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QNUK - Level 2 award in Positive Handling in Schools (RQF) course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Level 2 award in Positive Handling in Schools (RQF) course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  Qualifications Network (QNUK). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (QNUK) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching. Visit QNUK web site

What is the QNUK - Level 2 award in Positive Handling in Schools (RQF) course?

Category: Safeguarding
Level: Beginner

Children and young people can, on occasion demonstrate challenging behaviour. School staff may be required to positively handle children and young people to prevent them harming themselves or others. It is important that those involved in these situations are aware of the legalities surrounding positive handling.

The QNUK Level 2 award in Positive Handling in Schools (RQF)  qualification that indicates an individual can undertake a specific role in the workplace that can be relied upon by employers.

This qualification provides an introduction to the principles of positive handling in a school environment.

Guided learning hours (GLH) = 6

Total Qualification Time (TQT) = 6

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Who is the QNUK - Level 2 award in Positive Handling in Schools (RQF) course designed for?

The QNUK Level 2 award in Positive Handling in Schools (RQF) qualification is for those working in with children and young people where the risks of challenging behaviour may require the use of reasonable force. 

This qualification introduces the legalities of positive handling.

What subjects does the QNUK - Level 2 award in Positive Handling in Schools (RQF) course cover?

Learning outcome Assessment criterion

  • Understand the difference between restrictive and non-restrictive physical intervention
  • Define the term 'physical intervention'
  • Define the term 'restrictive intervention' in terms of low level restrictive and highly restrictive interventions
  • Define the term 'non-restrictive intervention'
  • Understand the law relating to disengagement and physical intervention when working with young people and vulnerable adults
  • Explain the concepts of 'reasonable force', 'necessity' and 'proportionality'
  • Explain how legislation and guidance relating to disengagement and physical intervention impacts upon work with young people and vulnerable adults
  • Know the risk factors associated with physical intervention
  • Describe the factors that increase the likelihood that physical intervention will be required
  • Describe the individual factors which may increase the risk of injury
  • Describe the situational factors which may increase the risk of injury
  • Describe how to reduce risks associated with physical intervention
How is the QNUK - Level 2 award in Positive Handling in Schools (RQF) course assessed?

Each candidate is required to complete a range of questions to support them being able to demonstrate competence for each of the assessment criterion.

Candidates are required to demonstrate competence for each assessment criteria. 

Each candidate is able to submit their answers for assessor feedback prior to making final submissions.

Candidates final submissions are graded as pass or fail.

This qualification is available to those over 18 years. Candidates should be at least a level 1 numeracy and literacy or equivalent

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