Course description

Who should attend?

The course is designed for all carers who need to lift or handle someone, such as healthcare workers and providers. We ask that attendees have already completed our Moving and Handling Principles course, or an equivalent.

Candidates need a basic command of English (defined as Level 2). While we are often able to provide support to people who do not have English as a first language, our ability to do so is limited by the time available and the number of people who require assistance. We may be able to make special arrangements if requested in advance. Please contact us if you need any guidance.

Course duration

Four hours.

Topics covered

  • Assisting mobility
  • Assisting people in beds
  • Assisting people in chairs
  • Principles of handling people in a care environment
  • Risk assessment
  • The use of handling aids


Delegate on Moving and Handling People course

Assessment and certification


Continuous observation by the trainer.


Successful candidates receive a St John Ambulance certificate, valid for three years.

This course is available to run on-site only. To book this course for a group at your premises, please get in touch.

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