The Managing Children’s Behaviour - Level 2 Course has been created by a successful child psychology professional and is ideal for adding to your existing child minding skills, or indeed for anyone involved with children.

Bringing up happy, healthy, well-adjusted children has been something of a challenge since time immemorial. And, as you can imagine in today’s fast-moving world, getting it right is more important than ever.

The course has been designed to help both parents and childcare practitioners build up a suitable framework for managing a child’s behaviour.

On successful completion of the course students will receive an accredited Level 2 Certificate Award and a Distance Learning Diploma.

Course Objectives:

You will learn to:

  • Recognise the different types of behaviour in children

  • Understand the various factors influencing a child’s behaviour

  • Encourage positive behaviour in children

  • Set guidelines to deal with unwanted behaviour

  • Write and maintain suitable child management policies

  • Understand the importance of observation and assessment

  • Spot the warning signs of a child being bullied

  • Identify strategies for dealing with bullying

The Course Includes the Following Units:-

  • Unit 1 – An Introduction to Behaviour

The following topics are covered: Different types of behaviour; and Children’s needs.

  • Unit 2 – The Factors Influencing a Child’s Behaviour

The following topics are covered: Race, Culture and religion; Separation and divorce; Re-marriage; Bereavement; The birth of a new baby; Moving house; Child abuse; Gender; Age; Short term unwanted behaviour; and Long term unwanted behaviour.

  • Unit 3 – Encouraging Positive Behaviour in Children

The following topics are covered: Using rewards.

  • Unit 4 – Guidelines for Dealing with Unwanted Behaviour

The following topics are covered: Setting boundaries; Policies; Sticking to rules; Tantrums; and Bribery.

  • Unit 5 – Responding to Unwanted Behaviour

The following topics are covered: Ignoring the behaviour; Distraction; and Play therapy.

  • Unit 6 – Observing & Assessing Children’s Behaviour

The following topics are covered: Progress; Personality; Responding; and Health.

  • Unit 7 – Physical Punishment

The following topics are covered: The Smacking debate; The Law and smacking; and Is smacking an appropriate punishment?.

  • Unit 8 – Communicating with Parents

The following topics are covered: Parenting styles; Missing mummy?; and Seeking additional support.

  • Unit 9 – Bullying

The following topics are covered: The bully; The victim; Seeking help and support; and Bullying policies.


There are no particular entry requirements.

Course Duration & Support:

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. You also have access to a personal tutor by mail or email for a 12 month period. As the home study courses are self study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer.


You will be assessed on coursework which is detailed in the course materials. Most coursework consists of short paragraph answers to set questions, and a larger essay/case study assignment. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.


NCFE On successful completion of this course students will be awarded a Managing Children’s Behaviour certificate of achievement by NCFE.

The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 2 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

Further information about Ofqual’s Qualification & Credit Framework level descriptors can be found at

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government, and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

NCFE accreditation gives assurance that the content of a training course is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding organisation. NCFE accreditation also gives formal recognition to courses which result in the award of a certificate of achievement but does not qualify you for a nationally recognised qualification. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by UKDLP which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to our courses. We have designed our training courses specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home.

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