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The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Distressed Behaviour in Children course is great for anyone that works with children to help understand the causes of distressed behaviour and how to address these. The course considers how certain conditions can lead to distressed behaviours and why these should be understood in order to help children become calmer and exhibit more manageable behaviour.

This course is ideal for those who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of distressed behaviour in children. It’s also valuable for anyone who is planning a career that requires an understanding of distressed behaviour and is looking to gain a qualification in this. The programme is suitable for those who desire to form a foundation due to little or no previous experience of the topic.

Who is the course suitable for?

Learners must achieve a minimum of 65 credits: 27 credits from the Mandatory Unit Group, all units in one selected pathway:

Early Learning and Children (22 credits) or

Social Care (13 credits) or

Learning, Development and Support (13 credits).

Entry requirements:

You do not need to have any formal qualifications in order to follow this course, but you will need to demonstrate commitment and motivation to work through the specially prepared distance-learning materials.

How is the course delivered?

Learners work through the course materials for the programme through distance learning, therefore, there is no need to attend the college to gain the qualification. The course is delivered using different methods to meet the learning objectives.

Course content:

The course consists of 6 units.

– Awareness of distressed behaviour in children.

– Principles of intervention when working with children who display distressed behaviour.

– Distressed behaviour and mental health in children.

– Distressed behaviour and learning disabilities in children.

– Distressed behaviour, sensory processing conditions and autism spectrum conditions in children.

– Legislation and guidance for an individual providing support to children displaying distressed behaviour.

Progression opportunities:

The qualification aims to provide a sound preparation for further study and access to a range of vocational qualifications, including level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools & Colleges, Supporting Teaching & Learning, Level 3 in Supporting Teaching & Learning, Award in Education and Training & Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.

Course Number (please note for application form): N3UWX