PETMA Train the Trainer

Start date: 26 July 2024

Duration: 5 day course

Location: Blended

Certificate: PETMA Certificate

Cost: Member €1,925 | Non-Member €2,750

Course code: PETMATTT

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    Programme overview

    PETMA™ (Professional Ethical Therapeutic Mindful Approach) stands as an guaranteed Irish, human rights-based behaviour support model, meticulously crafted to adhere to HIQA's regulations for supporting service users who may encounter verbal or physical distress. PETMA™ adopts a proactive stance, focusing on averting service users' distress through rigorous modules designed to foster an understanding of the challenges inherent in living with disabilities and their impact on comprehension and communication abilities.

    Learning outcomes

    • A Human Rights Based Approach to Supporting Residents When Distressed.
    • Update your skillset and get one step ahead
    • BILD Certified
    • Restrain Reduction Network Accredited
    • Developed exclusively for the Irish
    • Health & Social Care Services

    Who is the course for

    Social Care Workers in the Childcare, Disability Care, Elder Care, and Health Care sectors. The course is designed to support compliance with Irish legislation, Irish Continuing Professional Development requirements and HIQA regulations.


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    Trainer Profile

    The National Institute of Intellectual Disability Studies is the first one-stop training and development marketplace in Ireland delivered using proven Person Centred approaches. Our suite of Workforce Development Tools were developed alongside national and international experts including ex-HIQA inspector, TIZARD Centre UK, and North Dakota Centre for Persons with Disabilities.

    To Book Call 083 - 027 8518 or email