Taught course

Behavioural Issues in Schools

University of Bedfordshire · Department of Applied Social Studies

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at honours level, or equivalent.

Course participants will need to:

  • have qualified teacher status (QTS)
  • be practising teachers working in the area of special educational needs provision in schools
  • study EDC085-6 in advance of EDC087-6
  • have regular (i.e. several times a week) access to a computer

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

This course will enable you to develop your understanding of concepts, theories and approaches to school/college student behaviour identified as challenging in some respect, know how to assess and address such behaviour, and develop the skills to improve aspects of institutional provision in ways that will support improved behaviour and, hence, learning and achievement also.

You will be studying on a course specifically designed for education professionals, which is focused on:

  • approaches to understanding problematic student behaviour in the context in which it occurs;
  • ways in which the learning environment influences behaviour and learning;
  • methods of assessing and addressing problematic behaviour and, thus, enhancing learning;
  • ways to audit school/college provision that relates in some way to young people’s behaviour, and highlight areas for development;
  • approaches to designing, implementing and evaluating plans to bring about such development.

This is an online version of the course. All the materials are available through the University’s website so you will be able to study the whole course at a distance. Support from course tutors is available through the web site, by email or by telephone.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

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