Become a Properly Qualified BTEC Level 3 Handcuff Trainer

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Next Handcuff Trainer Course: 21st September 2021

Venue: Lilleshall National Sports Centre, near Newport, Shropshire TF10 9LQ

Personal Letter From The Desk of Mark Dawes

“Dear Friend,

thank you for visiting this page and for your interest in becoming a properly qualified Handcuff Trainer with a BTEC Level 3 Award in The Use of Restraint Equipment, and in the interest of honesty, transparency and authenticity, I thought I should share something with you as I’d like to be honest with you right from the start.

You see, I’m not just in the ‘training business’. I’m in the business of helping people building relationships with everyone who trains with us and welcoming them into the NFPS family, and what that means is my passion is helping people just like you get the most legally accurate training of its kind. In fact, if you look at our Testimonials Page you can see for yourself what others say about us so that you can be safe in the knowledge that you are in safe hands when you choose to train with me.

This is why we provide everyone who invests in training with us with as much support and help as possible and to this end we run a Closed NFPS Coaching and Mentoring Group on Facebook where I personally teach you the business and marketing strategies we use that have allowed our business to grow and survive the worst two crises in the last thirty years’: the recession in 2000 – 2001 and the financial and housing crisis in 2007 – 2008 and what we have learned from that is how to survive the current Covid 19 pandemic that we are currently going through.

The benefit to you in all of this is that we have been here for thirty years and we’ll be here for you in the future so any investment you make with us is not going to be lost.

But we also realise that our approach is not for everyone, so, if you are someone who is only interested in a certificate or the cheapest price, then sadly we are not the organisation for you, but there are other organisations out there that I am sure will provide that for you.

But, if you are that someone who is looking for a lifelong relationship with an organisation that genuinely cares for you, that will give you all of the help, support and guidance you need to grow and develop and help you achieve the freedom you truly deserve then we are probably a good fit for each other.

In addition, lots of people will be all to willing to give you advice and many training providers will be all to quick to tell you that their system or certification is the best because they simply want to flog you a place on their course.

And be very careful about taking advice from people who have never run a successful business! That’s like taking driving lessons from someone who has never driven a car, and it may sound perverse, but so many people do just that. They take advice from friends and family who have never run a business! 

This can cause you a lot of confusion and may even stop you from taking the necessary action to follow your dream of turning your passion of helping others into your reality of running your own training business.

And one day you will look back on your life and it would be a real shame if you all of a sudden regretted not following your passion purely because you were never given the right advice from the right person.

So here’s what I suggest. Let’s schedule a one-hour phone call or a video call over Zoom and Skype to discuss how to get you from where you are now to where you want to be in twelve months time?

There is absolutely no obligation on your part to commit to anything (and I give you my word that I will not attempt to sell you anything) but I am one-hundred percent sure that I can clear up any confusion for you, give you the advice you need and at least give you a clear idea of what you need to do and what you should avoid doing to help you on your path to successfully starting your own business.

Now you may be wondering, why would this guy I’ve never met do this for me? What’s the catch? And it would be absolutely right for you to be thinking like that. Why wouldn’t you? But there is genuinely no catch.

All I want to do is demonstrate to you why we are different from all of the other training companies out there and the best way for me to do that for you is by helping you, because that’s what my true passion is. Then maybe, at some stage in the future, when you decide that you do want to train with someone, I’d like you to consider me as your that someone.

That’s it and let’s face it, you’d never buy a car without test driving it first so why don’t you take up the offer of test driving us (so to speak)?

So, if you’d like to arrange your 1 hour strategy call with me go to this link and contact me directly – 

I am genuinely looking forward to hearing from you as I would love to help you live life on your terms and live without any regrets.

In the meanwhile, please look at the rest of the information on this page about what the course involves, where it is held and also look at the reviews we get, especially what others who have trained with us actually say about us.

Then, when you are ready for a strategy call, get in touch and let’s arrange that for you. 

