Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Principles and Practice (RQF)

The Manual Handling Principles and Practice course is designed to help develop the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake manual handling tasks during their working day.


Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 10883
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Health & Care
Course Overview

The Manual Handling Principles and Practice course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding to equip those in the workplace with the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake manual handling tasks during their working day. The qualification can be tailored to suit any business including the needs of the individual, enhancing the learning experience and making the content relevant and fit for purpose.

The duration of this qualification is 6 hours and can be delivered onsite or at campus.

The award has one unit with 4 learning outcomes as follows:

  1. Understand the reasons for safe manual handling
  2. Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
  3. Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
  4. Be able to apply safe manual handling award

The qualification is valid for 3 years and all learners will be assessed for their practical skills as well as their knowledge in the form of a multiple choice question paper.

You work in a role involving manual handling / have a workforce who’s duties involve manual handling.

  • Understand the reasons for safe manual handling
  • Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
  • Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
  • Be able to apply safe manual handling award

The practical and engaging approach taken in this training. 

Further Health and safety training is available though SERC such as, Fire Safety, IOSH or NEBOSH

It is ideal if you have a solid literacy skills, to assist with the assessment.  

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Available Sessions

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Funding may be available for this course, please contact us on BusinessServices@serc.ac.uk to discuss if you are eligible. Additional sessions may be available for this course throughout the year. Please contact us to discuss a start date that would be suitable for you.

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Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

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