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Positive Behaviour Support (3 day course)

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The positive behaviour support course aims to equip staff, parents and carers with the skills and knowledge to support adults with learning disabilities whose behaviour can challenge. This course is for Learning Disability Services who provide support to individuals who display high risk challenging behaviours.

This is an accredited course and your attendance is required on 3 days during a 4 week period.  Days 1,2 & 3 must be completed in order. 

The assessment and intervention workbook involves work between each day and must be completed appropriate to the needs of the individual that has been focused on for a certificate to be awarded. This course contains a multiple choice theory test on day 3 and presentations to the rest of the group.

If for any reason a delegate misses a day then they should attend the next available course to complete the day(s) missed within a 6 month period.

Please note: Priority places will be allocated to services who are signed up to the PBS Sussex model or services who support individuals who display the most complex, high risk challenging behaviours.

Places on this course are not allocated automatically.  To be considered for this course you need to add your reasons in the special requirements box as to why you need to attend this training course.  This information will be used in determining whether you get a place or not. 


Start Date
Friday 26 April 2019
End Date
Friday 24 May 2019
09:30 - 16:30
Learning outcomes

By the end of day 1 you will be able to:
• identify what is meant by 'Positive Behaviour Support' and why it is necessary
• define the term challenging behaviour and give examples of reasons for its development and the contexts in which it occurs
• explain the importance of focusing on happiness and quality of life outcomes as well as the reduction of challenging behaviour as aims of intervention
• describe what a functional assessment entails

Proactive Intervention. By the end of day 2 you will be able to:
• define the process of a functional assessment and be able to describe what a formulation is
• describe a range of proactive intervention strategies and assess their level of usefulness with regard to the focal person
• explain that to change and reduce challenging behaviour, intervention must occur at times when the challenging behaviour is not occurring

Reactive intervention and keeping safe interventions. By the end of day 3 you will be able to:
• describe a range of reactive strategies that can be used to support individuals who may challenge during difficult times
• explain the law relating to the use of restrictive interventions

Additional information

This is an accredited course and your attendance is required on all 3 days during a 4 week period. Day 1,2 & 3 must be completed in order. 


Target Audience
Learning Disability Services
target audience
Course pre-requisites
Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room , Bartholomew Square
Event Trainers
Diane Skudder / Lisa Willemse
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