Edexcel Positive handling Care & Control (Restraint)

Provider: Safer Handling
£699.00 (no VAT on this item) per whole day INSET + expenses
£399.00 (no VAT on this item) Per twilight + expenses
Accreditation opportunities: Edexcel - BTEC Level 2


Provider Rating (from 4 reviews)
Description The ONLY nationally recognised qualification for those who may be expected to physically intervene. (Replaces non vocational courses such as Teamteach) Bespoke to your needs with specific sections for smaller children, Autism specific, learning disabilities & SEN. The morning is a legal briefing for as many staff as you wish to attend and the afternoon caters the physical aspects of the course for up to 12 people. Additional participants are charged at £42.50 per person. The maximum number depends on your room size. Expenses consist of local travel and where required a minimal charge for a hotel
Duration One day or two twilights

Safer Handling's website

Categories Primary, Secondary, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, Early Years/Foundation, 14-19, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Management, Support Staff, Teaching staff, Assistant Headteacher, CPD Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Administration Staff, Catering Staff, Learning Support, Pupil Support, Site staff, Technicians, Other support staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Head of Department / Faculty, CPD Leadership, Behaviour for Learning, Inclusion, SEND, In school, After-school meetings, Team lesson planning/teaching, Speech / Seminar, Safeguarding, Child Protection Officer
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

• Human Rights and how they apply
• Searching of pupils
• Strategies for managing very small children 
• The laws surrounding Reasonable force & restraint
• Seclusion & the use of “Time out” rooms
• Policy review & implementing procedures

Evidence underpinning this approach

All staff have the right to use force.  The focus of our training is always on de-escalating situations; however it is important for staff to know how to safely and effectively intervene physically where necessary, in order to prevent a greater harm from occurring. Our ethos is that if employers are to give their staff the skills and knowledge necessary to meet legal requirements then training must be affordable, value for money and most importantly effective. Our training is internally and externally verified and quality assured by Edexcel and the National Federation for Personal Safety and where it is lawful to do so we follow the BILD code of practice.




How users/participants can evaluate success

“Very professional & informative course, gave a lot of insight into the legal side of force/restraint.”
Paul Fielder
“Based on current Law and with real life examples given. Very interesting – reassured me”
Rozi Blackburn
“Excellent interesting course, very pacy with interesting visuals. Cleared up a lot of grey areas.”
Jenny Johnson
“Extremely valuable. All schools should access this straightforward and easy to understand course.”
Cheryl Bullen, Head-teacher
“Excellent & very useful.”
Rachel Trott
“Really brilliant information about Law and Human Rights. This gave me a real insight into the safer and more correct methods to support and help children and feel confident when doing so”
Elaine Robertson
“I enjoyed all of this course and found it useful. None of it needs changing and nothing added”
Hannah King

Follow-up activities and support

You may wish to invite staff from other schools/establishments and charge them a fee in order to reduce the costs of training to you.

Free policy reviews and ongoing support regards parental questions, OFSTED inspections and we also supply you with a due diligence file containing all relevant risk assessments and coursse documentation.


Doug Melia is the owner of Safer Handling and Defend UK Professional Safety Education and an accredited trainer, consultant & speaker on the use of force, safer handling strategies & restraint. Doug is also a registered expert witness, auditor, risk assessor and specialist member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (SIIRSM). Safer handling is a licensed centre of the National Federation of Personal Safety.

Safer Handling specialise in the delivery of the ONLY nationally recognised and legally compliant positive handling training for those working with children, young people or vulnerable adults. It replaces the non-vocational courses such as Team-teach, MAPA, Scrip or other “BILD” providers

Many Primary schools, secondary, PRUs, Care establishments and those operating in the Children’s or voluntary sector are embracing this legally compliant, appropriate and effective course to help minimise the risks associated when holding, handling or physically intervening with children or service users in our care.

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This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.