This Level 2 Regulated Course provides the skills to enable you to apply safe manual handling principles.

The TQUK Level 2 Award in Moving and People Safely (RQF) provides learners with the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them to apply safe manual handling principles.  This qualification is intended for learners wanting to undertake training or to further develop their knowledge and/or skills in this subject area. 

The objectives of the qualification include: 

  • Preparing learners to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding
  • Preparing learners to progress to a qualification in another subject area
  • Giving learners personal growth and engagement in learning 

Entry requirements  There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.  Learners must be at least 16 years of age at certification.

The minimum age for this qualification is 16 years old.

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.

  • Healthcare workers
  • Care workers
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • Home Helpers

Course Curriculum

Unit One: Manual handling safety at work unit reference – D/602/4593

  • 1.1 Outline the potential injuries and ill health associated with incorrect manual handling
    1.2 Outline employers’ and employees’ duties relating to manual handling at work
    1.3 Outline the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety requirements at work
  • 2.1 Explain the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ in the context of manual handling work
  • 2.2 Outline the process for carrying out a manual handling risk assessment
  • 2.3 Describe the principle of the risk control hierarchy when applied to manual handling.  Explain the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ in the context of manual handling work
  • 3.1 Describe safe movement principles associated with manual handling
  • 3.2 Outline the types of equipment designed to be used for manual handling tasks
  • 3.3 Outline the requirements for the testing, servicing and examination of manual handling and lifting equipment
  • 4.1 Demonstrate efficient and safe manual handling principles when; applying effort to, or moving a load or object manually on their own when using manual handling aids and equipment when undertaking a manual handling task as part of a team

Unit Two: Moving people safely unit reference – M/602/4596

  • 1.1 Outline the potential impact to a person who is moved incorrectly 
  • 1.2 Outline the ways in which the dignity, health and safety of the person being moved can be preserved 
  • 2.1 Outline the process of risk assessment in relation to moving a person 
  • 2.2 Outline the control measures that might be used to reduce the risks associated with moving people 
  • 2.3 State the content of a personal handling plan 
  • 2.4 List the states of functional mobility a person who needs to be moved might have 
  • 3.1 Describe safe movement principles associated with moving people 
  • 3.2 Outline the types of handling or lifting equipment designed to be used for moving people 
  • 3.3 Describe the requirements for the testing, servicing and examination of people handling or lifting equipment 
  • 4.1 Demonstrate efficient and safe movement principles when; applying effort to support or move a person manually on their own, when using movement aides and equipment when moving a person as part of a team