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Certificate in Behaviour That Challenges in Children Level 2

Course overview

This qualification will provide students with a detailed understanding of behaviour that challenges children, including how such behaviour can be assessed and avoidance techniques that can help minimise the effects of this behaviour. You will look at how different coexisting conditions, such as a learning disability, a mental health condition, sensory issues and autism can impact behaviour that challenges and how to support those children who experience these complex behaviours.

Course duration

8-12 weeks

Delivery method



Level 2


£299 (Funding is available - eligibility criteria may apply)


Eligible for adult funding (eligibility criteria may apply). Please contact our team for advice on finance and funding options.

Suitable for

This course is suitable for students aged 14 and over. It is ideal for anyone who currently works in, or would like to work in, the education and health and social care sectors.

Learning outcomes

Following this course, you will have an understanding of behaviour that can be seen as challenging, know how to support positive behaviour, be aware of the impact that effective communication can have and know how to support those who are involved in incidents of challenging behaviour.

Course content

  • Understand what is meant by behaviour that challenges
  • The impact of behaviour that challenges can have
  • Strategies to improve positive behaviour
  • How to record incidents
  • How to avoid behaviour that challenges
  • Safe physical intervention
  • Characteristics of mental health
  • UK legislation and human rights
  • How mental health affects behaviour
  • Characteristics of sensory and autism
  • Typical behaviour expressed by children with sensory loss/autism
  • Legislation supporting behaviour that challenges
  • Wider support available when working with children with behaviour that challenges

Course requirements

Candidates will require the following equipment for distance learning:

  • PC or laptop with a microphone and speakers (a webcam is preferred but not essential)
  • Access to the internet and web browser application (e.g. Google Chrome)
  • An email account for file sharing

For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
Tel: 01226 216760 | Email: |

These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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