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Patient Moving and Handling CSTF - Level 2 - Online Course

MHC Training Solutions


£19.99 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
2 hours
No formal qualification
2 CPD hours / points
Additional info
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Patient Moving and Handling CSTF - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

Welcome to MHC Training Solutions's patient moving and handling online training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

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

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

Study method – Online, self-paced

Estimated duration (Verifiable CPD hours) – 2 hours

Course format – Online (24/7 access)

Entry requirements – no prerequisites required

Assessment type – Complete end of course assessment (80% needed to pass and gain CPD certificate)

Certification/Qualification – Downloadable CPD certificate

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

Course accreditation – CPD Certification Service (CPDUK)

Course access – Part-time (1-year access)

Course delivery – via desktop PC/MAC, laptops, tablets or smartphones.

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


2 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


What is covered in this patient moving and handling course?

This online 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).

Aims and objectives of this patient moving and handling course

The aims and objectives of this 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 outcomes

Level 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.

Why choose MHC Training Solutions’s online training courses?

There are benefits of choosing MHC Training Solutions as your e-learning training provider, including:

  • Over 1000 training courses available
  • National Skills Academy for Health national delivery partner
  • UK accredited e-learning provider
  • Internationally recognized CPD certificates
  • SCORM compliant e-learning courses
  • TIN CAN compliant e-Learning courses
  • interactive online learning courses
  • a free blended learning environment for individuals and organizations
  • competitively priced online training courses
  • meet UK compliance requirements
  • reduce organisational carbon footprint
  • immediate access to online learning materials
  • minimize travel costs and man-hour costs of classroom training
  • minimize hours and days spent away in classroom training
  • download or print CPD certificates on completion

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

Who is this course for?

This online 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 patient moving and handling training course can be completed as a standalone module or as part of our Skills for Health CSTF Aligned Mandatory Training Packages.

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


Learn anywhere, anytime on any device

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.

Patient Moving and Handling CSTF - 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).

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

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

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 Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.