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Tuesday 19 March 2019
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Positive Behaviour Support
Practitioner Level 1B

A BILD CPD Learning and Development Programme

11 & 12 December 2018 - Birmingham - 

This date is now fully booked and no further registrations will be taken. Please look out for alternative dates in the future.

30 & 31 January 2019 - Manchester

04 & 05 March 2019 - London

This event will introduce the key components of Positive Behaviour Support and the values and science that underpin it as well as helping participants to identify restrictive practices in their own workplace. The potential causes and function of behaviours of concern will be covered as well as the impact of personal attitudes values and beliefs on the quality of support that is offered.

This programme covers the essential knowledge needed by anyone who provides direct support and implements behaviour support strategies or a behaviour support plan. It builds on a basic understanding of the values base and science of PBS and extends the knowledge gained at Foundation level.

Participants will explore the purpose and essential elements of a behaviour support plan and learn what they need to do to support functional assessments. The programme also covers implementing a range of behaviour support strategies including proactive strategies such as teaching new skills as well as reactive strategies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to describe the value base underpinning good quality services and how they are reflected in the PBS framework
  • Have developed a basic understanding of the history of people with learning disabilities and the principles of social role valorisation, normalisation, inclusion person centred planning and action and the relationship between PBS and Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Recognise that personal values and attributions can influence the type of support given
  • Describe the range of needs a person may have. Be able to explain why it is important to know the individual person and be able to describe how to turn this knowledge into action that improves the quality of life for the person
  • Describe the factors that influence a capable and supportive environment
  • Explain the difference between an enabling model of support and a hotel model of care
  • Understand their role and responsibilities in relation to supporting functional assessment
  • Understand the purpose of data collection and why it is important to describe and record behaviour accurately
  • Be able to explain the role and purpose of behaviour support plans and describe each essential elements of a behaviour support plan
  • Be familiar with the stages of the arousal cycle
  • Understand the importance of supporting individual communication and teaching new skills to people and be able to describe a range of techniques to do this
  • Developed an understanding of the difference between restrictive and non-restrictive strategies, when to use them and be clear about when a response is aversive

This programmer covers some of the elements required to achieve some of the knowledge competences in the PBS competence framework. (PBS Academy 2015). 
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Who should attend

For everyone who provides direct support and implements behaviour support plans.

Programme of the day:

Day 1:

  • Session 1: The values base of PBS and personal values
    This session covers the values that are integral to good PBS
  • Session 2: Person centred working - planning and action
  • Session 3: Providing supportive and capable environments
    This session provides an insight into the factors that influence a capable and supportive environment
  • Session 4: Supporting a functional assessment
    This session covers the contribution of practitioners to functional assessment

Day 2:

  • Session 5: Implementing behaviour support plans
    This session covers the role and purpose of behaviour support plans and the essential elements of a behaviour support plan
  • Session 6: Teaching new skills
    This session covers the importance of teaching new skills and communications and the range of ways we might do this
  • Session 7: Using reactive strategies
    This session covers using planned and unplanned reactive strategies and when they become restrictive
  • Session 8: Revision quiz and putting it into practice

Please note that refunds are not available for days not attended.


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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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Event Price:

£285.00 + VAT

Price includes lunch and refreshments for 2 days Please note that refunds are not available for days not attended.

How to book a place at this event

Book online

You can book online by clicking on the link above.

If you need help just call us on 0121 415 6970

Use the booking form

Download the booking form above, fill it in online, save 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.

Book by telephone

For more information or to book a place by telephone, please call the Events Team on 0121 415 6970

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