Adult Sector Courses
For those working with vulnerable adults in a range of settings, including residential and day care, supported living centres, health settings and elderly care homes.
PRICE training offers a range of services to help organisations to positively support and manage challenging behaviour. We work with a wide range of organisations including residential and day care, supported living centres and health settings.
Choosing the right model for your organisation depends on a number of factors; we offer two models of delivery for this training:
Participant model – one of our highly experienced BILD Accredited PRICE training Instructors deliver the course directly to those in your organisation who need the skills.
Instructor model – you send a member of your staff to train to become a BILD approved in-house PRICE Instructor. Once qualified they can deliver bespoke training within your organisation to those who need it. You can train as many people as your organisation requires.
Defusion and De-escalation (1 or 2 days)
This course is designed for those who work with adults, who for a variety of reasons present challenging behaviour. It is appropriate for a wide range of settings including residential, day care, supported living centres, education and health.
Participants will acquire a set of skills for supporting a broad range of behaviours from low arousal, low level disruptive and repetitive type behaviours through to more confrontational behaviour in which support workers may have to protect themselves from physical assault.
The 1 day course focuses primarily on the theory of Defusion and De-escalation whilst the 2 day course also equips staff with Breakaway techniques for low level responses to support those presenting challenging behaviour.
No prior learning is required to attend this course. An assessment process seeks to establish participants as 'competent' or 'not competent' via a continuous assessment process and a certificate is issued to all successful participants. This is a BILD PITAS accredited course and we recommend that refresher training is undertaken annually.
Introduction to Positive Behaviour Support (1 day)
This one-day course for Health & Social Care professionals is tailored to those who support adults with mental health difficulties and/or learning disabilities in supported environments, including at home.
Participants will explore the definition of positive behavioural support and learn about the framework that supports people with a learning disability/mental health needs in a culturally valued context.
Participants will acquire a range of skills for supporting a broad range of low arousal, low level disruptive and repetitive type of behaviours.
No prior learning is required to attend this course.
Positive Approaches to Challenging Behaviour (PACB) (2, 3 or 4 days)
Our Positive Approaches to Challenging Behaviour (PACB) courses are tailored to settings which support adults with mental health difficulties and/or learning disabilities including residential, day care and supported living centres. The courses are aimed at personnel who work with adults whom, for a variety of reasons, present challenging behaviour.
Trainees will acquire a comprehensive set of skills for supporting a broad range of behaviours from low arousal, low level disruptive and repetitive type behaviours through to violence and aggression. The course explores what is meant by the term ‘challenging behaviour’ and our value base in responding to people who present such behaviour. Topics covered include understanding behaviour, the stages of an incident (cycle of arousal), an introduction to the legal framework and the risks relating to physical intervention. Trainees will learn a range of skills relating to primary and secondary prevention, reactive strategies and post-incident requirements including restoring the environment and recording.
This programme will skill staff in a range of breakaway techniques (disengagement & self-protection) and restrictive physical intervention techniques. The number and nature of the techniques will be influenced by whether the course is either a 2, 3 or 4 day event.
An assessment process seeks to establish participants as 'competent' or 'not competent' via a series of observation criteria and a short written test and a certificate is issued to all successful participants. This is a BILD PITAS accredited course and we recommend that refresher training is undertaken annually for participants to remain validated.
Instructor Course: Positive Approaches to Challenging Behaviour (PACB) (5 Days)
This 'Train the Trainer' course is aimed at individuals who have prior experience of behaviour support related training (PRICE or equivalent) and an appropriate level of practice-based experience. It is also ideal for those practitioners who hold a training or supervisory role or are responsible for leading teams. The course will equip a trainee to return to their organisation and deliver both PACB (Positive Approaches to Challenging Behaviour) and Defusion & De-escalation BILD PITAS accredited courses. Newly qualified Instructors will obtain a level of expertise which goes beyond just delivering in-house training. They will also be able to respond to the ever changing behavioural support needs of their service users as well as offering targeted support to staff who are experiencing elevated levels of violence and aggression.
The over-arching objective of the course is to produce 'in-house' Instructors who have a broad and in-depth understanding of a range of behaviour support theory modules as well as a high level of competency in executing a wide range of breakaway and holding techniques.
The assessment process seeks to establish participants as ‘competent’ or ‘not competent’ via comprehensive observation criteria applied to a series of micro-teach sessions delivered by the trainee. The assessment is undertaken by an independent assessor who did not deliver the initial training to the group.
A BILD PITAS accredited certificate is issued to all successful participants. In order for the newly trained Instructor to continuously deliver BILD accredited courses within their organisation, the Instructor is required to attend an annual 4 day refresher course.
Instructor Refresher Course: Positive Approaches to Challenging Behaviour (PACB) (4 Days)
This is an annual refresher course for PRICE Instructors who have completed a 5 day course. Attendance at a refresher course each year is required to remain qualified to deliver PRICE Training within your organisation.
Instructor Plus Course: Positive Approaches to Challenging Behaviour (PACB) (2 Days)
This course is only available to those who have successfully completed a 5 day PACB Instructor Course. It is aimed at Instructors who seek to extend their skills with a further range of breakaway and holding techniques, in order to enhance their organisation’s options in response to challenging behaviour. The course concludes with a half-day formal assessment to confirm competency at Instructor Plus level.
This course is also able to provide optional non-accredited techniques which have been internally risk-assessed and may be appropriate in certain situations. Inclusion of these can be explored and discussed in detail at the point of commissioning this course.
Attendance at an annual refresher course is required for you to remain qualified to train PRICE Instructor Plus Techniques within your organisation.
Positive Approaches to Living with Dementia (1 or 2 Day Course)
This course is tailored for carers who support adults with Dementia or who may have other mental health difficulties and/or learning disabilities. The course is suitable for a range of settings, including people living in their own home, residential care, nursing homes, day care and supported living services.
Participants will gain an understanding of the complexities that surround dementia, the underlying causes and types, how this affects the brain and what steps can be taken to reduce the likelihood of challenging behaviours occurring in the first instance.
The 1 day course primarily focuses on the theory around Defusion and De-escalation, providing participants with a sound understanding of ways in which to support those presenting challenging behaviour, including an awareness of the effective use of space, proximity and touch.
The 2 day course includes the theory covered in our 1 day course and also equips carers with a range of breakaway and holding techniques (in the context of the legal framework), to support those presenting challenging behaviour.
An assessment process seeks to establish participants as 'competent' or 'not competent' via a continuous assessment process. A certificate is issued to all successful participants and we recommend that refresher training is undertaken annually.
If you would like to book on any of these courses, please call us on 01568 619390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Residential Care Matters
As well as our positive behaviour courses, we offer a wide range of courses to the residential sector through our Residential Care Matters package. Click here for more information.