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Physical Intervention

The use of physical intervention should only ever be done where all other potential solutions and responses have been exhausted. It is crucial that the people that are in these situations are trained in the safest possible methods of intervention.

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About this Physical Intervention training course

Physical intervention skills are sometimes required for the safe and legal management of physically challenging behaviour. This Physical Intervention training will prepare you to safely and humanely react to crisis situations where restrictive physical intervention is the last resort to prevent serious harm. 

At the end of this restrictive physical intervention training course, learners will be able to identify challenging behaviour and know when to intervene, know physical intervention techniques, know the risks involved in physical intervention, know the causes and diffusion of anger and aggression, learn unacceptable practice and learn how physical intervention is used with people with dementia. 

Duration Duration This Physical Intervention training course is a half day (6 hours) course.
Entry & Level Entry & Level There are no barriers to entry on this Physical Intervention training for carers. This is an awareness course, suitable for all.   
Certification Certification On completion of this Physical Intervention training course, you will receive a certificate saying you have successfully completed this course.
Accreditations Accreditations This Physical Intervention training course is CPD accredited and is delivered by a Skills For Care Endorsed Provider. It meets accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


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Physical Intervention training course learning outcomes

On completion of this Physical Intervention training course, learners should know and understand the following: 
  • When to intervene 
    Identifying challenging behaviour and knowing when to intervene and use physical intervention
  • Techniques 
    Learn Physical intervention techniques used in the health and social care sector, including breaking away and holding
  • Risks involved 
    Learn and understand the risks involved in using physical intervention in a professional setting
  • The Assault Cycle 
    Learn and understand the stages, origin and pattern of the assault cycle  
  • Laws and legislation 
    Learn the laws and legislations that cover the use of physical intervention in a professional setting
  • Triggers 
    Learn how to recognise the triggers of challenging behaviour
  • Causes and diffusion of anger and aggression 
    Learn what causes anger and aggression in patients and techniques of how to diffuse these situations  
  • Unacceptable practice 
    Learn what you can and cannot do whilst trying to use physical intervention
  • Duty of care 
    Learn that all staff involved in physical intervention have a responsibility to ensure the safety of persons during and after the intervention
  • Threatening behaviour and physical assault 
    Learn how to deal with threatening behaviour and physical assault that may occur when trying to use physical intervention
  • Dementia and how to intervene physically 
    Learn the specific techniques you should use for physical intervention when someone has dementia 

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FAQ - The Physical Intervention training course

Frequently asked questions

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions that are put to our specialists.

What is physical intervention training? Physical Intervention training is training that helps to reduce the risks of violence and aggression in your service by developing staff knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively employ de-escalation skills, breakaway and disengagement tactics or control and restraint interventions appropriately within the context of their service users, residents, patients and clients 


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Our Physical Intervention awareness course is accessible with face-to-face training. Additionally, you will receive exceptional customer support from our dedicated account manager and support team.

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Complete Course Complete the course you purchased in the delivery method you chose.
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