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Level 3 Award for Physical Intervention Trainers in the Private Security Industry (RQF)

The Highfield Level 3 Award for Physical Intervention Trainers in the Private Security Industry (RQF) is intended for trainers who wish to offer physical intervention skills training to individuals or who wish to train other training providers; it is not intended for SIA licence applicants.

Physical intervention skills may be required in some work environments to manage challenging behaviour safely. Depending on the risks identified within the workplace this can involve anything from avoidance to non pain disengagement skills through to rescue, escorting and holding skills.

Since June 2010 physical intervention skills have been part of the door supervisor linked qualifications and trainers offering this qualification must have completed this qualification.

Course Details



HZL Specialist Solutions Ltd,
Unit 4 JSH,
Brian Clough Business Centre,
200-222 Cotton Lane,
DE24 8GH

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Timings & Dates:

0800 – 1600 hours.
23-26 Jan 2024 (Course Full)
02-04 May 2024 (Derby) 
24-27 Sept 2024 (Derby)


£510.00 + VAT (£612) per delegate.

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In order to complete this qualification candidates must: 

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age 
  • Hold a suitable teaching / training qualification (or recognised equivalent) e.g.
    • Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF)
    • Level 3 or 4 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTTLS / DTTLS)
    • Level 3 Award in the Delivery of Conflict Management (RQF)
    • Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) (RQF) (certificate must be valid for at least 12 months from the course start date).

Delivery/Assessment Methods

  • 4 day course involving theory and practical exercises
  • Assessment is through multiple choice examinations, practical demonstration and portfolio of evidence.

Physical Intervention Trainers Pack:

Following successful completion of this qualification HZL will provide all attendees on the course with an HZL Level 2 Physical Intervention Trainers Pack to enable you to deliver the Level 2 modules (HZL contractual agreement applies). Trainers using the HZL System are required to attend an annual 1 day refresher training course to renew their HZL certificate and licence agreement.

Course Contents

  • Physical intervention and the implications of their use
  • How to reduce the risk of harm when physical intervention skills are used 
  • Use non-aggressive physical intervention skills to protect yourself and others
  • Good practice to follow physical interventions
  • Assess the training environment to reduce risks in preparation for physical intervention training; and
  • Assess physical intervention skills.

What's Next?

Candidates successfully completing this qualification may wish to progress to further qualifications such as:

  • Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) Level 3 Award in Graduated Response Options for Personal Safety (RQF)
  • Qualification Network UK (QNUK) Level 3 Award in Security Management (RQF) 
  • QNUK Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (RQF)

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