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Working Positively with Behaviours that Challenge

Aims
This is an intensive training course specifically for parents and/or professionals living or working with children/adults who present with challenging behaviour.

This Programme is a Special Purpose Award of 10 credits at Masters level and is designed to develop an understanding of non-aversive, Positive Behaviour Support and to provide parents and professionals with full training in assessing the causes of challenging behaviour and developing, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive behaviour support plan.

This programme will be of interest to people who work with/live with people who present with Challenging Behaviour. It is an intensive 10-month training programme which involves 8 full days of training and practical/academic assignments to be carried out in the learners' daily setting. The programme supports learners to develop and implement comprehensive, non-aversive behavioural support plans with people to help increase their quality of life and reduce the need for challenging behaviour in the short term and the long term. The style of teaching on the course is particular case training, which means the learner is required to carry out an actual behaviour support plan with someone who is presenting with behavioural challenges. The learner will also need to identify a workplace supervisor to monitor the implementation of the behaviour support plan.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be over 18, must be currently working in the field and have a minimum of 2 years experience and/or appropriate qualifications or be a parent of a child who presents with behaviours that challenge.

Duration

8 full days of training over a 10-month period.

Number of credits

10

Further enquiries

For further information:
Dept of Flexible Learning
Tel: 061 293802
Email: Flexible@lit.ie

For academic queries:
Contact: Cathy Jones
Email: Cathy.Jones@lit.ie

Subjects taught

Content
A model of Positive Behaviour Support, Behavioural Assessment, Functional Assessment, Intervention Development, Implementation Factors.

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Qualification
Certificate in Working Positively with Behaviours that Challenge (Special Purpose Award, Level 9).

Location: LIT Moylish

Assessment method

Students are assessed by means of ongoing continuous assessment.

Course fee

€1,600
All Taught Postgraduate students can avail of three payment options:
Option 1: 100% on registration.
Option 2: 50% on registration and 50% by the 15th January.
Option 3: By Instalment Plan – Signed and Agreed with the Grants & Fees Office.

Please see our How to Pay your Fees and Payment of Fees Deadlines sections for more details.

Please Note: Examination results will not be released to any student with an outstanding fee. Students will not be permitted to register for the next academic session or graduate until their outstanding fees are paid in full.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: May 2019

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