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1 Day BTEC Level 2 Course in the Use of Restraint Equipment


This is a 1 day course in the safe and effective use of restraint equipment, including handcuffs and soft-cuffs. It covers all the relevant laws, regulations and guidance followed by practice in the techniques. The course content covers:

  • 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
  • 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

Anyone taking part this course MUST already be trained in the advanced restraint techniques.


Intelligensa teach in accordance with NHS guidelines and are recommended trainers on 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 a licensed centre with Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) and deliver BTEC qualifications by Pearson Edexcel. We are members of the Institute of Conflict Management (ICM).

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