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Dates and Enrolment for this course here:
Please note you may only enrol on one course at a time, however you may enrol on additional courses upon completion of your current course.
To qualify for a fee waiver and to meet the funding requirements of this course:
- You must be aged 19 years or over as of 31/08/2023
- You must have lived in the EU for the last three years
- You must currently reside in England You should earn below the income threshold for your funding region. Please follow the finance option key on the main online learning page for Low Waged programme.
- Please note If you are aged 19-23 and do not already hold a Full Level 2 Qualification we will need to discuss options with you prior to commencing your course.
You will need to understand that:
• this is a Level 2 qualification and a reasonable level of English is beneficial to completing
• the typical duration of this course is 12 weeks and self-commitment should be made to allow yourself time to provide detailed responses to the assignments.
• We recommend spending a minimum of 2-4 hours per week on this course
About this Course
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 pro-longed 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 if left unaddressed, can contribute to further mental issues in adolescence.
This online short course will enable learners to gain a general awareness of the causes of distressed behaviour, along with an understanding of appropriate ways 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.
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.
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
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
Benefits of completing this course. You will:
• Gain a nationally recognised qualification
• Improve your skills to help create a long-standing career pathway in your chosen industry
• Choose when and where to study, as courses are delivered as distance learning
• have the support you need to succeed, as personal tutors are assigned to you.
How will I learn?
You will study via an online platform or if preferred you can have paper booklets to research and to submit your answers.
With you every step of the way!
• Get more from your online courses, let us help you succeed with bespoke packages led by our dedicated online support team:
• Occupational specialists and tutors just a click away to support you
• Access to a free online community for those suffering with adverse mental health, 24 hours a day
• Enjoy incredible discounts while you study with your NUS/Totum student card
• New to online learning? Require additional support? Let us help you with each step you take.
For more information about this course please email [email protected].
Availability Online courses gives you the flexibility to learn from the comfort of your own home. Learners will be provided with comprehensive online learning materials which will be available via the chosen online learning platform. Access to this platform will be sent via email once your enrolment has been accepted.
The cost of this course is £100.00 which will need to be paid during your enrolment
You may be eligible to apply for one or more types of funding support for this course. You can find out more and check eligibility using the 'Course Cost Evaluator'
£22,250 per annum income and other eligibility required
Course fees explained
The course fee is usually broken down into three components which are materials (resources required to study the course, for example stationery, books and other equipment), tuition (teaching, classroom etc) and exams. Depending on age, financial circumstances and a number of other factors, you could be asked to pay the full fee or just elements of it. Usually Learners under 19 studying Full-Time courses have just material fees, and if relevant, Academy fees, to pay. Over 19s on Full-Time or Part-Time courses usually have materials, exams and tuition fees to pay.
How to enrol for this course
All Part-Time courses are available to enrol online via a quick and easy online enrolment form. Simply click the 'Enrol' button above to add your enrolment to the course basket, then click the 'Start application' button within the basket commence your enrolment.
If you have any issues applying online we also accept paper enrolments. You can download and print our 2023/2024 Enrolment Request Form. Alternatively, you can visit your local campus to collect a form. An enrolment form can also be sent to you by post, simply contact our Customer Experience team to arrange this.
If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Experience team on 08000567253, email [email protected] or write to Part-Time Enrolments, SGS College, Filton Avenue, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7AT.