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Moving & Handling Clients Safely - Level 2 Course

Course Format:Online Course (With Optional Paper-Based Course Notes)
Self-Study Time:Approximately 100 Hours (Self-Study)
Delivery Time:1-3 Working Days (Email)
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Course Description

The Moving & Handling Clients Safely - Level 2 Course is designed for students who want to learn / gain certification about the movement and handling of individuals to maximise their physical comfort. Although this course mainly covers the moving and handling of people, the health and safety principles detailed can be used for all loads.

The course covers the moving of individuals who require assistance to move from one position to another and the assisting of clients, to prevent and minimise the adverse effects of pressure and also examine moving and handling methods, to prevent damage to pressure areas. The importance of recognising the individual's needs and wishes, and involving them in the decision making process is also covered along with the assessment of health and safety risks to clients and care workers.

On successful completion of this course students will receive a Level 2 Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from NCFE.

The Moving & Handling Clients Safely - Level 2 Course Includes the Following Units:
The following topics are covered: Legislation and local/organisational policies concerned with moving and handling; Prepare the environment, aids and equipment for moving and handling; Why it is important to prepare yourself for moving and handling; Prepare yourself prior to moving and handling individuals and objects; Why it is important to prepare the client for moving and handling; Appropriate clothing and footwear for care workers; Methods used to assess risk; and Moving and handling methods.
The following topics are covered: Support to clients during the process of moving and handling; Importance of supporting clients during the process of moving and handling; Why it is important to maintain the privacy and dignity of clients; Safe moving and handling techniques; Problems encountered during moving and handling clients and how to overcome these; Recognise unsafe moving and handling methods; and Why it is important to offer explanations and move and handle individuals with the same care.
The following topics are covered: Different types of equipment, used to assist clients to move from one place to another; Appropriate aids and equipment; Prepare to use equipment; Safe moving and handling techniques using equipment; Report equipment faults; Procedures for cleaning equipment and returning it to storage after use.
The following topics are covered: Consequences to the individual of adverse pressure; The causes of damage to the skin and underlying tissues (pressure sores); Effects of pressure sores on the client; Importance of preventing pressure sores; Risk factors associated with pressure sore development; Risk Assessment documentation and assess risks; How pressure sores develop and how they are graded; Use of the aid and equipment available to reduce the risk of pressure sore development; Make practical interventions – including positional changes and maintaining mobility – consistent with the plan of care; Educate and inform clients and their carers about the causes and prevention of pressure sores; and Identify and deal with potential / actual problems
Course Format & Delivery

You will receive access to the course materials through an online portal for a 12-month period. Students can use the portal for accessing their course materials, submitting assignments and to log tutor questions. 

Please Note: An optional hard-copy version of the course notes can be purchased for an additional £48.00. This is useful for learners who also want to study away from the computer and means they have course notes they can keep and refer back to beyond their online course license.

Delivery of the hard-copy materials is usually within 5 to 10 working days by a recorded delivery service.


There are no particular entry requirements for this course.

Students can enrol providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 2 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted through the online portal or by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Organisation.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.


Students will be required to complete a number of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work. Coursework assignments can be returned by uploading to the online portal, by email or by post.

We recommend that assignments are completed and returned as word-processed documents through the online portal. Handwritten documents can be accepted but need to be clear and legible and may be subject to a longer marking time.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate of Achievement

On successful completion of this course students will receive a Level 2 Certificate of Achievement issued by NCFE and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The Certification has been accredited by NCFE as a Customised Qualification and leads to a certificate of achievement. It is not an Ofqual Regulated Qualification and the certificate is evidence of the knowledge and skills gained by completing the course.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government, and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland. This customised qualification has been developed by NCC to meet the specific needs of learners and has been accredited by NCFE demonstrating the quality and rigor. The learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner. Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual's level descriptors page.

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