- 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.