Moving & Handling Clients Safely - QLS 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 - QLS 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 QLS Level 2 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

The Moving & Handling Clients Safely - QLS 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 £40.00. 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, so students can sign up 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 Body.

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.

About ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certification

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a QLS Level 2 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

You can find more information on level descriptors from our Certification Overview Page.

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