Children Handling and Risk Assessment Key Trainer’s Certificate

This course has been designed in response to many requests by those involved in the moving and handling of children/young adults, be they in hospitals, special schools, social care services or supported living settings.

Course Overview

This four day course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to train others in the moving and handling of children/young adults and how to conduct manual handling risk assessments.

Who will Benefit?

This course is for those with a responsibility for health and safety and welfare of staff with regards to moving and handling of children and young adults with reduced mobility.

Assessment and Certification

Course assessment comprises:

  • a one hour ‘open-book’ test to determine your theoretical understanding of the course content;
  • completion of a risk assessment document based on a case study as a group activity;
  • delivery of a group mini-training session in order to practice teaching skills, organisation and delivery of appropriate course content;
  • a practical skills assessment, which takes place continuously over the final two days of the course.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate from EDGE which is valid for two years, endorsed by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and certified by the CPD Certification Service. This course is also accredited by RoSPA Qualifications at Level 4.

Course Aims and Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will:

  • be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of relevant legislation that affects you, your job, your employer and employees;
  • understand the workings of the spine and how to reduce the risks of spinal injury;
  • be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the principles of biomechanics;
  • be able to demonstrate an appreciation of ergonomics and anthropometrics
  • be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of risk assessment;
  • be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of ‘controversial techniques’;
  • be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of up-to-date practical skills in the moving and handling of children/young adults in a care setting;
  • to demonstrate the skills and confidence to convey manual handling knowledge and skills to others.

Post-Training Support

  • This unique service provides invaluable support to you after the course has finished. Our helpful trainers are available to answer any queries you may have once you return to work.
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Public Dates
Birmingham12th – 15th Mar, 2019 12th – 15th Mar, 2019 £780 Book
Brighton2nd – 5th Jul, 2019 2nd – 5th Jul, 2019 £780 Book
Birmingham5th – 8th Nov, 2019 5th – 8th Nov, 2019 £780 Book

A 5% Discount for 2 or more delegates

Available In-House
This 4 day course is available in-house across the UK

Course Accreditations:

  • CPD Member
  • CPD Certified
  • College of Occupational Therapists
  • RoSPA Accreditation 1
30 Learning Hours - EDGE Services

Course Materials Comprise of:

  • A 234 page professionally bound, full colour course text book.
  • A 78 page professionally bound, full colour supplementary text book.
  • A delegate CD ROM containing all notes, handouts, delegate quizzes etc that you would need to deliver your own training courses.
  • A 27 page full colour ‘Ideas’ book with training tips.
  • Access to our exclusive online Resource Library which includes additional Information Sheets, Skills Sheets and Training Tools.
  • Access to our exclusive e-learning programme designed to cover the theory content of people handling training for ‘front-line’ staff.

All the above and more are included in the price.

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