Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges

  • STUDY MODE Part-Time

What will I do?

The course explains what is meant by challenging behaviour and the different types of behaviour that may be seen. Learners will consider how behaviour can be a form of expression and a symptom of other things, along with possible causes. The course will also consider how communication can impact on an individual’s behaviour, explore what support services are available, and how reflection on incidents can help in managing behaviour.

The course comprises of 4 units:

  • Unit 1 – Understand behaviour that challenges
  • Unit 2 – Understand how to support positive behaviour
  • Unit 3 – Understand the importance of effective communication and the management of behaviour that challenges
  • Unit 4 – Understand the role of reflection and support for those involved in incidents of behaviour that challenges

What's next?

By undertaking this course, you will gain formal recognition by obtaining a nationally recognised qualification. This will enable you to further your own continuous professional development, which could support you in improving your career prospects. You can also progress onto further qualifications.

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Is it for me?

Challenging behaviour used to be called ‘problem behaviour’ but it is important to realise that an individual who displays challenging behaviour is not a problem to be fixed. Challenging behaviour is a sign that something isn’t working for the individual – this may be a need that is not being met or an inability to communicate their feelings.

The course would be relevant to parents, carers and professionals working in various sectors, including education, health and social care, and public services.



  • Levels available 2
  • Start Date Various
  • Course Ref A361-1/2
  • Location Off Site Activity (Distance Learning)
  • Fees
  • 19 - 23 £ 0.00
  • 24+ £ 0.00
  • Overseas £ 800.00

The course duration is 6 weeks and requires three to four hours of study per week. Course start dates are flexible, but learners are expected to successfully complete the programme of study within the allocated timescale.

Learners will receive a nationally recognised qualification by successfully completing this course. The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges is awarded by CACHE.

The course requires two assessments to be completed and passed to achieve the qualification. Students are allocated a tutor who will mark their assessments and can be contacted by telephone or email if required.

Students must be at least 19 years of age to enrol for the course.

Applicants aged 19-23 are eligible if they have already achieved a full Level 2 qualification or equivalent. Please contact us for clarification if required.

Applicants aged 24+ do not require any prior academic qualifications, but need a reasonable level of English language ability in order to complete a distance learning course.

Applicants must have lived in the EU for the last three years, currently reside in England, with a postcode outside of Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley, and the West Midlands. Please contact providers in your local area for alternative options.


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