Employed properly, physical restraint skills can resolve or defuse a conflict situation quickly and effectively.  Employed incorrectly, or at an inappropriate time, they can expose you or others to unnecessary risk, or leave you open to legal action.

We use the best instructors that are committed to training you in the best current practice. They combine an expert knowledge of legal and health and safety considerations with a wealth of practical experience.

The courses we offer are:

  • BTEC Level 2 Intermediate Award in Physical Restraint Practice
  • The BTEC Level 2 Intermediate Award in Physical Restraint Practice (Care & Control)
  • NFPS Tactical Hand-cuffing Training

BTEC Level 2 Intermediate Award in Physical Restraint Practice


The BTEC Level 2 Intermediate Award in Physical Restraint Practice for security staff and door supervisors is a nationally recognised qualification. You will acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills learners needed for appropriate and effective physical restraint.

Who should take this course?

Door Supervisors, Security Operatives, Retail Security, Courtroom & Security Staff, NHS trust staff and security rapid response staff.


Two days.  These can be delivered as a two day session, or spread over two one-day events, or as four evening sessions.

Courses can be delivered either in-house or on one of our open courses. For more information  on how we can meet your individual needs, please contact us.


  • Understanding the law regarding  reasonable force in physical restraint situations.
  •  How Health and Safety regulations apply to  physical restraint.
  • The risks associated with physical restraint and how to minimise them.
  • Holding, escorting, restraint and non-harmful seated restraint techniques.
  • De-escalating situations and relax restraint techniques
  • Risks associated with alcohol, drugs, knives and other forms of edged weapons
  • Distinguishing non-harmful and more restrictive methods of control and when to use each.

2 Day Course for Staff Working with Children and Young People or Vulnerable members of Society


There are circumstances in which children and vulnerable members of society need to be restrained in order to prevent harm to themselves or others.

Physical restraint with these groups must take account of various pieces of legislation, including The Children Act 1989, The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, The Education Act 1997, The Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006, The Education and Inspections Act 2006  – as well as Health and Safety guidelines.

This course equips workers with the knowledge and  skills to practice physical restraint safely and appropriately.


BTEC Level 2 Intermediate Award in Physical Restraint Practice (Care & Control)


Two days. The course can be delivered either as a continual two day course or spread over two one-day events.


  • Legislation and physical restraint (see summary)
  •  Risk of physical restraint, such as positional asphyxia, and how to minimise those risks.
  • Holding, escorting and restraining and non-harmful seated restraint techniques
  • Gradually de-escalation and relax restraint
  • More restrictive restraint techniques consistent with ‘Reasonable Force’ and other legislation

NFPS Tactical Hand-Cuffing Training


handcuffing is a powerful restraint technique and as such its use is subject to a raft of legislation and guidelines, including the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and PUWER requirements.

Other legislation applied to handcuffing includes Health and Safety Offences Act 2008, the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, the Criminal Law Act 1967, Common Law PACE and the Human Rights Act 1998!

With clear and unambiguous instruction, our experts will guide you through the legalities of handcuffing as well as giving you the practical skills to make use of handcuffs.


Details to follow

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anyone who has passed an approved physical intervention course and is still currently certified in physical intervention techniques.


One  day. 7.5 Hours theory and practical.


  • Reasons for handcuffing.
  • Health & Safety and legal implications of handcuffing
  • Understanding other areas of guidance such as the Mental Health Act Code of Practice and NICE guidelines.
  • Medical implications of handcuffing, including positional asphyxia.
  • Applying handcuffs to  passive or aggressive subjects.
  • Removing handcuffs correctly.

Upcoming Training Courses

all-day CCTV Training, SIA Level 2 @ IBAUK Headquarters
CCTV Training, SIA Level 2 @ IBAUK Headquarters
Nov 1 – Nov 4 all-day
CCTV Training, SIA Level 2 @ IBAUK Headquarters
Highfield Level 2 Award for Working as a CCTV Operator (Public Space Surveillance) within the Private Security Industry (RQF) You cannot get your SIA licence without first attending this training course and gaining the CCTV qualification. Once you have your licence you can start earning and have an exciting career in the security industry using the skills you have learned. See full course details Duration Courses are delivered over four days. Plus, for those who do not hold the Unit 1 ‘Working in the Private Security Industry’ already, learners will be required to complete distance learning for Unit 1 before attending this training through home study.    


Sign-up for our spam-free newsletter to keep up to date with the latest from IBA, our training courses, special offers and industry news.

Bespoke Courses & Dates

You can book any of our courses to be run at a venue of your choosing. Let us know where and when you'd like the course to be run and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

Contact us online

Call us: 01793 855090

Got a question?

We're on hand to help. Send us a quick message and we'll get back to you: