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Positive Behaviour Support PgCert

University of Glasgow

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

A unique programme to develop your knowledge of positive behaviour support and its use for supporting people with intellectual disabilities, particularly those with additional complex needs. It will develop your understanding of functional behavioural assessment and you'll learn practical skills by carrying out behavioural assessment. There is also the opportunity to design, implement and evaluate positive behaviour support interventions to improve quality of life and promote well-being in individuals with intellectual disabilities.


  • One-of-a-kind programme in Scotland.
  • Closes a gap in skills within health and social care services that offer support to people with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviours.
  • No other university-based positive behaviour support qualifications available in Scotland.
  • Unique qualification within the wider UK.
  • More practice-based, supporting you to apply your learning in practice, while still gaining a university qualification.
  • Well-placed to meet government guidance in relation to best practice.
  • Learn skills in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating positive behaviour support interventions.
  • Based in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the Gilmorehill campus in the West End of Glasgow.


Students from this programme are likely to develop their career within health or social care settings working with people with intellectual disabilities.

Application deadline

23 August 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 4,350overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Glasgow

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  • Campus address

    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 118 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    194 90%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%



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