Dealing with weapons

Class Size

Minimum of six (6) and up to a maximum of twelve (12), in order to ensure and maintain the high quality of teaching and supervision.


One (1) day

Who is the course for?

The protective services, including prison and police officers, community support officers and security personnel; Hospital / Healthcare / A&E and Ambulance staff, custody nurses, staff who work with young offenders, youth offending services, probation, lone workers, staff working in detention centres, social workers, school / college teachers, local council staff and any other category of front line workers who are likely to be confronted with challenging, threatening and dangerous conflict situations as part of their job undertaking.

Entry requirement

A basic level of medical / physical fitness and a keen interest and commitment towards the disciplines of learning: Prior experience is not necessary. Applicants will be provided with a list of pre-course information prior to the start of the course, in order to advise them on course expectations and requirements.

Course content

This introductory course comprises of a theoretical and practical component, including legislations, Health & Safety, Anatomy & Physiology, Personal Protection, Observations, Search techniques, Disarming and other practical techniques. It is designed to generate awareness, recognition, understanding and definitions regarding weapons and their harmful consequences while informing participants on the employment of management capabilities and strategies for disarming the armed aggressor or avoiding or reducing harm to self or others.


There will be no formal assessment attached to this course. Participants would need to attend a more detailed lengthy and intensive programme in order to be assessed for competence and effectiveness.


Participants will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the programme.


Carl Ryan, RMN, Cert. Ed. BA (Hon), MPhil – Principal Tutor.


Available on request