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Challenging Behaviour Courses

The RAID® Course. The positive approach to working with disturbed and challenging behaviour.

The RAID® course is an excitingly positive approach to working with disturbed and challenging behaviour, to eradicate it at source. It is the UK’s leading positive approach for working with disturbed and challenging behaviour - over 20,000 professionals have attended it.

We bring the training to your own organisation and train a group of 6-15 people, or you or your colleagues can be trained to roll out the course in your organisation under license. (Online version also available.)

Executive Summary:

The 3-day RAID® course is the UK’s leading approach for tackling disturbed and challenging behaviour at source: over 20,000 professionals have attended it. It is a comprehensive system which teaches professionals a philosophy and practice not only to deal with disturbed and challenging behaviour when it occurs, but also to prevent it by nurturing positive behaviour targetted to displace the disturbed and challenging behaviour. Staff feel pleased to share a unified system and to know what they are doing and why they are doing it, while clients delight in a relentlessly positive and empowering approach.

As well as providing training in the RAID® approach, APT gives annual awards for excellent work with disturbed and challenging behaviour, and also recognises RAID® Centres of Excellence

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The RAID® Course aims:

Who should attend The RAID® Course:

This course is suitable for 'whole teams' working with serious disturbed and challenging behaviour from adults or children and adolescents: it is important to have everyone 'singing from the same songsheet' when working with disturbed and challenging behaviour, and that is what The RAID® Course does.

Attenders come from a variety of work settings, but principally are working with:

Note: When we bring the course to you, the tutor is selected as having the same specialist background as those attending the course.

In 3-days you will cover a great deal:

What The RAID® Course will do for you:

What you receive as a result of attending the training:

You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining APT's Level 1 accreditation, and receive a certificate to this effect. The accreditation gives you access to online resources associated with the course and access to the online exam if you wish to uprate your APT accreditation to Level 2.

Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation lasts for 3 years and is renewable by sitting an online refresher which also upgrades your accreditation to APT Level 2 if you are successful in the associated online exam.

Your accreditation is given value by the fact of over 100,000 people having attended training from the Association for Psychological Therapies. See APT accreditation for full details.

Booking this training is easy.

Option 1: Exclusive Live Webinar (for groups):

This course can be provided as a live webinar for groups. A webinar typically takes slightly less time than the live course on which it is based (because of less group discussion and group exercises) but they are live and pleasingly interactive. Click here to view prices.

Delegates can be anywhere that is conducive to concentrating, all together or separate, so long as they have access to a computer with a good internet connection. And as a manager, you have ‘guaranteed completion’: you only pay for delegates who successfully complete (minimum 15).

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Option 2: Study the course online:

  £180 plus VAT per person.

Suitable for individuals, groups, or whole departments and organisations, this course is available to study online. The online course has accreditation equivalence to the live version and is involving and relevant.

This is a great opportunity to obtain APT-quality professional development at a time that is convenient to you and your organisation. Click here for more information about RAID training online.

If you are a manager wanting to arrange the online courses for your team or organisation, phone us on 0116 241 8331 or email office@apt.ac

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Option 3: Bring the course to your organisation:

We bring this 3-day course to your own organisation for a fixed, all-inclusive fee of £4,495 plus VAT and up to 15 people can attend. You can organise as many courses as you need, to cover the numbers you want to.

To book, call (UK) 0116 241 8331, or click the button:

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Option 4: 'Train the Trainer':

If you or a colleague are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to become an APT-accredited tutor. You could then tutor the course - or your chosen modules from it - in your own organisation, under license.

This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organisation the tutor-component of the fee (around 50%) each time you run it or your chosen modules.

To see the full benefits of this and to see whether you are eligible, click the button:

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Downloadable information sheet:

Click here to download a printable information sheet


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NICE guidelines relevant to this course:

Violence and aggression: short-term management in mental health, health and community settings (NG10)  ❯


APT Accreditation

As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course. APT verifies the accreditation by publishing the delegates' average ratings of relevance and presentation-quality for all its accredited courses. The accreditation is given value by over 100,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

Quick Links


RAID® Training Courses  ❯


The RAID® Course  ❯


The RAID® Masterclass  ❯


The RAID® Refresher  ❯


RAID® Centres of Excellence  ❯


RAID® Awards  ❯


Positive Behaviour Support  ❯


What does RAID® stand for?  ❯


RAID® Evaluation  ❯

The RAID<sup>®</sup> Course Feedback

Feedback Ratings.

We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings for the last ten runnings of this course.

Average Presentation rating: 99%

Average Relevance rating: 97%



*These statistics were last updated in November 2019.

The RAID<sup>®</sup> Course Written Feedback

Written Feedback.

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments The RAID® Course has received.

"One of the best presented, organised and thought-out courses I have been on. I speak as a course participant but also as a trainer of 20 years experience."

"I really enjoyed this course, absolutely the most impressive and useful training I have received in the 11 years working for the Trust."

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The RAID® Course for working with Disturbed and Challenging Behaviour: A RAID® Approach, The course from APT

Course Overview

Course Title The RAID® Course for working with Disturbed and Challenging Behaviour
Category RAID® Approach, The
Accreditation Offered APT Accreditation Level 1
Rating (9.9/10)
Duration 3 days
CPD Hours Earned 18
Location(s) Onsite Course Venue: Various (at your organisation)
Online Course Venue: APT Distance Learning Classroom
Access Modes Onsite, Online
Onsite Course Onsite Course Booking Form
Online Course Online Course Details & Registration
Course Tutor APT Accredited Tutor
Course Code RAD001