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