Understanding behaviour that challenges

This free qualification is designed to increase learners’ awareness and understanding of behaviour that challenges and its effects.

Understanding behaviour that challenges​ level 2
Free Staff Training in a nutshell​

In a nutshell

Fully-funded via the UK Government in the form of the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Endorsed by CIMPSA.

Overview of Understanding behaviour that challenges

Aims and objectives

By completing the qualification, learners will develop in-depth knowledge of behaviour that challenges which could support progression onto other appropriate qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care sector. It could be useful to learners working in education settings.

Who is it suitable for?

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification in healthcare, social care, childcare or supporting learning.

Awareness and understanding

In the UK alone, there are 30,000 people with a severe learning disability whose behaviour can challenge.

However, behaviour that challenges is not limited to people with learning disabilities, which is why it is vital to raise awareness and understanding of this type of behaviour and its effects.

This free course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of behaviour that challenges, including how to support positive behaviour, the importance of effective communication in managing behaviour, and the role of reflection and support for those involved in incidents of behaviour that challenges

Course units

Learners must achieve all of the mandatory units:

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of how behaviour can be perceived as challenging.

They will investigate the underlying issues that affect behaviour and the impact it can have on others.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of how to identify behavioural changes and triggers that may escalate behaviour.

They will then investigate how strategies and support plans can promote positive behaviour. Legislation that protects the rights of the individual will also be investigated.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of the impact communication can have on the management of behaviour that challenges.

They will investigate the role of positive reinforcement and techniques to de-escalate behaviour.

They will also gain an understanding of referral services available to support themselves and the individual.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of the importance of reflection following an incident of behaviour that challenges.

They’ll understand the consequences of their actions and how to maintain their own wellbeing.

Get certified

Gain a nationally recognised level 2 accredited certificate.

Eligibility

Been in the UK or EU for three years for purposes other than study.

19+ at the start of the academic year.

  • Not on an apprenticeship.
  • Not completed any part of the course before.
  • 19-23-year-olds must have a level 2 or higher prior to attainment.

How to enrol

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Christine Nesbitt
Christine Nesbitt
"a great way to learn..."
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This is a great way to learn a new subject. You get great support and it's very clear what you have to do.
Natalie
Natalie
"easy to follow..."
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Great course and easy to follow. Will definitely come back to you when I choose the next course for me.
Lorraine Evennett
Lorraine Evennett
"good mentor help..."
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Good course with good mentor help when needed.

Progression and related courses

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

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