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Primary care patient moving and handling e-learning course

This session provides an introduction to patient moving and handling. While patient moving and handling is a very practical subject, this session aims to introduce you to the key topics in addition to any practical training you may be undertaking.


A standardised, endorsed national core curriculum is a key means to deliver cost-effective training with minimised retraining as people move between organisations.

Course content

  • Session 1 - Patient Moving & Handling


1 hour 10 mins approx

What will learners get out of it?

  • Understand the law and legislation associated with patient moving and handling
  • Understand patient handling needs
  • Understand principles of patient risk assessment
  • Understand equipment for patient moving and handling

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at staff groups, including unpaid and voluntary staff whose role involves patient handling activities in a primary care setting.


This session is followed by a multiple choice assessment designed to test learners’ understanding of the course.

Learning progress and test results can be tracked by managers for internal development and learners can keep a certificate of completion for CPD.

Accreditations & endorsements

This course was originally commissioned by the Department of Health (DH) and endorsed by the National Back Exchange (NBE).

Core Skills Framework

This course meets the outcomes for level 2 of the Framework.

Click here to find out how to purchase this e-learning course


If you are already using our e-learning and have a technical enquiry please contact the e-learning helpdesk on 0844 770 3770 or e-mail [email protected].