Have you ever thought about becoming a certified trainer in physical interventions? As a level 3 trainer, you can teach others how to safely manage disruptive, abusive, or aggressive behavior in a variety of settings.

This comprehensive certification opens up many career opportunities working with security staff, healthcare professionals, educators, and more.

If you want to take your security career to the next level, read on to learn everything you need to know about how to become a certified level 3 physical intervention trainer.

What is a Level 3 Physical Intervention?

A level 3 trainer is certified to teach physical intervention techniques up to and including restrictive physical interventions (RPI). RPI refers to the use of restraint holds or escort techniques to contain disruptive or aggressive behavior when absolutely necessary.

As a level 3 trainer, you will be qualified to train security staff, healthcare workers, teachers, and other professionals how to safely implement physical interventions as a last resort to maintain safety. Your training will cover:

  • De-escalation and prevention strategies
  • Safe holding and restraint techniques
  • Escorting and release procedures
  • Legal and ethical considerations
  • Documentation and reporting requirements

Requirements to Become a Level 3 Physical Intervention Trainer

To qualify for level 3 trainer certification, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Hold a valid level 3 certification in physical interventions for at least 3 years
  • Have ongoing experience implementing physical interventions
  • Hold an accredited trainer qualification or have experience in an educator role
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of legal, ethical, and procedural best practices
  • Pass background checks
  • Commit to ongoing professional development

How to Get Certified as a Level 3 Physical Intervention Trainer?

Follow these key steps to earn your level 3 trainer certification:

1. Earn Your Level 3 Physical Intervention Certification

  • Enroll in an accredited level 3 physical intervention training program. Programs are typically 3-5 days.
  • Learn principles of prevention and de-escalation.
  • Master permitted holding and restraint techniques through hands-on practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge on documentation, reporting, and legal issues.
  • Pass written and practical skills assessments.

2. Gain Relevant Professional Experience

  • Get experience directly implementing level 3 physical interventions in your workplace. Having 3+ years of experience will strengthen your trainer application.
  • Maintain your own level 3 certification through refresher courses as required.
  • Read up on the latest industry best practices and regulations.

3. Complete a Trainer Qualification

  • Enroll in a training course to gain instructional skills for teaching adults. An accredited TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent will satisfy this requirement.
  • Alternatively, you can demonstrate previous experience in an educator or trainer role.

4. Apply for Level 3 Trainer Certification

  • Identify providers of level 3 trainer certification in your region and review their requirements. Bs Security is one option.
  • Submit your application showing you meet all prerequisites.
  • Pass background checks.
  • Provide references to vouch for your expertise.
  • Interview with the certification provider.

5. Complete the Level 3 Trainer Course

  • Once accepted, enroll in the 3-10 day trainer certification program.
  • Master instructor skills for teaching physical interventions.
  • Develop your understanding of standards and regulations.
  • Practice delivering key course modules under supervision.
  • Pass written and practical assessments to demonstrate instructional competence.

6. Maintain Your Certification

  • Regularly renew your trainer certification as required, through refresher courses.
  • Keep your own level 3 qualification updated through renewal courses every 1-3 years.
  • Pursue ongoing professional development in physical intervention instruction.

Career Opportunities as a Level 3 Physical Intervention Trainer

With a respected level 3 trainer certification, you can pursue roles such as:

  • In-house trainer – Develop and deliver training for your organization’s staff.
  • Training centre instructor – Teach public and custom courses through a training provider.
  • Independent trainer – Get hired as a contractor to teach courses for various clients.
  • Training program developer – Create intervention training curricula and materials for an organization.
  • Consultant – Advise organizations on optimizing their intervention policies and programs.

Why Get Certified by Bs Security ?

Bs Security provides accredited level 3 physical intervention trainer certification programs.

Key benefits of getting certified through Bs Security include:

  • Industry-respected certification that enhances your career options and earnings potential.
  • Expert instruction from experienced trainers with security and education backgrounds.
  • Flexible course formats held across the UK.
  • Ongoing support to maintain your certification.
  • Training network opportunities through industry events and workshops.


So if you’re ready to take the next step in your physical intervention career, connect with the team at Bs Security to get started on earning your level 3 trainer certification today.

Book your course today! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or concerns. You can contact us by phone at 02089650955 or 02084230169, or email us; courses@Bssecurity.com.

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