BTEC Level 4 Safer People Handling Trainers

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Our Moving and Handling People training course is now a BTEC Level 4 which provides delegates with a patient handling qualification to be able to teach/mentor/coach induction and mandatory training that is bespoke to your organisational needs based on current best practice.

This Patient Manual Handling course is delivered by an experienced trainer(s) with nursing health and safety and teaching qualifications, and is scheduled around the United Kingdom and can be delivered within your own organisation.

  • We have trained hundreds of delegates in moving and handling people with our BTEC Level 4 Moving and Handling People Qualification
  • This patient manual handling course is ideal for the education and health and social care sector especially for managers, supervisors, instructors and training officers and safety professionals who have a responsibility for educating manual handling for carers/ manual handling training for nurses.
  • This moving and handling people training course is divided into 4 units – (two units are delivered in the learning environment and the other two by distance learning)
  • BTEC Level 4 Moving and Handling People courses run at training venues throughout the UK and in-company options are available
  • Successful delegates that complete this course will gain a moving and handling people qualification by receiving a BTEC Level 4 Moving and Handling People Certificate.

Delegate Quotes

"Brilliant course giving much inspiration! Lots to take back into the workplace to implement. Thank you."

Debbie Adwent, Regional Trainer, Care UK

"Excellent course, the best I have ever been on."

Kevin Fisher, Training Executive, Orchard Care Ltd

Discounts are available for RoSPA Members.

This accredited course has been designed with the aim of developing a confident and motivated, professionally qualified safer people handling trainer, who promotes the movement of people in a safe dignified way and encourages a person centred of approach.

On completion delegate should be able to:

Deliver bespoke patient manual handling training to the workforce based on a task analysis that aligns with current best practice that is evidenced based.

Underpinned by the knowledge and skills of:

  • Manual Handling Regulations 1992 and associated health and safety legislation such as PUWER 1998 and LOLER 1998
  • Welfare, regulatory and human rights legislation and a balanced approach to managing manual handling risks in a person centred environment
  • The principles of risk assessment in a person centred environment
  • Structure and function of the spine
  • Risk factors for back pain
  • Basic spinal biomechanics
  • Application of efficient movement principles to the movement of people with different levels of mobility
  • Safe use of handling equipment and hoists
  • Teaching and mentoring skills that facilitate the learning and development of the workforce in relation to safer people handling
  • The importance of maintaining continuing professional development

Course Structure and Assessment

This moving and handling people training course has adopted a blended learning approach and combines face-to-face learning with electronic self-directed learning - to deliver improved costs and educational benefits that connect learning to the workplace and assists the learner to develop practice that demonstrates creativity, initiative and adaptability when delivering safer people handling to the workforce.

Delegates will be assessed against assessment criteria through submission of assessment activities and learning environment practical observations.

Who should attend?

Any individual who has responsibility to deliver safer people training to the work force in a person centred environment.

Course Content

This course consists of four units

  • Unit 1 - Theory of Manual Handling practices, including other health and safety legislation, welfare, regulatory and human rights legislation
  • Unit 2 - Musculoskeletal awareness and biomechanics
  • Unit 3 - Evidence based practice. Efficient movement principles in practice. Chair mobility, bed mobility, hoisting skills, emergency handling situations
  • Unit 4 - Teaching and training skills to deliver safer people handling


Delegates who successfully meet the assessment criteria for all the units will be awarded a BTEC level 4 in safer people handling training which is valid for three years.

Delegates will be required to attend and successfully complete a re-qualification course prior to its expiry.

Location Duration Price Member's Price Dates
Birmingham 4 Days £995 £895 01/12/2015
Edinburgh 4 Days £995 £895 23/11/2015
London 4 Days £995 £895 07/02/2017
Manchester 4 Days £995 £895 15/03/2016
In-company 4 Days Call for prices Call for prices Call for dates

All prices are subject to VAT.

Having your own qualified people handling trainer on-site has a host of business benefits.

  • It can help minimise the incidence of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in your organisation, as moving and handling is a key part of the day for most employees in the health and social care and education sectors.
  • Ensure compliance with welfare and regulatory legislation
  • Provide the organisation with effective moving and handling training that focuses on their bespoke needs making training more meaningful and with better outcomes for the workforce and users of the services
  • Provide the workforce with increased skills and competence and ability to problem solve increased levels of health, safety and wellbeing and can assist with better workforce retention.

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