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QNUK - Level 3 Award in Understanding Reasonable Force course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Level 3 Award in Understanding Reasonable Force (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.
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What is the QNUK - Level 3 Award in Understanding Reasonable Force course?

Category: Security
Level: Beginner

The Level 3 Award in Understanding Reasonable Force (Security) has been developed to enable those working in a security setting to gain a greater understanding of the laws that pertain to theuse of force.

This qualification now sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework or RQF giving it national recongition and accreditation.

Who is the QNUK - Level 3 Award in Understanding Reasonable Force course designed for?

This qualification is aimed those wishing to understand the laws that pertain to the use of force and self-defence within a security setting.

What subjects does the QNUK - Level 3 Award in Understanding Reasonable Force course cover?

Unit 1 - Principles of reasonable force for security personnel

Understand Human Rights legislation as it applies to the individual and the use of force

  • Describe the basic purposes of the human rights act
  • Outline the basic principles of the Human Rights Act
  • Define the terms: • Reasonable force • Necessity • Torture
  • Explain the factors to consider before taking action that requires reasonable force

Know how to use the national decision-making model

  • Outline how the national decision-making model relates to use of reasonable force decisions
  • Recognise the benefits of using the national decision-making model
  • Outline the elements of the national decision-making model

Understand the importance of justification through incident report writing skills

  • Justify the importance of completing an incident report
  • Recognise the information that should be included in an incident report
  • Complete an incident report that clearly demonstrates justification for use of force
  • State the different types of paperwork to be completed after an incident

 

Unit 2 - Legal requirements of Reasonable Force (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
Understand the law in relation to reasonable force as it pertains to England, Wales and Northern Ireland

  • Differentiate between Statute and Common Law as they pertain to use of force & self defense
  • Outline the principles of use of reasonable force during arrest
  • Describe various Common Law precedents that pertain to the use of force / self defense
  • Explain how reasonable force relates to self-defense
  • Explain why disorderly conduct should not be allowed on licensed premises

 

The qualification is made up of 2 units. The first unit; priniciples of reaosnable force for security personnel is undertaken by all learners. It is assessed through a multiple choiceassessment paper and a written report. The second unit; Legal requirements of reasonable force has two options, the chosen one will depend on where you will be working.

  • Option 1 is for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • Option 2 is for Scotland. 

This course is delivered over a minimum of 7 hours.

How is the QNUK - Level 3 Award in Understanding Reasonable Force course assessed?

Candidates are assessed for this qualification using the following methods:

• Multiple-choice question paper

• Written report

Multiple-Choice Question paper

Each candidate will be assessed for this qualification by the completion of a multiple-choice question paper.

Candidates will be required to score a minimum of 70% correct answers to achieve a pass.

Written report

Learners have up to 45 minutes to complete an incident report form. This report should provide an appropriate justification for the use of reasonable force.

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