Positive Behavioural Support

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: e-Learning


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Develop a good understanding of individuals, what their strengths and needs are, and how to provide personalised support that meets their needs and builds on their strengths.

Positive Behavioural Support

The aim of this course is to help develop a positive and proactive workforce. It gives a broad overview of Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) as a key way of achieving this.

PBS is the recommended approach to caring for vulnerable people, in line with governmental policy. The Department of Health specifically recommends PBS as part of their plan to make services better, following the inquiries into Mid Staffordshire and Winterbourne View.

Course Content
  • Session 1: Introduction to Positive Behavioural Support (PBS)
  • Session 2: Putting values into Practice
  • Session 3: The Behavioural Model
  • Session 4: PBS Interventions
  • Session 5: Assessment
What will you learn?

The course will help learners understand how they can:

  • Explain what is meant by values and what services should aim to do in supporting people to achieve a good quality of life.
  • Understand how behaviour is shaped and defined.
  • Explain the three stages of Primary, Secondary and Reactive strategies.
Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at all employees across the health and social care sectors who support vulnerable people.


The sessions are followed by a test that assesses learners’ knowledge of the topics covered in the module. Learning progress and test results can be tracked by managers for internal development and learners can keep a certificate of completion for CPD.

Accreditations & Endorsements

This course was developed by ABMU Health Board, the University of South Wales, NHS Wales Informatics Service, and Department of Health. The course aligns with governmental policy.


30 minutes


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Dev Purmah (January 2017)
excellent course, very detailed and comprehensive. all staff need to complete this course.
Emmanuel Onukwube (April 2016)
An eye opener. I got all my managerial staff to complete this e-learning and now we are rolling it out to all staff on our ward.

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