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 15 minute ‘open-book’ assignment to determine your theoretical understanding of the course content;
  • completion of a risk assessment document based on a case study as a group activity;
  • a practical skills assessment, which takes place continuously over the final two days of the course.

This course is quality assured as an Advanced Level 4 Customised Award by RoSPA Qualifications. Furthermore, it is a Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) Approved Learning Award, certified by the CPD Certification Service and aligned to the Skills for Health Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF). Upon successful completion of this training you will receive a certificate from EDGE Services and an Advanced Level 4 Customised Award from RoSPA Qualifications. Both certificates are valid for two years.

Course Aims and Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will:

  • articulate a good knowledge of the key piece of legislation ‘The Manual Handling Operations Regulations, 1992 (as amended)’ and how it affects them as employees and how it affects their employer.
  • describe how key legislation affects them, their job, their employer and employees:
  • broadly describe spinal function and how to reduce the risks of spinal injury, including the benefits of adopting improved posture;
  • explain the key principles of biomechanics and how they can be applied to the efficient movement of children and young adults;
  • identify the means by which ergonomics and anthropometrics can be used to reduce manual handling injuries;
  • demonstrate a sound knowledge of the importance of risk assessment and the ability to undertake manual handling risk assessments appropriate to their working environment;
  • articulate a good knowledge of previously seen ‘controversial techniques’ in relation to some manual handling manoeuvres and explain why some of these manoeuvres have been classed as such;
  • demonstrate the ability to undertake manual handling manoeuvres more safely in their specific working environment, and show a good understanding of the use of specialised children’s hoists and slings, and a range of small manual handling equipment;
  • demonstrate the knowledge and confidence to convey manual handling theory and practical 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
Birmingham18th – 21st Jun, 2024 18th – 21st Jun, 2024 £905£805 Book
Brighton2nd – 5th Jul, 2024 2nd – 5th Jul, 2024 £905 Book
London3rd – 6th Sep, 2024 3rd – 6th Sep, 2024 £1050 Book
Birmingham5th – 8th Nov, 2024 5th – 8th Nov, 2024 £905 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
  • Royal College of Occupational Therapists
  • RoSPA Accreditation 1
30 Learning Hours - EDGE Services

Course Materials Comprise of:

  • A professionally bound, full colour course text book.
  • A professionally bound, full colour supplementary text book.
  • A page full colour ‘Ideas’ book with training tips.
  • Access to our exclusive online Resource Library which includes all onward training materials (agendas, PowerPoints, notes, handouts, quizzes etc), additional Information Sheets, Skills Sheets and Training Tools and six modules of moving and handling practical skills videos including children handling.
  • 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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