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Handcuff Training course

Handcuff Training - Level 2

Level 2 Basic Handcuff Training

This course is suitable for individual expected to use of handcuffs as part of their operational role.

  • Identification of handcuffs.
  • Loading of Handcuffs.
  • Powers of arrest.
  • Applying Handcuffs.
  • Types of positions.
  • Handcuff - Passive.
  • Handcuff - Active.
  • Positional Asphyxia.
  • Excited Delirium.

Handcuff Course Details


Level 2 - £120
Level 3 - £250


Level 2 - 1 Days
Level 3 - 2 Days


Courses available
Weekend: 8:30 – 7:30
Weekday: 9:00 – 5:30


Minimum Age requirement is 18.


Practical assessment


Results are available with in 10 working days of the exam 99% PASS RATE

Handcuff Instructor Training - Level 3

Basic Handcuff Instructor training

Any individual looking to qualify as a Handcuff Trainer. Successful completion of this course will entitle the qualified person to deliver our Level 2 Basic Handcuff Training under licence.

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

  • Get Licensed Handcuff Instructor Accreditation.
  • Level 3 Advanced Award in Basic Handcuffing.

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

  • Understand the primary reason for handcuffing.
  • 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.
  • Understand the medical implications of handcuffing, including positional asphyxia.
  • Demonstrate how to apply handcuffs to a passive subject.
  • Demonstrate how to apply handcuffs to an aggressive subject.
  • Positional Asphyxia.
  • Demonstrate how to remove handcuffs correctly.

Basic Handcuff – Legal?

Being in possession and the use of handcuffs, providing their intended use is for lawful purposes, handcuffs are not an offensive weapon nor are they prohibited in any way. Many areas of the UK encourage the lawful use of handcuffs sanctioned by local police forces; in some cases training is also provided by the local law enforcement teams.

Handcuffing is regarded as a preferable restraint as opposed to group restraint tactics which can pose a threat to the welfare of the person being restrained particularly positional asphyxia. When applying handcuffs the subject should be sitting back on their feet and the restraints should be applied within 30 seconds, the suspect should only be placed in the recovery position as a last resort.

There are three main reasons for handcuffing as laid out by law and all Company Health and Policies, SAFETY being the main component

1. Safety of the public

2. Your own safety

3. The suspects safety

When should handcuffs be used?

  • To prevent a violent offender from assaulting or injuring you or a member of the public.
  • When you judge it necessary to prevent the offender’s escape from the scene.
  • During the transportation of the offender either by vehicle or during restrained escorting duties.
  • As a prevention tactic to stop the offender from harming themselves, you or members of the public.

Officer may employ the use of handcuffs on reasonable grounds when:

  • The offender is likely to commit an act of violence against the arresting officer/s or bystanders.
  • There are reasonable grounds to suspect that the offender is likely to escape custody.

The term 'Reasonable Grounds' is defined by the circumstances of individual cases applied as an objective rule based on the decision that the offender is likely to commit an act of violence or will attempt to escape.In the case of juveniles, women or the elderly the consideration of reasonable grounds and exceptional circumstances should be carefully applied.

The justified use of handcuffs is governed by Section 3 of the Criminal Law act which clearly states:

  • A person may use such force as is reasonable in the circumstances in prevention of a crime, or in effecting or assisting in the lawful arrest of offenders or suspected offenders or of persons unlawfully at large.

Common Law and use of Force

In the UK the use of force on an individual is considered unlawful unless the following circumstances prevail:

  • As an act of self defence
  • To save a life
  • Lawful arrest is the only option
  • The prevention of a crime or further criminal acts
  • Preventing an intended Breach of the Peace

Justified use of restraint

  • Force used in any confrontation MUST be seen as REASONABLE based on the likelihood of the suspect's resistance.
  • Other options to calm the situation have failed.
  • When a potentially volatile situation provides no further option.

Handcuff Course Calendar

Advance PI & Handcuff

Location Date Online Price On the Day Price Book Now
Birmingham £210 £300
Brighton £120 £200
Bristol £140 £200
Chelmsford £120 £200
Leeds £140 £200
Liverpool £120 £200
London-Central £140 £200
London-East Ham £120 £200
London-Mile End £120 £200
Manchester £120 £200
Newcastle Upon Tyne £120 £200
Nottingham £120 £200
Portsmouth £140 £200
Reading £120 £200
Sheffield £140 £200
Handcuff Training Ratings & Reviews
Average Rating: (4.57/5) - Total Reviews: 7

Mafmaf04 January 04, 2013
I signed up with Get Licensed based on recommendation from a friend in the industry. He told me that I will get my money's worth and that I will pass the exams first time because of the quality of training. He was right on both. Get Licensed will defnitely be recommended by me.

