Adolescent Behaviour and Support Training Course (Level 3)

Course Overview

This adolescent behaviour training course focuses on the stages of development between being a young person and adolescence and considers behaviours and attitudes which may change due to new life experiences and influences.

This training course considers the different stages of adolescent development, puberty, and growth and ways of providing guidance and support whilst aiming to maintain a positive relationship with the young person.

This training course identifies legal support available to looked after young people who are approaching adulthood, including pathway plans, and identifies the ten rights of young people when they leave care and move on into adult life. This is a Level 3 accredited course.

Course Aims

  • Understand stages of young person development through to adolescence
  • Understand physical, cognitive and psychological changes during adolescence
  • Understand the importance of positive relationships and promoting resilience
  • Understand ways adolescent young people may behave
  • Understand sector regulations and legislation for working with adolescent young people
  • Understand ways to provide support and manage challenging situations

Course Objectives

  1. Describe the meaning of adolescence and how this fits within the stages of young person development
  2. Explain and evaluate physical, cognitive and psychosocial changes which young people could experience
  3. Explain the meaning of the term ‘positive relationship’
  4. Analyse the requirements which form positive relationships with different people
  5. Describe how positive relationships relate to attachment and resilience building
  6. Describe methods of communication when supporting adolescent young people
  7. Explain and evaluate the different possible needs of an adolescent young person
  8. Analyse how anger and conflict can present as part of adolescent development
  9. Explain and evaluate legal process of when a person approaches adolescence
  10. Describe the regulatory requirements of the Children’s Homes Regulations in preparing a young person for leaving care
  11. Explain the ten legal rights young people have when leaving care
  12. Explain and evaluate different challenging situations which young adolescent people may experience when leaving care and how to provide support
  13. Describe ways of promoting independence, resilience and supporting people into young adulthood


The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning.


Each learner completing this course will receive an accredited Level 3 certificate of learning.

Links to QCF Units

This adolescence behaviour and support 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 adolescence behaviour course is designed for professionals working with adolescent young people including support teams, education professionals and foster carers.


This Adolescent Behaviour and Support 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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