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Free Online Course:
Understanding Behaviour That Challenges - Level 2 Certificate

Develop in-depth knowledge of behaviour that challenges

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

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UK Government funded online course. Qualification accredited by TQUK & NCFE CACHE

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Free Online Course

Fully-funded by HM Government

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6 Week Course

4-5 hours of weekly study

Qualification aims & 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.

About Understanding Behaviour That Challenges

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.

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.

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Is it really free?

Save your training and development budget by utilising government funding

Each member of staff you wish to enrol must meet the eligibility criteria below to qualify for the funding.

We connect you with training providers that use the UK Government’s Adult Education Budget to fund the free online courses. 

Eligibility criteria

Receive an accredited certificate

Nationally recognised qualification

Each employee receives an accredited certificate as a record of achievement and reward for for completing a nationally recognised qualification.

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The free online course is split into manageable units

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour That Challenges, staff are required to successfully complete all course 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 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 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you meet the eligibility criteria then YES!

We connect you with learning providers that use government funding, in the form of the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the Adult Educational Budget (AEB).

We hope to get you started within 24 hours of completing the full enrolment process but this can vary depending on the learning provider.

Register interest and a course advisor will be in touch to provide you with more specific details.

The courses are designed to allow learners to fit their learning around their employment obligations and can be completed in a number of weeks or months, depending on the level. Our shorter courses are often completed within 3 weeks, whilst our longer lasting courses can take up to 3 months.

Yes! All of our free courses are 100% online.

All of our courses are accredited by UK government-recognised awarding bodies. These include NCFE CACHE and TQUK, with whom we work closely to ensure our existing courses, and all new ones, meet approved standards of excellence and are certified as such. NCFE CACHE and TQUK are national awarding organisations that design, develops and certifies nationally recognised qualifications and awards.

All qualifications are regulated by Ofqual and are the perfect way to boost any CV.

You can only take one course at a time but you can take up to 7 in one academic year.

No, there are no exams, all courses require you to complete assessment questions based on the knowledge you have just gained from the units.

The courses we offer are all funded qualifications, meaning you need to be eligible for government funding in order to secure your a place. This information is a funding requirement and proves your eligibility.

Great support from start to finish. After my initial enquiry I was contacted then supported through the enrolment process.

Lovely to speak to a real person who was able to explain the process.

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