Behaviour that Challenges in Children
Behaviour that Challenges in Children

Identify, understand and act on challenging behaviour. Make a positive impact on a young person’s life by developing your understanding of why children develop behaviour that challenges. You’ll finish this course able to identify the root causes of challenging behaviour, and develop interventions that tackle them at their root.

Nationally accredited

100% Government funded

Takes on average 5 - 10 weeks

Engaging Online Learning

Expert 1-to-1 support

Level 2 qualification

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Course Description

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

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

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

    • Define and identify ‘behaviour that challenges’ and describe the differences between types of behaviour
    • Effectively manage behaviour that challenges in children and young people using positive support strategies
    • Adapt your communication methods to overcome communication barriers and meet the unique needs and preferences of individuals
    • Plan and implement effective individual behaviour plans based on positive reinforcement

Course Length: This course can typically be completed within 5 – 10 weeks, depending on your time availability.

If you spend this much time per week… Then you’ll complete your qualification in…
24 hours 5 weeks
15 hours 8 weeks
12 hours 10 weeks
10 hours 12 weeks

We have course work submission milestones in place to ensure you’re on track to complete your qualification within a maximum 12 weeks.

Free Course for: Anyone who is unemployed and aged 19 or over who has been living in the European Union for the last 3 years

Certified Awarding Body: TQUK


How home-based learning works

After an initial digital assessment, you will receive access to the digital course, which is full of engaging and comprehensive content such as videos, quizzes, and more. You will be paired with a qualified assessor who will provide you with ongoing, friendly support. You'll then complete an online assessment in order to receive your qualification.

Course Content
  • Unit 1: Awareness of behaviour that challenges in children

In this introductory unit, you’ll explore what’s meant by the terms ‘challenging behaviour’ and ‘positive behaviour’ and why some behaviours may be perceived as challenging. You’ll investigate the underlying issues that affect behaviour and the impact it can have on others. Additionally, you’ll study how to effectively interpret behaviour, taking into account other aspects, such as environment, time of day, and individuals involved.

  • Unit 2: Understand how to support positive behaviour

In this unit, you’ll learn how to identify behavioural changes and triggers that may escalate behaviour. You’ll investigate strategies and support plans for promoting positive behaviour, including the benefits of being proactive, the impact of reactive strategies, and how support networks can help. Plus, you’ll gain an understanding of how the rights of individuals are protected through legislation.

  • Unit 3: Understand the importance of effective communication and the management of behaviour that challenges

Throughout this unit, you’ll explore the impact of communication on effectively managing behaviour that challenges. You’ll look at a range of communication methods, barriers to effective communication, and how you can adapt communication styles to meet the needs of individuals. In addition, you’ll understand how to manage behaviour that challenges, while avoiding confrontation, using positive reinforcement, and maintaining the dignity of those involved.

  • Unit 4: Understand the role of reflection and support for those involved in incidents of behaviour that challenges

In your final unit, you’ll develop an understanding of the importance of reflection, including how it can assist in managing future behaviour. You’ll also explore the range of support services available to children and young people who exhibit challenging behaviour and the importance of accessing appropriate support systems.

Are you eligible to complete this qualification for free?

This qualification is 100% government funded if:

  • You were born before the 31st August 2002
  • You must currently live in England. However, anyone living in the following areas is not eligible for funding: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands and West of England
  • You have lived in the European Union for the last 3 years (unless you have have been given a special Visa/Residence permits that gives you the permanent right to remain)
  • Are Unemployed and can provide evidence (Subject to eligibility)
  • Can provide Identifications and relevant documentation as required
  • If on the 31st of August 2020, you were aged between 19-23, you need to have gained a full level 2 qualification (e.g. five or more GCSE/O-Levels at grades A* – C / 4 – 9, one A-Level, two/three AS-Levels, five or more CSE grade 1’s, GNVQ Intermediate, QCF Diploma Level 2)

Why Learn with Us

A fully certified and nationally accredited qualification

100% government funded - you don't pay anything! (Check your eligibility.)

Ongoing and comprehensive one-to-one support from an expert assessor

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Our Home Learning courses take place from the comfort of your home! You can be enrolled on our courses whenever you are ready, and start when you’re ready.
Yes, the main advantage of doing our Home Learning course is that allows you to be flexible to choose the times that suits you to learn. Each course will have a planed date to complete, with plenty of time to work through the units to gain the qualification.
The amount of time that you dedicate to the course is entirely flexible. Depending on the qualification, someone dedicating 15 hours of learning a week can complete their qualification within eight weeks.
All our courses are free for those who are employed and unemployed, subject to eligibility.
We are adding the ability to enroll yourself very soon, but in the meantime, please fill out the form on this page - and someone from the team will get in touch with you within a day.
No, you don’t need to attend our training center for any of our Home Learning courses. (Note that under normal circumstances we deliver various classroom-based courses from our training centers in Croydon, Harrow and Tottenham - learn more at
Yes, anyone who is employed or unemployed can enroll on any of our courses, subject to eligibility.
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You can enroll on one course at a time, but you can do as many as you like to achieve your career goals. We are happy to give you information, advice and guidance on any courses you wish to complete.
Of course. All our courses are accredited courses and you will receive a nationally recognized certification on achievement.
All our Home Learning courses are assignment based, you will need to complete assignments for each of the units of the qualifications and submit them to your assessor.
Your assessor will be available to support you through email or our messaging system and provide feedback on all your assignments you submit.
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The general certification process is normally from 6-8 weeks. However, due to the pandemic, the Awarding Bodies service has been impacted which can cause a delay. We are working hard to distribute all the certificates that we have received in a timely manner and we will send a text as soon as the certificates are ready. For all queries regarding certification please email us on When contacting us please include the following information: • Full Name • Title of the qualification • Contact details and address.
Next Steps

Simply complete the short form on the right. You'll then immediately be able to complete your Fast-Track online registration.

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