Teaching Effective Aggression Management (TEAM) GradCert

Teaching Effective Aggression Management (TEAM) GradCert
This part-time course offers you a specialist academic qualification that allows you to teach the management of violence and aggression to other health and social care workers and professionals within voluntary and/or statutory settings.  The Graduate Certificate (TEAM) is an innovative development that is firmly grounded in government policies and plans to develop the healthcare workforce in the UK.

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.


Entry and Admissions

Award Type:


Ancillary Award:




Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Part-time: One day per week and a 70 hour portfolio completed within your employing organisation.


School of Nursing

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:


Entry Requirements:

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.

Course Content

Course Outline:
The content of the course recognises the wide area of current research in the management of aggression in clinical settings and concepts of learning and teaching.

This includes:

Prevention and de-escalation of aggression
Risk assessment
Breakaway skills
Post incident debriefing
Physical interventions

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

Course at glance

Year 1 
Working with Aggression and Violence (C)
Teaching the Management of Violence and Aggression (C) (Double Module)

(C) = Compulsory Module

Learning Environment & Assessment:

This will include a mixture of lectures, peer review, micro teaching sessions, student led seminars, demonstrations, video recorded sessions, tutorials and group work.

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.

Academic Expertise

We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.

Learning outcome & aims

We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


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Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

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.

How to Apply

Individuals working for health and social care organisations should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.

Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from:

Post-registration Recruitment
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839
Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839

Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk