Online Online Moving and Assisting of People Level 2 (VTQ) Certification

Learn the best techniques to move people within the care setting, as well as assisting them with everyday tasks.

CPD Certified Provider of Training Excellence Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

Moving and Assisting of People Level 2 (VTQ) - Online at a Glance

  • 1-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 3 hours and 14 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • Certified CPD time credit conformation
  • SCORM Ready! Integrates with your LMS
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • 100% online or add a skill session with a certified instructor
  • Videos include subtitles
  • Free moving objects module included
£24.95 + VAT

We have been recognised as an endorsed provider from Skills for Care, earning the prestigious distinction as a Centre of Excellence within training and health & social care.

This online Moving and Assisting of People course is ideal for continuous professional development, refresher training or familiarisation. This can be completed solely online if distance learning is all you require in your role.

This online course also forms part one of the Blended Moving and Positioning of People course. Complete this online component and then make arrangements to complete blended part two in a classroom setting and with a fully equipped and qualified instructor. 

This course is ideal for all workplace requirements, as it includes safer moving and positioning of people as well as manual handling of objects. The course is designed to meet the requirements and recommendations of the HSE Manual Handling Regulations 1992 as well as other relevant regulations and guidelines. It also includes a module on slips, trips and falls.

ProTrainings are one of the few Skills for Care centres of Excellence where we passed stringent checks to prove our commitment to high-quality training and compliance. 

It can be taken as an online or classroom course by one of our approved instructors. The online course also acts as a good refresher course for those who just need their skills to be refreshed.

This qualification is intended as a further development qualification for those working in areas where the assistance and movement of people is an essential part of their role. Individuals gaining this qualification will learn that any moving and handling must be carried out correctly and recognise the importance of this in ensuring a safer working environment for all. Learners will develop their knowledge and skill in relation to moving and handling, including:

  • The reasons for safe moving and handling
  • The importance of risk assessment
  • The principles of safe manual handling
  • The safe application of manual handling skills

Learners will also develop the specialist knowledge and skills related to moving people safely, including:

  • The personal safety, health and dignity issues relating to the movement of people
  • The importance of risk assessment and handling plans to reduce the risk of injury
  • The principles of use of different types of equipment
  • The safe application of moving people skills

This course includes a variety of practical assessments where specialised equipment is required. This means the following equipment must be available to use to pass this course:

  • Transfer board
  • Slide sheet
  • Turntable
  • Hoist
  • Sling
  • Wheelchair
  • Care bed
  • Care chair
  • Walking stick (optional)
  • Adequate room to perform the technique and to use the equipment

The equipment must be serviced and fit for purpose.  

This ProTrainings Qualification is also endorsed by TQUK, who is an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual. This gives an extra level of appreciation on this ProTrainings qualification. You can buy an endorsed certificate if you need one, once you pass the course. You do not have to buy this extra certificate and the course is the same whichever option you choose.

ProTrainings Europe is a proud sponsor of Backcare who aims to significantly reduce the burden of back pain by providing information and advice to all people and organisations affected by back pain.

This course can be completed as the online part 1 of a 2-part blended course. After completing this online course, you may find and attend the classroom-only part 2 course and cut down on the number of days spent in the classroom.

  • Care workers
  • Nurses
  • Doctors
  • Childcare workers
  • Families
  • Dental workers
  • First Aiders

This course comes with 3.0 hrs (6.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 3 hours and 14 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

For details of the online course content visit our Moving and Positioning Training site.

Learning Outcomes 

LO 1. Understand Health and Safety legislation and regulations relating to Moving and positioning of people

  • 1.1 Understand the definition of Manual Handling taken from the Manual Handling Operational Regulation (MHOR) 1992, what is reasonably practicable within MPP and guidance for lifting.
  • 1.2 Understand employers and employee’s duties and responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and specific sections on Negligence
  • 1.3 Understand the Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations 1999 relating to Risk Assessments
  • 1.4 Understand relevant HASAWA regulations  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrence Regulations (amended April 2012) RIDDOR
  • LO 2 Understand Person Centred Legislation, regulations and policies/procedures/codes of practice

LO 2 Understand Person Centred Legislation, regulations and policies/procedures/codes of practice

  • 2.1 Understand the Human Rights Act 19998 
  • 2.2 Understand the Equality Act 2010
  • 2.3 Understand the Mental Capacity Act
  • 2.4 Understand the Health and Social Care Act 2008/regulations 2014
  • 2.5 Understand Code of Conduct/practices
  • 2.6 Understand how decisions are balanced with HASAWA and Person-centred legislation

LO 3. Understand musculoskeletal injuries and the spine 

  • 3.1 Recognise the composition of the spin
  • 3.2 Understand musculoskeletal injuries with statistics

LO 4. Understand principles of lifting including the centre of gravity, the base of support, the position of power and biomechanics 

  • 4.1 Recognise the biomechanic principle of lifting
  • 4.2 Understand the principles and use of individuals centre of gravity
  • 4.3 Understand what constitutes the base of support
  • 4.4 understand what are the principles of power are in manual handling
  • 4.5 Understand biomechanics in action

LO 5. Be Able to Identify controversial techniques and shoulder injury prevention

  • 5.1 Recognise and assess why identified techniques are controversial
  • 5.2 Recognise how controversial techniques can cause injury to the shoulder joint

LO 6. Understand Patient/service user/clients skin 

  • 6.1 Understand the layers of the skin and its purpose
  • 6.2 Recognise how skin can be damaged

LO7. Be able to use the equipment and correct moving and positioning techniques

  • 7.1 Understand manual handling questions before completing a task
  • 7.2 Recognise the rules of safe manual handling
  • 7.3 Recognise how to use the following care equipment in the workplace or the home: • Hoist and sling for transferring • Slide sheets • Rotator disc • Transfer boards – straight and bananaTransfer belts
  • Student Manual (V8.1) - Moving and Positioning of People
  • CQC website link
  • Cae Inspectorate Scotland website link
  • Care Information Scotland website link
  • Catastrophic bleeding and trauma First Aid Guidance From ProTrainings
  • CellAED for Life membership
  • CellAED® personal AED
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Essentials of health and safety at work link to HSE website
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • Fire Safety Risk Assessment leaflet
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • Getting to Grips with Manual Handling link to HSE website
  • Guidance for safer handling during resuscitation in healthcare settings - UK Resuscitation Council
  • HSE 5 steps to Risk Assessing link to HSE website
  • HSE Manual Handling Regulations Guide - link to HSE website
  • HSE guide to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 19
  • HSE leaflet on Getting to grips with hoisting people and check list
  • HSE leaflet on How the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations apply to health and social care
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Link to the HSE website
  • Manual Handling Assessment Chart Guide to MAC - link to HSE website
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • ProForm73 Level 2 Award in Moving and Assisting Theoretical assessment
  • RIDDOR link to the HSE guide
  • Regulated - COVID 19 Pre-Screen Student Evaluation Form
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Skills for Care Website
  • Skills for Care Website
  • Skills for Health Website
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Woundclot - haemostatic gauze for all types of bleeding

What People are Saying

“Overall, very thorough and excellently presented. I particularly liked the fact that there is now a section covering fitness and stretching so that we emphasise prevention more. ”

- Tracey, Certified Occupational Therapist from Surrey

“This is a very good course for anyone who's job involves lifting in the workplace and I would certainly recommend it. Tim McDonnell, RN.”

- Timothy, Registered Nurse (RN) from Northamptonshire