Moving and Handling - Level 1

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: eLearning

This course explains what moving and Handling is and how an injury might affect you. It explores why we need to manage risk when completing manual handling tasks and how we assess these risks and the principles of safer handling.


A standardised, endorsed, national core curriculum is a key means to deliver cost-effective training with minimised retraining as people move between organisations.

This course aims to help prevent injury to healthcare staff. In health and social care, work often involves manual and patient handling, so knowing how to do it safely is very important for staff both at work and at home.

Course content
  • Introduction to manual handling
  • Maintaining health and wellbeing
  • Risk assessment in moving and handling
  • Principles of safer moving and handling

Primary care version available

Skills for Health have now developed a Primary care version of this course with learning scenarios and assessments adapted to the needs of GPs and other primary care organisations. If you wish to order the primary care version, please request this in the order notes.

Learning objectives
  • How to promote compliance with relevant regulations and guidelines – both national and local
  • How to assess and minimise workplace risks
  • Understanding of how to reduce negligence, accidents and incidents to patients, service users, and visitors
  • Using the right technique for moving and handling tasks
  • How to improve their musculoskeletal health - How to manage musculoskeletal pain
Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at all healthcare professionals as part of statutory training requirements.


The modules are followed by a multiple choice assessment designed to test learners’ understanding of the course. Learning progress and test results can be tracked by managers for internal development and learners can keep a certificate of completion for CPD.

Accreditations & Endorsements

This course was originally commissioned by the Department of Health (DH) and endorsed by the National Back Exchange (NBE).

Core Skills Framework

This course meets the outcomes for level 1 of the framework.


1 hour 45 mins approx


Click 'book now' below then follow the checkout process. On receipt of your order, the e-learning team will be in touch to arrange access, please allow 24 hours. Learners can access and re-visit the course for a year.

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