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Prevention & Management of Violence & Aggression (PMVA)

3 days



Focused on understanding, capacity and building confidence, this essential and comprehensive training, delivered by accredited trainers, is designed to reduce the risks and outcomes of challenging behaviour, violence and aggression.

Through theory and skills rehearsal, to effectively recognise, mitigate and manage violence and aggression. Course content has been developed in line with the GSA (General Services Association).

Because of the physical nature of this course we cannot accept pregnant women on this course. Postnatal learners should seek advice from their GP before attending. All candidates complete a health declaration before the course starts and must wear suitable clothing, such as tracksuits, t-shirts, exercise clothing and trainers.

Course content Includes

  • Health and safety context and requirements
  • Legal and ethical requirements and considerations
  • Increasing awareness and confidence of personal safety
  • Common causes of conflict
  • Strategies for prevention of physical and verbal aggression
  • Recognising and managing triggers and behaviours
  • Recognising and understanding escalation factors and assault cycle
  • Multi-situational communication skills
  • Intervention requirements and techniques
  • Breakaway techniques
  • De-escalation strategies and techniques
  • Understanding safe holding and restraint
  • Post incident management and review.

Group Bookings Available

We’d love to talk to you and find out about your requirements.

We are an accredited by the Resuscitation Council UK as a course centre for Immediate Life Support, Paediatric Immediate Life Support, Advanced Life Support, European Paediatric Life Support and Generic Instructor Courses. Our first aid courses are provided in association with QualSafe. All of our other courses are internally quality controlled to ensure the highest educational standards. As an organisation we have Skills For Health Quality Mark accreditation.

We have a dedicated training facility located in Archway, North London. However the vast majority of training we deliver is provided at client sites across the UK. We are able to undertake training at your venue as long as it is suitable for the booked course. We are also able to assist with securing a venue should this be required.

Where pre-course materials are required (ILS/PILS/ALS/EPALS/GIC) these will be dispatched in accordance with RCUK regulations. For ILS & PILS this is at least 2 weeks before the course date and for ALS/EPALS/GIC this will be at least 4 weeks before the course date.

We aim to have all certificates issued within 5 working days of course completion. In most cases we are able to issue these within 24 hours.

We are able to offer both group bookings and individual course spaces for courses being run at our course centre in London.

There is a Premier Inn only 5 minute walk away from the course centre. There are a number of other hotels nearby and it the course centre is only 15 minutes from Central London by underground

All of our team are qualified clinicians and subject matter experts in their own right. All of our team have real life clinical experience of the subject matter which they are teaching. We have a robust professional development programme in place and all of our team are or are working towards instructorships recognised by the Resuscitation Council (UK)

We take a consultative and creative approach to every client

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