Course Description

Challenging Behavior QQI Level 5 Online

Forus Training

Are you interested in learning about how to manage challenging behaviour in children and vulnerable adults?
Forus Training’s Level 5 Challenging Behaviour course is starting on January 26th 2023.
Register today to receive this valuable QQI accredited qualification. This 7 week course will allow you to understand and support individuals who have an intellectual disability and present challenging behaviour. The course will be delivered through a blend of virtual sessions and self directed learning allowing you to learn at your own pace without compromising on vital trainer support.
Or start TODAY with our Self Paced option! Click here for more information.

Throughout this programme, you will discover how to:
  • Identify inappropriate behaviour presented by an individual with intellectual disability,
  • Describe behaviour in observable, measurable terms,
  • Explain how internal factors, related to a person’s health and well being, can underlie challenging behaviour,
  • Explain how external factors related to the environment and the reactions to behaviour, can underlie challenging behaviour,
  • Outline the typical strategies used by staff and carers for dealing with inappropriate behaviour,
  • Discuss a range of characteristics that promote positive environments.



The course 5N1706 Challenging Behaviour is assessed in the following ways, with the following weighting;

  • Assignment 40%
  • Project 60%


An assignment is an exercise carried out in response to a brief with specific guidelines as to what should be included. An assignment is usually of short duration and may be carried out over a specified period of time.


A project is a response to a brief devised by the assessor. A project is usually carried out over an extended period of time. Projects may involve research, require investigation of a topic, issue or problem or may involve process such as a design task, a performance or practical activity or production of an artifact or event.


Tutor Support

At Forus Training, we have many different supports available for your learning.

Learner Pack

  • When you enroll on a course, you will receive a printed learner pack from your trainer on the first session of the event,
  • This learner pack contains clear assessment instructions and comprehensive material to support you as you complete the course,
  • The pack will also include induction information as well as forms that you will complete during and at the end of your course.

Trainer Support

  • The trainer provides support to learners, including issuing feedback on draft work you will submit. Expect to wait up to 72 hours for a response by email from your trainer. Many of our trainers have full time jobs as well as training with us this means they will have up-to-date sector specific information, but also means that you need to allow a little time for them to get back to you. Our trainers are current with practice in the sector in which they work,
  • Trainers can, by appointment, make time available to you before or after class to answer your queries that cannot be covered in the session. They can also make an appointment with you to discuss your work on a telephone call.


Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland
Course Code 5N1706
College Name Forus Training
Course Category Child and youth studies, Education
Course Type Online Learning
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland
Course Start Date 26th January 2023
Course End Date 9th March 2023
Course Fee 380
Course Duration 7 weeks
Course Times The course is accessible online, with a mixture of virtual sessions and self directed learning. Tutor support is provided throughout the course.
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Challenging Behaviour
Entry Requirements This course is open to anyone interested in doing it provided you fulfil some or one of the following criteria. Have completed the Leaving Certificate, and/or You may also be eligible if you have relevant life and work experience, in this case you may need to speak to the tutor and discuss your previous work experience or furnish the tutor with a CV and work references.
Career Path This course leads to an award on the National Framework of Qualifications. Students who successfully complete this programme may use their credits towards completing a higher level of study in the area of Health and Social Care. Students who successfully complete this Major Award can also use the Certificate as the basis for entry into selected courses in Third Level Colleges and Universities.
For information about Forus Training, please visit our college page on by clicking here.

Course Provider

Forus Training

Forus Training, Castle House, Castle Street, Westmeath, Republic of Ireland

Make Enquiry

Please insert your contact details and any additional information you require and we will forward your request to Forus Training.

Captcha code        I confirm I have read the Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions & Cookie Information and agree to join the community.


Forus Training
Forus Training, Castle House, Castle Street
Visit Website

Comments, Questions & Reviews

Submit A Comment, Question or Review About
Challenging Behavior QQI Level 5 Online
at Forus Training

Your email address will not be published.

Click to Rate

We'd love to send you the latest news and articles about evening classes, further learning and adult education by email. We'll always treat your personal details with the utmost care and will never sell them to other companies for marketing purposes.

Comments and Reviews Policy