RoSPA Level 3 Award in Safer People Handling Trainers

Our Moving and Handling People training course is a Level 3, 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.

This course leads to the Ofqual recognised RoSPA Level 3 Award for Safer People Handling Trainers qualification.

  • We have trained hundreds of delegates in moving and handling people with our Level 3 Moving and Handling People course
  • 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 3 units
  • Level 3 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 Level 3 Safer People Handling Trainers 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

Also available to download: RoSPA Level 3 Award for Safety People Handling Trainers

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 three units:

  • Unit 1 - Understanding the principles and practices of the safer movement of people
    This unit develops the learner's knowledge of the principles and practices that underpin the safer movement of people in the workplace.
  • Unit 2 – Application of safer practices to the movement of people
    This unit develops the learner's knowledge and skills in the application of basic biomechanical principles and safer dignified practices to the movement of people within the workplace.
  • Unit 3 – Delivering a safer people handling training session
    The final unit develops the learner's knowledge and skills so they can prepare, deliver and evaluate a safer people handling training session.

Assessment and Qualification

The qualification is assessed through:

  • Practical demonstrations
  • A written session and action plan
  • A 30 minute micro-teach

On successful completion of the written and practical assessments learners will be awarded a RoSPA level 3 award for manual handling trainer's certificate.

Location Duration Start Dates
Birmingham 4 Days 16/07/2019
Edinburgh 4 Days


Manchester 4 Days


London 4 Days


In-company 4 Days 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.
  • Successful delegates that complete this course will gain an Ofqual recognised qualification & a RoSPA Level 3 Award for MH/SPH Trainers Certificate.
RoSPA Qualifications is a subsidiary of The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents that was recognised in November 2015 by Ofqual (the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). RoSPA Qualifications operates autonomously from all other areas of RoSPA and has its own independent governing body, management structure and governance arrangements.

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