Manual Handling for Parents and Carers


Price is per online user of this course.

EU buyers pay £36 including VAT.

Whatever role you are in, be it carer, parent, grandparent, situations could arise in which you need to move objects as well as your child. This module will show you what you need to do in order to handle objects and people safely and minimise the risk of injury.

See below for further information.

Sold By: Virtual College


Course Overview

Manual handling is moving anything where human force is required. The term manual handling covers activities that involve lifting, carrying, lowering, pushing or pulling a load. Examples of this can include putting bags into the car, carrying a child, pushing a wheelchair and lifting someone into a hoist.

Having completed this module, you will:

  • Understand the reasons why you need to know how to move and handle objects correctly.
  • Learn the key pieces of legislation that relates to manual handling; the responsibilities they place on any employer.
  • Understand the basic theory of how your spine works, common injuries and how you can avoid them.
  • Understand the key factors to take into account before undertaking the moving or lifting of a load.

Lesson Plan

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Introduction
  • The Law
  • The Spine
  • Moving and Handling Objects Safely
  • Moving People Safely

AccreditationCPD Certified

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. The course contributes to 3 hours CPD.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a certificate of completion.


Approximately 3 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.

Target Audience

This is a manual handling course that is aimed specifically at parents and carers.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Modular approach. Practise questions to check understanding. General advice without making people think the course means they know everything about handling different loads in different circumstances. LS

The information was really clear. RG

Very easy to navigate and having practice questions at the end of each section is a good idea to help it stick in your head better.


10 to 49 users – 10% discount

50 to 99 users – 20% discount

100 to 249 users – 33% discount

250 to 499 users – 50% discount

500 to 999 users – 60% discount

1000 to 1999 users – 75% discount

2000+ users – 80% discount

To find out about discounts on mixed course purchases please phone a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218.

Discounts are calculated during the checkout process.

Payment Options

The most straight forward method of payment is to select the number of users you require and add the product to your shopping cart by selecting Add to Cart. You will then be able to make payment using most credit and debit cards or a Paypal account. If you would like to pay by BACs transfer or by invoice please contact a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218 or email [email protected]

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