Poeople at a positive handling training course


Who is the course designed for?

Our positive handling training is for teachers and staff promoting and developing positive behaviour support strategies

  • reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention

  • when working with people who from time-to-time as part of an overarching safeguarding role may have to manage disruptive and challenging behaviour.


Some children and young people with special education needs, learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions or mental health difficulties may react to distressing or confusing situations by displaying behaviour which may be harmful to themselves and others.

Therefore, the need to supportively de-escalate children and young people’s behaviour during distressing and confusing times is of paramount importance.


This positive handling course also covers non-pain compliance holds, non-restrictive and restrictive holding, the medical implications associated with high-risk 

Positive handling training course syllabus

  • Discuss triggers, behaviours and inhibitors from the child’s and teachers perspectives

  • Understand human behaviour (and our reactions to stress)

  • Diffusing and de-escalating challenging behaviours 

  • Develop positive interactions and situational awareness

  • Understand the use of personal space (signalling non-aggression)

  • Understand the law and legislation relating to your duty of care

  • Reducing the need for restrictive interventions

  • Demonstrate positive handling support techniques

  • Discuss incident reporting procedures

  • Post incident (welfare) management support

What are the benefits of a positive handling course? 

All children and young person have a right to be treated with respect and dignity and deserve to have their needs recognised and be given the right support. You will better understand the Department of Education’s guidance on ‘The Use of Reasonable Force’ and how to develop workable solutions which will defuse and manage disruptive and challenging behaviours. It is important that staff remain calm which in turn will lead to better co-operation through good communication (verbal and body language…signalling non-aggression) skills.

Delivery, assessment and certification

  • Formal presentation, group work and practical exercises

  • Learners knowledge is through group discussion

  • The course is nationally recognised and certificated

Post training support is offered as part of our client customer service provision