Learn the best techniques to move people within the care setting, as well as assisting them with everyday tasks.

This course is ideal for all workplace requirements, as it includes safer moving and positioning of people as well as manual handling of objects. The course is designed to meet the requirements and recommendations of the HSE Manual Handling Regulations 1992 as well as other relevant regulations and guidelines. It also includes a module on slips, trips and falls.

National MedicAid are one of the few Skills for Care centres of Excellence where we passed stringent checks to prove our commitment to high-quality training and compliance. We are also able to offer Skills for Care Endorsed qualifications for our classroom and video online training courses ensuring you have an acceptable certificate to prove your compliance.  This means that our training meets the high standards expected by Skills for Care.

It can be taken as an online, blended or classroom course by one of our approved instructors. The online course also acts as a good refresher course for those who just need their skills to be refreshed.

This qualification is intended as a further development qualification for those working in areas where the assistance and movement of people is an essential part of their role. Individuals gaining this qualification will learn that any moving and handling must be carried out correctly and recognise the importance of this in ensuring a safer working environment for all. Learners will develop their knowledge and skill in relation to moving and handling, including:

  • The reasons for safe moving and handling
  • The importance of risk assessment
  • The principles of safe manual handling
  • The safe application of manual handling skills

Learners will also develop the specialist knowledge and skills related to moving people safely, including:

  • The personal safety, health and dignity issues relating to the movement of people
  • The importance of risk assessment and handling plans to reduce the risk of injury
  • The principles of use of different types of equipment
  • The safe application of moving people skills

This National MedicAid Qualification is also endorsed by TQUK, who is an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual. This gives an extra level of appreciation on this National MedicAid qualification. You can buy an endorsed certificate if you need one, once you pass the course. You do not have to buy this extra certificate and the course is the same whichever option you choose.

National MedicAid Europe is proud sponsors of Backcare who aim to significantly reduce the burden of back pain by providing information and advice to all people and organisations affected by back pain.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a National MedicAid Certificate and for online courses an Evidence-Based Learning statement.

  • Care workers
  • Nurses
  • Doctors
  • Childcare workers
  • Families
  • Dental workers
  • First Aiders

Course Curriculum

Learning Outcomes 

  • 1.1 Understand the definition of Manual Handling taken from the Manual Handling Operational Regulation (MHOR) 1992, what is reasonably practicable within MPP and guidance for lifting.
  • 1.2 Understand employers and employee’s duties and responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and specific sections on Negligence
  • 1.3 Understand the Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations 1999 relating to Risk Assessments
  • 1.4 Understand relevant HASAWA regulations  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrence Regulations (amended April 2012) RIDDOR
  • LO 2 Understand Person Centred Legislation, regulations and policies/procedures/codes of practice
  • 2.1 Understand the Human Rights Act 19998 
  • 2.2 Understand the Equality Act 2010
  • 2.3 Understand the Mental Capacity Act
  • 2.4 Understand the Health and Social Care Act 2008/regulations 2014
  • 2.5 Understand Code of Conduct/practices
  • 2.6 Understand how decisions are balanced with HASAWA and Person-centred legislation
  • 3.1 Recognise the composition of the spin
  • 3.2 Understand musculoskeletal injuries with statistics
  • 4.1 Recognise the biomechanic principle of lifting
  • 4.2 Understand the principles and use of individuals centre of gravity
  • 4.3 Understand what constitutes the base of support
  • 4.4 understand what are the principles of power are in manual handling
  • 4.5 Understand biomechanics in action
  • 5.1 Recognise and assess why identified techniques are controversial
  • 5.2 Recognise how controversial techniques can cause injury to the shoulder joint
  • 6.1 Understand the layers of the skin and its purpose
  • 6.2 Recognise how skin can be damaged
  • 7.1 Understand manual handling questions before completing a task
  • 7.2 Recognise the rules of safe manual handling
  • 7.3 Recognise and participate in using appropriate for job role pieces of equipment which can include: • Hoist and sling for transferring • Slide sheets • Rotator disc • Transfer boards – straight and bananaTransfer belts