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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. It will cover:

  • Dimensions of behavior
  • Using rating scales
  • Verification and validation
  • Designing a multi component intervention plan Implementation
  • Evaluating the intervention
  • Additional supports
  • Generalisation and maintenance
  • Capable environments

Candidates have to attend an induction day and mid-module workshop at the BILD office. The mid-module day is led by Dr Sandy Toogood. 

Candidates will also be required to:

  • Participate in 14 hours of individual and group Skype mentoring from a suitably experienced and qualified identified CAPBS consultant.
  • Complete an assignment within their workplace – the development and implementation of a positive behaviour support plan for an individual they support, based on a descriptive functional assessment.
  • Submit a 3,000 word clinical report for assessment
  • Additional requirement for Level 6: submission of an analysis of the assessment and invention

For more details and costs please contact Jackie Pountney, j.pountney@bild.org.uk or call 0121 415 6970. 

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Materials and cost:

Course material, reading list and the course handbook will be provided. The cost of the programme will be £2,995 plus VAT.

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

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