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 The CAPBS BCU Practice Leader Award

Next course:

  • The closing date for applications is 29 June 2018
  • The start date for the module is 18 September 2018 

This award is accredited through Birmingham City University and gives delegates the chance to develop their PBS skills and gain university accreditation. It also means that the highly regarded Coaches Programme can now be extended and coaches have an opportunity to develop their skills further. 

The PBS Practice leader Award consists of successful completion of two parts: 

  1. CAPBS Coaches Programme
  2. CAPBS Descriptive Functional Assessment and Intervention Plan programme


1. CAPBS Coaches Programme

An intensive programme for practitioners with some practical experience of positive behaviour support who would like to extend their knowledge and support the implementation of a positive behaviour support approach within their organisation.

It will provide participants with the opportunity to discuss the current context of PBS and the specific elements of a PBS approach. 

The focus is on supporting colleagues in the workplace to understand the main concepts and make changes to practice that will impact positively on the people being supported.

Participants will generate ideas for training and dissemination materials in accessible formats and at the right level for everyone who needs to know about and develop an understanding of how to implement PBS at individual, service and organisational level.

Please contact Emma Loft, e.loft@bild.org.uk for dates and locations of residential Coaches Programmes.

2. CAPBS Descriptive Functional Assessment and Intervention Plan programme

This is a workplace programme that is completed over six months and is accredited by Birmingham City University (BCU). 

Please note: to undertake this award you must have successfully completed the CAPBS Coaches Programme first.

Students successfully completing this second stage programme earn 20 academic credits.

This programme gives students the skills and confidence to write a complex functional assessment, develop an intervention plan for someone they support, coach staff to follow the intervention plan and reflect critically on their practice. 

The programme is based on the Descriptive Functional Assessment and Intervention plan developed by Dr Sandy Toogood of Bangor University. Students will have individual mentoring from a suitably experienced and qualified identified CAPBS consultant. 

For more details and costs please contact Emma Loft: e.loft@bild.org.uk or call 0121 415 6970.

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Find out more 

To book this training or to discuss how it can be adapted for your needs, please contact Jackie Pountney or Emma Loft on 0121 415 6970, or email capbs@bild.org.uk 

Download information on our Positive Behaviour Support programme >