Physical Intervention / Positive Handling Training

Physical Intervention / Positive Handling training offers students instruction on the correct handling and de-escalation procedures when someone exhibits violent behaviour in the care setting.

Positive Handling training consists of separate modules: following national codes of practice, stages of escalation and corresponding de-escalation techniques, the meaning of reasonable force, dynamic risk assessment and good management through care planning and post-incident support.

The de-escalation and breakaway methods taught aim to maximise safety and reduce the risk of injury to all involved. Our training increases staff morale, allowing companies to safeguard staff and residents. Full practical demonstrations and practice follow the theory.

Those attending will be expected to work in teams, playing both the aggressor and victim in different scenarios to test and experience the effectiveness of the techniques.

Course Outline

  • Controlling Situations
  • De-escalation of the situation
  • Team Work – explaining the importance of teamwork, the practice of different roles within the team
  • Instruction on the many holds and correct procedures for effectively performing them.
  • De-escalation, safe hold for sitting, standing and transferring
  • Blocking and controlling punches
  • Breakaway Techniques
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Learning Outcomes

On completion, delegates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the course content. We will ensure delegates understand the importance of maintaining all required standards throughout their tasks and that privacy, dignity, and respect are promoted throughout.

Course Assessment & Certification

The assessment consists of simulated practical assessments. Upon successfully completing the training, learners will be issued a certificate of achievement.


We price our courses to compete with any equivalent training quote. Please note geographic restrictions may apply.

Important Information

  • The training venue should be quiet and undisturbed.
  • Staff should not be expected to be on duty throughout the session.
  • Staff attending should remain for the entire length of the session.
  • Flexible dates: call to book a day that suits you.

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