Level 2 in The Management of Challenging Behaviour

The Releasing Potential Institute offers a fully-accredited online Level 2 course in Behaviour Management.

Unlike most online CPD courses, the Level 2 is recognised and accredited by NCFE, the national awarding body who issue certificates for this bespoke qualification and ratify the course.

The course has been designed for professionals wanting to gain an understanding of behaviour management derived from research and practice outside of mainstream education. Perfect for those working in alternative settings, the course looks beyond the traditional classroom environment to help learners understand how to better manage problem behaviours and minimise disruption to learning.

The Level 2 qualification would best suit those working in a range of alternative sectors; it has been designed by the academic team at Releasing Potential, an Independent School for children with Special Educational Needs aged 11-18.

The Management of Challenging Behaviour Level 2 (SEN)

The Management of Challenging Behaviour Level 2 (Outdoor Education)

The Management of Challenging Behaviour Level 2 (Youth Work)

 

  • Classroom Assistants/ LSAs
  • Special School admin staff
  • Special School governors
  • Staff based in Pupil Referral Units (PRUs)
  • Newly qualified teachers

 

  • Outdoor centre Staff
  • Instructors
  • Outdoor leaders
  • Students of outdoor leadership
  • Students of inclusion in the outdoors

 

  • Charity staff
  • Trustees of charities for young people
  • Foster carers
  • Community police officers
  • Newly qualified Social Workers
Level 2 course content

The Level 2 course is divided into four units of study:

Module 1: Understanding personal responses to challenging behaviour

The learner will:

Consider their own responses to stress in the context of work with young people.

The learner can:

1.1 Describe, with reference to any relevant personal experience, the psychological and behavioural responses to stress that might occur in individuals working with young people

1. 2 Demonstrate two techniques for managing their own stress or that of others

1.3 Evaluate the effectiveness of both techniques.  

Module 2: Evaluating the role of young people in challenging situations

The learner will: 

Consider the differences between the adult brain and the teenage brain and how this might affect behaviour

The learner can:

2.1 Describe, with reference to the body, the ways that a young person’s behaviour might be different to an adult’s.

The learner will:

Demonstrate an understanding of the difficulties facing young people who behave in challenging ways.

The learner can:

2.2 Describe and explain a young person’s emotional reaction to being asked to take part in something they are not happy to do.

2.3 Assess the extent to which external perceptions of young people influences their behaviour.  

Module 3: Using Choice Theory to understand challenging behaviour in young people

The learner will:

Understand the key principles of William Glasser’s Choice Theory.

The learner can:

3.1 Explain the key components of Choice Theory.

3.2 Describe how Choice Theory might help them to understand why challenging behaviour happens.

The learner will:

Understand why Choice Theory is relevant to their work practice.

The learner can:

3.3 Identify key ways in which the application of Choice Theory may affect their work with young people.

3.4 Evaluate the effectiveness of Choice Theory in their own professional context.  

Module 4: Practical strategies for managing challenging behaviour

The learner will:

Learn to recognise the needs of young people with challenging behaviour.

The learner can:

4.1 Describe the sorts of challenging behaviours that children and young people will often present with.

4.2 Assess the needs of young people with challenging behaviour using Choice Theory.

The learner will:

Learn practical strategies for managing challenging behaviour effectively in their context.

The learner can:

4.3 Describe two techniques for managing challenging behaviour in their work context.

4.4  Explain how to select the appropriate skills to resolve the problems presented with reference to Choice Theory.

4.5 Evidence continuous development of own skills and reflection on own practice.

Candidate suitability

The course provides course materials and assessment without the need for learners to attend face-to-face training, and there is less focus on complex theories of behaviour management. The Level 2 course corresponds roughly to a GCSE qualification – please note, this is a customised qualification and not directly equivalent to a GCSE.

Newly qualified or inexperienced professionals will find the Level 2 less challenging than the Level 3; those with more than 6 months’ experience working directly with young people would likely find the NCFE Level 3 qualification better suited to their needs.

 

Booking and costs

We offer the following options for those wanting to register for the NCFE Level 2:

  • Single learner registration and certification, £80.00
  • Multiple student registration and certification (ten students or more), £60.00 per learner.
  • CPD-only registration (access to the course materials and activities but no qualification or assessment), £35 per learner.

To purchase our Level 2 online course as a single registered learner please book here. We can also deliver the Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications in-house at your organisation on request.

Learners will have their full Level 2 course fee refunded towards the cost of the Level 3 or 4 should they decide to progress to NCFE Level 3 in ‘The Management of Challenging Behaviour’ or ‘The Management of Challenging Behaviour in Sexually Exploited Children and Young People’ Level 4.

 

For an informal discussion about your organisation’s requirements, please contact Alex Gray on 023 9247 9762 or via institute@releasingpotential.com.

Address:

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

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Company No: 4622100

Telephone:

023 9247 9762

Email:

Institute@releasingpotential.com

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