The course is aimed at both experienced tutors and senior/lead tutors. It is highly recommended that all applicants have previously attended the Initial Tutor Training and have at least 6 months experience. The aim of the course will help tutors to create an optimal teaching environment.

The course includes the following topics:

  • Defining reinforcement and the importance of reinforcement
  • Motivation
  • Types of reinforcement and reinforcers
  • How to identify reinforcers
  • Reinforcement effectiveness
  • Reinforcement schedules
  • Token economy
  • Differential reinforcement
  • Stimulus control
  • Understanding problem behaviour in the teaching environment
  • Defining behaviour
  • Possible functions of the behaviour
  • Recording methods