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Working Positively with Behaviours that Challenge (L9, 10 ECTS)

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10 Months


Applied Social Sciences

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



This is an intensive training course specifically for professionals working with children/adults who present with challenging behaviour.

This Programme is a Special Purpose Award of 10 credits at Masters level and is designed to develop an understanding of non-aversive, Positive Behaviour Support and to provide professionals with comprehensive knowledge and skills in assessing the causes of challenging behaviour and developing, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive behaviour support plan.

This programme will be of interest to people who work with/live with people who present with Challenging Behaviour. It is an intensive 10-month training programme which involves 8 full days of training and practical/academic assignments to be carried out in the learners’ daily setting. The programme supports learners to develop and implement comprehensive, non-aversive behavioural support plans with people to help increase their quality of life and reduce the need for challenging behaviour in the short term and the long term. The style of teaching on the course is particular case teaching, which means the learner is required to carry out an actual behaviour support plan with someone who is presenting with behavioural challenges. The learner will also need to identify a workplace supervisor to monitor the implementation of the behaviour support plan.

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants must be over 18, must be currently working in the field and have a minimum of 2 years experience and/or appropriate qualifications.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

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What modules will I study?


  • A model of Positive Behaviour Support

  • Behavioural Assessment

  • Functional Assessment

  • Intervention Development

  • Implementation Factors

More Information


The delivery mode is a blended model of online and face to face delivery and consists of 8 full days of training over a 10 month period commencing in January 2023 (dates to be confirmed).


Students are assessed by means of ongoing continuous assessment.


Certificate in Working Positively with Behaviors that Challenge, Special Purpose Award (Level 9, 10 Credits)

Application Deadline

Monday 28th November, 2022

For queries relating to course content:

Contact: Cathy Jones


Course Fees