Distance learning courses in the pastoral care and mentoring of children and young people
In-set training for UK schools
50 years experience in the field, working with children and training others to work with children. Specialising in pastoral care, mentoring, identifying problems and in communication skills.
Founder of a UK national charity providing pastoral care and training for UK schools.
Copyright ©2010-2013 Dr Gordon Bailey BA, Pastoral Care for Kids. All rights reserved.
Website updated 05 November 2014.
Mentoring and counselling the young is a challenge; is demanding of deep, lasting commitment; it can drain one’s energy and bring a lifetime of joy!
I am delighted that you are looking for pastoral care training because you wish to work with children and young people; their needs are so great.
Undertaken with no other motive but unconditional love it will provide real benefits for the young and fulfilment of the mentor.
I offer a variety of distance learning courses as well as a school in-set training day (UK only).
Distance learning courses are paid for through PayPal - once payment has cleared you will be sent an email with all course material including recommended reading and exercises to complete.
You can choose to have your course exercises graded if you wish in which case high standards of work are expected. Certificates will be issued to all who successfully complete a course where the exercise has been submitted and graded.
Dr Gordon Bailey BA founder of a registered charity dedicated to the pastoral care of children
Every opinion contained in the course notes is based upon what I have discovered and learned during more than 50 years involved in work with the young; opinions that result from testing knowledge and understanding by two criteria:
I would ask you to read the About page because the information it contains will help you to set my opinions in their proper context.
Available distance learning courses for those people working with, or planning to work with, children and young people
A short course with a definition of pastoral care that leads to useful knowledge and understandings
A short training programme offering a unique hierarchy of needs and a look at provision and protection
This course examines the prevention, identification and resolution of problems
A course offering a radical view of communication, looking at both verbal and non-verbal skills
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