Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is aimed at anyone involved in the movement and assistance of people and is intended as a further development qualification. It is also suitable as refresher training.
This is underpinned by the safe principles of moving and handling but recognises the special skills required when assisting and moving people.
How long will it take?
To complete this qualification, learners should expect to undertake 20 hours of guided learning.
These include the reasons for safe manual handling, risk assessments, equipment, applying safe manual handling and moving people safely principles, personal safety, health and dignity issues and personal handling plans.
This qualification is assessed by multiple-choice examinations and practical assessments.
A full qualification specification is available for approved centres in the Download Area.