City & Guilds 1988 Level 3 Physical Intervention Trainers Award (QCF)

Why Attend a City and Guilds Physical Intervention Course?

From June 2010, Physical Intervention skills have been part of the SIA approved door supervisor linked qualifications. Trainers offering the Physical Intervention qualification to prospective Door Supervisors must have completed this programme.

This Physical Intervention course is intended for trainers who wish to offer Physical Intervention skills training to individuals or who wish to train other providers; it is not intended for licence applicants.

Physical Intervention Skills may be required in some work environments to enable individuals to manage challenging behaviour safely. Use of Physical Intervention skills could help to reduce physical conflict with clients, staff and members of the public.  Physical Intervention trained personnel will also be aware that there may be times when their own personal safety is an issue and trained a correct trained response will be appropriate.

Depending on the risks identified within the workplace these Physical Intervention skills can involve everything from avoidance to non-pain disengagement skills through to rescue, escorting and holding skills. Helping staff to establish the level of physical intervention training required and support with policy and guidance.

Targeting a reduction in use of Physical Intervention through building confidence in alternatives to physical intervention. Reducing risks to service users and staff when Physical Intervention is legitimate and necessary. Physical Intervention responses that are non-aggressive, professional, safe and most effective.

The use of Physical Intervention skills should not be taken without due consideration and should always be regarded as a ‘final solution’ when all other alternatives have either not worked or will most likely fail.  Also Physical Intervention skills can help where it is not possible or appropriate to withdraw from the situation.  Physical intervention training must be carefully structured and provided around the specific risks faced by staff, the duties they perform, the service providers worked with and the prevailing workplace environment.

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