Working with Conduct Disorder Training Course (Level 3)

Course Overview

Conduct Disorder (CD) is defined by the World Health Organisation as ‘a pattern of repeated and persistent misbehaviour which is much worse than would normally be expected in a child of that age'.

This training course provides considers the broad range of behaviours and effects of conduct disorder, the possible causes and influences and considers differences between boys and girls.

This training course identifies the various stages of conduct disorder development and links to attachment theories, problematic behaviours, developmental conditions and mental health challenges and suggests ways of providing support. This is a Level 3 accredited course.

Course Aims

  • Understand what conduct disorder is
  • Understand possible causes and influences of conduct disorder
  • Understand ways conduct disorder can be presented
  • Understand connections with attachment, problematic behaviours, developmental conditions and mental health challenges
  • Understand the need for risk management when providing support
  • Understand methods of providing support and signposting for people with a conduct disorder

Course Objectives

  1. Describe what conduct disorder is
  2. Explain truths and myths of conduct disorder
  3. Research statistics into conduct disorder referrals
  4. Explain and evaluate possible causes or influences of conduct disorder
  5. Describe categories of people who may be vulnerable towards developing conduct disorder
  6. Describe and compare different conduct related behavours of boys and girls
  7. Explain and evaluate possible links between conduct disorder and attachment theory, problematic behaviour, developmental conditions and mental health challenges
  8. Analyse societies approach towards and understanding of conduct disorder
  9. Describe ways of assessing risk and safeguarding others when supporting people with conduct related challenges
  10. Describe ways of supporting and signposting people with conduct disorder


The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.

Links to QCF Units

This Conduct Disorder training course is designed to meet the standards outlined in the new Children’s Homes (England) Regulations which were introduced on 1st April 2015 and can contribute to outcomes of QCF units including the National Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.


This Conduct Disorder (CD) training course is designed for professionals working with children and young people including support teams, education professionals and foster carers.


This Conduct Disorder training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.

Training Course Duration

1 Day (please contact us if you require training which runs to a different timescale).

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