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1 Day Course

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Where and When

Delivered at a venue of your choice throughout the UK, contact us for availability.

Accredited Course

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

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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 Learning Outcomes

Below are the main topics covered in this course, expand each one to see the criteria.

1Understand stages of young person development through to adolescence
  • 1.1Describe the meaning of adolescence and how this fits within the stages of young person development
2Understand physical, cognitive and psychological changes during adolescence.
  • 2.1Explain and evaluate physical, cognitive and psychosocial changes which young people could experience.
3Understand the importance of positive relationships and promoting resilience.
  • 3.1Explain the meaning of the term ‘positive relationship’
  • 3.2Analyse the requirements which form positive relationships with different people.
  • 3.3Describe how positive relationships relate to attachment and resilience building.
4Understand ways adolescent young people may behave.
  • 4.1Describe methods of communication when supporting adolescent young people.
  • 4.2Explain and evaluate the different possible needs of an adolescent young person.
  • 4.3Analyse how anger and conflict can present as part of adolescent development.
5Understand sector regulations and legislation for working with adolescent young people.
  • 5.1Explain and evaluate legal process of when a person approaches adolescence.
  • 5.2Describe the regulatory requirements of the Children’s Homes Regulations in preparing a young person for leaving care.
  • 5.3Explain the ten legal rights young people have when leaving care.
6Understand ways to provide support and manage challenging situations.
  • 6.1Explain and evaluate different challenging situations which young adolescent people may experience when leaving care and how to provide support.
  • 6.2Describe 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.

Additional Information

Training course duration

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

Availability of this training course

This Adolescent Behaviour and Support Training Course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.

Audience for this course

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

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.

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