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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 as a Level 3 course.

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Course Overview

Over recent years there has been considerable progress in the understanding and social awareness of mental health related conditions which affect millions of people throughout the UK, including personality disorder, but despite a growing awareness of these conditions, this still remains a misunderstood and often confusing condition to understand.

This training course focuses on what personality disorder is, the different categories and types and the possible causes or influences. This training course also considers the range of associated characteristics, how to recognise these and states professional treatments and practical support ideas. 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 what a personality disorder is
  • 1.1Describe what personality disorder is
  • 1.2Define the meaning of the words ‘personality’ and ‘disorder’ as separate and collective terms
  • 1.3Describe how human beings adapt their personality depending different types of relationships and situations
  • 1.4Identify statistics which relate to personality disorders
2Understand links between personality, mental health and identity
  • 2.1Describe the meaning of the term ‘mental health condition’
  • 2.2Define the meaning and components of the ‘continuum of mental health’
  • 2.3Identify different recognised types of mental health conditions (including personality disorder)
  • 2.4Explain the relationship between mental health, personality, identity and resilience
  • 2.5Explain different characteristics associated with personality disorder
  • 2.6Analyse the relationships between personality and identity
3Understand possible causes and influences of personality disorder
  • 3.1Explain possible causes and influences of personality disorders
  • 3.2Analyse how personality disorder may be perceived by wider society
4Understand different types and categories of personality disorder
  • 4.1Explain and evaluate different categories of personality disorder
  • 4.2Explain and evaluate different types of personality disorder
5Understand characteristics associated with personality disorders
  • 5.1Explain and evaluate the possible social, emotional, economical and psychological impact of personality disorder
  • 5.2Consider how personality disorders can affect other people including families and supporters
6Understand how to provide sources of professional treatment and support ideas
  • 6.1Define legislation which supports and protects people with a personality disorder
  • 6.2Recognise key indicators of a person who may be experiencing a personality disorder
  • 6.3Explain ways of providing support and signposting for people with personality disorder


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


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

Audience for this course

This Personality Disorder training course is designed for professionals working with children and young people including support teams, education professionals and foster carers. This training course is also suitable for professionals working with adults.

QCF Units

This Personality Disorders 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 training course is also suitable for professionals working with adults.

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