BTEC Level 2 Award in Disengagement and Non-restrictive Physical Intervention Skills (QCF) – Young People and Vulnerable Adults
Who’s it aimed at?
This qualification is designed to provide training for people who may need to use physical intervention skills in the workplace to deal with people who display ‘challenging’ behaviour.
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 is suitable for learners aged 18 and above. As detailed above, ideally, candidates will have already taken part in some form of conflict management training before studying this qualification.
This course is a 2 credit and 14-guided-learning-hour qualification that consists of 2 units, making a combined total of 2 credits:
Unit 1 – Law and Risks of Physical Intervention When Working with Young People and Vulnerable Adults.
Learners are provided with an understanding of different types of physical intervention and the laws and risk factors related to physical intervention on young people and vulnerable adults.
Unit 3 – Disengagement and Non-restrictive Physical Intervention Methods.
During this unit, learners cover the key principles of disengagement/non-restrictive physical intervention. They will also develop practical skills in using non-restrictive physical intervention skills.
Upon completing the course learners will be able to*:
Define the terms:
- ‘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 strangle hold.
- 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.