NAPPI Trainer Programmes

NAPPI uk has been providing health and social care organisations with the NAPPI Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Model for over 25 years.

In this time, NAPPI uk has successfully trained hundreds of individuals to become trainers in the NAPPI PBS Model to enable them to deliver to their own staff teams.

Onsite trainers are comprehensively supported by our online systems to develop training materials, process and certificate training (after a robust IQA process) all at no additional cost. Having your own onsite trainer has many benefits and can be a cost effective solution for most organisations.

There are different lengths of trainer programmes (depending on your identified needs) with all courses containing the OCN (London) endorsed NAPPI PBS modules.

Level 1 trainer programme, a five-day course that contains primary and some (non-restrictive) secondary prevention strategies, including self-protection physical skills e.g. blocking, grab release and guiding.

Additional content meets the pre-requisite for the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards course, which includes restrictive physical skills. The majority of our clients find their needs are fully met with our Level 1 course; however when there is an identified need they may require to continue onto the Level 2 and Level 3 programmes.

The Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards apply to organisations that are inspected by CQC and/or receive NHS funding and may need to use restrictive practices, including Clinical Holding.  NAPPI was one of the first providers to be certificated by BILD ACT (Association of Certified Training) as complying with the RRN Training Standards. We are also one of the first to be certificated to support clients as 'Affiliated Service Providers' under our umbrella, so that they can deliver RRN certificated training within their own organisations.

Level 2 trainer programme, an additional three-day course contains secondary prevention strategies and standing restrictive skills. It includes an optional half-day for advanced Level 1 self-protection skills e.g. Hair-pull and Bite avoidance and release.

Level 3 trainer programme, an additional day of problem solving around avoidance, but ultimately advanced restrictive physical interventions.

Course aims

  • To give new trainers the mixture of skills needed to deliver courses relevant to the identified needs of staff groups.
  • To teach the skills required to deliver courses of various length, from as little as one hour (as part of a staff meeting), up to four full training days.
  • To develop individualised course development and the production of organisational training materials e.g. outlines, manuals.
  • To meet the requirements of the RRN Training Standards (Level 2 and Level 3 only).

Course objectives

The Training of trainer (ToT) course provides a sound technical and practical understanding of the Psychological and Physical modules of the NAPPI PBS Model programme. The course also develops the learner's confidence in the delivery of training by highlighting key presentation skills and providing a solid structure to follow. This ensures each new NAPPI trainer is capable of delivering the training in a clear, concise, informative and safe way.

Health & social care workers who support, or come into contact with vulnerable adults.

Requirements for being a NAPPI Trainer

The Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) Training Standards require trainers (who deliver restrictive skills) to meet the Trainer Specification.

NAPPI uk, considers the RRN Trainer Specification to be best practice, even when a service does not come under the RRN Training Standards. For example, not requiring restrictive physical skill training, or not inspected by CQC. Trainers must (for RRN) and should (for non-RRN) meet the following: Person Specification for On-site NAPPI Trainer.

Selection of Potential Trainers

When selecting individuals to send on this course the organisation should consider if the individual has both relevant work-based experience and good attitude to the principles of promoting good practice in the interests of the customers they serve. It is an advantage, not a requirement, to have previous presentation skills. The course teaches delivery and presentation skills so the main consideration should be whether the individual has a positive attitude and credibility within the staff team.

Restraint training requires a certain level of physical fitness in the trainer. It is important that the trainer understands what is required prior to attending this course.

NAPPI PBS Model Level 1 (5 days)

Chepstow (St Pierre Hotel) 29-04-2024
Milton Keynes (Delta Hotel) 17-06-2024
Scarborough (Crown Hotel) 16-09-2024
London (Leonardo London Heathrow) 18-11-2024

NAPPI PBS Model Level 1 Advanced (Half day)

Milton Keynes (Delta Hotel) 24-06-2024
London (Leonardo London Heathrow) 25-11-2024

NAPPI PBS Model Level 2 (2.5 days)

Milton Keynes (Delta Hotel) 24-06-2024
London (Leonardo London Heathrow) 25-11-2024

NAPPI PBS Model Level 1 Recertification

Chepstow (St Pierre Hotel) 24-04-2024
Nottingham (Crowne Plaza) 13-05-2024
Nottingham (Crowne Plaza) 21-05-2024
Milton Keynes (Delta Hotel) 03-07-2024
Scarborough (Crown Hotel) 30-09-2024
Scarborough (Crown Hotel) 14-10-2024
Nottingham (Crowne Plaza) 21-10-2024
London (Leonardo London Heathrow) 11-11-2024

NAPPI PBS Model Level 1 and 2 Recertification

Chepstow (St Pierre Hotel) 24-04-2024
Nottingham (Crowne Plaza) 15-05-2024
Nottingham (Crowne Plaza) 23-05-2024
Milton Keynes (Delta Hotel) 03-07-2024
Scarborough (Crown Hotel) 02-10-2024
Scarborough (Crown Hotel) 16-10-2024
Nottingham (Crowne Plaza) 21-10-2024
London (Leonardo London Heathrow) 13-11-2024

NAPPI PBS Model Level 3 (1 day)

Milton Keynes (Delta Hotel) 27-06-2024
London (Leonardo London Heathrow) 28-11-2024

NAPPI PBS Model Level 1, 2 and 3 Recertification 

Chepstow (St Pierre Hotel) 25-04-2024
Nottingham (Crowne Plaza) 16-05-2024
Nottingham (Crowne Plaza) 24-05-2024
Milton Keynes (Delta Hotel) 04-07-2024
Scarborough (Crown Hotel) 17-10-2024
Nottingham (Crowne Plaza) 24-10-2024
London (Leonardo London Heathrow) 14-11-2024

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