Is this the course for you?
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 nationally-recognised qualification will help you to gain 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.
Whether you are looking to take your first steps towards a rewarding career in a health or social care-based role; would like to develop specialist skills for your current position; or work in an educational setting and would like to increase your in-depth understanding; this course can give you the knowledge and confidence to support individuals with behaviour that can challenge.
This is an online course taught over 4-8 weeks, meaning you can choose when and where you study. It offers you the flexibility to fit your studies around your existing work, training, or home-life commitments, whilst achieving agreed deadlines set by you and your tutor.
What modules will you do?
You will study the following units:
- Unit 1: Understand behaviour that challenges.
- Unit 2: Understand how to support positive behaviour.
- Unit 3: Understand the importance of effective communication and the management of behaviour that challenges.
- Unit 4: Understand the role of reflection and support for those involved in incidents of behaviour that challenges.
What do you need to apply?
4 GCSE qualifications (or equivalent) at grade D or 3 or above, or Level 1 vocational qualification, or Level 1 qualification in English.
Additional Information: If you do not hold a suitable Level 1 qualification, or cannot provide evidence of one, you may still be able to enrol on this course following an initial assessment to test your level of literacy in English.
How will you be assessed?
This course can be completed fully online, or via paper-based learning. Both options are assessed via online tests and assessments.
Where can this course take you?
This course is suitable if you are already working in a healthcare, social care, or educational setting; are looking to find employment in a number of teaching, care, or support-based roles; or would like to further your understanding of behaviour that challenges for personal reasons. It can also give you the opportunity to increase your career options through further study.
After successfully passing the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges, you may wish to consider progressing on to one of the following Level 3 courses to expand your knowledge and skills:
- Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Health and Social Care (BTEC)
- Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (BTEC)
- Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning (NCFE CACHE)
- Level 3 Early Years Educator Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (NCFE CACHE)