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Tuesday 17 July 2018
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Personal Assistants

Positive Behaviour Support for Personal Assistants

The aim of this course is to provide a basic overview of PBS and give participants an understanding of what good PBS is, the underpinning values theory and processes that are part of a PBS approach. It provides a foundation for people to develop their knowledge further and begin to develop a specific PBS plan for the individual they support.

The training will be underpinned by a one day information gathering visit undertaken by the BILD consultant facilitating the training. This will enable the consultant to facilitate specific discussion and exploration, related to the individual supported, encouraging participants to critically develop specific methods of support and increase their own understanding of the individual they support.

Who is this for? 

This course is for personal assistants who support a specific individual and want to understand what Positive Behaviour Support is and how to implement it within their daily practice. It provides a basic introduction over two days and covers the core components and principles of PBS. It covers the minimum knowledge that everyone should have that wishes to implement PBS Approaches. 

Learning outcomes

  • Describe the values underpinning modern, high quality, services and how these values underpin PBS  
  • Explain the importance of knowing the needs and preferences of the person you support and trying to ensure that these are met 
  • Explain what may cause someone to behave in ways that may challenge and concern us  
  • Understand the relationship between peoples physical and mental wellbeing and behaviours of concern  
  • Describe how to begin to create a safe, predictable, environment for the person you support 
  • Explain the basic principles of assessing and understanding behaviour 
  • Describe what is meant by a Functional Assessment and Functional Analysis 
  • The process of recording, assessment and analysis 
  • The theory of PBS  
  • The development of PBS and its components  
  • Reducing the use of restrictive practices   
  • Explain what a Behaviour Support Plan is and what it should look like. 
  • Consider new methods of support for the individual you support through initial development of a basic behaviour support plan


This course will help people to gain some of the knowledge needed to demonstrate they have reached the competence level for direct contact in the PBS Competency Framework

1.1,1.2 1.3,1.5,1.6,1.7,1.8,1.9,1.10, 1.11, 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.8,3.1

Further Development

See the other CAPBS programmes:

  • Developing a behaviour support plan
  • Using happiness as an intervention in behaviour support plans

Certified for your Continuous Professional Development

This training has been CPD Certified. Attendance will allow you to gain CPD points towards your Continuous Professional Development requirements.

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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 

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