Course Overview

This course on Positive Handling in Schools is intended to help participants make decisions when confronted with the potential for physical interventions. When a child poses an immediate threat to himself or others, Positive Handling focuses on the positive de-escalation of the behaviour. It only uses physical interventions that respect the child’s dignity and rights and are consistent with best practice safeguarding rules. 

After completing the course, you will be capable of handling and responding to challenging behaviours. Enrol now! 

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Know how to defuse a tense situation with a teenager or young child.
  • Discover ways to stop children from developing trauma or aggression.
  • Know all government guidelines and laws pertaining to childcare practices.
  • Understand how to make sensible choices in pressure-filled situations.
  • Learn what “reasonable force” is and when it is appropriate to restrain someone physically.

Assessment and Certification

At the end of the course, you will be required to sit for an online multiple-choice test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately so that you will instantly know whether you have been successful. After you have successfully passed the final exam, you will be able to order an Accredited Certificate of Achievement at an additional cost of £19 for a PDF copy and £29 for an original print copy sent to you by post or for both £39.

Career Path

The Positive Handling in Schools training will help you develop the skills you need to do your work more successfully. You will receive a new perspective on how to approach and deal with behavioural problems in children. For occupations needing a comparable degree of experience, earnings in the UK nowadays may range from £17,000 to £19,000 per year. Any profession in the related industries may benefit from it, including: 

  • School Counsellor.
  • Behaviour Support Assistant.
  • Behaviour Mentor.
  • Child Mental Health Support Assistant.
Positive Handling in Schools



Course Curriculum

Module 01: Introduction to Positive Handling in School
Introduction to Positive Handling in School 00:19:00
Module 02: A Serious Business
A Serious Business 00:24:00
Module 03: The Aggression Curve
The Aggression Curve 00:18:00
Module 04: Trauma and Disability Management
Trauma and Disability Management 00:22:00
Module 05: The SCARF Model
The SCARF Model 00:25:00
Module 06: Government Advice and Guidance
Government Advice and Guidance 00:20:00
Module 07: Making Decisions: Duty of Care
Making Decisions: Duty of Care 00:20:00
Module 08: The Law
The Law 00:19:00
Module 09: Physical Intervention and Restraint
Physical Intervention and Restraint 00:20:00
Module 10: Screening, Searching and Confiscation
Screening, Searching and Confiscation 00:21:00

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