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Childcare and Teacher Training

Childcare: Understanding Behaviour that Challenges Level 2 Certificate Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The course starts in April 2024 and runs every Thursday. 5.30pm to 8.30pm, for 10 weeks.

Entry requirements

You need to be aged 19 or above. No previous formal qualifications are required.

You will achieve

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges.

Course overview

This course is available as part of a package of short Childcare courses. Students can start this courses in September, January and April.

September classes:

January classes:

April classes:

If you want to increase your awareness and understanding of behaviour that challenges and its effects, then this is ideal for you.

Completing this course will enable you to progress onto other appropriate qualifications or into relevant employment in the Education and Childcare sector.

Course content

By completing the qualification, you will develop in-depth knowledge of behaviour that challenges which could support progression onto other appropriate qualifications or into relevant employment within the childcare and education or health and social care sectors. This qualification may also be valuable to those already working in education or health and social care.

You will study the following units:

  • Understand behaviour that challenges
  • Understand how to support positive behaviour
    Understanding the importance of effective communication and the management of behaviour that challenges
  • Understand the role of reflection and the support those involved in incidents of behaviour that challenges

You will be assessed by completing course work and assignments set by your tutor.

You will need to provide writing materials and stationery, a folder and a USB stick. Having access to a computer (computers can be accessed in College) would also be useful but it is not essential.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

You could progress to our Access to Higher Education courses including Access to Childcare and Access to Health and Social Care.

You might also want to complete more short courses on offer such as:

  • Equality and Diversity
  • Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses
  • Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

How much does the course cost?

This course costs £400. This course may be FREE to study depending on your circumstances – please see the drop-down option below for more details.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

You may not have to pay for this course if you are employed but earn below £21,255 a year, or if you receive Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit. If you are unemployed, actively seeking employment and receive Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Income Support or WFTC then you may also receive funding for this course. You will need to provide evidence of your eligibility which will be checked at enrolment.

This course is funded by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and/or West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA). You must be living in the South or West Yorkshire regions to qualify for funding.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Childcare: Understanding Behaviour that Challenges Level 2 Certificate Part-time

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