Disengagement & Non-Restrictive Physical Intervention






​Duration: 2 days

Maximum Candidates: 12

Cost: £TBA



Course Description



This qualification is designed to provide training for people in skills in non-restrictive (for low-level challenging behaviour) physical intervention and disengagement skills in the workplace to deal with vulnerable young people or vulnerable adults, or whose staff perform security functions that have to deal customers or service users who display ‘challenging’ behaviour and who therefore need training in low-level / non-restrictive physical intervention and disengagement skills.


The aims of this course is to provide broader and enhanced skills for those people in job roles where they regularly manage conflict and who require training in physical intervention skills.



This course provides a nationally recognised certified qualification.



Who should attend


It’s 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 non-restrictive physical intervention skills. 

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.






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.





  • 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 stranglehold.

  • 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 behaviour in seated positions and on the floor.


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 three units. One is a Core Unit which must be completed and two are Specialist Units of which the learner must choose one of and they are as follows:


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).

Learners must complete either Unit 1 or Unit 2, plus Unit 3.



Pre-Registration Requirements



Candidates who register for this award 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 2-day duration course and on completion, all successful delegates will be awarded their Level 2 accreditation.




This course is continually assessed over the 2 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.



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