The Institute of Child Education and Psychology (ICEP) Europe offers training programs to teachers, parents and allied professionals who work with children and young people. It is a trusted leading provider of high quality online Professional Development (PD) and University validated Diploma programs in special educational needs and wellbeing. ICEP Europe was founded in 2001 by Dr Moya O’Brien and Dr Deirdre MacIntyre.
ICEP Europe are experts in Wellbeing & Positive Psychology. These online Psychology Programs have been endorsed by the New South Wales Institute of Teachers.

Upcoming Term Dates:

  • 9th October – 3rd December 2017. Enrolment open until the 3rd of November.
  • 19th February – 15th April 2018. Enrolment open until 7th of April.
  • 2nd July – 26th August 2018. Enrolment open until 1st of August
A new way of learning

Today’s demands are way beyond the capabilities of traditional classroom and distance learning methods. By bringing like minded professionals together in our unique 100% online learning environment, we enable you to share the latest thinking from the real world.

A course that fits into your life

All of your coursework and class discussions take place in an online environment which is ‘asynchronous’. There are no fixed lecture times, the classroom is always open and you don’t need to synchronise your study with anyone else. You can interact with your instructors and fellow students whenever and wherever you want.

Intensive and relevant

Our average class size is around 20, which means our tutors have time to give you personal attention at every stage. We believe flexibility is about more than convenience; it’s about relevance too. That’s why you can customise your program to suit your own specific work and career priorities.

Rigorous and challenging

These programs are demanding. The academic standards required for our online programs are just as high as those for on-campus equivalents. This is no soft option.  From the moment your program starts, you are in constant discussion with your classmates. You get regular feedback and help from your tutor and support from our student support team. So, whilst your program may be tough, it never feels like a solo effort.

Family, friends and work

For most of our students, a program is a joint undertaking outside the virtual classroom too. You will need the full support of your family, friends and employer if you are to surmount the many challenges of this holistic experience. But, as you steadily transform your professional knowledge and skills, you can expect the rewards of an unparalleled sense of satisfaction, renewed confidence and increased effectiveness in your job.

New directions, new opportunities

Our programs are not for everybody; they demand concentration and commitment. We believe the experience will revitalise your career prospects, recast your understanding of the workplace and reveal opportunities you never imagined. This experience will change your life.

Key Program Information

Each program comprises 5 interactive learning modules, each taking approximately four hours online study time to complete, or 20 hours in total.

On completion of a program you will receive a Certificate of Continuing Professional Development and a Learning Log of your  work which can be included in your CPD portfolio.

Completion of a Reflective Assignment gives you the opportunity to analyse the key learning points from the program and how they can be applied in your classroom.

What Our Students Say

This course has given me some renewed confidence in my abilities and reignited some of my lost passion for teaching. Thank you!
Colette Fletcher, Hope and Optimism Program
Many useful examples and strategies were given which I feel I would be confident using in my own classroom.
Barry Fielding, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Program
I feel that I have benefitted not only in my classroom practice but also personally. I have many activities and strategies that I wish to apply in the classroom and some that I have already been doing.
Chloe Hayworth, Teaching Happiness Program
This course has given me courage and optimism. It identifies a profound and growing scholarly approach to an incredibly important aspect of our humanity. Although I had a grounding in Positive Psychology this course tied things
together for me and filled in a lot of gaps. Specifically it provided strategies for working with students. Very practical.
Ann Williamson, Hope and Optimism Program
Many useful examples and strategies were given which I feel I would be confident using in my own classroom.
John Braxton, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Program
An exciting course which will help you to teach your students the skills of hope and optimism and to apply the wisdom of positive psychology to your own life.
Sheila Cruise, Hope and Optimism Program
We can all encourage mindfulness and positivity to protect our mental health and to increase our resilience, in doing so we can help to introduce happiness to the classroom and ultimately to teach that happiness to a new generation.
Tom Wiley, Teaching Happiness Program
Each module from beginning to end was extremely helpful. For me it de-mystified ABA. I am encouraged to apply many, if not all of the techniques in my classroom.
Sarah Withington, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Program
When I enrolled, I was hoping to get some ideas to help me with the children I work with but I got so much more out of it. This has really changed my way of thinking. I have printed off all the module notes and will be going through it again and again.
Kate Morgan, Hope and Optimism Program
I think this training should be compulsory for all my staff. I will be telling them all about this.
Max Thompson, Teaching Happiness Program