Breakaway Training Course - Local Authority & Housing Sector

Course outline

Our breakaway course is designed to help staff groups remove themselves from potential harm.

The simple, effective techniques aim to provide your people with the practical skills and knowledge to disengage from an individuals grasp creating an opportunity to escape., whilst also understanding the legal and medical considerations of using any physical skills technique. Each session comprises of both theory and practical skills, providing techniques to meet the needs of your organisation, clients and your people.

Suggested attendees

All frontline staff and all those facing challenging or aggressive behaviour.

This Local Authority & Housing Breakaway training course is aimed at all staff including:

  • All new employees
  • At risk staff, those facing challenging or aggressive behaviour

Course content

Procedural and legal context

  • Organisational policies and procedures
  • The legal framework and how it can support you

Distance, stance and positioning

  • Distance – action vs. reaction
  • Positive body language

Breakaway and disengagement techniques

  • Disengagement skills
  • Medical implications of techniques

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

  • Understand the law on self defence
  • Remove themselves from aggressive behaviours
  • Prevent behaviours escalating using strategies and skills

At the end of this course your team will receive:

  • A certificate of attendance
  • Access to a dedicated delegate resource area via IKON Academy
  • 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 in-person training environment, either at your venue or ours.

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    • Fantastic course, really helpful, the trainers had so much experience in this field, they could answer and queries we had. Really enjoyed it, thank you.

      Course delegate,
      Suffolk County Council

    • Great trainer, humorous, attentive, knowledgeable, great pace. Learnt a lot. Good to refresh sections after each task. Practical was excellent too. Very, very good indeed!

      Plymouth City Council

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