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Education and Training

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Distressed Behaviour in Children

Part Time


Course Overview

Trying the patience of parents is part of a child's healthy and normal development, it's a child's way of practicing their independence.  As difficult and frustrating as this may be for parents, these episodes often pass.  Distressed behaviour in children is prolonged and can take many forms - anger, lack of attention, physical and verbal abuse, reluctance to socialise, self-harm and risk of injury to themselves or others.  The root of distressed behaviour can be varied, complex and left unaddressed, which can contribute to further mental issues in adolescences.

This online short course will enable learners to gain a general awareness of the causes of distressed behaviour, along with an understanding of an appropriate way to support a child displaying distressed behaviour.  Furthermore, learners will consider how other characteristics such as mental health, learning disabilities and sensory processing or autism conditions can play a role in distressed behaviour being displayed by a child. Finally, learners will gain an understanding of how current UK Legislation underpins approaches to providing support for a child who displays distressed behaviour.

Course Content

You will need to complete all 6 units for this course:

Unit 1: Awareness of distressed behaviour in children

  • Section 1: Understand what is meant by distressed behaviour
  • Section 2: Who may experience distressed behaviour
  • Section 3: How distressed behaviour can be assessed in children
  • Section 4: The impact distressed behaviour can have

  • Unit 2: Principles of intervention when working with children who display distressed behaviour

  • Section 1: Understand strategies that can support children showing distressed behaviour
  • Section 2: Understand how to record incidents when working with children who display distressed behaviour
  • Section 3: Understand how to mitigate distressed behaviour in children
  • Section 4: Understand when physical intervention should be used and the importance of using physical intervention safely when a child is displaying distressed behaviour

  • Unit 3: Distressed behaviour and mental health in children

  • Section 1: Understand the characteristics of mental health
  • Section 2: Understand how to support children with a mental health condition displaying distressed behaviour

  • Unit 4: Distressed behaviour and learning disabilities in children

  • Section 1: Understand the characteristics of learning disabilities
  • Section 2: Understand how to support children with a learning disability displaying distressed behaviour

  • Unit 5: Distressed behaviour, sensory processing conditions and autism spectrum conditions in children

  • Section 1: Understand the characteristics of sensory processing conditions and autism spectrum conditions
  • Section 2: Understand how to support children with an autism spectrum condition or sensory processing condition displaying distressed behaviour

  • Unit 6: Legislation and guidance for an individual providing support to children displaying distressed behaviour

  • Section 1: Understand legislation relevant to distressed behaviour in children
  • Section 2: Understand wider support available when working with children who display distressed behaviour
  • Section 3: Understand how UK legislation can support the human rights of children who display distressed behaviour
  • Entry Requirement

    In order to complete this distance learning course at no charge you will need to match the following entry criteria:

    • Are a resident of the EEU (European Economic Area) and have been for at least 3 years
    • Will be undertaking your learning within England
    • Are aged 19 or above
    • If you are 19-23 year old's you must have already achieved a level 2 qualification or equivalent
    • If you are 24+ there are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will find it helpful to have a good standard of English and maths

    Assessment

    • Studying via Distance Learning means you can choose when and where you study.  
    • We recommended allowing a minimum of 3 to 4 hours per week to study this course in your own time.
    • You will be given submission dates for each unit to help you stay on track and complete within the allocated timeframe.  
    • This course is available via online assessments with online learning material.

    Where does this course lead to

    • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children & Young People's Mental Health
    • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
    • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism
    • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health
    • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

    How to Enrol

    To find out more information please email distance.learning@bcot.ac.uk quoting the course reference, or to enrol now click the button below and complete an application.

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    Course Outline

    Course Code: MDFL132
    Study Mode: Part Time
    Location: OFF SITE FLEXIBLE PROVISION
    Duration: 25 Weeks
    Start Date: Anytime
    Day & Time: Off Site Flexible Provision
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