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.

What do you need to know about certification?

  • Use of Force Act statutory guidance (2021) states 'Training providers must be certified as complying with the RRN Training Standards'
  • The NHS Standard contract requires that all training in Restrictive Practices must be Certified (by a UKAS accredited Certification Body) as meeting the Restraint Reduction Network Standards for all providers of Mental Health, Learning Disability and Secure services.
  • 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.

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 70 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.


Common questions from customers (end users of training):

Common questions from certified training services

Common questions from affiliate training organisations

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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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