Licensed Physical Restraint & Breakaway Train the Trainer Course (Class 9)

 (For In-house and agency-based Training)

暴力行為控制及脫身法導師認證課程 (第九屆)


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(課程獲英國 NFPS 認可,英國以外別無同級認證課程)






The main aim of the Course is to qualify you with a Licensed Award in Physical Restraint & Breakaway Techniques Instruction, making you a professionally qualified Physical Intervention Instructor with a licensed certificate issued by a UK leading specialists in conflict risk management and personal safety training consultancy. This course also offers training in the full continuum of skills from very low level and least intrusive interventions, suitable for staff who may have to deal with vulnerable young people or vulnerable adults, through to the more restrictive level holds required for staff who have to deal with a much higher degree of challenging behavior or more aggressive and violent behavior.

Course Objectives

Our techniques are situated within a respectful, supportive approach to behavior support strategies that maintain positive relationships.

To achieve the Award in Physical Restraint Instruction you will be expected to:

  • Increase understanding and awareness of behavior as communication and develop a framework to better respond to reduce risk
  • Develop a greater team dynamic in supporting individuals who are distressed with approaches that have an impact and strengthen relationships
  • Utilize holistic strategies on de-escalation and crisis intervention, both verbal and non-verbal for supporting disruptive and distressed behaviors
  • Understand the Law of UK & HK in Relation to the Use of Physical Force.
  • Understand Health and Safety Legislation for running Physical Restraint Training Courses.
  • Understand How to Reduce the Risk of Harm and Fatality by being able to identify and explain the risks associated with physical restraint and describe how to minimize the risk of positional asphyxia.
  • Execute simple and safe positive handling techniques including personal safety, appropriate for a low-risk, medium-risk, and high-risk environment 
  • Be able to instruct others in the use of non-harmful / least restrictive methods of control for holding, escorting, and restraining.
  • Be able to instruct others in the use of more restrictive methods of control.
  • Be able to instruct others in the use of physical defensive techniques to break away and disengage from a range of physical assaults.
  • Be able to assess the training environment to reduce the risks associated with physical restraint training.
  • Be able to deliver instruction in line with a simple and effective instructional technique model.

Course Outline

  1. De-escalation and crisis intervention strategies
  2. What is Physical Restraint
  3. Laws Govern the Use of Physical Force for Restraint
  4. Health & Safety
  5. Risk Assessing Physical Intervention / Restraint
  6. Training Risk Assessments
  7. Least Restrictive / Non-harmful Methods of Control
  8. Restrictive Holds and Locks
  9. Working as a Team – Contact & Cover
  10. The Risk of Positional Asphyxiation
  11. Controlled Take-up & Take-down
  12. Distraction Techniques
  13. Disengaging from Restrictive Hold and Locks
  14. Advanced technical skills on managing the low-level intensity of challenging / violent behavior

The Three Main Areas

This course itself is broken down into 3 areas:

1. Orientation & Pre-course learning

This work takes approximately 15 – 20 hours to complete (dependent on how slow or fast you work, of course).
All the resources are provided for you on the online platform (which you will receive login details 2 weeks prior to the 5-day training) to enable you to successfully complete the pre-course work and send the workbook back to us for marking prior to the course commencing.

2. Attendance of a 5 x day course.

3. Post-Graduate Practical Class and Fresh Trainer Support Scheme for 1 year  (Estimated Time 7-14 Hours) Optional


What are the benefits of becoming an NFPS trainer?

Our courses equip and certify you to deliver our positive behavior system to employees within your organization. This will be a benefit to not only yourself, but your organization and those within your care.

The personal benefits:

  • An in-depth understanding of behavioral support strategies
  • Skills, knowledge, and understanding to deliver training sessions
  • Continued professional development to enhance your knowledge and skills
  • Increase your understanding and awareness of behavior as communication

The benefits for your organization:

  • A cost-effective way to train larger teams
  • A consistent approach to positive behavior training that isn’t reliant on external courses
  • An understanding and awareness of behavior as communication and the strategies to de-escalate challenging situations
  • Develop a framework to reduce risk and restraint
  • Training that is specific to the unique needs of your setting
  • Responsive training options that are unaffected by staff turnover
  • The reassurance that all training meets relevant legal standards and expectations

We provide continued support, whether it’s enquiring about what’s right for you, attending the course, or even support following on from your training. You’ll have access to our training area for ongoing support and our expert trainers have experience in both education and health and care settings so they can discuss the specific needs of your organization.


Mr. Lawrence Chu & his Professional Training Team

  • National Coach Tutor  & Greater China Representative  (NFPS)
  • Certified Trainer, The Mandt System ® (US) 2011-2015
  • Master of Social Science in Counseling (Uni. SA)
  • Licensed NLP* Trainer (SNLPTM)
  • Licensed Medical NLP* Health Practitioner, UK
  • Certified Hypnotherapist (NGH, ACHE 2007-2014)
  • Certified Hypnotherapist Instructor (NHG)
  • Registered Nurse (Psychiatric)
  • Associate Certified Meta-Coach® (ISNS)
  • Registered Corporate Coach (WABC)
  • Licensed Facilitator, The Coaching Clinic ® (CCUI)
  • Accredited Family Mediator (HKMAAL) 2013-2014

Course Details

1. Pre-Course Learning (Estimated Time 15-20 Hours)

  • Course Orientation: 2/5/2024  (Thu) 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm <Zoom> 
  • NFPS Online Platform: Participants will get access to the online learning site 2 weeks prior to the 5 x day of class

2. 5-day Course (Total 35 Hours) 

  • Day 1:  16/5/2024 (Thursday) 
  • Day 2:  17/5/2024 (Friday) 
  • Day 3:  20/5/2024 (Monday) 
  • Day 4:  21/5/2024 (Tuesday) 
  • Day 5:  22/5/2024 (Wednesday) 

     Time :  9:30 am ~ 1:00 pm &  2:00pm ~ 5:30pm  

3. Post-Graduate Practical Class and Fresh Trainer Support Scheme for 1 year  (Estimated Time 7-14 Hours)  Optional

  • Date: to be confirmed

Licensed Centre Logo

香港專業培訓學會為英國 NFPS 大中華區代表及獨家認可培訓機構

HKSPT is the Sole & Approved Licensed Centre of NFPS Ltd in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan

Venue : 

  • Room 201, Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong, Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC)
  • 基督教家庭服務中心:  香港九龍官塘翠屏道 3 號 2 樓201 室 (港鐵官塘站 D1 出口 步行約3分鐘)
  • 位置圖

Language:  Cantonese supplement with English (All training manuals and assessment tests are in English)

Target Participants:  Social workers, nurses, and allied health professionals are welcome

Course Mode: online pre-lecture video and, discussion, practical exercise, pressure test & assessment

Course Fee: HK$32,000-

  • Limited Time Offer:    
  • HK$32,000 – HK$9,000-  =  Now HK$23,000- (滿額) 
  • (All fees including NFPS Licensed Certificate, NFPS Training Manual, NFPS online lecture, Assessment, and UK Valued Added Tax)

Professional Accreditation:

  • Occupational Therapist (CPD):  To be confirmed
  • Physiotherapist (CPD): To be confirmed


Two certificates will be issued to participants who have attended 90% of the sessions and have completed all performance assessments in according with the standards of NFPS:

  1. “Licensed Physical Restraint & Breakaway Instructor” issued by “ Hong Kong Society of Professional Training”
  2. One Year certificate of “NFPS Restraint and Breakaway Instructor Accreditation” for In-house and Agency-based Training, issued by “The National Federation for Personal Safety, NFPS Ltd, UK”


Licensees are prohibited:

  • from training others as Instructors/Trainers/Tutors in the skills taught to them by NFPS Ltd and/or HKSPT
  • to conduct any form of training(s) and/or class(es) in connection with the Skill for commercial or profit-making purposes in the name of the Licensee, any individual, company, organization, or institution without the prior written permission of the Licensor.

Registration :

  1. Payment by Cheque: Please send the completed registration form with a cross cheque payable to the “Hong Kong Society of Professional Training” to 202-204A, Two Harbourfront, Tak Fung Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
  2. Payment by Bank-in / Fast Payment Service (FPS - 轉數快): Please bank in the course fee to our bank account with “Bank of China (HK) Ltd“, A/C: 012-890-1-038-682-9, or FPS (轉數快): 8835217. Please send the completed enrollment form and bank-in slip / Capture Slip to us by email (PDF) to or by FAX: 852-2125 7900.
  3. We will confirm through email within 1 week, please contact us if you did not receive any confirmation.
  4. Macau Payment: Please click this link for details
  5. Overseas payment: Click Here to contact us.

For enquiry: please contact our staff at 3111 0264 or Click Here to contact us.

Trainees' Feedback:

  • 感謝 Lawrence 的努力,將 NFPS 課程引入香港。過程中充份感受到導師花了不少心思在課程的設計及推行上,亦反映出他對課程內容有深入而全面的掌握,並毫無保留地傾囊相授,讓每位參與的同學都具有足夠的知識,技巧及心理狀態去成為一位稱職的脫身及控制法導師。      Simon Tang, Rehabilitation Service, Social Worker
  • Lawrence is an excellent professional trainer who is presentable, resourceful, funny, energetic, caring, and passionate. It is professional and valuable training for those who are interested in the subject. The Pressure Test is much appreciated, it created a “real” situation for students to apply techniques they have learned. Overall speaking, it was a precious and memorable moment and experience being with Lawrence and learning from him.     Kenneth So, Unit-in-Charge, Social Worker
  • 能夠參與是次課程,實在很高興! 十分欣賞課程內容能夠理論與實務技巧兼備,而且導師及助教們亦相當專業,令我們一眾參加者份外投入。Nicole Yip, Social Worker, Training Officer
  • The course is well organized with theories, concepts, and practice.  The ways of training are vigorous with practice and case studies.  Lawrence is an experienced and professional trainer who can deliver all-round demonstrations on presentation, experience sharing, interactive exercises, practice, and problem-solving skills.  Joining the course is not merely a journey of learning but also brings insights to refresh our minds.  Kari Lau, Social Worker, Manager
  • 欣賞第一部份與法律相關的知識,能鞏固工作及教練時於運用武力的信心 (合理地)。 社工
  • 導師教學非常優秀,知識豐富,講解清晰,令學員易於吸收。 社工 - Tim Chan
  • 朱先生的講學生動,吸引學員投入參與。內容豐富、切實,能有恰當的練習機會。與及其他導師的耐心協助及指導。 Brenda Lee
  • 有實習時間,能實際運用其他技巧。 治療師 - Sandy
  • 能學習有關的法律知識,教授技巧上也給予充足時間鍛鍊。 治療師 - Albert Chan
  • 理論與實踐並重,明白每一種技巧背後的目的、用途、及其危險性。 社工 - 鍾活霖
  • 能在導師指導下進行模擬訓練。 社工 - Michael Chow

