Understanding Attachment, Loss and Resilience Training Course (Level 3)

Course Overview

Attachment is the deep connection which is established between a child and their parents or care providers during the early stages of development and has a huge impact a child’s personality including how they express emotions, form relationships with different people and form resilience.

This training course considers the relationship between attachment, separation and loss, the different theories of attachment (Bowlby’s theory) and the possible causes of challenging attachments and how this can relate to child behaviours.

This training course identifies ways of working with children and young people to build trust, confidence, resilience and develop skills in building and maintaining a range of positive relationships and attachments. This is a Level 3 accredited course.

Course Aims

  • Understand the meaning of attachment theory
  • Understand different theories of attachment styles
  • Understand the possible causes and effects of reactive attachment
  • Understand how children and young people can react to attachment, separation and loss during different stages of development
  • Understand ways of promoting resilience in children and young people
  • Understand ways of providing support to children and young people with attachment challenges

Course Objectives

  1. Describe the meaning of attachment
  2. Analyse John Bowlby’s theory of attachment
  3. Evaluate the difference between; healthy attachment, ambivalent attachment, avoidant attachment and reactive attachment
  4. Define possible causes of reactive attachment
  5. Define possible effects of reactive attachment
  6. Define possible ways people may react to separation and loss
  7. Explain and evaluate the difference between developmental loss, anticipated loss and unexpected loss
  8. Assess the different stages of child development
  9. Explain how the development rate of children can vary depending on various factors
  10. Define the meaning of the Domains of Resilience
  11. Explain the difference between the three Domains of Resilience
  12. Define key considerations for providing support to children and young people who have attachment challenges


The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.


Each learner completing this course will receive an accredited Level 3 certificate of learning.

Links to QCF Units

This attachment and loss training course is designed to meet the standards outlined in the new Children’s Homes (England) Regulations which were introduced on 1st April 2015 and can contribute to outcomes of QCF units including the National Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.


This Attachment, Loss and Resilience Training Course is designed for professionals working with children and young people including support teams, education professionals and foster carers.


This Attachment, Loss and Resilience Training Course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.

Training Course Duration

1 Day (please contact us if you require training which runs to a different timescale).

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