Learn the best techniques to move people within the care setting, as well as assisting them with everyday tasks.
CPD Certified Provider of Training Excellence Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

Moving and Assisting of People Level 2 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 1-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 2 hours and 21 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • 100% online or add a skill session with a certified instructor
  • Videos include subtitles
  • Free moving objects module included
£24.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

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.

ProTrainings 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 ProTrainings Qualification is also endorsed by TQUK, who is an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual. This gives an extra level of appreciation on this ProTrainings 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.

ProTrainings 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 ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

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

This course comes with 3.0 hrs (5.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 2 hours and 21 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

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 ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

For details of the online course content visit our Moving and Positioning Training site.

Learning Outcomes 

LO 1. Understand Health and Safety legislation and regulations relating to Moving and positioning of people

  • 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

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

LO 3. Understand musculoskeletal injuries and the spine 

  • 3.1 Recognise the composition of the spin
  • 3.2 Understand musculoskeletal injuries with statistics

LO 4. Understand principles of lifting including the centre of gravity, the base of support, the position of power and biomechanics 

  • 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

LO 5. Be Able to Identify controversial techniques and shoulder injury prevention

  • 5.1 Recognise and assess why identified techniques are controversial
  • 5.2 Recognise how controversial techniques can cause injury to the shoulder joint

LO 6. Understand Patient/service user/clients skin 

  • 6.1 Understand the layers of the skin and its purpose
  • 6.2 Recognise how skin can be damaged

LO7. Be able to use the equipment and correct moving and positioning techniques

  • 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
  • CQC website link
  • Coronavirus COVID 19 Pre-Screen Student Evaluation Form
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Essentials of health and safety at work link to HSE website
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • Fire Safety Risk Assessment leaflet
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • Getting to Grips with Manual Handling link to HSE website
  • Guidance for safer handling during resuscitation in healthcare settings - UK Resuscitation Council
  • HSE 5 steps to Risk Assessing link to HSE website
  • HSE Manual Handling Regulations Guide - link to HSE website
  • HSE guide to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 19
  • HSE leaflet on Getting to grips with hoisting people and check list
  • HSE leaflet on How the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations apply to health and social care
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Link to the HSE website
  • Manual Handling Assessment Chart Guide to MAC - link to HSE website
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • ProForm73 Level 2 Award in Moving and Assisting Theoretical assessment
  • RIDDOR link to the HSE guide
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Skills for Care Website
  • Skills for Care Website
  • Skills for Health Website
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet
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Are courses all online or can I take a blended or class case locally?

Most of our courses are available as online or classroom-based at a training centre locally.  We can also send an instructor to your business to save travel and tailor the course to your business.  To save time and money you can take most courses in a blended format with online and class training.

I want to complete a short practical module after completing the online course, is this possible?

We have a network of over 1000 approved and monitored instructors to deliver a short skill training session nationwide or we can come to your workplace to deliver the training. This blended training saves class time and provides the same qualification. Contact us on 01206 805359 to discuss your options.

Do I receive a certificate after completing your online training?

Yes, when you complete the online course you will be able to download and print a compliant completion certificate, evidenced-based learning statement to confirm course content and a certified CPD statement. There is no extra charge for the certificate.  You can also buy a printed certificate to be posted to you for a small extra fee.

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What People are Saying

“This is an excellent training programme and useful for keeping up to date.”

- Sandra, Nurse (LVN/LPN)/ charity coffee shop worker from Aberdeenshire

“I would definitely recommend this method of training. I found it much better to be able to it at my own pace, and go back to a module if necessary. The instructions were clear and concise.”

- Diane, Healthcare Assistant from Norfolk
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