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Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).

A 3-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) training courses in the UK and Ireland, for professionals working in mental health and related areas.

It is the only Positive Behaviour Support training that is APT-accredited and also gives you access to APT’s relevant downloadable resources for use post-course. The course is available for teams and individuals and can be attended face-to-face or online. It can also be completed as part of The APT Diploma in Psychological Therapies and The APT Diploma for working in Secure Psychiatric and Forensic Settings.

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Executive Summary:

The course covers the background and rationale for PBS and then looks at understanding an individual’s needs, analysing their behaviour and understanding the role it fulfils. Positive and proactive, the training will empower delegates to develop individual PBS plans aimed at improving their clients’ environment and wellbeing, thus decreasing the likelihood of disturbed behaviour. Using skills and understanding from the course delegates will be able to develop specific client-centred plans, also considering their situation and family / carers.

Given that some incidents will inevitably still occur the course also covers steps to manage a crisis and to continually review and improve the plan.

This is a powerful approach that improves the environment and wellbeing of both clients and staff. This is the only PBS course that is APT accredited and gives access to relevant web-based APT resources after the course.

The course covers:

What is Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)?


Creating a high-quality environment


Considerations for the Individuals


Functions of behaviour/functional analysis.


Active Support


Understanding and Creating the PBS Plan.


Implementing the Plan


Crisis Management


Post Incident Learning

What you receive as a result of attending this 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.

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 150,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.


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Booking Options...

 for individuals or small groups

 for teams and organisations




For individuals or small groups:

Option 1: Online Live course:

a live event hosted online via Zoom. (And you don’t even have to have your own Zoom account.)

A live and interactive online course, ask questions, make your observations, ‘Chat’ to other delegates. Open for you to attend from your home or workplace. Choose from one of the following dates to attend (3-days):

  13-15 May 2024 Fully Booked
  3-5 June 2024 Fully Booked
  19-21 August 2024
  20-22 November 2024
  26-28 February 2025
  12-14 May 2025
  18-20 August 2025

Price: £480 plus VAT per person. The fee covers: tuition, hardcopy workbook*, certification, registration, and accreditation at APT’s Level 1, with option to sit the online exam to upgrade to Level 2. Times: 10am - 4pm (UK) daily, including 45 minutes for lunch.

*PDF workbooks are sent to those outside of the UK.

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For teams and organisations:


Option 1: Face-to-Face Onsite course:

We bring the course and tutor to you, for an all-inclusive fee.

Price: £7,180 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: £480 plus VAT per person.

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

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Option 2: Online Live and Exclusive course:

Live and interactive online course, delivered via Zoom or Teams* exclusively for your team or organisation.

Price: £4,790* plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people (workbooks for every delegate are included in this price - if you require workbooks being sent to more than one location, there is an extra charge of £10 per extra address). Extra delegates £315 plus VAT per person.

*We standardly deliver courses via Zoom (which is recommended). If you would prefer to use Microsoft Teams, there is an additional charge of £100 plus VAT per day.

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Option 3: '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 each time you run it or your chosen modules (50% of the 'Online Live and Exclusive' fee, regardless of whether the course is held Face-to-Face or Online).

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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 150,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

Quick Links


PBS Training Courses  ❯


Positive Behaviour Support  ❯


The PBS Masterclass  ❯


The RAID® Course for Working with Disturbed and Challenging Behaviour  ❯


The APT-RAID® Award for Excellence in Working with Challenging Behaviour  ❯

Feedback Ratings

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, which are updated periodically.

Face-to-Face


Presentation: 97%


Relevance: 93%


Online Live


Presentation: 97%


Relevance: 92%



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Positive Behaviour Support: A Positive Behaviour Support course from APT

Course Overview

Course Title Positive Behaviour Support
Category Positive Behaviour Support
Accreditation Offered APT Accreditation Level 1
Rating
(9.8/10)
Duration 3 days
CPD Hours Earned 18
Location Open Course Venue: College Court Conference Centre
Access Modes Onsite Open
Onsite Course https://www.apt.ac/onsite-course-booking-form.html
Open Course https://www.apt.ac/pbs-booking-form.html
Upcoming Dates 17/06/2020
01/12/2020
To be confirmed
Course Tutor APT Accredited Tutor
Course Code PBS001
APT Accreditation  APT Accreditation 

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