WAVE Training

WAVE as an organisation has developed a reputation as a key provider of training in the field of psychological trauma, especially trauma incurred after acts of violence.

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Our Community-Based Courses

We offer accredited courses through Open Learning within the School of Education at Queen's University in the following areas of study:

  • Grief, Trauma and the Helping Relationship

  • Trauma and Addiction

  • Compassion Fatigue

  • Psychological Trauma

  • Transition from Conflict

  • Facing History and Ourselves

We also have Open College Network (OCN) accredited courses available. 

Our Academic-Based Courses

As well as our community accredited courses, we also offer a BSc (Hons) in Psychological Trauma  in collaboration with the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University, Belfast. This is a four year part time programme. Recruitment will open shortly for a new intake due to commence in October 2017. 

An exciting new postgraduate study option will come online shortly that will commence in January 2018 with University College Cork. Further information will be posted shortly on course content, application process, fees and options for study.  

Our Professional Development Trauma Education Programmes

WAVE has for many years worked with the Schools of Social Work and Nursing and Midwifery at Queen's University, providing specialist input on trauma to all social work and nursing and midwifery students. A team of citizenship trainers who have experienced bereavement or injury deliver this programme. Further information is available through the Trauma Education Department at WAVE as listed below.

Courses On Request

WAVE is also able to develop a bespoke course for your organisation in the following areas:

  • Volunteering
  • Listening and Communication
  • Storytelling

Courses Under Development

Human Rights Advocacy

Benefits of WAVE’s Trauma Training

Completing one of WAVE’s training education programmes enables you to:

  • Work with highly trained andexperienced facilitators

  • Take advantage of training that is grounded through the experience of delivering services to victims' and survivors. 

  • Gain a nationally recognised accredited qualification.


If you are interested in any of our courses or have any questions please contact us today at trauma.education@wavetrauma.org  


Many thanks.

WAVE Trauma Training Team