Managing challenging behaviour – practical

Course outline

This course teaches staff to remove themselves or others from a potentially dangerous situation and in worst cases restrain a pupil/student to ensure a safe environment whilst understanding the medical and legal implications of using techniques.

Suggested attendees

Teaching and non-teaching staff and all those facing challenging or aggressive behaviour.

This Education Managing Challenging Behaviour – Practical training course is aimed at all staff including:

  • All new employees
  • Teaching staff
  • Non-teaching staff
  • Particularly SENCO and Pastoral Care Teams

Course content

Distance, positioning and movement

  • Posture
  • Tactical awareness

Breakaway and disengagement

  • Disengagement techniques
  • Scenarios

Redirection and relocation

  • Safe moving
  • Hip checking

Restrictive/restraint techniques

  • Single and pairs techniques
  • Standing and seated interventions
  • Scenarios

Medical implications of techniques

  • Positional asphyxia
  • Safe practice

By the end of this course your team will be able to:

  • Demonstrate positive body language to prevent or de-escalate behaviours
  • Relocate pupil/students from challenging situations safely
  • Restrict and restrain pupils/students to maintain safety
  • Understand the legal and moral position

At the end of this course your team will receive:

  • A certificate of attendance
  • Receive a course workbook
  • Access to a dedicated delegate resource area
  • Duration 3.5 hours

  • Delegates 12 Max

Delivery methods


Many of our courses, especially those with physical skills, can be delivered in a face-to-face training environment, either at your venue or ours.

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