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An Introduction to Behaviour Change Techniques

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On average this
course contributes
1-2 hours
towards your CPD

This module has been developed to provide learners with an increased knowledge of behaviour change theory as well as an understanding of how the key principles and skills can be applied in practice.

The aim of this module is to develop learners understanding of behaviour change techniques. It presents an overview of different approaches and explains the underpinning theory. Concentrating on two approaches, brief advice and brief interventions, this module also aims to develop the core knowledge and skills required for working on a range of behaviour change issues.

On completion of this course learners will:

  • Understand the theory on which behaviour change techniques are based and be familiar with a range of approaches
  • Be more aware of the negative effects of some common lifestyle behaviours
  • Understand the principles and processes of using a person-centred approach when applying brief advice and brief interventions techniques
  • Understand the limits of your expertise and be aware of contexts and issues that require more advanced or specialist training

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Setting the Scene
  • Taking a Person-Centered Approach
  • Putting Brief and Brief Interventions in to Practice
  • The Competence Framework

The competences and skills underpinning this module have been drawn from The Prevention and Lifestyle Behaviour Change Competence Framework produced by NHS Yorkshire and the Humber. The content of the module is mapped against levels 1 and 2 of the framework.

Target Audience

This module is targeted at a wide range of people, and is suitable for anyone who may have the opportunity to help individuals manage and support their lifestyle outcomes, for example, social care staff, health care staff as well as carers and volunteers.


With approximately 65 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 1-2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

What our customers have said

Good variety of learning materials
CL 05/02/2015
I really enjoyed this module and I have learned a lot about myself!!
KC 18/01/2015
The videos were a helpful tool to learning/ the links were also important
SJ 01/11/2014
I liked the video examples used throughout the module
HJ 03/07/2014
Very clear and informative. Easy to navigate and logical
PA 11/05/2014
Its a great learning experience with examples in videos, animation etc
SL 10/04/2014
The separate sections were broken down well, making it easier to maintain good interaction with the module
MT 08/04/2014
Interesting and easy to follow. - could save and then continue at a later time
GT 04/04/2014
It was good that it could be completed in sections instead of one long course
EP 03/04/2014
Good animations and used real life situations. Then the test clarified understanding
EM 16/02/2014

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943-885089.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 1-2 hours.

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