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Behaviours that Challenge Online Training Overview

This course will give learners an overview of challenging behaviours, which some people with severe learning disabilities may display when their needs aren’t being met. Positive behaviour support and ways to support individuals with behaviours that challenge will be discussed.

Duration: 1 Hour     CPD Points: 1

What You will learn

Behaviours that Challenge Course Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to: 

  • Describe ways to find reasons for challenging behaviours
  • Identify ways to support individuals with challenging behaviours
  • Understand positive behaviour support planning
  • Restate reasons an individual may run off and how to plan for this situation


Course Content

On successful completion of the quiz, you will be awarded a CPD accredited Behaviours that Challenge free course certificate.

Who is this for?

Who is this Behaviours that Challenge training for?

This online course has been written at an intermediary level that fit the criteria to take training as part of their role. This includes:

  • Refresher training
  • Inductions
  • Awareness
  • Knowledge enhancement

Training for managing behaviours that challenge in the UK is crucial for health and social care professionals, as well as for individuals in roles that may come into contact with people exhibiting these behaviours. These types of behaviours can include aggression, self-harm, destructiveness, and other forms of psychological or emotional disturbance. Their management requires comprehensive training to ensure safety, promote understanding, and provide effective support.

Health and Social Care Roles

  1. Mental Health Nurses: Skilled in dealing with challenging behaviour related to mental health conditions.
  2. Social Workers: Involved in support planning and often face challenging behaviours during client interactions.
  3. Care Workers and Support Staff: Engaged in daily care in residential, hospital, and community settings.
  4. Occupational Therapists: Advising on activities and environment adaptations to reduce challenging behaviours.
  5. Psychiatrists: Diagnosing underlying conditions and prescribing treatments that can alleviate challenging behaviours.
  6. Clinical or Forensic Psychologists: Working to understand the causes and providing therapeutic interventions.
  7. Speech and Language Therapists: Helping those with communication difficulties which can contribute to challenging behaviours.
  8. Learning Disability Nurses: Working closely with individuals who may have behaviours that challenge as a result of their condition.
  9. General Practitioners (GPs): Offering medical assessments and ongoing health support, which includes managing challenging behaviour.
  10. Emergency Services Personnel: Including police and ambulance staff who may encounter individuals with challenging behaviours in crisis.
  11. Specialist Teachers: Providing educational support for children and young people who may exhibit challenging behaviours.
  12. Care Home Managers: Ensuring their staff are trained and that policies are in place to manage behaviours that challenge.

Roles Outside Direct Care

  1. Human Resources Professionals: Developing workplace policies to support staff who may face challenging behaviours.
  2. Legal Professionals: Working within areas of law such as mental capacity, who need to understand the implications of challenging behaviour.
  3. Facilities and Security Staff: Managing behaviours that challenge in public spaces such as shopping centres or transport hubs.
  4. Community Outreach Workers: Engaging with individuals in the community who may be at risk of presenting challenging behaviours.
  5. Education Professionals and School Staff: Identifying and managing behaviours that challenge in educational settings.

Importance of Training

Effective training for managing behaviours that challenge is required for several reasons:

  • Safety: Providing tools and strategies to prevent harm to the individual, staff, and others.
  • Understanding: Helping professionals to recognise the reasons behind challenging behaviours, which can include communication difficulties, environmental triggers, or mental health issues.
  • Household and Community Involvement**: Including the individual’s family or carers in the training can enhance supportive networks and consistency in approach.
  • Compliance: Ensuring care is delivered within legal frameworks such as the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act.
  • Prevention: Offering proactive strategies to reduce the likelihood of challenging behaviours occurring.
  • Dignity and Respect: Training emphasises the importance of treating individuals with understanding and without judgement.
  • Person-Centred Care: Focusing on tailored support plans that meet the unique needs of each individual.
  • De-escalation Techniques: Teaching staff how to effectively de-escalate potential or actual incidents non-violently.

Training is usually delivered through a combination of theoretical learning and practical exercises, often involving role-play scenarios, reflective practice, and the development of personal de-escalation techniques. It aims to build confidence and resilience in staff, ensuring that they can provide the best possible care to individuals who exhibit behaviours that challenge while maintaining personal and public safety.

Behaviours that Challenge FAQ

Behaviours that Challenge Frequently Asked Questions

Your course is instantly allocated to you upon completion of your purchase.

Yes, the Behaviours that Challenge course has been assessed and awarded a CPD accreditation by the CPD standards office.

Upon successful completion of the quiz at the end of the course, you will be instantly awarded a CPD accredited Behaviours that Challenge course certificate to download or print at home for free. We also have an option for you to request a hard copy of the certificate sent to your home or work address.

Yes, the Behaviours that Challenge course comes complete with unlimited exam retakes

Yes, the Behaviours that Challenge course will aid refresher training. It will give evidence of an understanding for staff induction. It will evidence awareness and improve your knowledge aiding your current skillset. A certificate is awarded upon completion.

We offer a complimentary learner management system to view the learner's course progress, view quiz results and certification. We also offer a dedicated compliance matrix to aid with audits and inspections. 

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You will be given a multiple-choice exam available at the end of the learning, you will be graded. On a pass mark of 70% or higher a certificate is issued.

You may retake the test at your convenience at no additional cost.

On completion of the exam, a free certificate is instantly available for you to download or print.

A hard copy certificate printed on certificate grade paper can be purchased for a nominal fee via your learner dashboard and are dispatched within three working days to your address. Please note at this time we currently only mail certificates to the United Kingdom. 

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