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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;
  • 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 College of Occupational Therapists and certified by the CPD Certification Service.

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 moving and handling children/young adults in a care or education setting;
  • be able 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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Available In-House
This 4 day course, anywhere in the UK
Up to 10 Delegates: £3,900 + VAT Make Enquiry

Course Accreditations:

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

Course Materials Comprise of:

  • A 210 page professionally bound, full colour course text book.
  • A 76 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.

All the above and more are included in the price.

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