Course Overview

Price: £35

The PMVA updates course will help the candidates to identify the behaviours for those, who use various types of physical intervention skills and techniques towards potential aggression and actual aggression. it might be possible that service users in the mental health environment may display a disruptive behaviour, and this behaviour may also increase until and unless an attachment of relationship is built with staff. This training update, designed to explore Registered Mental Health Nurses’ and other healthcare professionals’ knowledge on the current legislation and National Guidelines, enhanced skills in dealing with violence and aggression in a mental health setting environment. Healthcare professionals working in an acute mental health environment are at risk of experiencing violent and aggressive behaviour from patients.

The course contents are in line with the current principles and recommendations of the NHS Protect and National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) (Clinical Guideline 25), Department of Health (Guidance for Restrictive Physical Interventions 2002) and the principles of the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD), the Mental Health Act 2007 Code of Practice, the Human Rights Act 1998, The Mental Capacity Act 2005 and its Code of Practice and UK Resuscitation Council.

Course Duration

8 Hrs

Targeted Audience

This course specifically designed to target mental health nurses and healthcare professionals of children and adult. This course will also require the candidates to confirm their completion of 5 days PMVA training.


The relevancy of this particular course is towards registered Mental Health Nurses along with other healthcare professionals, who wish to enhance their practise in adult, children, emotional and behavioural needs.

The above topics are followed by theory assessment (quiz) with a pass mark of 80% designed to test candidates’ understanding of the course.

Candidates needs to demonstrate practical safe and assessed breakaway techniques, team physical intervention and BLS.

What does it Involve?

    Code of Conduct at professional level.

    National Guidelines and Legislation Roles, responsibilities, and consent in treatment and care.

    Information governance (Caldicott Principles, Confidentiality, Counter Fraud and Bribery, Data Protection and Record Management).

    Health and Safety, Welfare (Risk Assessment, RIDDOR, COSHH, Fall Prevention and DSE).

    Food Safety Level 2.

    Preventing of Radicalisation.

    Awareness of Mental Health.

    Safeguarding Children (Level 1 and 2).

    Safeguarding Adults Level 1 and 2 Mental Health Act, MCA and DoLS.

    NHS Conflict Resolution (Communication, Violence/Aggression, Lone Working, Complaints Handling).

    Adult and Paediatric (BLS) Level 1 and 2 with AED (Theory and Practical).

    Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

    Infection Prevention and Control 1 and 2.

    Fire Safety (Theory and Practical).

    Moving and Handling (Theory and Practical Patient Handling).

    Knowledge and Practical Skills Assessments.

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