Best Regards





Mark Dawes”


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The Main Aims of the Handcuff Trainer Course are:

To qualify individuals as NFPS Level 3 Handcuff and Soft-Cuff Trainers and certificate them with the BTEC Level 3 Awarding Body Certificate.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

1. Understand the primary reason for handcuffing.

2. Understand the Health & Safety implications, including Sections 2 and 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Regulation 3(1) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the requirements of PUWER as well as the implications of the new Health and Safety Offences Act 2008 and the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.

3. Understand the law, including compliance with: Section 3 (1) of the Criminal Law Act 1967, Common Law, Section 117 PACE and Articles 5, 3 and 2 of the Human Rights Act 1998.

4. Understand other areas of guidance if required such as: The Mental Health Act Code of Practice and NICE guidelines.

5. Understand the medical implications of handcuffing, including positional asphyxia.

6. Demonstrate how to apply handcuffs and soft cuffs to a passive subject.

7. Demonstrate how to apply handcuffs to an aggressive subject.

8. Demonstrate how to remove handcuffs correctly.
This is very important as by having formal instruction and assessment in all of the above you will be able to evidence that you have been trained to a National Vocational Standard which will be of massive benefit to you should your competence and ability ever be challenged.

New Soft-Cuff Trainer Training

This Advanced Handcuff Trainers Course will now also include training in the use of Soft-Cuffs which are a less intrusive option than traditional handcuffs. To see more and watch a short video on the benefits of these cuffs click the ‘Course Options’ Tab at the top of this text.


Successful completion of this course will provide you with the following certification:

1. NFPS Level 3 Handcuff Trainer Accreditation.

2. A BTEC Level 3 Award Certificate in The Use of Restraint Equipment.

Course Duration

1 Day – Cost £375.00 + Vat

In-House Cost

£1200.00 + Vat Per Day + £85.00 + Vat per Awarding Body Level 3 Certificate + 0.53 pence per mile travelling expenses + Accommodation and Meals where an overnight stay is required

Soft Cuff Option

The BTEC Level 3 Trainers Award Course now also includes training trainers in the use and application of the new Soft-Cuff, which is an amazing and well-overdue piece of equipment that has many beneficial applications, that will qualify you to deliver training to end users in this piece of equipment too.

NFPS Handcuff Trainer Certification

Another option for you is that whilst you are in date, and provided that you are Licensed with us to run the BTEC Level 2 Award, we will issue NFPS Level 2 certificates for you at a cost of only £10.00 + vat per person.

This gives you three certification options:

1. Offer your clients your own in-house certificate (please note that no NFPS logos or Awarding Body logos may be used).

2. Offer your clients an NFPS Level 2 Certificate at £10.00 + vat per certificate requested. This option is only available whilst you are in date for your training within a 12 month period.

3. Offer your clients a BTEC Level 2 Certificate at £50.00 + vat per certificate requested. This option is only available whilst you are in date for your training within a 12 month period.

Course Benefits

The cost of the handcuff trainer course includes instruction, a Manual, Workbook, Powerpoint Presentations, Online Instructional Movies, NFPS Level 3 Instructor Certification and a BTEC Level 3 Award Certificate in The Use of Restraint Equipment.

This gives you a clear audit trail so that you can evidence that you have been trained to a properly recognised Awarding Body standard. 

This is very important if you are ever questioned or challenged about the standard of your qualification and expertise.

Delivery of BTEC Level 2 Awards on Completion

On completion of this course, you can opt to run our Awarding Body Level 2 Award in the Use of Restraint Equipment. This is done via license through us giving you the option of advertising and offering your clients a National Vocational Qualification in this area.

This gives you a unique business advantage in your marketplace as the ability to offer these Awards is only available through us.

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Next Handcuff Trainer Course: Friday 21st September 2021

Venue: Lilleshall National Sports Centre, near Newport, Shropshire TF10 9LQ

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