Accreditations for Healthcare Training.

U.K.A.S. Recognition.

You might think that accreditation is just a collection of logos, well in some industries those logos don’t mean very much, however, where healthcare is concerned it is extremely important and nothing could be further from the truth..

It is an unfortunate fact that as healthcare workers we are often dealing with patients who need to be physically controlled to avoid hurting others and themselves.

This is particularly true when dealing with patients suffering from mental illness. These illnesses range from dementia to some very acute illnesses needing specialist care.

One area area where we all have considerable concerns, and rightly so is where we need to restrain children and young people. This area is constantly reviewed and restraint techniques are changed and modified. It is for this reason that refresher courses are often needed and clearlyeveryone involved in dealing with healthcare need to be using the most up-to-date techniques. Some of these courses are mandatory.

It is accreditation that insures that insures ensures that training courses are both safe and up-to-date.


In the UK all accreditation is overseen by U.K.A.S. This is the United Kingdom Accreditation Service which is the sole national accreditation body recognised by the British government. 


Restraint Reduction Network

The hardest to achieve accreditation is currently the BILD accreditation  which is overseen by the Restraint Reduction Network (RRN).

At Healthcare Academi Cymru (HAC) our physical intervention training is for both children and adults with mental health conditions, learning disabilities, autistic people and people living with dementia. Certification is through  the Restraint Reduction Network  and meets their Training Standards.

The Launch of the new Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards has been one of the most significant changes to training design, development, and delivery in the last 30 years. It applies in particular, to those training programmes that focus on the prevention and management of distress and behaviours of concern. The standards have been designed to embrace all sectors, with a view to ensure all sectors and staff supporting individuals are using  the same knowledge values and skill base.


Association of Certified Training

Bild HAC certNHS commissioned services and the Care Quality Commission have required certification of training services since  April 2020. This is a clear expectation of the CQC and will apply across all health and social care training.     Certification of training using the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards must also be accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to comply 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).

Healthcare Academi Cymru are a Certified Organisation. By being certified by Bild Association of Certified Training (ACT), we have demonstrated that our training services comply with the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards. Original Certificate of approval available for inspection.


Institute of Conflict Management

ICM logo - HealthcareacademicymruThe ICM was set up with the support of the Health and Safety Executive in 2000, the year of the ICM’s incorporation.  The ICM has a remit to set and monitor standards in managing work related challenging aggressive and violent behaviour, to educate trainers and provide them with high standards to operate to, and to educate training commissioners and purchasers about the need to buy in to training that operates to the ICM standards. Original Certificate of approval available for inspection.






Association of Healthcare Trainers

Healthcare Academi Cymru AOHTFounded by healthcare trainers, for healthcare trainers, the Association of Healthcare Trainers is one of the UK’s largest non-profit membership associations for those training within the healthcare sector.


Highfield Qualifications

Highfields trainingThis is the awarding organisation of the Highfield Group. We’re a global leader in compliance and work-based learning and apprenticeship qualifications and one of the UK’s most recognisable awarding organisations. As such we’re regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, SQA Accreditation, the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA), and the Security Industry Authority (SIA).


City and Guilds

City and Guilds logoWell recognised training body established for over 140 years. They are a Royal Chartered Institute and a registered charity, They invest any surplus into expanding and enhancing solutions across all brands, to meet the changing needs of those organisations and industries.