The course was originally developed in conjunction with Lancashire Care NHS Trust, one of several large mental health trusts in the North West and with representation from trainers in other NHS Mental Health Trust providers, the Independent Sector (Partnerships in Care) and service users (Preston Service User Forum) enabling sharing of ideas and good practice. The course has been developed and updated in line with the key principles of Positive and Proactive Care: reducing the need for restrictive interventions (DOH 2014) and NICE Guidelines on Violence & Aggression: Short-term management in mental health, health & community settings (NICE 2015)
The content of this course recognises the wide area of current research in the management of aggression in clinical settings and concepts of learning and teaching. The subjects include: prevention and de-escalation of aggression, self-awareness, post-incident debriefing, and physical interventions.
Part-time: One day per week and a 70 hour portfolio completed within your employing organisation.
School of Nursing
No Partner College
First level nurse or equivalent allied health professional working in a relevant practice area
Recent level 2 (L5) study
The completion of a recognised ‘physical interventions’ update course within the last year
Completion of a first aid course within the last year
Completion of a Certificate of Good Health
Ideally, the applicant will have completed study into teaching and assessing for example, a mentorship module.
Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits and in the light of the nature and scope of the programme or work proposed. Informal enquiries are welcomed and will normally be followed by an initial advisory interview.
Prevention and de-escalation of aggression
Post incident debriefing
Trauma Informed care
Anatomy, physiology and life support
Concepts of and approaches to learning and teaching
Assessment and evaluation strategies
Evidenced based practices
Service user involvement and perspectives
Challenges of diversity in practice
Legal, safety and ethical issues
Working with Aggression and Violence (C)
Teaching the Management of Violence and Aggression (C) (Double Module)
(C) = Compulsory Module
You will be assessed be means of essays and presentations, which will critically analyse concepts, lesson planning and micro teaching. Finally, you are required to provide evidence in the form of a portfolio or 70 hours relevant teaching / training experience within your employing organisation.
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For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from:
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839