PMVA Training Courses

Course aim

PMVA  training courses (prevention and management of violence and aggression) provide a tool kit for healthcare professionals to manage behaviour that challenges. The training is divided into three levels dependent on the needs of the participants. All our courses focus on prevention and using the least level of intervention possible. PMVA provides a range of physical skills develped by the General Services Association (G.S.A.) including breakaway, low level safe holding and secure safe holding.

Dependent on Course 

Healthcare professionals who work in private and public sector. G.S.A training is a recognised model in hospitals that provide NHS care and forensic units. Any employees who are at risk from aggression and violence from the people they care for will benefit from PMVA training.

Please note we do not offer training for individuals only groups within organisations.

PMVA Level 1 Breakaway Training, conflict resolution course is designed to equip staff with the skills necessary to manage conflict and employ breakaway techniques for escape when necessary. The course will focus on practical skills in the working environment and how participants can think strategically about their daily practice so as to remain safe.

This course covers three specific areas of dealing with Violence and Aggression.

  • De-escalation
  • Strategic Practice
  • Breakaway Techniques

PMVA Level 2 Course includes breakaway training, low level restraint, assisted-walking and chair de-escalation.

This course covers five specific areas:

  • De-escalation
  • Breakaway Techniques
  • Assisted Walking
  • Low Level Restraint
  • Chair De-escalation

PMVA Level 3 Course includes breakaway training, restraint, assisted walking, separating people fighting and chair de-escalation.

This course covers five specific areas:

  • De-escalation
  • Breakaway Techniques
  • Assisted Walking
  • Restraint
  • Chair De-escalation

(Participants will be reminded that physical techniques are to be used as a last resort and the lowest level of physical intervention must always be employed).

Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

  • Dedicated consultation during the course content development
  • Professional communication running up to the start of the programme
  • Advice and guidance based on our years of experience
  • Reliability, punctuality and professionalism from start to finish
  • Engaging and personable trainers
  • Interactive training that will accelerate learning and outcomes
  • Post learning course resources for all participants
  • Post course administration returned promptly to organisation
  • Regular consultations, reviews and discussions with you the client during the  programme delivery
  • Ongoing support and consultation

Get in touch to discuss your training needs.

You can call us on  + 44 (0) 845 257 7461 or use our contact form

Customers reviews

“I found it all useful and it will change how I deal with patients in the future”.

Aguila Siminala


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“Very useful and relevant. Learned, some great strategies that I will take back to ward”.

Andrea Watts


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“The safe holding techniques will help me keep patients and staff safe”.

Bill Warner

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