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Want to develop the skills to support the implementation of PBS in your organisation?

The CAPBS Positive Behaviour Support Coaches Programme

London dates: 

17-19 September 2019 and 3 March 2020 - Programme now full

Birmingham dates: 

15-17 October 2019 and 21 April 2020

Manchester dates: 

18-20 November 2019 and 19 May 2020

The 3 day Coaches Programme has been extended to further support and enhance the transference of learning into the workplace.   

Coaches will now have a workplace assignment to complete and will attend a 4th day after 6 months to present on the progress of their action plan and workplace project. 

Successful Coaches will be placed to support the development and maintenance of good practice that impacts PBS positively on everyone’s quality of life. 

All Coaches are invited to join the network of CAPBS Coaches where peer and expert support is available to support successful implementation of PBS, continuing professional development, collaborative working and practice sharing. 

Prior knowledge requirements 

The Coaches Programme is a Level 2 Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) programme − please refer to the CAPBS Workforce Development Framework, available here: www.bild.org.uk/capbstraining 

Delegates will need to have prior knowledge and experience of PBS or have attended the CAPBS Foundation and Practitioner programmes. 

Use the guide below to help you to decide if the PBS Coaches Programme is right for you. 

You will need a basic working knowledge and understanding of: 

  • The person centred values associated with PBS 
  • The difference between the form and the function of a behaviour 
  • Positive and negative reinforcement 
  • Proactive and reactive strategies 
  • The antecedent, behaviour, consequence chain 
  • The setting conditions for behaviour 


You should know what a functional assessment is and be aware of the role of environmental factors in the presentation of some behaviours of concern. You should be familiar with the components of a Behaviour Support Plan. 

If you do not have extensive experience of working with people who sometimes have behaviour that is concerning or challenging you should have attended the CAPBS Level 1 programmes. 

You should also have some experience of coaching or training people either in your present role or in your personal life.


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.

This 3 day (plus a workplace assignment 1 day follow up in 6 months) residential programme will provide participants with the opportunity to discuss the current context of PBS and the specific elements of a PBS approach, as well as what should be in a behaviour support plan, restrictive practices and how to embed PBS within services and organisations.

The focus will be 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.

The programme will also cover the principles of coaching and participants will prepare and present a session plan for a key element of PBS.

This course will help people to meet competencies 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, and 3.9 for direct care staff in the PBS Competency framework >

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the development and component parts of the PBS framework and demonstrate knowledge of the key areas  

  • Analyse aspects of  organisational implementation of PBS and relate them to their service or organisation 

  • Develop an action plan to transfer learning into the workplace 

  • Prepare resources to support workforce competence     

  • Demonstrate how to use coaching to improve practice standards 


Who should attend?

This programme is for people who have some knowledge and practical experience of delivering positive behaviour support, or have already attended a BILD Next Steps in PBS CPD event.

Workplace Programme courses

You could consider maximising the impact of the Coaches Programme for your organisation by choosing the workplace option: you provide the venue and up to 10 delegates, and the facilitator will focus on the specific needs of your organisation. Contact us to discuss this option.

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This event has been CPD Certified

Attendance will allow you to gain CPD points towards your Continuous Professional Development requirements.

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Download the application form 


Download the application form above, fill it in online, save it and send to us by email to learning@bild.org.uk, or fill in the form by hand and return by fax to 0121 415 6999 or post it to: 

BILD Birmingham Research Park, 97 Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2SQ.

You will then be sent a link to registration once your application has been approved.

More information

For more information please call the Events Team on 0121 415 6970

Event Price:

Member price : £1350 + VAT

Non Member price: £1495 + VAT 

Price includes accommodation on first two days of the course, all meals and refreshments, all course materials and materials to use in workplace.