26th October 2016

The Social Emotional Development Specialist Qualification

Designed with Impact in Mind

Social Emotional Development Specialist (SEDS) is a proprietary professional Level 3 qualification from SEDi, created in collaboration with RocheMartin and Highfield Awarding Body.

Anyone working in the field of Human Development needs to have a solid practical competency building Resilience which boosts Wellbeing.

One of the biggest gaps in modern day Human Development is the ability to define, measure and build what are known as “soft skills”.

For years senior psychology researchers have been calling for clearer definitions for social emotional competencies related to personal development, stating that a “new scale of development is required”.

For public, private and not-for-profit sectors, having a practice-based Social Emotional Development competency within grass-root focused teams introduces a tangibilty element for cultivating engagement, resilience and wellbeing.

SEDS is the first comprehensive, knowledge-to-practice, regulated qualification in Social Emotional Development practice. It’s designed to establish a specialist capability to progressively build social emotional skills within Adults and Young People.

The SEDS learning & development framework deliberately takes learners from base subject awareness and onto professional competency; embedding THREE behavioural science subject elements to create a comprehensive Human Development skillset.

This is a regulated qualification, which is delivered through a progressive “Learn-Practice-Review” process.

Learning through SEDS is progressive, a blended process delivered through a “Learn-Practice-Review” structure, nurturing learning within class, online and real-time environments. This deliberately takes learners from base subject awareness and onto professional competency, embedding THREE behavioural science subject elements to create a comprehensive Human Development skillset.

Progressive learning and development creates 3 core competency areas:

  1. Emotions in Action: working with when an emotion is just beginning, when an emotion is being concealed, and when a person is unaware of what they are actually feeling;
  2. Emotional Needs: working with the 6 human needs of: Consistency, Variety, Significance, Love/Connection, Growth & Contribution;
  3. Social Emotional Skills (SES): Working with the 10x competencies which drive Self-Awareness & Self-Management, Social Awareness & Social Skills, and Resilience.

Equip – this is the traditional knowledge transfer needed to establish the foundations of understanding at the very beginning.

Embed – knowledge is progressively converted into practical competency through a process of practice and review activities (workshops, review webinars and e-learning) and a final Exam.

Incubate – qualified Specialists enjoy continuous professional development support, to further hone skills and widen understanding within The SESA Initiatigain a deep and revealing personal insight into your Emotional Needs and Social Emotional Skills, forming the foundation stone upon which you will be building your levels of Emotional Capital. You will define and measure your Emotional Capital over 5 key clusters – before and at the end of the course.

Learners gain a deep and revealing personal insight into their Emotional Needs and Social Emotional Skills, this process forms the foundation stone upon which to build their levels of Emotional Capital.

The learning journey is taken through a personal Social Emotional Skills development, real-life learning of how to identify emotional competencies, name them, work with them and use coaching strategies to build them in real-time.

Every graduate of the SEDS qualification is given an unrivaled Continuous Professional Development (CPD) support within SEDinstitute.com within a national alumni – including learning resources, workshops and seminars.

SEDS Qualification programs are available monthly, in the following countries:

The UAE, Ghana and Nigeria

Each month, learner groups are open within each region, but places are limited to 20 people per group. This ensures learners experience a fully facilitated learning & development process, within a robust qualification assessment.