Neurodiversity and Challenging Behaviour

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Muddy Feet introduces innovative ways of working with neurodiversity in the outdoors. These courses are designed for anyone working with people who are neurodiverse or who have additional special and learning needs.

Our setting-based courses have been designed for professionals wanting to gain an understanding of behaviour management derived from research and practice. Perfect for those wanting to develop their knowledge in mainstream settings, and those working in alternative settings. This course looks beyond the traditional learning environment to help participants understand how to better work with challenging behaviours and positively influence learning and development.

Really enjoyed the sessions  with you, think you have a wealth of knowledge and you were inspirational. Kelly, Neurodiversity L3 Student 2020

Course dates listed at bottom of this page

Working with children and young people with Neurodiversity and challenging behaviour Taster Sessions

This one day course is designed to introduce mental health issues in children and young people , positive approaches to managing behaviour and how to effectively engage these learners outdoors. Useful for those who are working with Autism, Attachment, ACE's, ADHD and Sensory Processing issues 

This course covers

  • Introduction to Neurodiversity
  • How to use effective communication to engage learners
  • The benefits of using the outdoors for engagement 
  • Positive approaches to challenging behaviour. 
  • Experience of practical activities
  • Reflection of learning
  • Advice on next steps
  • CPD certificate


Level 3 Working with NEURODIVERSITY AND Challenging behaviour outdoors

This course is a Nationally Recognised Level 3 RQF (Regulated Qualification Framework) Qualification, it has 15 credits. It is suitable for those who would like to work with children or young people with autism, mental health issues and challenging behaviour. This is a very exciting and innovative 4 day course that is using current research and experience. It has key skills for education, SEN, mental health, social and youth workers, community workers, forest school leaders, scout leaders and guide leaders.

This course uses your existing outdoor skills and develops a toolkit of new ones for you to effectively engage a range of client groups in any outdoor setting. We cover positive approaches to working effectively and therapeutically  with children and young people who have experienced adverse childhood experiences, trauma, mental health issues, behaviour needs or conditions such as ADHD, Sensory Processing, Autism, Attachment Issues, Aspergers, Anxiety, Depression and challenging or avoidant behaviour

This is an OCN L3 (QCF) qualification accredited by Agored Cymru.  This course is assessed through portfolio. This course normally takes 9 - 12 months to complete.

This course is 15 Credits and covers these units;

  • Supporting the learning of children and young people who have mental health issues or disorders
  • Positive approaches to understanding and reducing behaviours that challenge
  • Supporting learning in an educational environment
  • Communicating with children and young people who have Additional Learning Needs to enhance their learning
  • Health and safety requirements
  • Safeguarding and Child protection requirements

Entry requirements

  • 19 + years old
  • Level 2 Qualification or equivalent
  • Experience of working with the client group or outdoors
  • Cost £599 accredited 

Course Dates


L3 Working with NEURODIVERSITY AND Challenging behaviour outdoors














Dates : 30th Nov, 1st, 7th, 8th Dec 2020

Location:Howe Park Education Centre, Milton Keynes

Trainers: Alex Williams and Vicki Stewart 

Booking : contact for invoice and booking

Cost £599 accredited


L3 Working with NEURODIVERSITY AND Challenging behaviour outdoors














Dates : 15th 16th , 22nd, 23rd March 2021

Location:Hill End Outdoor Education Centre , Oxford

Trainers: Alex Williams and Vicki Stewart 

Booking : contact for invoice and booking

Cost £599 accredited


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