Positive Handling in Schools Certification
Teachers and support staff in today’s schools face a lot of aggression from their students.
These situations can be very difficult to deal with, especially if the student is particularly aggressive or threatens to cause serious harm to the school, themselves, or others. To mitigate these risks, all schools are required to give teachers and support staff training in positive handling to better help them understand the use of force in schools.
This course provides a comprehensive overview of how to engage in positive handling when the situation requires. It begins by talking about positive handling in general and going over the relevant legislation. It then goes into detail about the government guidelines and advice on this matter. The modules also discuss the aggression curve, giving teachers and support staff valuable information about the best time for intervention. Finally, it gives you the tools you need to make decisions about when you should physically intervene.
You Will Learn:-
- Information about positive handling, including a definition and brief history of it in UK schools.
- The relevant legislation regulating the use of positive handling and physical intervention in schools.
- Guidelines issued by the government, offering more comfort to teachers and staff about positive handling and intervening physically.
- The aggression curve, using the Kaplan-Wheeler diagram to illustrate each phase.
- What the SCARF model is and how you can use it to de-escalate tense or aggressive situations.
- How to make decisions about when to intervene.
Benefits of Taking This Course
- Learning more about positive handling, including when it is appropriate.
- Gaining insight into the relevant legislation and government-issued guidelines and advice.
- Learning about the aggression curve, including the best phases for intervention and the riskiest ones.
- Understanding what the SCARF model is and how it can be used to deescalate a potentially aggressive situation.
- Learning when to use positive handling, physical intervention and physical restraint.
Who can take the Positive Handling in Schools Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 5 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 5 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 5 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Positive Handling in Schools Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 3 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.