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Education Sector

Care Sector

Half day Positive Handling Course

Session 1 is delivered via essential pre-reading. Session 2 is 4 hours long and is trainer led. It begins with a knowledge check of the pre-reading and can be delivered during or after the school day.


Session 1

  • The use of force
  • The Heath & Safety at Work Act
  • The Human Rights Act
  • The Education and Inspections Act
  • Clarification of techniques that should not be used following DfE guidelines
  • Avoiding and detecting positional asphyxia
  • The importance of de-escalation skills


The second session is dedicated to instruction and practice of:

  • Safe holding
  • Breakaway techniques (where applicable)
  • Low level physical intervention, Positive Handling techniques

All successful delegates will receive a certificate. Refresher training should be completed annually.


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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