Disengagement & Physical Intervention Training



Duration: 3 days

Maximum Candidates: 12

Cost: £TBA


Course Description


This qualification is designed to provide training for people in skills that range from the non-restrictive (for low-level challenging behaviour) to the more restrictive (for higher-level challenging, aggressive or violent behaviour) physical intervention and disengagement skills in the workplace to deal with vulnerable young people or vulnerable adults or whose staff perform security functions. 

This qualification is designed to provide training for people, who may need to use physical intervention skills in the workplace to deal with people who display ‘challenging’, aggressive, or violent behaviour. The aim of this course is to instruct staff in customer facing roles, who may be exposed to the risk of physical violence at work, in the underpinning legal knowledge and physical skills necessary to enable them to be able to avoid, defuse, and escape from a physical assault at work or otherwise.

This course provides a nationally recognised certified qualification.


Who should attend



It is aimed at individuals, who have already taken part in some form of conflict management training (involving non-physical ways of managing and avoiding conflict), and whose job roles mean that they also need training in disengagement and physical intervention skills, ranging from the non-restrictive (for low-level challenging behaviour) to the restrictive (for higher-level challenging, aggressive or violent behaviour).


This course will benefit the protective and security industries (door supervisors, static and patrolling security guards, court security officers, close protection officers), Ambulance workers, Accident and Emergency staff, NHS security staff, nurses working with disturbed patients, staff working with children in residential settings, people working with adults who exhibit challenging behaviour, school staff, including special needs schools, teachers and nominated teaching assistants.


3 Day course for anyone who may be at risk of physical assault whilst undertaking their employed duties.




We only use Instructors who are Qualified and hold a Level 3 Advanced Award in Physical Restraint Instruction and who are registered with the National Federation for Personal Safety. 


On the course, you will learn


  • Physical intervention.

  • Restrictive intervention in terms of low-level restrictive and highly-restrictive interventions.

  • Non-restrictive intervention.




  • The concepts of ‘reasonable force’, ‘necessity’ and ‘proportionality.’

  • How legislation and guidance relating to disengagement and physical intervention impacts upon work when performing security functions.

  • What should happen after an incident in terms of reporting and support.

  • Which types of physical intervention carry a high risk and should be avoided.




  • Control measures that reduce the risk that physical intervention will be required.




  • The factors that increase the likelihood that physical intervention will be required.

  • The individual factors that may increase the risk of injury.

  • The situational factors that may increase the risk of injury.

  • How to reduce risks associated with physical intervention.

  • Non-physical methods that can be adopted to pre-empt or defuse conflict.

  • The principles of disengagement and physical intervention.




  • Methods to protect themselves or others from assault.

  • How to disengage from grabs and holds.

  • A method to rescue a person from a strangle hold.

  • A method of physically prompting and guiding a person.

  • The use of a non- restrictive standing hold that can be used as an escort.

  • Non-restrictive methods to manage behavior in seated positions and on the floor.

  • A two-person restrictive standing hold that can be used as an escort.

  • A two-person restrictive seated hold.

  • A team method to separate people fighting.

  • How to support a person to and from the floor.

  • How to restrict a person’s movement when in a horizontal position.

  • How to move a person held horizontally to a safer position.


Course Benefits



By the end of this training course delegates will:



  • Have a nationally recognised qualification

  • Have a cross-sector qualification

  • Understand the law to protect themselves and others

  • Have the physical skills to handle potentially violent situations



Course Objectives


The BTEC Level 2 Award comprises four Units comprising of 2 x Core Units and 2 x Specialist Units. To successfully pass the course a learner must pass the 2 x Core Units and 1 of the Specialist Units.


Specialist Units


Unit 1: Law and Risks of Physical Intervention When Working with Children and Vulnerable Adults (10 Hours);


Unit 2: Law and Risks of Physical Intervention for People Performing Security Functions (10 Hours)

Core Unit

Unit 3: Non-restrictive Methods of Disengagement and Physical Intervention (10 Hours)


Unit 4: Restrictive Methods of Physical Intervention (10 Hours)


Pre-Registration Requirements


Candidates who register for the BTEC Level 2 Award in Disengagement and Physical Intervention Skills must have:

  • The physical capability to be able to undertake physical intervention skills training and will be required to fill in a confidential medical questionnaire. 

  • The personal ability to undertake classroom training and sit written exam papers


This is a three-day duration course and on completion, all successful delegates will be awarded their Level 2 accreditation.




This course is continually assessed over the 3 days. 


This course can be assessed either as a BTEC Level 2 Award licensed via the National Federation for Personal Safety or we can run it as an ‘in-house’ course.


For group bookings – The delivery of this course can be provided on an in-house basis at the client’s location.

We offer a group booking discount for this course.

For multiple purchase discounts or to find out if discounts are available on mixed purchases please contact us.



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