This qualification will introduce learners to moving and handling activities. It is suitable for individuals starting or returning to manual handling, for those needing specific training in manual handling, and for refresher training. Learners will understand that moving and handling carried out correctly ensures safer working environments.

Guided Learning Hours Minimum Contact Time Course Price
Guided Learning Hours: 10 (inc examination) hours Minimum Contact Time: 10 hours Course Price: £TBC

Learning and Assessment--


The total qualification time (TQT) for this qualification is 20 hours, ten hours of which are Guided Learning Hours (GLH).

TQT is an estimate of the total number of hours it would take an average learner to achieve and demonstrate level of attainment to be awarded under direct supervision (Guided Learning Hours; GLH) and without supervision (all other time).

TQT and GLH are advisory and assigned to a qualification as guidance.


Part 1a: assessed by multiple choice exam: is an end of course exam carried out under invigilation guidelines. The exam consists of 15 multiple-choice questions that must be completed within 30 minutes.

To pass this part of the assessment, candidates must demonstrate knowledge and understanding across the qualification syllabus and achieve a pass of 10/15 (66%).

Part 1b: assessed by learner assessment pack. Learners provide short responses to prescribed questions.

Part 2: Completion of the moving and handling tasks to pass a practical assessment.

Course Requirements--

ID Requirements

You must be able to provide sufficient ID. Examples include:

  1. Valid passport
  2. Signed UK photo card driving licence
  3. Valid warrant card issued by HM Forces, Police
  4. Other photographic ID card, e.g. valid warrant card issued by HM Forces or Police, employee ID card, student ID card, travel card.

Language skills

All assessment will be conducted in the medium of English. You must have sufficient language skills before being assessed. You should have language skills equivalent to a Level 1 in English and Maths.


The qualification is valid for 3 years. After that, it is recommended that you re-sit the course.

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