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Moving & Handling – Trainer – Health & Care Sector

A fully regulated Level 3 Award in Moving & Handling Key Trainer qualification that is recognised by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations in England, the Welsh Government Regulator Qualification in Wales and the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment in Northern Ireland. Those successfully completing this training & assessment course, will ensure employers fulfil the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act, Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 as amended 2002, and the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 in moving & handling operations. This qualification is for those wishing to teach moving and handling techniques within a Health & Social Care setting.  

Who should attend

This programme of instruction is for suitable trainers already holding a recognised teaching & training qualification who wish to train others within their organisation that meets the Care Certificate Standard Number 13 – Health & Safety especially in relation to Moving & assisting a service user. Trainers should be , A registered nurse, physiotherapist or occupational therapist, or hold a level 3 qualification in moving or handling people or have extensive documented experience with moving and handling of people within a health & social care setting. Candidates are also required to demonstrate teaching & assessing techniques on the last day of the programme. Therefore students are required to be physically able to perform & teach these tasks, throughout the programme including how to teach the safe and correct use of: • Portable & Fixed Hoists • Handling belts • Profiling bed • Slide sheets  • PAT slide • Wheelchair • Standing aid • Walking frame • Ramped areas • Carry sheet

Course overview

– Candidates will learn the ”Principles of Safer people handling”

– Candidates will ”apply the principles of safer moving and handling within the Health & Social Care setting ”

– Candidates will ”deliver inclusive safer people moving and handling training sessions”

Qualification Title

QNUK Level 3 for Moving and Handling Trainers (Health & Social Care) (RQF)
Qualification accreditation number: 603/2075/8
Where & When?
Our tutors will come to your care setting utilising the equipment that you will be training your staff on.


Students must be aged 18 years plus with level 2 literacy skills at the course start date. Additionally students will be required to demonstrate a range of moving and handling techniques and should therefore be physically capable of doing so and hold a recognised teaching & training qualification such as the Level 3 Award in Education & Training. Students are required to be physically able to perform all practical elements listed above. The aim of this qualification is for those acting in a supporting role such as frontline managers and supervisors who then wish to train your organisations staff in accordance with the above Acts and Regulations.

Students are assessed for this qualification using the following methods:

> Multiple-choice question paper

> Practical observations including teaching practices

> Portfolio of evidence including reflection of own and peer teaching

Demonstration of teaching

Students are required to deliver a range moving and handling sessions on the last day of the programme, followed by an evaluation of that delivery. All teaching materials are supplied for this course and for on-going in-house training delivery post course to successful students. Successful completion this programme would allow for the delivery of in-house moving & handling operations training within a Health & Social Care setting

Course duration

3 days

Prices & booking

We will deliver this training at your UK mainland venue utilising your own equipment for up to 8 students for just £1999.99. This fee is fully inclusive of all training, assessments and certification to those students successfully competing the course. This fee also includes a single trainer pack for your organisation at no extra cost and manual to each delegate.

Suitable trainers may enrol on our open course programme and will be charged at £599.99 per person when attending our training centres in either Cardiff or Manchester.

More information or want to book?

Pre-course reading materialsDownload the Moving & Handling eBook for trainers HERE
Each delegate enrolling on this course will receive pre-course a copy on the HOP6 guide.
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