Certified Training is now a statutory requirement for NHS commissioned services covered by the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018, and became an expectation for CQC regulated services across health and social care settings from April 2021.
By being certified by Bild Association of Certified Training, organisations have demonstrated their training services comply with the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards.
This is a rigorous process that is accredited by UKAS as meeting the ISO 17065:2012 standards for certification. You can check below whether a particular organisation has either formally applied or been certified.
For training services to be certified, they must be delivered by:
- an approved training organisation
- be an approved curricula
- be delivered by an approved senior trainer or within an approved affiliate provider organisation.
If any of the above are not approved, the training is not certified (and therefore not compliant).
Providers that are approved, either for their in house training or as an affiliate of a commercial training provider, will have a certificate from Bild Association of Certified Training containing the Restraint Reduction Network approved logo (to show inspectors).
Bild Association of Certified Training publishes a directory of certified training services that is publicly accessible and clearly shows the scope of certification. All aspects of the scope of certification must be published and publicly accessible for transparency, to meet the requirements of the International Standards which we are accredited to by UKAS. In addition this information can used by regulators such as CQC when gathering pre-inspection information.
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Bild Association of Certified Training has been set up to certify training services that include a restrictive physical intervention. We are licenced by the Restraint Reduction Network to certify services as complying with the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards.
Chair of Bild ACT Trustees - Teresa Sargent
Certification Director - Paul Keedwell
What do you need to know about certification?
- The Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act statutory guidance (2021) states 'Training providers must be certified as complying with the RRN Training Standards'
- CQC inspection expects providers to only use training that is certified and failure to do so is likely to be a breach of Regulation 18 relating to staff training.
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Certification of training against the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards must also be accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) as complying with the ISO certification standards to ensure impartiality, credibility and integrity.
Bild Association of Certified Training have been granted accreditation by UKAS as meeting the ISO 17065:2012 standards for certification. (Customer number 10766).
Who should apply for certification?
There are more than 100 organisations already certified against the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards. Training providers should apply where their training:
- has a restrictive intervention component,
- are either in-house (eg within an NHS Trust) and/or a commercial organisation, and who provide training to health, social care or education in the UK.
How long does the process take?
The certification process takes approximately one year to complete and lasts for three years. During this time, 20% of training curricula, senior trainers and affiliate organisations will be observed. Visit the Certification Process page here.
Organisations who are currently working towards certification, but are not yet delivering Certificated training
08/09/23 Avalon Care Training
26/07/23 Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
22/05/23 Bradford District Care Trust
07/06/23 Caesar Empire Training Ltd
06/03/23 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
27/04/21 CBA Care Training Limited (CBAT)
27/03/23 Compassion Care Training Ltd
20/01/23 Dependable Healthcare Solution
14/12/22 Destiny Care Training Services (Destiny Care Solutions Ltd)
06/02/23 Distinction Solutions
29/09/23 Elite Academy
10/11/22 First Call Care Solutions Limited
20/06/23 GA Health Training Ltd
06/07/23 Hesley Group
18/04/23 Hywel Dda University Health Board
26/07/23 PMVA Consultancy Group LLP
09/02/23 Recovery Care Solutions
06/11/23 Restore Health UK Ltd
27/11/23 SJOG Hospitaller Services
08/08/23 Safe Care Training Solutions
16/05/22 Simplecare Training Academy Ltd
09/02/23 Staff Nursing Ltd
03/05/23 The Direct Training Academy
27/09/22 Training to Care Ltd
26/07/23 United Response
15/03/23 Vickbenok Limited
01/06/23 Victory Training Academy