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 an accredited Level 2 Certificate of Achievement.

Special Offer: Students will receive both the Paper-Based and Online versions of this course, giving you flexibility in how you study. Students can use the online portal to submit assignments and to log tutor support questions.

The course includes the following units:

  • Unit 1: Preparing Clients and Environments for Moving and Handling

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.

  • Unit 2: Using Manual Techniques to Assist Clients to Move from One Position to Another

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.

  • Unit 3: Using Equipment to Assist Clients to Move from One Position to Another

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.

  • Unit 4: Reducing the Adverse Effects of Pressure

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

Prerequisites:

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about moving and handling clients safely.

Course Duration & Support:

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. As the course is self study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer. You also have access to a personal tutor by mail or email for a 12 month period and our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course.

Assessment:

The Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards is gained by successfully completing a series 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.

Certification:

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that NCC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained.

The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end 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 demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual's level descriptors page.

The course itself has been designed by NCC to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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