Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling

Half Day Qualification Covering The Basic Principles Of Safer Handling

The Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling qualification outlines the reasons for safer manual handling and the legal requirements. Learners will develop an understanding of how risk assessments can improve safety, the theory of safe movement principles and how to reduce the risk of harm. It is suitable for all employees to raise their awareness of the risks of unsafe manual handling practices and for people who might have to carry out manual handling as part of their job, e.g. handling deliveries, parcels and boxes.

Qualification Summary

The aim of our Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling is to help learners raise their awareness of the risks associated with unsafe handling practices

Who Should Take This Qualification ?

You should take this qualification if you perform any manual handling activities as part of your job.


Learners must be at least 14 years old on the first day of the training. There are no other prerequisites for this qualification. ou will be required to complete practical activities during the Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling. Learners do not need good literacy skills to complete the course or qualification, but there will be a multiple choice paper at the end of the course. Should anyone experience difficulties with this style of assessment this can be completed verbally in certain circumstances. Please contact us for further details.

What Will I Learn ?

During the Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling you will develop your understanding of the principles of safe manual handling so you can apply what you have learned to your working environment, and make your practices safer.

Qualification Structure

The Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling has one unit that learners are required to complete in order to achieve the qualification.

  • Understanding the Principles of Manual Handling
This qualification is half a day in duration.

You may wish to consider the qualifications and courses listed below as alternatives or complimentary qualifications.  You should always ensure that your chosen qualification meets your requirements and needs assessment.

The items listed below can typically be added to this qualification.  Please get in touch for full details.

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We have taken a number of steps to ensure our training is safe and conforms to all current guidance and legislation. Should there be a change in guidance or legislation we may need to amend our schedule or offer learners free transfer to a new training date. Read more on our blog post on Safe & Socially Distanced First Aid Training here

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Qualification Info

  • Open Price £ 45.00*
    per person at one of our venues
  • Full Price £ 275.00*
    Full course held at your venue
  • Max Learners 12*
    max number of learners
  • Qualification Type Regulated (RQF) Certification is issued by an Awarding Organisation
  • Duration 1 Days
    Example schedule 09:00 - 12:40
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