TQUK Level 3 Award for Manual Handling Trainers (QCF)

Qualification Purpose

The qualification consists of two mandatory units. The first unit develops learners’ knowledge and understanding of the principles and process of safe manual handling and risk assessment. The second unit develops learners’ knowledge and skills so that they can prepare, deliver and evaluate a training session.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level two in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

The qualification is suitable for learners of 18 years of age and above.


Learners must achieve three credits from two mandatory units

Mandatory Units Unit Ref. Level Guided Learning Hours Credit Value
Understanding,the Principles of Manual Handling A/504/5456 2 4 1
Delivering,a Training Session R/506/2411 3 14 2

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the reasons for safe manual handling
  2. Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
  3. Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
  4. Be able to produce a plan for a training session.
  5. Be able to deliver a training session.
  6. Be able to evaluate training sessions. Total Qualification Time

Total Qualification Time for this qualification is 20 hours. Guided Learning Hours

Guided Learning Hours for this qualification is 18 Assessment

The qualification is assessed by internally set and marked assessments subject to external quality assurance. Where indicated in the unit specifications, assessment must meet the requirements of the identified assessment strategy/principles.Assessment must include a minimum of 15 minute microteach within a training session. All learning outcomes must be met to achieve a pass

Duration 3 days

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