ACE / Trauma Informed Practice Online Learning Programmes for Staff

1 Dec 2020

The SBNI Trauma Informed Practice (TIP) Project have developed two online training programmes for staff working across the system to develop their understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their skills and confidence in trauma sensitive approaches to their practice.


Level One Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Awareness Online Programme

Audience: For all staff including frontend support, receptionists, administration, finance, therapists/service delivery staff, managers and directors.

Length of the programme: Approx. 40 minutes to complete


Level Two Developing Trauma Sensitive Approaches to Practice Training Online Programme

Audience: For staff working directly with children, young people, families and/or adults who have been directly impacted by trauma relating to childhood adversity. This may include child care providers /early years sector, teaching and pastoral care staff, therapists/counsellors, coaches, social work/care workers, clergy, safeguarding leads, constables, probation officers, court officers, medical care providers etc. This programme may also be of interest of those who have completed Level One who are not in direct contact with service users. Staff should liaise with their managers to ensure appropriateness of this course.

Length of the programme: Approx. 40 minutes to complete



If you would like to register to complete this training please email your interest to Please specify which level of training you wish to complete in your correspondence to the team. Registrations will be processed at the end of each month and you will be sent your log in confirmation details accordingly following this.


Note: These e-learning programmes are an introduction to ACE/Trauma Informed Practice training to the fuller face to face training modules which are being delivered across the sectors in Northern Ireland.


Other learning & development options:

If your organisation would like to house the training programmes within your organisation’s learning and development platforms please get in touch with the TIP project team by clicking here.


Solihull Understanding Trauma Online Course

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) have commissioned a two year licence with the Solihull Approach to enable professionals across Northern Ireland to complete the online ‘Understanding Trauma’ course. This is a FREE course following on from the Solihull Understanding Attachment course and will be available from November 2019 until November 2021.

Click on this link to find out more about the course and to register to access the course -