Moving and Handling People for Care Homes - Level 2

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    Moving and Handling People for Care Homes - Level 2 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    180 minutes

    CPD Hours

    3 hours


    CPD Certification Service


    CPD Certificate

    Certificate Validity

    1 year

    Who is the course for?

    This level 2 moving and handling people e-learning course is specifically designed for care home staff including care workers, care assistants, support workers, residential care workers, and ancillary staff like porters, cooks, and drivers who directly interact with residents. It is essential for both paid and voluntary staff to be committed to improving the safety and efficacy of their moving and handling practices.

    Course content

    This online moving and handling people for care homes course is divided into the following sections:


    ·        Refreshing Level 1 principles.

    Human spine: 

    ·        Understanding its structure and importance in moving and handling.

    Biomechanics and ergonomics: 

    ·        Applying these principles to reduce injury risks.

    Safe manual handling principles: 

    ·        Techniques for safe patient handling.

    Care planning and record keeping: 

    ·        Managing documentation effectively.

    Risk assessment and management: 

    ·        Identifying and mitigating potential hazards.

    People moving equipment: 

    ·        Correct usage of equipment like hoists and slings.

    Controversial techniques: 

    ·        Understanding what to avoid.

    Dealing with falling or fallen persons:

    ·        Proper responses to falls.


    ·        Key points and review.

    References and resources: 

    ·        Further reading and learning tools.

    End of module assessment: 

    • To ensure understanding and retention of knowledge.

        Course aims

        This course aims to provide participants with advanced knowledge and skills in moving and handling, ensuring they can perform their roles safely and effectively understand different residents' specific needs.

            Learning objectives

            This moving and handling people for care homes e-learning course will:

            • Discuss employer and employee responsibilities under relevant safety legislation.
            • Examine handling and moving risk factors.
            • Review dynamic risk assessments, including when and how to conduct them.
            • Discuss how to maintain muscle and bone health.
            • Establish how to use people moving equipment appropriately and safely.
            • Discuss safer moving and handling principles.
            • Review how biomechanics and ergonomics affect moving and handling tasks.
            • Discuss the different types of lifts that are prohibited in care home settings.

                Learning outcomes

                On completion of this moving and handling people for care homes online training course, you will be able to:

                • Promote independence and functional mobility of patients through safe, dignified methods of moving and handling.
                • Move and handle people in accordance with normal human movement patterns.
                • Apply a person-centred risk assessment process to determine safer patient handling techniques, utilising the multidisciplinary team when needed.
                • Demonstrate a variety of practical skills relevant to the individual's job role and the patients in their care.
                • Use equipment safely based on the patient's needs, the individual's job role, and the setting.

                Accreditation and Certification

                This CPD-accredited moving and handling e-learning course for care homes is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Upon completion, participants will earn a CPD Certificate valid for one year.

                The course meets comprehensive compliance requirements set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Regulatory and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) and Care Inspectorates (Wales and Scotland), Skills for Care Core and Mandatory Training Framework and the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and other UK health and social care regulatory bodies.

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                Why is the course important?

                Effective moving and handling are critical in minimising the risk of injury to care home staff and residents. This course builds on basic principles to develop advanced skills, ensuring all movements comply with current health and safety regulations.

                This course's content, objectives, and outcomes align with the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and meet the requirements established by the CQC, ensuring a comprehensive and compliant learning experience.

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