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Teaching Happiness: Positive Psychology for Behaviour and Learning, Certificate

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    Application Deadline
  • 2 months
Positive emotion acts like a hidden reset button that repairs us psychologically and physiologically. Using positive psychology approaches to engage children and young people opens up their willingness to put in extra effort, improves learning outcomes, and enhances wellbeing for students and teachers alike. 
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  • This online CPD course examines how happiness and wellbeing can be enhanced through the application of positive psychology in your own life and those of others. This course is delivered fully online allowing you the flexibility to learn from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace.
  • This course will equip you with an in-depth understanding of the science of happiness and wellbeing and the relevance of positive psychology to the field of education and to your own life. It explores how we can use the principles and practices of positive psychology to build strengths and develop the skills of flourishing in our pupils and ourselves. Positive education is underpinned by a solid research foundation from the science of positive psychology and is providing schools and educators, parents and students with new and exciting interventions and embedded practices which can be implemented in many different settings. 
  • This course draws together more than 15 years of research into cultivating happiness. Applying the science and wisdom of positive psychology can improve everything from wellbeing and working-memory to attention spans and problem-solving ability. The benefits are infectious: positive emotions and experiences broaden our mindsets and skills, strengthen relationships and transform the capacity of both teachers and pupils to cope with difficulty, allowing everyone to function at their highest level in the classroom and beyond.
  • This course examines how the practical applications of positive psychology can be introduced to students of all ages and how key practices such as mindfulness will improve focus and concentration, resulting in calmer and happier students. It explores a wealth of research evidence on happiness, wellbeing, positive emotions, learned optimism, flow, engagement and character strengths and offers transformative interventions and approaches for promoting learning and wellbeing in your students and in your own daily life.


Since its establishment in 2001, ICEP Europe has recognised the importance of creating strong accreditation and collaboration links with key bodies. We have cemented our reputation as a leading provider of online SEN courses by delivering on our mission to provide innovative training to teaching professional working with children of all needs. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 2 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

  • Key topics include the science of happiness and wellbeing, the role and value of positive emotions, and the effects of happiness and positive emotion on various outcomes including learning, creativity, health, resilience and longevity. 
  • Fascinating research and practical methods for promoting positive relationships, cultivating positive learning environments and encouraging ‘flow’ are presented, meaning the course an ideal accompaniment for teachers devising a wellbeing curriculum in line with the NCCA Wellbeing guidelines for Junior Cycle students. 
  • The course also provides you, the teacher, with the opportunity to practice techniques for enhancing wellbeing in your own daily life through practical exercises and experiments. Finally we look at how to prevent stress and burnout and detail specific approaches for enhancing your practice and your own wellbeing.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • This course is designed for teachers, SNAs, youth workers and those working with learners in many different contexts. 
  • It may also be of interest to social care workers, psychologists and other therapeutic or educational practitioners who want to learn more about the application of positive psychology to enhancing wellbeing and flourishing.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    99 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 2 months.
  • EU/EEA

    99 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 2 months.
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