CSTF Patient Moving and Handling - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited

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£19.99 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
2 hours
Access to content
365 days
No formal qualification
2 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
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CSTF Patient Moving and Handling - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

Welcome to our online CSTF Patient Moving and Handling training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers.

This online course was developed in line with the latest UK legislation and meet the requirements set out by the National Back Exchange (NBE), National Health Service (NHS), UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF), the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Skills for Care, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and other professional and regulatory bodies.

Certificate duration: 2 years

Entry requirements: No entry restrictions

Recommended prerequisites: N/A

Assessment type: End of course assessment

Assessment pass mark – 80% needed to pass and gain a CPD certificate

Cost(s) of assessment and certification – All costs included in the course price

Awarding/Accrediting body – CPD Certification Service (CPDUK)

CSTF Patient Moving and Handling - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.


2 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Course aims

The aims and objectives of this online CSTF Patient Moving and Handling training course are to:

  • To provide a clear understanding of the legislation regarding moving and handling,
  • To help learners understand the risks of poor practice,
  • To provide an awareness of recommended ergonomic techniques to minimise manual handling injuries in practice, and
  • To inform learners how to carry out manual handling tasks safely.

Learning outcomesLevel 1: All staff, including unpaid and voluntary staff

  • Be able to recognise manual handling risk factors and how injuries can occur
  • Understand employers and employees responsibilities under relevant national Health & Safety legislation including most recent versions of the Manual Handling Operation Regulations
  • Understand their responsibilities under local organisational policies for Moving and Handling
  • Know where additional advice and information can be sought relating to Moving and Handling issues
  • Be able to use an ergonomic approach to manual handling and other work tasks leading to improved working posture
  • Understand the principles of good back care to promote general musculoskeletal health
  • Understand the principles of safer handling
  • Know the factors to be included in undertaking a dynamic risk assessment before initiating a moving and handling activity
  • Understand how the organisation uses its risk management processes to inform safe systems of work
  • Be able to choose suitable risk control strategies, resources and support available to facilitate good practice following a risk assessment appropriate to the staff member’s role.

Load Handling Staff

Staff involved as part of their duties in the moving and handling of inanimate loads will require principle-based practical instruction on strategies and approaches for safely moving and handling inanimate loads, relevant to their role in the organisation.

Level 2: Those staff groups, including unpaid and voluntary staff, whose role involves patient handling activities

Patient Handling Staff In addition to the learning outcomes listed for all employees, staff identified as being involved in patient handling activities will be required to meet the following additional outcomes. The learner will:

  • Know how to provide patients with the best quality care using appropriate, safe and dignified moving and handling strategies
  • Understand normal human movement patterns as a prerequisite to moving and handling people
  • Understand how multidisciplinary team communication and risk assessments ensure the safe handling of patients.

Staff involved as part of their duties in the moving and handling of patients will require principle-based practical instruction on strategies and approaches for safely moving and handling patients, relevant to their role in the organisation:

  • chair moves and transfers
  • bed/trolley/table moves and transfers
  • mobility
  • managing the falling/fallen patient
  • use of equipment available within the organisation, e.g. profiling beds, patient hoists and slings, bathing aids, sliding and transferring systems, small handling aids to promote independence.

Training should be supported with practical instruction and competency assessment by workplace supervisors in the use of any mechanical aids provided for undertaking Moving and Handling tasks.

NB: Additional learning outcomes, or specific training, may be necessary to meet the particular needs or function of individual organisations. These should be determined by local risk assessment and policy. It is the responsibility of employers to ensure that their staff attend the necessary practical training/assessments in line with local policies and procedures.

Why is online CSTF Patient Moving and Handling training course essential?

Healthcare settings can pose significant moving and handling challenges and risks. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders, including manual handling injuries, are the most common type of occupational ill-health in the UK (Health and Safety Executive 2011).

Given nature, type and frequency of moving and handling activities undertaken the risks of injury to staff and patients are considerable and need to be minimised. As part of health and safety at work requirements, employers are expected to provide training on crucial health and safety risks, and this has been supplemented with additional guidance covering the specific activity of moving and handling.

This online CSTF Patient Moving and Handling training course was developed to meet the required learning outcomes in the Skills for Health’s UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) recommendations for health and social care providers.

Moving and handling training – meeting employers’ legal obligations

LearnPac Systems’ online CSTF Patient Moving and Handling training course helps UK employers and employees alike to fulfil the health and safety regulations. Our moving and handling courses provide the essential knowledge and understanding as required by regulatory authorities.

What is covered in this course?

This online CSTF Patient Moving and Handling training course covers the following:

  • An introduction to the fundamental principles of moving and handling,
  • An overview of why ergonomic moving and handling is essential,
  • What the law says about moving and handling,
  • The actions that organisations should take to promote a safer workforce (organisational responsibilities),
  • Individual duties concerning moving and handling (personal responsibilities),
  • Definition of manual handling,
  • Why we need to understand how our spine and back work,
  • An awareness of the most common moving and handling injuries,
  • How healthcare workers can promote healthy back care,
  • Recommended ergonomic approaches to risk assessments (LITE/TILE),
  • Other moving and handling risk factors,
  • The principles of safer moving and handling of people,
  • Actions to take following a moving and handling risk assessment:
    • The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) ‘Numerical Guidelines for Lifting and Lowering Loads’
    • The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines for handling while seated
    • The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) pushing and pulling guidelines
  • Key things to remember when team handling and
  • Moving and handling information sources (online manual handling learning resources).

CSTF Patient Moving and Handling - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

Who is this course for?

This online CSTF Patient Moving and Handling training course is aimed at all staff throughout the NHS and private healthcare and social care sectors, including:

  • All new employees, whether clinical or non-clinical,
  • Existing staff completing mandatory refresher training,
  • Locum doctors and healthcare professionals,
  • Agency nurses and healthcare assistants (HCAs),
  • NHS professionals temporary or bank staff), and
  • Unpaid and voluntary staff.

This online CSTF Patient Moving and Handling training course can be completed as a standalone module or as part of our Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) Aligned Mandatory Training Packages.

CSTF Patient Moving and Handling - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.


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You will need access to a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone device to complete these online courses. You can start, pause/stop and return to where you left off.

Our courses utilise responsive design features, making them available on any device of your choice.

CSTF Patient Moving and Handling - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

Career path

Our online courses and programmes range from introductory modules at Level 1 (awareness/beginner) to advanced and expert modules up to Level 6.

Our e-learning modules count towards CPD hours for professionals in various sectors as well as meeting mandatory and statutory requirements (where relevant).

CSTF Patient Moving and Handling - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

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What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

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What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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