Certified organisations

Training services that are certified as meeting the RRN training standards are a requirement for NHS commissioned services and an expectation for CQC regulated services across health and social care 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.

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 with NHSE standard contact or CQC expectations).

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.


Bild Association of
Certified Training

Who are we?

BILD Association of Certified Training has been set up to certify training services that include a restrictive intervention. We are licenced by the Restraint Reduction Net­work to certify services as complying with the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards 2019.

What do you need to know about certification?

Commissioning requirements and inspection frameworks are changing. NHS commissioned services and the Care Quality Commission will require certification of training services from April 2020. CQC will also expect services across health and social care to have certified training. FIND OUT MORE

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 standards for certification. (Customer number 10766).

Who should apply for certification?

We already have more than 50 organisations currently working towards certification 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.

Certified organisations

* - Organisations already certified subject to affiliate model being approved

Organisations who are working towards certification

Able Training Support Ltd
Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Central and North West London Nhs Foundation Trust
Cheshire & Wirral NHS Trust
Cheswold Park Hospital - Riverside Healthcare Trust
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
Dynamis Enterprises Ltd
Esland Group
Essex Partnership University NHS Trust
Exemplar Health Care Ltd
Fair Ways
Green Light PBS Ltd
HealthCare Academi Cymru
Hertfordshire CC
Integrated Workforce Development Team
McCormack Training Ltd
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
North London Forensic Services
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford Health Foundation Trust
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
PMVA Associates
Rotherham Doncaster and south Humber Trust (RDaSH)
Safe Schools Ltd
Securicare International Ltd
Solutions Social Care
Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
South West London NHS Trust
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (PMVA)
Team Teach
Tees Esk Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust
Vida Health Care
Young Foundation

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about your eligibility and the scope of the scheme, please fill in this form, or call us on:

0121 415 6960

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