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QA Level 2 Award in Principles and Practice of Moving People Safely (RQF) 1 Day


This qualification forms part of the QA Manual Handling suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on:

  • National Occupational Standards (NOS) related to the safe moving of people.
  • Recommendations of good practice outlined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

This qualification explains the principles and practice of safer handling of people. It outlines the importance of safer manual handling, the legal requirements, the process of completing risk assessments and personal handling plans to reduce the risk of harm and the importance of retaining health and dignity when moving a person. Learners will have the opportunity to practice the principles of safer handling of people when using equipment, on their own and as part of a team.

Intended Audience

This qualification is for ideal for people who work, or intend to work, in a role that involves assisting and moving people. It is suitable:

  • As an introduction to those starting work which involves moving people.
  • For those returning to work where moving people is required.
  • As safety refresher training.

Course Overview

The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners through developing their understanding of the principles of moving people safely, providing them with the opportunity to practice and apply these principles so they can operate in a safer working environment when moving people. The purpose of this qualification is to develop knowledge and skills relevant to moving people safely

Key Facts

  • Qualification number: 603/3313/3
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT): 8
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 7
  • Number of Units: 1 mandatory unit

Assessment Methods:

  • Formative assessment conducted by Trainer throughout the course.
  • Theory assessment/multiple choice question paper: 1 x 20 question paper (minimum score 14).
  • Practical assessment – 3 completed throughout the course.


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