Injured man being physically aggressive to ambulance driver and nurse

Breakaway Instructor Training

Why not save money by choosing our accredited Breakaway Instructor Training Course. This 1- or 2-day course (dependent upon the number and experience of the delegates) is designed to help delegates train their staff in Breakaway techniques. This course is tailored to suit your organisations values and is accredited through OCN Credit4Learning, and upon completion delegates will receive a national qualification, offering you assurance in the quality of materials and tuition.

The disengagement methods covered in this course are simple to use, and as safe as possible for both “you” and “your client”.  The techniques are easy to use and (in many cases) can be used in a variety of situations.  We focus on simple techniques believing that if a move is complicated most staff will not remember how to use it effectively over time.

Although this training is intended for anyone who may face physical aggression form clients it also recognises that many grabs or holds are from clients who just want your attention, have difficulty communicating or have a health condition that gives rise to aggressive behaviour rather than to hurt you.

NNTC Recent Breakaway Instructor Training Clients


Mewsbrook House

Sue Ryder

Aspirations Support

The breakaway skills training course is designed to give delegates the tools to be able to deliver breakaway training in a safe and professional manner. Our training is ethical, safe, up to date and respectful to the client/service user. The methods we teach give staff the confidence to be able to deal with clients in a professional way; whilst having the tools to be able to deal with assaults should they happen.
Identify the personal safety risk associated with your work and carry out a P.E.T .assessment: evaluating the person, environment and task.
State the stages of the assault cycle and discuss the importance of carrying out a dynamic risk assessment in order to identify the early warning signs of impending aggression and violence.
Share best practice for calming the anger of others and explore different ways of putting this across to your target audience
Explore the effect of the fight and flight on our ability to remain calm and professional in the face of aggression.
Discuss the use of reasonable force in defending yourself against a physical assault.
Discuss the importance of safety on the course and your role as a trainer.
Carry out a risk assessment of the training environment
Practice simple and effective breakaway techniques for dealing with grabs, hair pulls, holds, punches and kicks
Discuss the importance of respiting all incidents of aggression and violence.
Practice running a mini breakaway training session.
Other Information
Duration 1 – 2 Days
Maximum number of delegates 10
Accreditation’s through OCN Credit4Learning £20 per person.
Public Courses –  16th November Corby Enterprise Centre

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