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Highfield - Level 2 Award in Moving People Safely course description.

Course Description

Is the Level 2 Award in Moving People Safely course accredited by an official body?

This course is Accredited and certified by : Highfield Qualifications (Highfield). Visit Highfield web site

What is the Highfield - Level 2 Award in Moving People Safely course?

Category: Manual-Handling

Level: Beginner

The Highfield Level 2 Award in Moving People Safely (RQF) has been developed and is awarded by Highfield Qualifications and sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The RQF is a qualification framework regulated by Ofqual and CCEA Regulation. It is also suitable for delivery in Wales and is regulated by Qualifications Wales.

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Who is the Highfield - Level 2 Award in Moving People Safely course designed for?

This qualification will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding required for those working in areas/sectors where the assistance and movement of people is part of their role. The objective of the qualification is to prepare learners for employment or to support a role in the workplace.

The qualification is suitable for those starting work, returning to work or who need specific training in the movement of people safely, as well as being a suitable qualification for safety refresher training. This qualification covers the safe moving and handling principles for both objects/load and the assistance of moving people.

What subjects does the Highfield - Level 2 Award in Moving People Safely course cover?

Unit 1: Manual handling safety at work

  • Understand the reasons for safe manual handling
  • Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
  • Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
  • Be able to apply safe manual handling principles

Unit 2: Moving people safely

  • Understand the personal safety health and dignity issues relating to the movement of a person by others
  • Understand how a personal handling plan and risk assessment reduce the risk of injury to everyone involved in moving a person
  • Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with moving people safely
  • Be able to apply safe principles when moving a person

How is the Highfield - Level 2 Award in Moving People Safely course assessed?

This qualification is assessed by 2 forms of assessment for each of the 2 mandatory units.

Unit 1: Manual handling safety at work

Unit 1: Part 1 - Multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination

Learning outcomes 1-3 are assessed by a 15-question multiple-choice examination that must be completed within 30 minutes. Successful learners will have to demonstrate knowledge across the assessment criteria within learning outcomes 1-3 and correctly answer at least 9 out of 15 questions or more to achieve a pass. Completed examination papers should be returned to Highfield Qualifications for marking and results will then be supplied to the Centre.

Unit 1: Part 2 - Practical Assessment

Learning outcome 4 is assessed by a competency-based assessment that is set by Highfield Qualifications and internally assessed and internally quality assured by the centre. Assessment decisions and IQA practices will be subject to external moderation by Highfield Qualifications. Successful learners will need to achieve pass in each element of the practical assessment and further information about the assessment elements are listed in Unit 1 within the Highfield Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling Examination Declaration, Learner List and Practical Assessment Matrix. This is available from the Download Area of the Highfield Qualifications website. Once completed, this document should also be returned to Highfield Qualifications.

Unit 2: Moving People Safely

Unit 2: Part 1 - Multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination

Learning outcomes 1-3 are assessed by a 15-question multiple-choice examination that must be completed within 30 minutes. Successful learners will have to demonstrate knowledge across the assessment criteria within learning outcomes 1-3 and correctly answer at least 9 out of 15 questions or more to achieve a pass. Completed examination papers should be returned to Highfield Qualifications for marking and results will then be supplied to the Centre.

Unit 2: Part 2 - Practical Assessment

Learning outcome 4 is assessed by a competency-based assessment that is set by Highfield Qualifications and internally assessed and internally quality assured by the centre. Assessment decisions and IQA practices will be subject to external moderation by Highfield Qualifications. Successful learners will need to successfully demonstrate the relevant practical assessments as outlined in Unit 2 within the Highfield Level 2 Moving People Safely Examination Declaration, Learner List and Practical Assessment Matrix. Once completed, this document should also be returned to Highfield Qualifications.

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