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

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

Level 2 Certified Vocational Training Qualification (VTQ) With 3 hours of CPD

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Ideal for all workplace requirements, 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

About this course

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. We are also able to offer Skills for Care Endorsed qualifications for our classroom and video online training courses ensuring you have an acceptable certificate to prove your compliance.  This means that our training meets the high standards expected by Skills for Care.

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.

The online platform is super simple to navigate. Watch the video lessons at your own pace, pause and resume when it suits you. Answer the multiple-choice questions throughout the course and when you have completed all the lessons, you will be directed to the final assessment.

To make sure you really learn and retain the information, test questions are randomised. A video review following the final assessment is customised to support a thorough understanding of each topic

  • Front-row seat in the class
  • No PowerPoint based slides
  • Detailed bite sized video-based training with demonstrations
  • Subtitles for “sound off” viewing
  • Optional concise text lesson summary with key learning points accompanying each clip
  • Comprehensive manual and posters, and current regulatory guidelines updates
  • Access videos for up to 8 months after purchase
  • Certified CPD evidence-based learning statement and certificate upon successful completion



Care workers
Childcare workers
Dental workers
First Aiders

Course topics

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 and participate in using appropriate for job role pieces of equipment which can include: • Hoist and sling for transferring • Slide sheets • Rotator disc • Transfer boards – straight and bananaTransfer belts


Watch the video lessons at your own pace and answer the incremental multiple-choice questions throughout the course. When you have completed all the lessons, you will be directed to the final assessment. Students must score at least 80% to pass.


Successful candidates will receive a wall mount certificate. If you are a business or pet professional your certificate can be used as evidence for CPD time credits (if applicable), to prove your continuing professional development when you have finished your training.

Regulated Qualifications
This qualification is also available with an Endorsed Certificate from TQUK, for an extra charge, if required. The Bridge First Aid offer Regulated and endorsed qualifications through TQUK who are Ofqual registered. The assessment and administration criteria to be undertaken for a regulated certification carries a small extra certification charge of £10 per delegate.

Additional information

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

  • 1-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 2 hours and 32 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


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