Behaviour that Challenges - Level 2 (Online Learning)

Level 2 – GCSE or BTEC or NVQ Level 2 Equivalent

Subject Area Health and Care

Attendance Distance Learning


By completing this qualification, Students will have the chance to develop in-depth knowledge of behaviour that challenges which could support progression onto other appropriate qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care sector. It could also be useful to those working in education settings.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: This course has multiple entry points throughout the year Please call 0191 200 4000 or email for more information.
Duration: 12 Weeks
Venue: Distance Learning

Who the course is for

The course is for those looking to broaden their understanding of behaviour that challenges in children and young people, to be used in future or current interactions with children and young people. It is also for those who are looking to  progress into employment or further education  in health and social care.

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification in healthcare, social care, childcare or supporting learning.

Qualification Gained

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges.  

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.



Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 200 4000 and they will talk you through your application.

Course Content

In order to achieve this qualification learners must successfully complete 4 mandatory units.

  • Unit 1 -Understand behaviour that challenges.
  • Unit 2 - Understand how to support positive behavior.
  • Unit 3 - Understand the importance of effective communication and the management
    of behaviour that challenge.
  • Unit 4 - Understand the role of reflection and support for those involved in incidents of
    behaviour that challenges.

The qualification comprises:

• Total Guided Learning Hours: 130
• Total Qualification Time: 153

Learning Methods

You will be allocated your own study pack and have a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and demonstrate your knowledge.

Assessment Methods

All units will be individually and internally assessed through written feedback online for each individual unit. 

Progression Opportunities

By successfully completing this course, students may be able to progress onto further distance learning courses or courses in college.

Other distance learning opportunities include:

  • Level 2/3 Diploma in Health and Social Care.
  • Level 2 qualifications in Mental Health.
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities.
  • Level 2/3 Certificates in Understanding Autism.
  • Level 2/3 qualifications for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.


Career Opportunities

This qualification provides opportunities to progress onto further education but also helps towards future employment in relevant health and social care settings.

Entry Requirements

Learners should be at least 19 years of age. You will need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in literacy as you will be expected to write answers for assessment purposes. We do not set any other entry requirements.

Learners do not need to be working or
undertaking practical placements to take this

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

Learners aged 19 or over

Please note many courses will be available free of charge or at a discount depending on your age and circumstances. For friendly advice and to check your eligibility for free or discounted study please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000. Please note some courses are not eligible for any discounts. Please download a prospectus from the adults section of this website for details of the latest course fees.