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Moving and Handling of People and Objects for Care Support Workers, Volunteers and PAs - Foundation Level Part 2 (practical face to face session) - Covid19 Interim Training Programme AM

Firwood House FIRS, Firwood House, Brassey Avenue
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Target Audience
Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff
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Course Types
Course categories
ESCC Directly Provided Services / Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector / Personal Assistants
Health and Safety
Course description

This is Part 2 of a two-part blended learning training programme to be used to reduce face to face training time in accordance with COVID19 regulations.

Part 1 of the training (a virtual session via Skype or Teams) must be completed prior to attending Part 2, which is a face to face practical.

The Part 2 practical can also be applied for if candidates have attended a live SKYPE version of this course tilted “Moving and Handling of People and Objects for Care Support Workers/Volunteers and PAs - Foundation Level - Covid19 Interim Training Programme”

To adhere to Covid19 regulations this face to face course will be small groups with PPE masks, aprons and gloves provided.

The course is 2.5 hours long and will cover practical elements of:

  • Mobility testing

  • Sit to stand techniques

  • Assisting from chair to chair

  • Assisting in and out of bed, including the use of bed levers, bed pulls, non-slip slide sheets, leg lifters, utilising the profiling mattress

  • Walking aids

  • Assisting to walk techniques

  • Handling belts

  • Assisting clients on steps and stairs

  • Sliding boards

  • Turning aids

  • Dressing aids

  • Wheelchairs, including placing a wheelchair into a car


For the practical element participants attending should be fit, dressed appropriately and able to fully participate. Footwear should be flat/ low heel and closed in toes. No flipflops. Candidates will need to wear PPE.

NB. please note there is no access to any drinks or refreshments, so candidates will need to bring their own with them.

The course does not cover clients with restricted mobility, i.e who need hoisting or spend longer periods in bed. This is covered in an additional 2-part blended learning session. The 2-part foundation course must be completed before the restricted mobility course is undertaken.

During Covid19 restrictions these 2 courses replace the:

  • Moving and handling of objects ½ day

  • Moving and handling of people foundation level full day

  • Moving and handling advanced level, hoisting ½ day


Training objectives

To provide care givers with the knowledge of safe moving techniques to protect their backs and the adult they are caring for. To provide them with the relevant knowledge to check and use manual handling equipment safely and appropriately. To provide them knowledge of safe assisted mobility techniques for clients and carers. To ensure they understand the concepts of a balanced risk assessment approach which ensures client participation and choice.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the two part blended learning:

  1. Part 1 recorded video and workbook

  2. Part 2 face to face practical session.

it is anticipated candidates will:

  • Have a working knowledge of legislation affecting moving and handling

  • Have a basic knowledge of pieces of manual handling equipment and have knowledge of when they are being used incorrectly

  • Be able to demonstrate up-to-date practical skills in assisted movement techniques

  • Have a knowledge of unsafe practices in manual handling and understand why an injury may occur

  • Have a basic understanding of a functional seated posture.




Additional Information

Please specify on your application if you are new to care work and haven’t completed a practical moving and handling training, so priority can be given to your application.

Start Date
Monday 30 November 2020
End Date
Monday 30 November 2020
Closing Date
Thursday 26 November 2020
09:30 - 12:00
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