Moving and Handling People for Homecare (Domiciliary Care) - Level 2

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    Moving and Handling People for Homecare (Domiciliary Care) - 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 moving and handling people for homecare online course is designed for domiciliary care workers engaged in moving and assisting people within homecare settings. It is ideal for those who have completed Level 1 training or have some foundational knowledge and experience in this field.

    Course content

    This online moving and handling people course for homecare covers the following:


    • Recap of Level 1 principles.

    Human spine: 

    • Understanding its anatomy and importance in manual handling.

    Biomechanics and ergonomics:

    • Applying these principles to reduce risk.

    Safe manual handling principles:

    • Techniques for safe practice.

    Care planning and recordkeeping:

    • Documentation essential for continuity and compliance.

    Risk assessment and management:

    • Identifying and mitigating potential hazards.

    People moving equipment: 

    • Utilising tools effectively.

    Controversial techniques: 

    • Discussing methods that should be avoided.

    Dealing with a falling or fallen person: 

    • Procedures and precautions.

    Summary and assessment: 

    • Consolidating knowledge and assessing understanding.

      Course aims

      The aims of this online moving and handling people for homecare course are to:

      • Enhance understanding of legislation and regulations specific to moving and handling people in homecare.
      • Broaden awareness of hazards and risk management techniques applicable to homecare settings.

              Learning objectives

              This moving and handling people for homecare 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 prohibited in health and social care settings.

                      Learning outcomes

                      Upon completing this online moving and handling people training course for homecare, learners will be equipped to:

                      • Promote independence and functional mobility of service users through safe and 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 techniques for moving service users, utilising the multidisciplinary team when needed.
                      • Demonstrate various practical skills relevant to your job role and the service users in your care.
                      • Use equipment safely based on the service user's needs, job role, and home environment.

                        Accreditation and Certification

                        This CPD-accredited moving and handling people e-learning course for homecare 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.

                        Course demo (video) 

                        Why is the course important?

                        Effective moving and handling are critical to preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders prevalent in healthcare settings. This course equips participants with the skills to handle service users safely, minimising the risk of injury and ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations. All course objectives, content, and outcomes align with the Skills for Care Core and Mandatory Training, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Care Inspectorates, and other UK health and social care regulations.

                        Moving and Handling People for Homecare (Domiciliary Care) - Level 2 | ComplyPlus LMS™ | The Mandatory Training Group UK -


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