Certificate in Assisting and Moving Individuals for a Social Care Setting Level 2

The purpose of the qualification is to provide continuous professional development which contributes to employers’ responsibilities for the health and safety of their employees. It helps to meet legal requirements that employees are competent to perform their tasks.

The purpose of the qualification is to provide continuous professional development which contributes to employers’ responsibilities for the health and safety of their employees. It helps to meet legal requirements that employees are competent to perform their tasks.

The qualification is listed by Skills for Care as CPD which ‘supplements employers’ existing responsibilities for specific duties in accordance with The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, (amended 2004).’ The aim is to develop learners’ knowledge and competence to carry out risk assessments to reduce risk and to carry out moving and handling tasks safely

This qualification is a mix of knowledge and performance and there will be assignments to complete as well as observations of working practices.

This Qualification is made up of 6 units including:

  • Understanding and Enabling Assisting and Moving Individuals
  • Select and Use Appropriate Techniques and Equipment When Dealing with Falls
  • Select and Use Appropriate Strategies and Equipment When Assisting and Moving Individuals
  • Moving Inanimate Loads
  • Understanding Assisting and Moving Individuals
  • Move and position individuals in accordance with their plan of care

Average time to completion:

  • 2 - 4 weeks

Including Assignment Workbook and Resources:

  • £120 per person

Cost claim-back availability* upon certification from the Workforce Development Fund:

£300**

*You will need to be registered with the Workforce Development Fund if you wish to claim back costs.

** The claim-back £ value quoted above was correct as of 1st August 2021.