Applied Behavioural Analysis

Healthcare & Childcare Education

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Applied Behavioural Analysis L5  (Understanding Challenging Behaviour)
This programme module aims to prepare the learner with knowledge, skill and competence to utilise Applied Behaviour Analysis in supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities or autistic spectrum disorder. 

The course will assist the learner to develop observation techniques to identify support needs and to design effective individualized supports in response to those needs

The Benefits to the Learner of this Valuable Qualification

  • Learners will gain an understanding of the basic principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and related terminology
  • Learners will be introduced to ethical considerations for treatment with a primary focus on improving quality of life, for individuals with intellectual/ developmental disabilities, and autistic spectrum disorders, in a meaningful way.
  • Learners will develop an understanding of how to define behaviour and understand the relationship between behaviour and the environment
  • Learners will gain an understanding of evidence based practice through data collection and analysis
  • Learners will gain a knowledge of Functional Behavioural Assessment, Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention (EIBI), and teaching communication skills using a Verbal Behaviour approach.

Applied Behavioural Analysis

The requirements for entry to this course are:

Leaving Certificate standard or appropriate QQI Qualification or equivalent.
Mature Applicants with relevant life and work experience.
 English Language Proficiency Test where deemed appropriate or an IELTS score of 5.0

 This Applied Behavioural Analysis Course will provide the skills, knowledge and competence required by those who are working or planning to work in this field.    It is also suitable for those who have direct contact with a person with an Intellectual Disability.

Applied Behavioural Analysis

Lecture 1: An introduction to Applied Behaviour Analysis
A brief history of learning theory, the basic principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis & related terminology, ethical considerations, quality of life.
Lecture 2: Practical Applications
Understanding and defining behaviour, the relationship between behaviour and the environment, evidence based practice through data collection & analysis.
Lecture 3: Understanding and Capturing Motivation to Enhance Learning
Lecture 4 & 5: ABA in early Intervention
Curriculum Planning & Teaching Methods
Lecture 6: Teaching Communication Skills
An Introduction to Verbal Behaviour
Lecture 7 & 8: Functional Behavioural Assessment
Understanding behaviours of concern
Lecture 9: Positive Behaviour Support
Designing Effective environments for behaviours of concern


A combination of module appropriate assessment procedures will facilitate the assessment of learning outcomes of this early Applied Behavioural Analysis Course.QQI Quality and Qualifications Ireland

QQI Applied Behavioural Analysis Level 5 (Minor Award - 5N1729)
Awarded by: Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI).

A Credit Value of 15 Applies to this Course

The Career Benefits to learners who successfully complete this Applied Behavioural Analysis Course

  • Learners will gain the knowledge of the historical background to disability services and definitions of disability
  • Acquire an understanding of the various theoretical models of disability
  • Learners will acquire the practical skills appropriate for the Intellectual disability care setting
  • Learners will understand how to respond to the specific and special care needs of the person with an Intellectual disability, with multiple medical needs and sensory impairment.   
  • It will assist the learner to develop observation techniques to identify support needs and to design effective positive strategies in response to those needs.
  • Be aware of legal considerations associated with disability
  • It will enable the learner to develop an understanding of the key concepts and terminology related to Intellectual Disability

Progression to other Level 5 and 6 Awards include:


Nursing Studies Level 5 (Major Award)
ECCE with Montessori Level 6 
Early Childhood Care & Education Level 5 (Major Award)

Schedule for ABA 25th October - 10th January 2018

MONTH DATE & DAY - WEDNESDAY FROM 18.30 - 21.30 P.M.  
October  25th
November 01st, 08th, 15th, 22th, 29th
December 06th, 13th & 20th
January 2018  10th
  3 Saturday Workshops - 09.30 - 16.00 p.m. (30 Minute Break)

This schedule may be subject to change

Course Details

Applied Behavioural Analysis [Part-Time]

Start Dates: Tuesday, Thursday from 10/23/18 to 6/12/18

Code 5N1729-116
Duration 7 weeks
Price €575.00
Non EU Cost €575.00
Comments Classes take place from 18.30-21.30 p.m. 1 Saturday workshops Exam Fee: €40.00

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