This unit will consider a number of behaviour management strategies that are pro-active rather than reactive ways of encouraging positive behaviour. Learners will demonstrate through lesson observation how effectively they deal with challenging and inappropriate behaviour from children and young people in their chosen setting. This unit will be assessed through online study and analysis; lesson observations and mentor dialogue.

Guided learning hours: 35 | Credits: 5

4.1 Understand policies and procedures for promoting children and young people's positive behaviour

Assessment criteria:

  • 4.1.1 Summarise the policies and procedures of a chosen setting relevant to the promotion of children and young people's positive behaviour
  • 4.1.2 Explain how the policies and procedures of a chosen setting support children and young people to:
    a. feel safe
    b. make positive contributions
    c. develop social and emotional skills
    d. understand expectations and limits
  • 4.1.3 Explain the benefits of applying boundaries and rules for children and young people's behaviour in accordance with the policies and procedures of a chosen setting

3.2 Be able to promote children and young people's positive behaviour

Assessment criteria:

  • 4.2.1 Explain the benefits of actively promoting positive aspects of behaviour and how this is linked to motivation
  • 4.2.2 Establish ground rules with children and young people which underpin appropriate behaviour and respect for others
  • 4.2.3 Implement strategies for promoting positive behaviour according to the policies and procedures of the setting
  • 4.2.4 Demonstrate realistic, consistent and supportive responses to children and young people's behaviour
  • 4.2.5 Provide an effective role model for the standards of behaviour expected within the setting, such as self-discipline and self-control

3.3 Be able to manage inappropriate behaviour in children and young people

Assessment criteria:

  • 4.3.1 Implement strategies for managing inappropriate behaviour and/or minimising disruption caused by inappropriate behaviour of children and young people according to the policies and procedures of a chosen setting
  • 4.3.2 Apply and model rules and boundaries consistently and fairly, according to the age, needs and abilities of children and young people
  • 4.3.3 Explain the sorts of behaviour or discipline problems that should be referred to others and to whom these should be referred

3.4 Be able to respond to challenging behaviour in children and young people

Assessment criteria:

  • 4.4.1 Identify patterns and triggers which may lead to inappropriate behavioural responses
  • 4.4.2 Take appropriate action to pre-empt, divert or defuse potential flash points
  • 4.4.3 Use agreed strategies for dealing with challenging behaviour according to the policies and procedures of the setting
  • 4.4.4 Assess and manage risks to own and others' safety when dealing with challenging behaviour
  • 4.4.5 Support children and young people to identify the situations and circumstances which trigger inappropriate behavioural responses and ways of preventing these from happening
  • 4.4.6 Recognise and take immediate action to deal with any bullying, harassment or oppressive behaviour according to the policies and procedures of the setting