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Understanding Distressed Behaviour in Children (TQUK Level 2 Certificate RQF) (19+) — Online Learning

Course outline

This online short course will enable you to gain a general awareness of the causes of distressed behaviour, along with an understanding of appropriate ways to support a child displaying distressed behaviour.

Furthermore, you will consider how other characteristics such as mental health, learning disabilities and sensory processing or autism conditions can play a role in distressed behaviour being displayed by a child. Finally, you will gain an understanding of how current UK legislation underpins approaches to providing support for a child who displays distressed behaviour.

The modules covered within the subject are:

  • Awareness of distressed behaviour in children
  • Principles of intervention when working with children who display distressed behaviour
  • Distressed behaviour and mental health in children
  • Distressed behaviour and learning disabilities in children
  • Distressed behaviour, sensory processing conditions and autism spectrum conditions in children
  • Legislation and guidance for an individual providing support to children displaying distressed behaviour

On completion of the course, you can expect to have a good understanding on distressing behaviour in children and how to support them

How to apply for this course

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Online Learning

You can start this course at any time.

Course code: C045273 / Q045274


TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Distressed Behaviour in Children RQF


You will study this course at your own pace, but it must be completed within 12 weeks. You will receive an automated email reminding you of when you need to complete your assignment.

Level Level 2
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but you must be aged 19+.

Teaching & assessment

The course is assessed by internally set and marked assessments subjects. All learners are assessed on their knowledge and understanding throughout their course.

All learning outcomes and assessment criteria must be met to achieve a Pass.


This qualification can also support progression to employment within the following:

  • Child care assistance
  • Personal care assistance
  • Children’s social care and relief team worker
  • Night care assistance
  • Support worker (supported living)
  • Healthcare support service workers
  • Clinical health care support workers
  • Healthcare assistance
  • Early years or school setting
  • Mental health support/outreach workers
Additional information

Learners may be eligible for funding* which means the course will be free to complete, subject to providing evidence requested to meet the criteria for free courses. There is a £100 withdrawal fee if a learner does not complete the course and we may be able to offer extensions if learners are unable to meet their submission deadlines for their course units.

*If you are a 19-23 year old without a prior Level 2 qualification these courses will not be funded, please contact the enquiries team to discuss all available options for you.

*Geographical restrictions may apply.

You must be aged 19+ to apply for this course.