Level 4 Qualification 'Implement the Positive Behavioural Support Model' (8 credits)

The Level 4 qualification, Implement the Positive Behavioural Support Model, is aimed at those working with individuals who have complex needs/continuing healthcare/severe challenging behaviour. It provides the learner with knowledge, understanding and skills required to implement the positive behavioural support model.

This course is a stand-alone qualification, or is worth 8 credits towards the TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF).

Assessment requirements

This qualification is assessed in accordance with Skills for Care and Development's RQF Assessment Principles. Learning outcomes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 will be assessed on real work situations using video: Skype, conference calls: professional discussion and witness testimony. Simulation will be accepted to assess assessment criteria 6.2, 8.5 and 9.5 if real work situation assessments are not possible.

Work at your own pace

Candidates work at their own pace and can complete the award in two to six months, with an average being three months. This qualification does not require attendance at a college, so is very suitable for people who work shifts. The online system provides 24/7 access to the assignments and assessor feedback.

All of your assignments are completed and stored online and, as such, can be accessed from any venue with access to the internet. This means you can complete your award from work or home.

The qualification is broken down into small bite sized chunks making it achievable for busy people.

NAPPI assessors recognise that each candidate is unique and plan person-centred progress throughout with regular access to a personal-assessor. This is ideal for those who are nervous, or who have not completed formal education for a while, or who are just simply busy. Increasingly this delivery option is chosen by people living in remote places and those working abroad.

Annual EQA Report May 2021:

"The centre continues to ensure that their current processes and practices in terms of delivery and assessment are robust. Centre policies and procedures are appropriate and relevant in the context of their delivery model. Staff are sufficiently competent and experienced to deliver TQUK qualifications, with evidence of continuing compliance and continual improvement being promoted by a robust and well managed internal quality assurance system."

Feedback from our External Verifiers at TQUK - February 2021:

"The learner has produced excellent evidence and is at a high standard and fully meets the criteria. The assessor gives supportive feedback which is detailed and confirms achievement. The IQA has given constructive feedback and confirmed the assessment decision. I agree with the centre's findings."

Feedback from our External Verifiers at TQUK - November 2019:

"The learner has submitted their evidence via an online portal and is clearly identified to the learning outcomes. Feedback from the assessor to the learner is very detailed and provides the learner with praise and encouragement. Any additional work has been assessed and the assessor again provides the learner with feedback and confirmation if the learning outcome is complete. The detail within the feedback is clear, concise and of a very high standard. IQA activities have been conducted and the IQA's detail within the report is also very clear and concise, with recognition of good practices from the assessor recognised. I agree with the judgments of both the assessor and the IQA for this learner evidence."

Feedback from our External Verifiers at Pearson - March 2019 visit:

Centre Recognition Criteria:

"Staff have appropriate teacher training qualifications to effectively deliver the courses and CPD was evident on the day of the visit. Staff are appropriately qualified and staff who delivered on the programmes were experienced and competent in Teacher Training. The centre has the appropriate resources to effectively deliver the qualifications and all learner work is kept in e-portfolios, these are held securely and safe. Records of learners are kept confidential, password protected and therefore data protected."

Learner Support:

"Learners were supported well on the courses and received suitable information advice and guidance. Learners complete diagnostic assessments as part of the entry requirements. Individual support is given and communication with learners was regular and very good. There were very good communication and effective policies in place to support the learners and effectively deliver the qualification."

Assessment and Verification:

"Assessments were carried out by qualified staff and assessment decisions are recorded. The centre provided the learners with detailed information explaining what must be completed within the e-portfolio. All learning outcomes and assessment criteria were evident. Assessment methods included written work, reflective accounts, micro teach, reflective journals, and classroom assessments. It was also evident during the visit learners had presented the work in an organised manner and portfolios were presented well. Feedback by the tutors was detailed and feedback overall was excellent for the micro teach/observation, constructive comments were evident: giving learners areas for improvement and targeted developments. 

The IV process is in place and it is evident the procedures were completed as paperwork was given on the visit. A full IV plan was evident on the day and used consistently in the department to show planned sampling. The IV documentation is detailed and includes specific targets and constructive comments including clear guidance for assessors to improve. IQA is timely and robust. All records are in place and there is an effective system in place to monitor all learners registered on the courses in line with Pearson requirements. No significant failings were identified at the centre for this visit."


Comments from some of our learners:

"How will the learning you have undertaken change your working practice? - I have gained more knowledge in regards to PBS as a whole and legislation relating to PBS."

Stuart
IPBSM Award April 2022.


"How will the learning you have undertaken change your working practice? - It already has, I had a very basic knowledge when I started the course but as I have progressed my confidence in application has increased ten-fold. I have been developing PBS plans alongside the course and involving both the service user and the relevant teams and am already starting to see the benefits of a consistent and enabling approach. Thank you."

Emma Carver
IPBSM Award December 2019.


"I believe the IPBSM course is the most important course I have done in my 20 year career in care. The course materials gave good examples of good practice and how this benefits service users and also gave realistic examples of mindsets that care workers should avoid. The importance of a scientific approach using accurate methods of data collection from stakeholders and how to inteprate record keeping without bias was emphasised as a means of gaining insights into an individual's purpose for behaviours. Every unit gave me insight into the work I do and also how I deal with people in every day life."

Alex H Parker
IPBSM Award March 2018.


"Thank you for the high level of advice and guidance you have provided. It has been a pleasure to do this course with NAPPI."

"I really enjoyed doing this course and feel I have learnt a lot which I have already put into practice."

The cost of completing the 8 credit Level 4 Qualification Implement the Positive Behavioural Support Model is £525.00 plus VAT.
To achieve the Implement the Positive Behavioural Support Model Level 4 qualification, the learner must achieve a minimum of 8 credits. The units are assessed using a holistic approach, incorporating worksheets, professional discussion, recorded Skype tutorials and reflective journals.
A start date can be set that best suits your requirements. Please contact NAPPI for more information.







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