Level 2 Award in Moving People Safely (QCF)


This accredited qualification is ideal as a refresher course or for new starters working in areas where the assistance and movement of people is a prerequisite part of their role. It is underpinned by the safe principles of moving and handling and recognises the special skills required when assisting and moving people. Subjects covered include safe manual handling, manual handling risk assessment principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety.


How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

This qualification requires learners to complete 20 guided learning hours.

This qualification is made up of two units and each unit is assessed in two parts:


How is the qualification assessed?

Part One

Assessed through a 30-minute, 15-question multiple-choice examination. 


Candidates must achieve at least 10 correct answers to pass this element of the qualification.


Part Two

Assessed through a competency-based assessment. Candidates must practically

demonstrate the application of the correct techniques as indicated during the course.


What next?

Individuals achieving this qualification will be able to progress to:

• HABC Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)

• HABC Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)