The Diploma in Positive Behaviour Support is part of our suite of programmes designed specifically for those who provide community and school-based services, such as home leaders, peripatetic team leaders, instructors, community support staff, special educational needs teachers and teaching assistants.
Consisting of Stage 2 of the BSc (Hons) degree in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, this programme follows on from the Certificate programme and further assists those involved in support roles.
You take five compulsory modules on assessing and understanding challenging behaviour, and designing and implementing behaviour support plans. You are introduced to the theory of positive behaviour support and implement this knowledge in a work-based learning module.
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You can study the same modules during Stage 2 of the BSc (Hons) in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
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The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take wild modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.
Possible modules may include:
TZ517 - Introduction to Positive Behaviour Support
TZ518 - Implementing and Evaluating Behaviour SupportPlans
TZ519 - Designing Behaviour Support Plans
TZ520 - Assessing and Understanding Challenging Behaviour
TZ525 - Work-Based Learning in Positive Behaviour Support
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