Complex Behaviour | in Children

Level 2 Certificate in Behaviour that Challenges in Children



This qualification will provide learners with a detailed understanding of behaviour that challenges in children, including how such behaviour can be assessed and the avoidance techniques that can help minimise the effects of behaviour that challenges. The course covers 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 support those children who experience these complex behaviours.

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


Unit 1: Awareness of behaviour that challenges in children

  • Section 1: Understand what is meant by behaviour that challenges
  • Section 2: Understand who may experience behaviour that challenges
  • Section 3: Know how behaviour that challenges can be assessed in children
  • Section 4: Understand the impact behaviour that challenges can have.

  • Unit 2: Principles of intervention when working with behaviour that challenges in children and young people

  • Section 1: Understand how strategies can help promote positive behaviour
  • Section 2: Understand how to record incidents
  • Section 3: Know how to avoid behaviour that challenges in children
  • Section 4: Know the importance of safe physical intervention.

  • Unit 3: Behaviour that challenges and mental health in children

  • Section 1: Understand the characteristics of mental health
  • Section 2: Understand how UK legislation can support the human rights of children with a mental health condition
  • Section 3: Know how mental health affects behaviours that challenge in children
  • Section 4: Know how to support children with a mental health condition experiencing behaviour that challenges.

  • Unit 4: Behaviour that challenges and learning disabilities

  • Section 1: Understand the characteristics of learning disabilities
  • Section 2: Understand how UK legislation can support the human rights of children with a learning disability
  • Section 3: Understand typical behaviour that challenges expressed by those with a learning disability
  • Section 4: Know how to support children with a learning disability experiencing behaviour that challenges.

  • Unit 5: Behaviour that challenges, sensory issues and autism

  • Section 1: Understand the characteristics of sensory issues and autism
  • Section 2: Understand how UK legislation can support the human rights of children with sensory issues and autism
  • Section 3: Understand typical behaviour that challenges in children expressed by those with sensory issues and autism
  • Section 4: Know how to support children with sensory issues and autism experiencing behaviour that challenges.

  • Unit 6: Legislation supporting behaviour that challenges in children

  • Section 1: Understand legislation supporting behaviour that challenges in children
  • Section 2: Understand wider support available when working with children with behaviour that challenges.
  • Key Information

    Funding Fully Funded
    (Subject to eligibility)
    Course Length 8-12 weeks
    average course length
    Awarding Body TQUK
    Learning Method(s)

    Online learning
    materials with
    online assessment




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