Understanding and Responding to Children’s Challenging Behaviour (URCCB) Course

This is a one-day course delivered by a NPA Accredited Trainer.  It is suitable for Portage Home Visitors and Early Years Practitioners who have previously completed a Portage Workshop.

The course aims to:

  • use a framework for better understanding challenging behaviour, which is underpinned by Portage principles
  • develop and use plans incorporating individualised proactive and reactive strategies based on a better understanding of the behaviour
  • consider developmental and emotional factors in behaviour
  • consider ethical issues in approaches to meeting the needs of children with challenging behaviour.

How do I attend this course?

Portage CPD courses are usually organised and administered by NPA Regional Trustees and/or Registered Portage Services who make arrangements through the NPA office.  If you are a practitioner interested in attending this course please contact either your local Portage service, your NPA Regional Trustee or the NPA office

If you are a Provider or Portage service interested in organising a course in your area, please complete a Request for Portage Training form and send it to: administrator@portage.org.uk


The URCCB module is available to buy in as a one-day course delivered by a NPA Accredited Trainer at a cost of £2500. 

Portage Services and/or Early Years Providers can purchase the training from the NPA as part of their professional development offer for practitioners. 

Further information on costs and procedures can be found on the Portage Curriculum Modules page.