D.ESCAL8™ run a couple of different projects one of which would be the Trainers Project. This would be where Associate trainers can get the qualifications needed to run D.ESCAL8™ training within their own organisations. We also run an Associates Project which does not lead to the Trainer Qualification.
The aim is that on completion of the D.ESCAL8™ Associate Trainer Project candidates will have the skills and knowledge to implement D.ESCAL8™ within their own service and to train their employees in the D.ESCAL8™ foundation course “Supporting Individuals in Distress”
The foundation course is a two day course incorporating both theory and disengagement skills.
D.ESCAL8™ Associates are people who get extra training over a period of time so that they gain a lot of input on PBS and the D.ESCAL8™ approaches. These individuals do not get taught how to teach the foundation course and do not gain the status of trainer.
Our Foundation course, 'Supporting Individuals in Distress,' is Certified by the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards that are administered by BILD - they can be found here