Moving and Handling of People Training Courses

Solutions Training offer a variety of courses to ensure your staff are trained to a high standard in moving and handling people in the course of their work. We understand the huge importance to your organisation of avoiding injury to your staff and that the people being moved are done so in a safe, comfortable and dignified manner in accordance with latest best practise.

How does it work?

We don’t sell generic off the shelf courses. We work with our clients to deliver the best quality training at the most cost-effective price.

For every client we tailor the blend of learning to your needs and ensure you can retain the knowledge we impart. That’s the true value of a good training partner.

We use our huge knowledge and experience of your sector to produce customised, sector-specific programmes that could be met by training your trainers to train your own staff (educationally accredited Level 3 award applies) or directly skilling your staff, either by instructor led training or a blend of “online for theory” and instructor led. Talk to us today and we will help you identify the most cost effective strategy that works for you.

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Available options

Induction Course – Moving and handling of people

Ideal for:  Staff with little or no previous experience in health, social care or special education
Duration: 1 day

Course Programme

Refresher Course – Moving and handling of people

Ideal for:  Staff who have attended previous training in health, social care or special education
Duration: 1/2 day or full day depending on need

Train the Trainer course – Moving and handling of people

Ideal for: Staff who need to learn how to conduct and record formal manual handling risk assessments and instruct small groups in safer moving and handling.

Sector-specific durations 

  • Health, social care and special education: 5 days
  • Ambulance Services: 4 days
  • Fire & Rescue Services: 3 days.

Course Programme        Refresher Course Programme

Ask us if you’d like to adapt this for your sector

Train the Trainer course – Ambulance Service

Designed to ensure each member of your training team is delivering up to date moving and handling training so that, risks are reduced, to both employees and patients, and that staff move people in a safe dignified and comfortable manner.

Course Duration 4 days

Course Programme

Excellence comes as standard. Here's how...

We guarantee our training expertise and service will delight your delegates who will learn how to move people in a safe, comfortable and dignified manner.

  • Our training team have all qualified as health care professionals, they teach from real-world experience in health, social care, special education and ambulance services
  • All our trainers as a minimum hold the BTEC Professional Certificate in the advanced theory and practice of manual handling as well as adult training qualifications
  • Our course materials are praised as being of market-leading quality to ensure people retain and use the information they leave with
  • Our train the trainer programmes offer Level 3 accredited qualifications (Qualifications Network awarding body)
  • We train on any day of the week at no extra cost!

Upcoming moving and handling trainer courses

More dates and locations are added regularly and will be posted as and when.

The fees for the five day ‘People Moving People’ train the trainer programme include all materials to deliver the programme including 33 film clips, amazing presentation materials with on screen activities ( R.R.P at £195 if purchased alone) the Q.N.U.K Level 3 Moving and Handling Trainers award, all refreshments and one year of ongoing support all for just £850 plus VAT or £975 plus VAT for London.

Monday 17th – Friday 21st June 2019 Lancashire

Monday 16th – Friday 20th September 2019 South London

Monday 30th September – Friday 4th October 2019 Manchester

1 Day ‘People Moving People’ Trainer Update (Health, Social Care & Special Education sectors) £199 + VAT

Tuesday 25th June 2019 Lancashire

Wednesday 26th June Lancashire

Thursday 27th June Lancashire

Friday 28th June 2019 Oxford

Monday 23rd September 2019 London

Friday 27th September 2019 Manchester

Monday 14th October 2019 Hereford

4 Day ‘Moving People’ Train the Trainer (Ambulance Sector) Level 3 accredited

Tuesday 9th – Friday 12th July 2019 West Midlands

Monday 29th July – Thursday 1st August 2019 Yorkshire

Tuesday 3rd September – Friday 6th September 2019 Staffordshire

These courses tend to be very highly sought after please call for details

1 Day ‘Moving People’ Train the Trainer Update (Ambulance Sector)

Tuesday 26th March West Midlands

Monday 15th April Warwick


The prices quoted are for an individual attending an open access course. If you have between four and up to ten people to train the price per head can fall to just £550 a head, based on ten people. Please call to discuss.

Contact us today to reserve your place(s)

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Don't take our word for it

The Solutions team was comprised of former NHS training professionals with community experience gained in nursing, physiotherapy and ambulance settings. All trainers had adult teaching / training qualifications as well as manual handling qualifications and membership of the National Back Exchange. Their backgrounds and qualifications enabled them to relate directly to the Greenwich needs and identify practical answers to the local manual handling issues.

Oli Setíkovská
Development Manager, Oxleas (formerly Greenwich) NHS Trust, London