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Team Teach Training

Positive Behaviour Management Level One – 6 Hour (Open)


Our Positive Behaviour Management courses provide accredited, award-winning training in the use of de-escalation and basic positive handling strategies for dealing with challenging behaviour. Our popular Level One – 6 Hour course in positive behaviour management is now available as an open, public course for those working in low-risk mainstream primary and secondary school settings.

Delivered by our expert trainers, participants will gain a detailed understanding of the drivers behind aggressive and disruptive behaviour, and the legal context around behaviour management. It equips participants with strategies of de-escalation, both verbal and non-verbal, for dealing with challenging behaviour. And it teaches simple and safe positive handling techniques, appropriate for a low-risk environment. Crucially, all techniques are situated within a respectful, supportive approach to behaviour management which maintains positive relationships. This course will equip individuals with a good understanding of the values and philosophy of the Team Teach approach.

The course will also cover documentation and legal guidance, as well as best practice when reporting and reviewing incidents. Everything will be delivered across an invigorating day that is fun whilst also serious, and focused on developing team-work, co-operation and morale.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who is operating in a low-risk primary or secondary school setting would benefit from this course, which offers a grounding in positive behaviour management strategies applicable across these environments. This course is also suitable for anyone working in low-risk adult or children’s service settings.

Learning Outcomes

  • Upon completing this course, a participant will be able to fully understand the rationale and principles of the Team Teach approach.
  • Participants will be fully aware of which strategies are most appropriate for any given situation, and will have a far deeper understanding of the causes of disruptive behaviour.
  • They will be equipped with the expertise and confidence to stay safe, to carry out simple de-escalation strategies, and to apply basic positive handling, mostly focused on guiding and escorting service users.

This course is organised into 8 modules:

Module 1 Background to Team Teach
Module 2 The Legal Framework
Module 3 Understanding Aggression
Module 4 How Feelings Drive Behaviours
Module 5 De-escalation and De-fusion
Module 6 Personal Safety
Module 7 Positive Handling – mainly guiding and escorting safely*
Module 8 Repair, Reflection and Review

* If a greater degree of holding is required, please refer to the Level Two – 12 Hour course.

Course Length: 1 Day (6 Hours)

Course Type: Open

No. Participants: 12+

Certificate valid for: 36 Months 

Pricing: Per person £95.00 (+VAT)

The Team Teach Experience

Team Teach is an accredited, award-winning provider of training in positive behavioural management strategies. The Team Teach approach and philosophy has been developed by practitioners with over 20 years’ experience in delivering respectful, accessible and practical behaviour management solutions. We are the only company of our kind to have received a National Training Award, the highest level of award in the UK. Focused on teamwork and communication, our courses foster more supportive working practices, helping people recognise the needs of the children and adults they work with, offer help where necessary, and be able to make use of support when offered.

Booking Process

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Key Course Information

Our Positive Behaviour Management Level One – 6 Hour open course provides individuals with practical, interactive training, designed to transform participants’ practice in the workplace, allowing those working in a low-risk primary and secondary schools to understand and implement holistic behaviour management strategies.

Participants will receive a Course Workbook and, upon successful completion, a certificate. Certification for this course is valid for 36 months.

Refreshments are included in the course costs, however lunch is not provided. Participants must arrange and cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.