PMVA Training: Prevention & Management Of Violence And Aggression Course

£96pp inc. VAT

Prevention & Management Of Violence And Aggression Training

National Qualification : Level 2 (Scotland) or Level 1 (England & Wales / Northern Ireland)


The PMVA Training course covers conflict management, breakaway and control and restraint all delivered together in a Prevention and Management of Violence And Aggression (PMVA) Course. Training is often a mandatory requirement for healthcare staff that work in a violent/ aggressive setting or those that are frontline workers.

Who should attend?

Suitable for anyone in a workplace with multiple employees.

This course would suit staff in:

  • Healthcare Staff
  • Carer
  • Nurse
  • Doctor
  • Child Carer
  • Security
  • Anyone that is prone to aggressive/violent incidents at place of work


7 Hours of Training


First-2-Aid-U Training Suite, Glasgow (Convenient free parking available). On site instruction available by request.

Course Content

  • Introduction to workplace violence
  • Understanding Reasonable Force: Common Law, Understanding Reasonable Force: Section 3 (1) of the Criminal Law Act 1967, Human Rights Act Article 2
  • Health and Safety at Work Legislation: Sections 2, 3, 7 & 8
  • Regulations 3, 8 and 14 of Managing Health and Safety at Work
  • Self awareness
  • Proactive service delivery
  • Communication skills
  • Signalling non aggression
  • Defusing and calming
  • High risk conflict
  • Lone working protocol
  • Post incident support
  • Have an understanding of how the suing culture works and defence against it
  • Escape from wrist grabs, body grabs, hair & clothing grabs
  • Breakaway from strangulations including attacker using ligatures
  • Dealing with punches, head butts, kicks, & groin attacks
  • How to deal with assaults whilst on the floor
  • Intervention techniques to break up fights
  • Use of defensive body positioning & personal space
  • Aspects of good communication skills
  • The “what if’s”


A maximum of 12 students (minimum 3) can be accommodated on this course and delegates must be over the age of 16.

A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.

We offer a wide range of courses designed to engage employees in safety culture and reduce workplace accidents.