This qualification is designed to increase your awareness and understanding of behaviour that challenges and its effects.
It could support your progression to other appropriate qualifications and into relevant employment in the Health and Social Care or Early Years/Younger People's sectors. It could be useful for parents looking to enhance their parenting skills, and for professionals working in care or education who are looking to enhance their current skills and practice.
You must be at least 16 years old.
It may also help if you have previously gained another qualification at Level 1 or above.
You will study the following units:
- Understand behaviour that challenges
- Understand how to support positive behaviour
- Understand the importance of effective communication and the management of behaviour that challenges
- Understand the role of reflection and support for those involved in incidents of behaviour that challenges.
You will be assessed in a range of ways, including written assessment and other tasks.
There are no additional costs associated with the course and no specialist equipment is required.
People who achieve this qualification could progress to a range of Level 2 or Level 3 qualifications in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People's Settings/Services.
This course may enhance the career activity of a qualified practitioner already working in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People's Settings/Services.
Taking children to see piglets and new-born lambs is all part of a day’s work for nursery practitioner Harli-Marie Richards. Having completed her childcare apprenticeship, Harli-Marie was taken on permanently by Derby College’s Little Explorers nursery at Broomfield Hall campus.
Before embarking on her apprenticeship, Harli-Marie took A-levels but had no interest in university. She spotted the nursery opportunity and hasn’t looked back since. She worked towards an advanced NVQ qualification while undertaking on-the-job training.
It’s a great job and I love the fact that the children are free to enjoy the outdoor space. Little Explorers is special and I can’t imagine any other nursery quite like ours. I definitely see my longterm career in nursery care – and I applied straight away when a permanent role became available at Little Explorers.