Level 2 Managing Behaviours That Challenge Training Course

Challenging Behaviour describes the difficult or problem behaviours exhibited by individuals. Challenging behaviour is not however limited to people with learning disabilities,

Behaviours that the individual displays maybe,

  • Aggression (e.g., hitting, kicking, biting)

  • Destruction (e.g., ripping clothes, breaking windows, throwing objects)

  • Self-injury (e.g., head banging, self-biting, skin picking)

  • Tantrums

  • Other behaviours (e.g. running away, eating inedible objects, rocking or other stereotyped movements)

Challenging Behaviour puts the safety of the person (and/or others) in jeopardy and some

challenging Behaviour has a major impact on the person’s (or other people’s) quality of life.

Challenging Behaviours vary from person to person and some behaviours result in serious injury (e.g. blindness, brain damage from eye poking or head banging). Other behaviours do not have such immediately serious consequences but will be upsetting, disruptive or stressful.

Challenging Behaviour is generally more common in people with learning disabilities than in people without disabilities. There are variations when looking at specific behaviours and specific age groups.

Significant self injury occurs in between 3% and 12% of children attending schools for those with severe learning disabilities.

Serious violent behaviour (especially involving the use of weapons) is less common amongst adults with learning disabilities than other adults.

These behaviours present significant challenges to carers, the person's own health and safety is also at risk, it can also place others in jeopardy.

In most cases challenging behaviour occurs when a person who has little control over their life, tries to exercise some power

  • E.g. screaming to attract attention

  • E.g. pushing someone away if they do not want to be with them

Challenging behaviour also occurs when there is frustration at the inability to make others understand what the person needs.

Challenging behaviour is sometimes linked to mental health problems such as depression or to neurotransmitter abnormalities.

There is extensive evidence about the relative effectiveness of different ways to help people with challenging behaviour. The most important way is to talk to the person themselves, find out what is bothering them and see if you can put it right.


What do learners receive?

  • Course notes

  • Certificate

Course Length

6 Hours

Number of attendees


Attendees minimum 6 to maximum 15


This training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.


All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

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