TQUK Level 2 Award in Moving People Safely (RQF)

CPD Certified Training Approved by Skills for Care

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.

This course gives learners the opportunity to gain a formally recognised regulated qualification. If you require funding, a regulated qualification is often required. Phone us and we can advise if needed. If you choose our course leading to a regulated qualification, there are additional assessment criteria to be undertaken with an instructor and a small extra certification charge.

Regulated Qualification Details
Course Title: TQUK Level 2 Award in Moving People Safely (RQF)
QAN: 601/1992/5
Level: 2
Credit Value: 2
TQT: 40
  • Healthcare workers
  • Care workers
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • Home Helpers

This course comes with 20.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this.

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.

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

1. Understand the reasons for safe manual handling

  • 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. Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety

  • 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. Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety

  • 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. Be able to apply safe manual handling principles

  • 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. Understand the personal safety, health and dignity issues relating to the movement of a person by others 

  • 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. Understand how a personal handling plan and risk assessment reduce the risk of injury to everyone involved in moving a person 

  • 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. Understand the principles, types of Equipment and testing requirements associated with moving people safely 

  • 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. Be able to apply safe principles when moving a person 

  • 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
  • ProTrainings Moving and Assisting of People Student Manual V7.1
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Essentials of health and safety at work link to HSE website
  • First Aid at Work Regulations 1981 HSE document
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • Getting to Grips with Manual Handling link to HSE website
  • HSE 5 steps to Risk Assessing link to HSE website
  • HSE Manual Handling Regulations Guide - link to HSE website
  • HSE leaflet on Getting to grips with hoisting people and cleck list
  • HSE leaflet on How the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations apply to health and social care
  • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
  • Link to the HSE website
  • Manual Handling Assessment Chart Guide to MAC - link to HSE website
  • RIDDOR link to the HSE guide
  • TQUK RegForm73 Level 2 Award in Moving People Safely (RQF) Theoretical assessment
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet