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Positive Handling in Schools

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This positive handling in school straining course is designed to provide those who work in the education sector and parents of pupils with a deeper understanding of the procedures, policies and legislation surrounding positive handling in the learning environment.

This course includes practical exercises, case studies and audiovisual material that will take you through every area of positive handling in school. From government guidance to duty of care and physical intervention, it covers everything you need to know.

Taking inspiration from the SCARF model, you will learn key best practice procedures to deal with difficult situations and behaviour successfully. By the end of the course, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to be able to create an effective positive handling plan that promotes learning and gets to the root of difficult behaviour efficiently.

  • Accredited, quality CPD training
  • Instant e-certificate and hard copy dispatch by next working day
  • Fully online, interactive course with audio voiceover
  • Course material developed by qualified professionals
  • Self-paced learning accessible via laptop, tablet and smartphone
  • 24/7 Learning assistance and tutor support
  • Discounts on bulk purchases

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Who should take the course

This online training course is ideal for those who work in the education sector, ideal for those in the following professions:

  • Primary School Teachers
  • Nursery & teaching Assistants
  • Headteachers
  • School staff
  • Parents of pupils

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Make important decisions when it comes to duty of care
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of government guidance when it comes to positive handling
  • Identify and minimise the DSE risks to health in the workplace
  • Work efficiently in compliance with the Children Act 1989 and other key legislation
  • Positively influence a situation through effective use of the SCARF model
  • Create a successful positive handling plan that promotes learning effectively


Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.

Course Curriculum

In module one, we will gain an in-depth look at the school structure and how the system supports children, staff and parents.

In module two, we will learn about the strategies for dealing with aggressive behaviour and the essential skills required for positive handling.

In module three, we will be introduced to the aggression curve model and will explore different techniques for calming aggressive behaviour.

In module four, we will learn how to apply the SCARF model in positive handling to help stressed students and diffuse difficult situations in the learning environment.

In module five, we will familiarise with government regulations in the UK regarding positive handling in school.

In module six, we will take a look at legal obligations regarding duty of care between a school and its pupils, and how to make informed decisions regarding positive handling.

In module seven, we will explore the law regarding positive handling in schools and key legislation surrounding positive handling compliance.

In module eight, we will learn about the various situations that require physical intervention when positive handling in schools, and the policy regarding restraining pupils.

In the final module, we will gain a deeper understanding of the screening, searching and confiscation process, procedures and policies.

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