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Behaviour Management in Early Years

Subject Area


Student Type


Study Mode

Part Time

Course Type

Adult Further Education

What is the course about?

This course provides learners with strategies and knowledge to support behaviour management for a range of ages at home or in a childcare setting. You will also look at possible causes of behaviour and the theory behind it. The course will offer advice on de-escalating incidents, the use of behaviour management plans and how to put targeted interventions in place.

Why should I choose the course?

By completing the qualification, you will develop knowledge which would support progression to further qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care sector or early years sector.

You will be taught by qualified teachers who have experience working with children and adults in the Health or early years sector.

What will I learn?

You will cover the following topics:

  • Be able to monitor and assess an individual child’s behaviour using tools such as a behaviour support plan.
  • Understand what challenging behaviour is, theories behind it, its potential causes and functions, and the impact it has on the child and those around them.
  • Understand how to respond effectively to extreme behaviour
  • Be able to use deflective strategies, such as redirection and peer praise, in response to low-level disruption.

Please note the delivery model of the course is 3 hours per week face to face.

What will the course lead on to?

Through achieving this qualification, you will develop knowledge which would support progression to further qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care or education sectors.

Students who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Further health and social care qualifications
  • Understanding Children’s Mental Health

Are there any links with industry and university?

As part of the Health and Social Care Academy we have valuable industry links within the community and with universities. These links provide opportunities to go out on industry placement to further develop your skills should you choose to complete further qualifications with us.

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

This course will be delivered by our expert childcare and health and social care lecturers who all have industry experience. Warrington campus hosts a wide range of resources to help to bring your studies to life in our very own simulation ward, dementia flat and nursery set up.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements for this course.

What are my funding options?

For further information on funding please contact Learner Services on 01925 494400 or email

Careers Information

Course options


1 Week
Class Times
18:00 - 21:00
Warrington Campus
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee
Contact College

Call to Enrol 01925 494 400

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