Accredited behaviour training

The Management of Challenging Behaviour Level 3

Accredited behaviour training for professionals

 

The Releasing Potential Institute offers an NCFE Level 3 course in ‘The Management of Challenging Behaviour’. The four-day accredited behaviour training course is the only training of its kind available to professionals, and leads to a Level 3 qualification for all learners. The training engages with current theories and offers practical strategies to those working with young people in a range of contexts; it aims to allow learners to better manage problem behaviours and develop meaningful interventions in their professional work.

Unlike other courses, our ‘The Management of Challenging Behaviour’ Level 3 focuses on professional practice and not government policy. As part of a specialist school for children who have been excluded from mainstream education, we provide course tutors who are experts in frontline delivery to children and young people with severe behavioural difficulties and emotional vulnerabilities.

Formal qualifications are not a requirement for the course, but learners are required to be working with children or young people in their professional role. The qualification is assessed based on a portfolio of evidence from professional practice, including reflective statements, group presentations, in-class activities and practice observations from senior colleagues at work. Portfolios can take between 6 and 18 months to complete after attending the four-day training, but 12 months is the indicative timescale for completion. Full support and guidance in the form of tutorials, web and telephone access to tutors, and work placement opportunities (where necessary) will be given to any candidates undertaking the course. The course is suitable for practitioners from classroom assistant level to senior management, but the following have completed the course in the past:

 

  • School and College staff
  • Pupil Referral Unit staff
  • Outdoor Centre staff
  • Community Centre staff
  • Youth Workers
  • Social Workers
  • Local Government
  • Foster carers
  • Family and community mediators and arbitrators
  • Family support organisations
  • Childhood Studies/ Social Work students
  • Carers
Level 3 Course Content
The Management of Challenging Behaviour Level 3 is comprised of four teaching areas:

Unit 01. Understanding Personal Responses to Challenging Behaviour

The learner will:

  • Understand the physiology of stress
  • Recognise their own stress responses
  • Learn techniques to control ‘Fight, Flight, or Freeze’ reactions so as to manage stress productively

The learner can:

1.1 Explain human beings’ physical reactions to challenging situations

1.2 Describe the ways in which his/her body responds to challenging situations

1.3 Summarise strategies for controlling physical reactions in challenging situations

Unit 02. Theoretical Perspectives on Challenging Behaviour

The learner will:

  • Understand a range of current theoretical approaches to managing challenging behaviour
  • Understand how theoretical perspectives are relevant to practice

The learner can:

2.1 Summarise the range of current theoretical perspectives on managing challenging behaviour

2.2 Explain the key tenets of at least three current theoretical approaches to managing challenging behaviour

2.3 Articulate well-argued opinions of theoretical approaches.

Unit 03. Understanding Choice Theory

The learner will:

  • Understand the key principles of Glasser’s Choice Theory
  • Understand the differences in physiology between the adult brain and the teenage brain, and how these impact decision-making processes
  • Understand the implications of Choice Theory to delivering in their own setting.

The learner can:

3.1 Explain the key issues involved in Choice Theory, and give well-argued personal opinions

3.2 Discuss ways in which Choice Theory can be applied to the field of managing challenging behaviour

3.3 Identity key ways in which the application of Choice Theory may affect their own working practice

3.4 Describe how Choice Theory fits with current theoretical perspectives.

Unit 04. Challenging Behaviour Management in Practice

The learner will:

  • Recognise behaviours they find challenging
  • Apply the principles of Choice Theory in gauging challenging situations
  • Learn strategies for managing challenging behaviour
  • Use these strategies effectively in a range of contexts.

The learner can:

4.1 Know how to assess complex situations using the principles of Choice Theory

4.2 Understand how to select the appropriate skills to resolve the problems presented

4.3 Know how to review the appropriate skills effectively

4.4 Know how to review the effectiveness of interventions and plan accordingly for managing behaviour in future.

 

In order to take part in the course and complete the assessment, learners need to be working regularly with young people; they also need the capacity to make detailed reflections on their own practice, and to contribute to discussions and group activities on the course. Assessment can be submitted in a range of media, for example video and audio recordings, but a good basic level of literacy is needed.

Our accredited behaviour training course is usually held at our Chichester school site, but can be delivered off-site on request. The course and qualification includes four days in the classroom, with tutorial support (via web, telephone and in person) and the opportunity for placement work if necessary. The course is subsidised by Releasing Potential Ltd and the cost has been reduced to £600 per candidate inclusive of VAT. This includes all materials, training, formative feedback and registration for the qualification and certificate. For those attending to cascade to a school team, cascading materials will be made available to help you take back learning to your teams.

Our next dates for the course are:

  • Thursday 9th August & Friday 10th August followed by Thursday 30th August & Friday 31st August 2018

For an informal conversation about the format of the course or candidate suitability please call Dr Catherine Brennan or Dr Alexandra Gray at Releasing Potential on 02392 479762 or email us via institute@releasingpotential.com.

Address:

Releasing Potential Institute
Unit 7 Kingscroft Court
Ridgway
Havant
Hampshire
PO9 1LS

Charity No: 1097440
Company No: 4622100

Telephone:

023 9247 9762

Email:

Institute@releasingpotential.com

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