Challenging Behaviour

This course offers an excellent resource for those with an interest in building trusting and respectful relationships with the people they care for.


Why take this course?

Challenging Behaviour is a characteristic of many common brain disorders; this course offers advice and guidance to carers looking for effective coping strategies and help with limiting the ongoing effects of behavioural challenges. Touching on aspects of physical and verbal aggression, inappropriate sexual behaviour, repetitive questioning and aimless wandering, the learning is applicable to a range of health conditions including stroke and mental illness but will be especially relevant to those caring for people with dementia. Providing an insight into the potential source of these behaviours, the course offers an excellent resource for those with an interest in building trusting and respectful relationships with the people they care for.

What you will experience

The online materials include quizzes, activities and checklists to help reinforce learning as students work through each topic. In addition, learners will be asked to take an online assessment to check their knowledge on completion of the course. By the end of the course learners will be able to: Explain the term 'Challenging Behaviour'; Apply good practice when addressing a person with challenging behaviour; List common examples of challenging behaviour; Identify appropriate responses to a range of behaviours.

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Key facts

Mode of study
Distance Learning
Method of study

This course will require you to manage your workload independently, without tutor support.

Subject area

Entry requirements

Previous knowledge or experience would be of benefit but is not essential.

What you will need

Students must have access to a computer with a broadband internet connection.

What you need to know

Next steps




Duration Fees Code
5 Hours over 1 Month £30.00
Paper applications only

Paper applications

You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.