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 Are you protecting your pupils and teaching staff?

Our 1-day Positive Handling training course is designed for any educational staff who work with children and young people. This course was developed considering the physical intervention and de-escalation needs in schools and is delivered nationally in both primary and secondary schools settings.

We specialise in the education sector and can modify elements of our delivery to ensure your staff receive relevant guidance, specific to their settings.  We can provide any size groups up to whole school training, please contact us for a quote.

Positive Handling Training

Who should attend our Positive Handling Training Course?

  • Heads
  • Deputy Heads
  • Teaching Staff
  • Support Staff
  • School Site Staff

What will your staff learn by attending this course?

  • Diffusion and De-Escalation strategies for disruptive pupils.
  • Departament of Education Guidance on “The Use of Reasonable Force with Pupils”.
  • Integrated non-contact and contact graduated incident flow.
  • Inherent risks of a restrictive intervention and how to reduce them.
  • Health & Safety considerations “Duty of Care”.
  • Non-harmful and least intrusive approaches to control a child at risk to themselves or others.
  • Positive Handling Holds and Restraint Techniques for Non-Harmful Control of Children and Young People.


Don’t just take our word for it

We blind test the feedback we receive electronically after every course.

This allows individual delegates and clients to have the opportunity to communicate freely on how we can improve.  As a result, we consistently receive very favourable feedback.

“The trainer delivered the course confidently also his knowledge on the subject was excellent. The course took place at the end of the school day but the pace enabled strong learning and enjoyment too.” John Clewarth, Scissett Middle School

“I really enjoyed the Positive Handling course I attended, the course has given me confidence in dealing with difficult situations also I feel I will be more in control – thank you.”  Heidi Hurst, Westfield Infant School

Our Trainers

All of our trainers hold formal qualifications in the care and control of children as well as vulnerable adults.

They are experienced within the education sector and hold the necessary and specialist insurance.

Examples of the type of qualifications our Positive Handling training team hold include but are not limited to:

  • BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Physical Restraint Practice of children also vulnerable adults
  • BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Delivery of Conflict Management Training
  • National Federation for Personal Safety (NFPS) Accredited Instructor
  • National Federation for Personal Safety (NFPS) Certified Violence at Work Risk Assessor
  • BTEC Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)


School Staff Safety Training is also an accredited Quality Awards centre with the Institute of Conflict Management.
In conclusion, We can provide any size groups up to whole school training, please contact us for a quote.

CALL US NOW on 0845 548 0521 or email

If you require other types of Positive Handling training for your school, also training such as First Aid or Paediatric First Aid training, please visit