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Positive Handling for Schools Training

What is Positive Handling?


Positive Handling is a system of safe holding techniques, to be used as a last resort when de-escalation tactics have failed, where staff safely hold pupils until they can hold their own emotions, & by doing so prevent harm to themselves or others.


Delivered at your venue, we will work with your team to teach De-escalation skills, Manage Challenging Behaviour and how to use Positive Handling techniques.


Outstanding and affordable, our training is available 7 days a week including after school, face to face and online. 

We teach in accordance with Department for Education guidelines. Suitable for nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and universities. Small and large groups welcomed. 


Blended Positive Handling Course

This is an online and trainer led practical course.

  • Part 1 is online, reducing classroom abstractions and trainer/delegate contact time (Covid-19). It covers the law and DfE guidance.
  • Part 2 is delivered at your school at times to suit you (including after school/twilight). It is trainer led, lasts 2.5 hours and teaches staff how to safely conduct low level Physical Interventions and Safe Holding techniques.
  • Certificated course
  • Ideal refresher and/or new learner training

1 Day Positive Handling Course

  • A 6-hour trainer led course
  • Teaches staff to understand the laws and DfE guidance covering the Use of Force
  • Includes de-escalation skills
  • Teaches staff to be able to safely conduct low level Physical Interventions and Safe Holding techniques.
  • Certificated course

*Online only* Positive Handling Course

  • Designed to train your staff in the laws surrounding the Use of Force and Department for Education guidelines
  • Approximately 90 minutes long
  • Can be completed in as many sittings as necessary.
  • Includes downloadable certificate
  • No practical skills are included in this course.


Conflict Management


  • We offer courses ranging from an in-house half day, to a 2 day BTEC qualification, depending on your needs.
  • They cover De-escalation and Conflict Management skills teaching staff to deal with conflict before it escalates.


Use of Force Presentation

  • This is a legal briefing on the law and principles of physical interventions in educational environments.
  • Suitable for whole school delivery
  • Ideal as an add on when Positive Handling training is only being delivered to a few staff



We teach in compliance with NHS and DfE Guidance.

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) and recommended trainers on

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