International Control & Restraint Instructor

This course covers the Control & Restraint user programme, but is extended to those that wish to develop into the C&R instructor. The pre course requisites for this are that you have taught and trained in a form of physical intervention for the Police, Military or at government level, and have a teaching qualification.

The course is modular based although this course can be taught as a standalone unit, we highly recommend it is taught in conjunction with conflict management training, and a progression to a Security managers qualification.


The aim of the course is to teach delegates within the guide-lines and the local law, the correct use of force (C&R) techniques appropriate to non-compliant and violent individuals and to provide a competent physical intervention training programme for staff that are expected to engage in physical intervention and Control & Restraint as part of their employment. this will also provide a basic understanding of the law supporting the use of physical intervention (C&R)


to allow the delegate to practice Control & Restraint techniques in a controlled environment and to instruct the delegate on the following knowledge and skills

  • The Basic Law in relation to the use of physical force.
  • The various appropriate technical physical skills required for the competent application of Control & Restraint including appropriate methods of restraining, holding still and containing a person in an ethical but compliant manner.
  • Explain the risks associated with the use of physical force for the purpose which is used in physical intervention and Control & Restraint
  • Highlighting the Medical Implications involved in the use of Control & Restraint

Course Content

This course comprises of both a theoretical training and practical elements. The theory sessions include current and relevant guidelines, our instructor’s personal experiences, best practice and legislative guidance, these are conveyed in presentations and class discussions to encourage the delegate to interact and learn.

The Practical sessions allow delegates to practice Control & Restraint techniques in a controlled environment under supervision of one of our highly qualified instructors.

Local Govenment Legislation and Guidance for the use of Control & Restraint Techniques

Delegates will be provided with an awareness of when Control & Restraint techniques can be used and deployed in accordance with current best practice and UK legislation. The course is designed to instill confidence and a new skills set in the delegate and an understanding of their legal position when using Control & Restraint, delegates are provided with an understanding of the effects when using Control & Restraint on vulnerable persons those suffering from a form of mental illness and those that are violent.


This is a pass or fail course for users and Instructors and is assessed over the 4 days. Our instructors must be satisfied that the delegate is fully competent to be certified as proficient of practicing and teaching Control & Restraint techniques and that they clearly possesses an understanding of the law associated with the Use of Force.

This course is run over 4 days and provides the instructor with a:

Level 3 Award in Control & Restraint Instructor

Level 2 Award in Control & Restraint user

Instructor Support:
This is supported by all training resources and the latest Instructors ISTQ Guidance Manual.

Cost is based on Price per person

Group bookings welcome

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