The CAPBS Positive Behaviour Support Coaches Programme

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Programme details

Updated for 2024, the CAPBS PBS Coaches Programme is designed to support the development of PBS practice leaders in services, and considers the current context of PBS, specific elements of a PBS approach, how to develop capable environments and embed PBS within services and organisations.

The first of its kind, the CAPBS Coaches Programme has been independently evaluated by Tizard Centre at University of Kent and was rated ‘gold’ by the Skills for Care Peer Review.

99% of participants said that the CAPBS Positive Behaviour Support Coaches Programme had changed their practice in positive ways, and over two thirds felt this change was significant. 

Evaluation results from December 2018 - March 2022

Who the Coaches programme is for

The programme is designed for practitioners with some practical experience of PBS who would like to extend their knowledge and support the implementation of a positive behaviour support approach within their service and organisation.

"We appreciated the focus on individuals’ quality of life and the activities that formed part of the training course are now being enjoyed by many in our own training sessions!" 2023 participant

What the Coaches programme involves

This four-day programme includes an initial three days of facilitated learning activities followed by a workplace assignment that directly improves quality of life and a follow up day six months later. Delivered to teams as an in-house programme or individual places on an open programme.

Learning outcomes

Delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the values and principles of the PBS framework and demonstrate knowledge of key areas
  • Understand organisational implementation of PBS as related to their service or organisation
  • Develop an action plan to transfer learning in the workplace
  • Identify workforce development activities
  • Understand how to use coaching to improve practice standards

A learner's perspective

Read Simone’s experience of the CAPBS Coaches programme.

Continuing professional development

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

In addition, on completion of the programme, participants receive one year of complimentary Bild membership, providing access to:

  • Sector leading CPD opportunities on a range of topics; latest research, news and best practice in your field.
  • Our communities of practice, where you will meet a broad network of like-minded professionals.
  • Discounts of 10% or more on Bild workforce development programmes, conferences and events.
  • Online journal subscriptions to the British Journal of Learning Disabilities and the Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities.
  • Half price subscription to the International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support.
  • Fortnightly email roundup of the latest news from the sector.
  • This industry standard programme incorporates practice leadership skills and competences, with a focus on supporting colleagues to make changes to practice that impact positively on the people being directly supported.

Contact us at to discuss bringing the CAPBS Coaches Programme to your workplace, or sign up for one of our open programmes