Robthedude December 02, 2012
I’d definitely recommend Get Licensed. I really enjoyed my training, learned a lot and passed first time. I’ve now applied for my licence and I already have a job lined up. Brilliant!

AmarSingh August 22, 2012
Just here to say thanks to Aiyehsa for her training at Jurys Inn Birmingham. Had a wonderful weekend with the rest of the boys. hopefully I'll pass.

Georgiezzz August 17, 2012
I paid £150 for a course but they gave me a further discount of £30 because the course was full and they had to reschedule me to the next one. I attended the course a week later but got it for £120 and I wasn't expecting much but it was rather enjoyable especially for the money I paid. Tom is probably the most hilarious person I have ever met. The exams were a walk in the park for someone like me (university graduate). They also gave me like a £70 discount on a Handcuffing Training course. The only thing I disliked was the price of parking. I paid £7/day for parking.

Dawoodr July 24, 2012
All in all it was a great experience, the first day, and you know from the moment you have woken up that you have to be in one place and stay there for twelve hours regardless was nerve wrecking, saying that the trainer salman shah made the 12 hours seem rather easy to pass by, talking, interacting, question answers and most of all the even amount of breaks made it easier to spend the twelve hours. day two seemed to have gone by faster due to the layout of the course and the interaction of the lecture, because we know we doing something makes the time faster, and the trainer bearing that in mind always kept us motivated and kept us constantly doing something whether it was question and answers or group work, he knew that the trainees would not be able to just sit in one classroom and understand the lecture by just him talking so saying that his interaction skills were really good. day three well its exam day, starting off the day with the practicals was a good idea too it did not make the day seem like a exam day just another casual learning day. the trainer was good because he does this in a strange way with a passion and his level of knowledge gives him his good performance. overall this was the best training experience in my entire 22 years on this planet. thank you get registered.

Breock July 23, 2012
The course was very informative - but I have to say that the delivery of the course by bas was outstanding. Being an ex military man of 22 years, his teaching style and attitude was one of the finest I have encountered for which he is to be wholeheartedly commended for.
The course delivered everything I hoped for, and would recommend Get Licensed courses to anyone who wishes to embark on a security career.
Cheers bas, hope to see you on another course sometime!

Shakils April 27, 2012
The whole course from start to finish was very enjoyable. Mr. Abbas who was our tutor was an excellent coach. If it was not for him, we would not have done so well. He teaches with a passion which is reflected on all his students including myself. He is one fellow who the whole class really respected. He gave us examples of real life situations which really helped to take the information in. He has a unique teaching style where everyone was able to interact and take part. The course material provided was good. I had such an enjoyable experience that I would consider teaching security courses and training in the future. From the start, to the end of the course the instructor motivated the whole team and helped those who were lagging behind get back on track. The notes which we took through the course were all relevant and helped make revision easier. I would personally like to thank the instructors for organising three of the best days of my life. We sincerely appreciated his honesty and the care he took to get us to succeed. My sincere appreciation to the whole Get Licenced team and AAB Training. Many thanks.

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The Old Ship Hotel, 31 to 38 Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1NR

Future Inns, Bond Street South, Bristol, Avon, BS1 3EN

Anglia Ruskin University, Bishop Hall Ln, Chelmsford, CM1 1SQ

Malmarc House, 116 Dewsbury Road, Leeds, LS11 6XD

JURYS INN, 31 Keel Wharf, Liverpool, L3 4FN

London College of Scholars, 114-115 Tottenham Court Road, Midford Pl, London, W1T 5AH

223 Marsh Wall, Snowdon House, Second Floor, London, E14 9FJ

223 Marsh Wall, Snowdon House, Second Floor, London, E14 9FJ

Evolution Training, 1 Chancel Place, Store Street, Manchester, M1 2WB

Royal Station Hotel,Neville Street,Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5DH

Britannia Hotel, 1 St Jamess St, Nottingham, NG1 6BN

Holiday Inn Pembroke Rd, Portsmouth PO1 2TA

Crowne Plaza Reading, Caversham Bridge Richfield Avenue Reading, RG1 8BD United Kingdom

The Hubs 6, Paternoster Row, Sheffield Hallam University, S1 2QQ