BTEC Level 2 in Disengagement and Non Restrictive Intervention

What can you do to control or disengage from a disruptive, aggressive or violent person?

Our BTEC Level 2 Award has been specifically written for Education and Care Staff, based on a person centred approach

Balancing the rights and freedoms of students and service users with the legal duty to keep them and others safe can be extremely challenging. No-one wants to cause unintentional harm or be accused of assault and breaching a person’s human rights.


On this 2 day course you will learn that it is not illegal to touch a pupil or service user. There are occasions when, as an absolute last resort, physical contact, including using reasonable force, is proper and necessary.

Here are the learning objectives :

  • Understanding legislation and guidance relating to the positive handling of children and young people
  • Know what is meant by the term “challenging behaviour”
  • Understand communication and how it may impact on a person’s behaviour
  • Understand the crisis cycle and develop strategies to deal with or prevent behaviours that challenge
  • Understand how setting and conditions can impact on a person’s behaviour
  • Know what “Positional Asphyxia” is and it's associated signs and symptoms
  • Understand other risks associated with physical intervention and how to evaluate and minimise those risks
  • Know and understand what is meant be the term “Reasonable Force
  • Know when it is appropriate to use positive handling/break away techniques, and how to apply and de-escalate them
  • Know the difference between “Escorting” “Holding” and “Restraining”
  • Explore when it may be necessary, appropriate and proportionate to use more restrictive techniques

Here's what some of our clients have to say about us

Apollo Rai: Dept Head Teacher

Lynne: Teacher Catch 22

Gary: Dept Head Teacher

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Kate Hulbert Teacher and Trainer, Millgate School
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Apollo Rai Assistant Head Teacher, Fullhurst Community College
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Chris Allbutt Head of Quality, Curriculum and People, Catch 22
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Lynne Dalby Project Co-Ordinator, Catch 22
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Gary Carlisle Deputy Head Teacher, Fullhurst Community College

Teacher and Trainer, Millgate School

The course moved at a good pace and the information about the law was put into ‘bite size’ pieces. The trainers were knowledgeable and friendly. I would definitely recommend this course to others.

Assistant Head Teacher, Fullhurst Community College

I thought it was a brilliant course, I really loved it. I really liked the theory side as well as the practical, and it was a good balance of both. We have come out of this training with real confidence.

Head of Quality, Curriculum and People, Catch 22

As a geographically dispersed group of Alternative Provision schools, Oakwood provided the solution to a consistent approach to the safe and positive handling of students. Our staff now have the confidence to deliver training in house in order to keep staff and students safe across our schools

Project Co-Ordinator, Catch 22

The BTEC Level 2 Award in Disengagement and Physical Intervention was both informative and fun to do. I found the legislation section really useful, which in turn has given me the confidence to make those all important decisions around using force. The trainers were confident and very experienced and the course paperwork was easy to follow and complete.

Deputy Head Teacher, Fullhurst Community College

The course was excellent, very informative and fun. The mix of legal information and practical skills means that we are well equipped for incidents

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Apollo Rai Assistant Head Teacher, Fullhurst Community College

Assistant Head Teacher, Fullhurst Community College

I thought it was a brilliant course, I really loved it. I really liked the theory side as well as the practical, and it was a good balance of both. We have come out of this training with real confidence.

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Lynne Dalby Project Co-Ordinator, Catch 22

Project Co-Ordinator, Catch 22

The BTEC Level 2 Award in Disengagement and Physical Intervention was both informative and fun to do. I found the legislation section really useful, which in turn has given me the confidence to make those all important decisions around using force. The trainers were confident and very experienced and the course paperwork was easy to follow and complete.

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Kate Hulbert Teacher and Trainer, Millgate School

Teacher and Trainer, Millgate School

The course moved at a good pace and the information about the law was put into ‘bite size’ pieces. The trainers were knowledgeable and friendly. I would definitely recommend this course to others.

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Gary Carlisle Deputy Head Teacher, Fullhurst Community College

Deputy Head Teacher, Fullhurst Community College

The course was excellent, very informative and fun. The mix of legal information and practical skills means that we are well equipped for incidents

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Chris Allbutt Head of Quality, Curriculum and People, Catch 22

Head of Quality, Curriculum and People, Catch 22

As a geographically dispersed group of Alternative Provision schools, Oakwood provided the solution to a consistent approach to the safe and positive handling of students. Our staff now have the confidence to deliver training in house in order to keep staff and students safe across our schools