Accredited Level 2 Intermediate and NFPS Award in Disengagement and Physical Intervention Skills (QCF) – Security

Accredited Level 2 and NFPS Award in Disengagement and Physical Intervention Skills (QCF) – Security

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’, aggressive or violent behavior.

It is 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 physical intervention skills, ranging from the non-restrictive (for low-level challenging behavior), to the restrictive (for higher-level challenging, aggressive or violent behavior).

Entry requirements

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.

Course objectives

This course is a 3 credit and 22-guided-learning-hour qualification that consists of three units, making a combined total of 3 credits:

Unit Optional/mandatory Credit Level
2 Optional 1 2
3 Mandatory 1 2
4 Mandatory 1 2


Unit 2 – Law and Risks of Physical Intervention for People Who Perform Security Functions.

This unit provides learners, who perform security functions, with an understanding of different types of physical intervention and the laws and risk factors related to physical intervention.

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.

Unit 4 – Restrictive Physical Intervention Methods.

This unit focuses on restrictive physical interventions that should be avoided. Learners will also develop practical skills in using restrictive physical intervention skills. (Learners must already have completed either Unit 1 or Unit 2 as well as Unit 3 before taking this unit).

Course outcomes

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.’

Explain:

  • 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.
  • Which types of physical intervention carry a high risk and should be avoided.

Identify:

  • Control measures that reduce the risk that physical intervention will be required.

Describe:

  • 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.

Demonstrate:

  • 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 behavior in seated positions and on the floor.
  • A two-person restrictive standing hold that can be used as an escort.
  • A two-person restrictive seated hold.
  • A team method to separate people fighting.
  • How to support a person to and from the floor.
  • How to restrict a person’s movement when in a horizontal position.
  • How to move a person held horizontally to a safer position.