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Moving and Handling People

This Moving and Handling People eLearning course is aimed at people working in health and social care who have people in their care that have mobility issues. The course outlines the dangers and legislation that applies to moving and handling people as well as showing a range of techniques and equipment that can be used. The course also highlights the importance of proper risk assessments and care plans.

  • Accredited by CPD
  • Developed by industry experts
  • User-friendly & easy to understand
  • Interactive training with no time limit
  • Multiple-choice questions at end of each module
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 3 hours
  • Downloadable certificate upon successful completion

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Understand the principles of good and safe patient handling.
• Create and identify risk assessments.
• Understand the skills required for each manoeuvring situation and how they are successfully applied.
• Recognise the equipment that can be used.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at people working in Health and Social care roles including health care and residential or nursing homes.


Having training in moving and handling people can ensure that you do not injure yourself or someone in your care.

Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their work and personal life.

Further Progression

There are a lot of courses in our health and social care suite that would make great follow ups to this course and if you are in the adult social care sector then they would all provide valuable additions to your knowledge.

Specific topics that compliment this directly are Stroke Awareness and Dementia Awareness.

Course Module Number Module Name Pass % Required
Moving and Handling People 1 The Principles of Safer Patient Handling 70
Moving and Handling People 2 Moving and Handling Assessments 70
Moving and Handling People 3 Practical Skills 70
Moving and Handling People 4 Transferring and Walking 70
Moving and Handling People 5 Avoiding and Dealing with Patient Falls 70
Moving and Handling People 6 Fitting and Using A Flat or Tubular Slide Sheet 70
Moving and Handling People 7 Bed Mobility 70
Moving and Handling People 8 Other Patient Manoeuvres 70
Moving and Handling People 9 Sitting a Patient Up 70
Moving and Handling People 10 Hoisting 70
Moving and Handling People 11 Checking the Hoist 70
Moving and Handling People 12 More Hoisting Practicalities 70
Moving and Handling People 13 More Hoisting Techniques 70

Recommended System Requirements

  • Browser: Up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1GB+ RAM
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3MB+)

Duration: 150 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

Our Learning System Includes
Instructor Led Lectures
All of our IT Courses recreate a real time class experience with a highly qualified and experienced instructor delivering the course’s theories and concepts on screen. All of our lectures are pre-recorded and available to the user 24/7. They can easily be paused, repeated, rewound and fast-forwarded.
Visual Presentations
We understand that all students are different when it comes to learning, therefore different types of delivery mediums are needed in order to achieve success for students. Taking that into account, we deliver our content in a variety of different ways to ensure that students stay engaged and productive throughout their courses.
Mobile Optimisation & Progress Tracking
Our courses are optimised for all mobile devices allowing users to learn on the go whenever they have spare time and wish to do so. Users can access their courses from anywhere and their progress is completely tracked and recorded delivering peace of mind to each and every user.
Practice Quizzes and Exams
Our custom practice exams prepare students for their exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. Students will have practice quizzes after each module to ensure that they are confident on the topic they are learning.
World Class Learning Management System
We provide the next generation Learning Management System (LMS) to all of our students. This is an experience that combines the feature set of traditional LMS with advanced functionality designed to make learning management easy and online learning engaging from the student’s perspective.
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