NFPS System - "Easier to Learn and Easier to Teach"

An Independent Comparative Review By Southampton University

Since 2009 The Priory Group - one of the largest providers of Healthcare services in Europe - moved away from its old MVA and Physical Intervention Training to adopt the NFPS system of work. Recently the Priory commissioned an independent comparative survey from the University of Southampton to compare the NFPS system to the previous system used and to ensure that the NFPS system of work was acceptable: clinically, ethically, and legally.

The review showed that NFPS System was easier to learn, easier to teach, was legally accurate and legally defensible, and was based on a thorough assessment of risk.



Testimonial from a World Leading Expert on the Use of Force and Personal Safety Training & Consultancy

Lawrence is one of life’s good guys. He is someone I would trust explicitly as he believes in doing what is right because it is the right thing to do. Lawrence has invested in your training and development through his approach to his own investment in what he knows which has resulted in him traveling the world to source and train with some of the world’s best in their chosen fields. His journey of endeavor and quest for excellence will undoubtedly help you start on your journey, as he has already walked the path that you are now choosing to follow. As one great person once said: “We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance, they have traveled from the point where they started.” 

If you are looking for a new start then it is always best to follow in the footsteps of a wise and knowledgeable traveler. That is what we do when we choose our holidays, why not do the same when we make other life choices. My recommendation is to let Lawrence be your guide.

Mark Dawes, Director of NFPS, UK Expert on the Use of Force and Published Author.


朱德俊先生 (Mr. Lawrence Chu) 是大中華區目前唯一同時接受美國  (The Mandt System®, US) 及 英國 (The National Federation for Personal Safety, NFPS Ltd) 處理工作間暴力事故培訓資歷之導師,亦是首位獲英國 NFPS 授權可直接頒發導師認證 ” Train the Trainer ” 的華人導師。在中國香港、澳門及加拿大,已舉辦超過400 場次相關工作坊及教授超過 10,000 人次學習如何處理暴力行為及人際衝突事故。

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問題一: 專業導師為什麼需要持續進修及認證 (Instructor Refresher Course & Accreditation)

  • 所有持有英國 NFPS「Restraint & Breakaway Instructor Accreditation」的導師認證有效期為一年,發證機構為確保導師符合最新安全指引、典範實務 「BEST PRACTICE 」及專業水平,要求所有導師必須每年參與持續進修 (refresher course)  及 通過評核 (Assessment),經評核合格後再獲年度認可證書(Accreditation)。
  • 時實上,隨著研究結果累積,很多以前認為「有效」的介入手法可能已經證明為「無效」,甚至「危險」。在知識爆炸年代,很多新知識和研究都會出現,「畢業」的導師必須透過持續進修,吸收新知識,才能與時並進。不進則退,一個如此顯淺的道理,不用多說,作為一位負責任及專業的導師,持續進修肯定是不能迴避的,理由很簡單,導師怎樣確保其學員擁有最新的知識及有效的介入手法?如果一個導師的知識是「經年不變」,對培訓的發展肯定是倒退,對學生的學習肯定是災難性的!
  • Chick here to the List of Licensed NFPS Trainers in Hong Kong

問題二:  為何要選擇持有年度認證資格導師執教?

  • 根據暴力行為控制及脫身法培訓的典範實務 「BEST PRACTICE 」,英國 NFPS 標準為每年必須重修及通過評核,而美國 The Mandt System ® 標準為每兩年必須重修及通過評核。
  • 最新研究報告,部份舊有的脫身法及控制法技巧並未能符合英國及美國的安全標準,容易做成職員、服務使用者受傷或死亡,已不建議醫護人員使用,個別技巧亦在英國及美國嚴禁使用。
  • 為確保所學的技巧為最新及符合相關安全指引,我們建議機構 / 學員使用持有年度認證的導師。事實上,我們學會已更新及停止教授 2008-2012 年的大部份脫身法技巧及控制法,以符合英國和美國相關指引及安全指數。

問題三:  請問如何查證導師符合年度認可資格?

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