A Qualification in the Person-led, Transitional and Strength-based Response and like-minded Approaches in partnership with Coventry University

The PTS Qualification provides a unique opportunity to deepen your learning and understanding of what it truly means to deliver the Person-led, Transitional, and Strength-based (PTS) Response or a like-minded approach. This qualification will further your understanding of current systems, the barriers they create, and the positive impact that can occur for people experiencing tough times and the sector as a whole when those barriers are removed.

“Raw, emotive reflection on our learning and unlearning. The vulnerable honesty from the group was incredibly powerful. PTS is a feeling, a mind-set not a tool or process. That feeling led me to create my final submission.” PTS Qualification Graduate

Course overview:

This is a Certificate of Professional Development, a level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework, and worth 40 credits. Students who achieve this are invited to graduate.

The qualification is made up of two modules, each module will involve 200 hours of distance learning*, which includes digital learning, self-directed study, and completion of a portfolio.

  • Full course fees: £1800
  • Single module: £900
  • Credits awarded: 20 per module

The PTS Qualification is designed for those working in the homelessness, social care, and criminal justice sectors. 

*Due to current restrictions around COVID-19 face to face learning will be replaced with online sessions and this is reflected in the current course fees.

“This course has been astounding, I cannot unlearn what we have discussed and why would I want to.” PTS Qualification Graduate

What can you expect from this course:

During the first module, you will put the current deficit focused systems that are in place to support people going through tough times under the microscope. You will consider how effective they really are and the impact they have on people.

You will be introduced to the Person-led, Transitional and Strength-based (PTS) Response, exploring its principles, its theory of change and the impact that working in this way can have on people. You will delve into why it’s important to totally change current systems and not to just tweak things to make them a ‘bit better’.

In module two you will dive deeper into the PTS Response, looking at the skills required to be a PTS Coach or like-minded Practitioner and how the PTS Principles can be used to inform practice. You will take a closer look at alternative approaches, the importance of continuous listening and reflection.

Lastly, but by no means least, you will explore how as a PTS Coach or like-minded Practitioner, you can actively contribute to and drive systems change by highlighting and overcoming barriers created by current systems.

In summary, this course is for kick-ass humans who want to make a change and aren’t afraid of going against the status quo!

“The PTS course and support from the team gave me the confidence to change everything for my organisation! The questioning, challenging, pushing and never wavering encouragement provided the space for the self-reflection and motivation to redesign our programme and make the change we had been striving for. It pushed us out of our comfort zones in exactly the way we needed to consider how those we work with were feeling as a result of our actions and enabled us to make the fundamental paradigm shift as a result.”

How to apply?

Applications for the course commencing in January 2022 are now closed. However, we are accepting applications for the next available course, which starts in September 2022.

The deadline for registering your interest to find out more about the PTS Qualification and to start the application process will follow.

When applying for this qualification please allow time to complete a brief application form for Coventry University –  the closing date for sending your application form will be confirmed once you have registered your interest.

If you have any questions or would like to receive more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

To apply, please register your interest by emailing PTSQualification@maydaytrust.org.uk or complete the contact form below and a member of the team will be in touch as soon as possible.