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2 Day PMVA and Restraint Equipment Course

A 2 day course suitable for staff that work in NHS Mental Health Trusts or private facilities, or those responsible for the transportation of violent individuals. It is also suitable for security staff, teaching more advanced restraint techniques than those taught on SIA courses.


The course covers all aspects of how to prevent and manage violence and aggression (PMVA). The course can be tailored to the needs of the client and typical content is: 

  • Conflict Management and de-escalation skills
  • Recognising what happens to the human body when experiencing fear
  • Understanding the law regarding the use of force under Common Law and Section 3(1)(a) Criminal Law Act 1967
  • Powers of arrest
  • The Human Right Act
  • Manual Handling Regulations
  • Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
  • Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act
  • Breakaway and self defence techniques (if applicable)
  • Practice of low level physical intervention techniques
  • Practice of high risk (advanced) restrictive physical intervention techniques
  • The medical implications of using handcuffs and soft restraints
  • Avoiding and detection of positional asphyxia
  • How to apply the handcuffs and soft-cuffs to a passive subject
  • How to apply the handcuffs and soft-cuffs to an aggressive subject
  • How to remove handcuffs and soft-cuffs safely

 All successful delegates willrecieve a certificate. Refresher training is annually.



We teach in compliance with Government, NHS and DfE guidance

and respond to all policy and procedure updates from the College of Policing.


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All our staff hold teaching qualifications and subject specific qualifications. We are affiliated to, licensed by and quality assured by the National Federation for Personal Safety (NFPS). We are an awarding body with Highfield Qualifications and Qualsafe Awards offering Ofqual Regulated Qualifications, and deliver BTEC courses by Pearson Edxcel.

We are members of the Institute of Conflict Management (ICM).

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